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Title:  Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies Records (2001-01)
   
Abstract:  Materials in this collection cover the domestic and international initiatives and projects of the Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies from its inception in 1960 until it's eventual closure in the early 2000s. In addition to materials relating to the institute, there is also information on its founders, particularly Richard Gordon Miller and his research on the fishes of the Antarctic and his other interests. Materials include correspondence, reports, news clips, agendas, administrative files, speeches, publication drafts, travel itineraries, conference information, and research on environmental issues.
Creator(s):  Foresta Institute for Ocean and Mountain Studies.
Date(s):  Bulk, 1945-1980
Place(s):  Devils Hole (Nev.); Little Valley (Washoe County, Nev.); Tahoe, Lake, Region (Calif. and Nev.); Washoe Pines Ranch (Nev.); Washoe Valley (Nev.); Washoe Valley (Nev.)--Case studies--Environmental aspects
Subject(s):  Camps--Nevada | Devils Hole pupfish | Ecology--Nevada | Endangered species--Nevada | Environmental education--Nevada | Fishes--Antarctic Ocean | Ichthyosauria--Nevada | Ichthyosaurus | Incline Village (Nev.)--History | International Education Year, 1970 | Marine fishes--Antarctic Ocean | Natural areas--Latin America | Vicuña
Collection Number:  2001-01
Title:  Account book of Nelson Brobant (2001-03)
   
Abstract:  The volume includes entries from November 14, 1859 to February 4, 1860 for daily transactions made to repair tools for Comstock Lode miners.
Creator(s):  Brobant, Nelson
Date(s):  1859-1860
Place(s):  Comstock Lode (Nev.)
Subject(s):  Mines and mineral resources--Nevada--Gold Hill | Mines and mineral resources--Nevada--History--19th century | Repairing trades--Nevada
Collection Number:  2001-03
Title:  Agreement regarding the Williams and Company mine claim (2001-04)
   
Abstract:  Agreement between eight men to share expenses to work a portion of the Williams and Company mine claim, location not given but most likely in the Comstock Lode.
Creator(s):  Error Creator Missing in EAD
Date(s):  February 16, 1863
Place(s):  Comstock Lode (Nev.)
Subject(s):  Mining claims--Nevada
Collection Number:  2001-04
Title:  Account sheet for building materials (2001-05)
   
Abstract:  Account sheet believed to be from the Virginia City, N.T. area, for Isaac G. Forbes in account with S.M. Blaisdell, for lumber products for four months during 1858. The items ordered include building materials such as boards, siding, roofing, and shingles.
Creator(s):  Forbes, Isaac G
Date(s):  1858 May 9-1858 June 22
Place(s):  Comstock Lode (Nev.)
Subject(s):  Building materials--Nevada | Financial statements--Nevada
Collection Number:  2001-05
Title:  Washoe Canyon Archaeological Investigations (2001-06)
   
Abstract:  Collection of two reports and background research materials. The reports are: 1) On the margins of Washoe Canyon: Archaeological data recovery at four sites in the vicinity of Washoe Canyon, Washoe County, Nevada (1998); and 2) Rails through the canyon: mitigation of the Washoe Canyon segment of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Washoe County, Nevada (2000).
Creator(s):  Kautz Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Date(s):  1998, 2000
Place(s):  Washoe County (Nev.)
Subject(s):  Archaeological surveying--Nevada--Washoe County
Collection Number:  2001-06
Title:  Monarch Pittsburg Mining Company ledger (2001-09)
   
Abstract:  Ledger lists expenses which date from January 1926 to October 1932.
Creator(s):  Monarch Pittsburg Mining Company.
Date(s):  1926-1932
Place(s):  Tonopah (Nev.)--History
Subject(s):  Mines and mineral resources--Nevada--Tonopah
Collection Number:  2001-09
Title:  Flanger to Westwood account (2002-01)
   
Abstract:  Original and revised copy of John Awl's autobiographical account of working December 6, 1955, on the Southern Pacific Railroad's Salt Lake Division branch line from Wendel to Westwood, California.
Creator(s):  Awl, John H.
Date(s):  2000
Place(s):  Wendel (Calif.); Westwood (Calif.)
Subject(s):  Locomotive firemen--Biography | Railroads--Employees--Biography
Collection Number:  2002-01
Title:  William McGee Railroad Stories (2002-02)
   
Abstract:  Stories of McGee's life with the Southern Pacific Railroad, mainly during his time working with steam engines from 1941 to 1956.
Creator(s):  McGee, William E.
Date(s):  1992
Subject(s):  Locomotive engineers--Biography | Railroads--California--Biography | Railroads--Employees--Biography | Railroads--Nevada--Biography
Collection Number:  2002-02
Title:  Walter Van Tilburg Clark Letter to Jim Folger (2002-04)
   
Abstract:  Handwritten letter signed by Clark from Lakespur, California, dated June 11, 1962 that critiques a short story Jim Folger submitted to Walter Van Tilburg Clark.
Creator(s):  Clark, Walter Van Tilburg, 1909-1971
Date(s):  1962
Subject(s):  Authors, American--20th century | Short story--Technique
Collection Number:  2002-04
Title:  Rio Tinto Copper Company prospectus and speech (2002-05)
   
Abstract:  Includes 1931 Rio Tinto Copper Company prospectus and a speech that S. F. Hunt gave 28 March 1935 to University of Nevada, Reno, faculty and members of the Crucible Club, a club for student mining engineers.
Creator(s):  Hunt, S. F., (Samuel Franklyn)
Date(s):  1931, 1935
Place(s):  Mountain City Mining District (Nev.)
Subject(s):  Copper mines and mining--Nevada--Elko County
Collection Number:  2002-05
Title:  Melvin Brunetti Papers (2002-09)
   
Abstract:  Melvin Brunetti served as a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge beginning in 1985, and also acted as attorney to Paul Laxalt during Laxalt’s Nevada senatorial race in 1974. Brunetti practiced law in Carson City and Reno and served as President of the State Bar of Nevada in 1985. Collection includes materials from the 1974 Laxalt/Reid Senatorial race recount. Other materials are from his tenure as President of the State Bar of Nevada, including his involvement with Nevada School of Law at Old College.
Creator(s):  Brunetti, Melvin
Date(s):  1974-1986
Subject(s):  Elections--Nevada | Law schools--Accreditation
Collection Number:  2002-09
Title:  C. Clifton Young Papers (2002-14)
   
Abstract:  The C. Clifton Young Papers are primarily composed of personal correspondence from Young’s office at the Nevada Supreme Court and papers having to do with his political campaigns for the U. S. Congress and the Nevada Supreme Court. Also included are research materials for his book about the Nevada justice courts, and various biographical materials.
Creator(s):  Young, C. Clifton, 1922-
Date(s):  1952-2002
Place(s):  Nevada--Politics and government
Subject(s):  Courts--Nevada--History, Local | Judges--Nevada | Justices of the peace--Nevada--Biography
Collection Number:  2002-14
Title:  Nevada School of Law at Old College Records (2002-15)
   
Abstract:  Former Gonzaga President and New College founder Reverend John P. Leary founded Old College in Reno, Nevada in 1980. In 1981, the Old College Board of Trustees founded the Nevada School of Law at Old College, but it never gained accreditation and closed in 1988 due to chronic financial instability. Collection includes committee minutes and agendas, class rosters, class descriptions, financial records, self-study materials, and records of forgery committed by an employee.
Creator(s):  Nevada School of Law at Old College.
Date(s):  1980-1987
Subject(s):  Law schools--Accreditation
Collection Number:  2002-15
Title:  Richard H. Bryan U. S. Senatorial Papers (2003-01)
   
Abstract:  Contains material covering Richard Bryan's campaign for and career in the U. S. Senate,1989-2001, following his time as Nevada's governor. The bulk of the papers come from his second term in the 104th to 106th Congress (1995-2001). Papers include legislative subject files, correspondence, reports, hearings, speeches, press releases, news clippings, photographs, audio and visual records, and ephemera.
Creator(s):  Richard H. Bryan
Date(s):  Bulk, 1989-2001
Place(s):  Nevada--Politics and government--20th century; United States--Politics and government--20th century; Yucca Mountain (Nev.); Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository Site
Subject(s):  Gambling industry--Government policy--United States | Gambling--Government policy--United States | Gambling--Law and legislation--United States | Hazardous waste sites--Nevada--Yucca Mountain | Hazardous wastes--Nevada--Yucca Mountain | Legislators--United States--Archives | Natural resources conservation areas--Nevada | Radioactive waste disposal--Nevada--Yucca Mountain | Wilderness areas--Nevada
Collection Number:  2003-01
Title:  Walter Van Tilburg Clark Collection (2003-15)
   
Abstract:  Collection of five articles by or about Walter Van Tilburg Clark taken from newspapers, journals and books.
Creator(s):  Error Creator Missing in EAD
Date(s):  1950-1973
Subject(s):  American literature--Bibliography--20th century | Authors, American--20th century
Collection Number:  2003-15
Title:  Buena Vista Mining District Records (2004-10)
   
Abstract:  The collection contains three ledgers for the Buena Vista Mining District, located in Unionville, Nevada.
Creator(s):  Buena Vista Miners Union.
Date(s):  1861-1896
Place(s):  Buena Vista Mining District (Nev.); Unionville (Nev.)
Subject(s):  Mining law--Nevada
Collection Number:  2004-10
Title:  Virginia Coffman Papers (2005-23)
   
Abstract:  Virginia Coffman (1914-2005) was an American novelist best known for her Gothic novels. Collection consists primarily of materials related to Coffman's career as a popular novelist, including manuscript drafts, notes, proposals, and newspaper clippings, as well as articles, screenplay ideas, and correspondence relating to her film and screenwriter career. A small amount of personal and family material is also included.
Creator(s):  Coffman, Virginia
Date(s):  Bulk, 1959-1974
Subject(s):  American literature--20th century | Authors, American--20th century | Gothic fiction (Literary genre) | Novelists, American--20th century--Fiction | Women authors, American--20th century
Collection Number:  2005-23
Title:  Public Resource Associates Records (2006-05)
   
Abstract:  Records cover the various initiatives, activities, and efforts of both the Public Resource Foundation (1982) and later Public Resource Associates (1988) to affect environmental change on the national and local levels through grassroots planning and lobbying. Materials date from 1919-2012 with the bulk of the material covering the mid- 1980s-2012. The major areas of emphasis in this collection are the work to reform the 1872 Mining Law, public lands management, and conservation and maintenance of the region's water resources mainly in Northern Nevada. The collection consists of correspondence, bureaucratic reports, legislative records, congressional bills and hearings, newsletters, information packets, conference materials, news clips, slides, photographs, and some audio/visual resources.
Creator(s):  Public Resource Associates.Public Resource Foundation.
Date(s):  Bulk, 1985-2012
Place(s):  Black Rock Desert (Nev.); Black Rock Desert Region (Nev.); Carson River (Nev.); Evans Creek (Reno, Nev.); Pyramid Lake (Nev.); Truckee River (Calif. and Nev.); Walker Lake (Nev.) ; Walker River (Nev.)
Subject(s):  Grazing--Nevada | Land use, Rural--Planning--Nevada | Land use--Nevada | Land use--Planning--Nevada | Land use--West (U.S.) | Mines and mineral resources--Nevada | Mining law--Nevada | Natural resources conservation areas--Nevada | Nature conservation--Government policy--Nevada | Public lands--Management--Nevada | Public lands--Nevada | Rangelands--Effect of grazing on | Reclamation of land--Nevada | Water use--Nevada | Watershed management--Truckee River Watershed (Calif. and Nev.) | Wetlands--Law and legislation--Nevada--Reno | Wildlife conservation--Nevada
Collection Number:  2006-05
Title:  G. Edward Montgomery Washo Research Papers (2006-06)
   
Abstract:  G. Edward Montgomery was an Associate professor of Ethnology at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. As a graduate student, Montgomery participated in a Field Training Program in Anthropology funded by the National Science Foundation and hosted by the University Of Nevada, Reno during the summer of 1965. Collection includes official documents regarding the National Science Foundation Field Training Program, extensive notes relating to Washo health and disease, as well as medicinal plant specimens. The final report, field reports, lists of diseases, flora, fauna, medicines and genealogies and publications relating to Washo Indians are included.
Creator(s):  Montgomery, G. Edward
Date(s):  Bulk, 1965
Place(s):  Dresslerville (Nev.)
Subject(s):  Ethnology--Nevada | Indians of North America--Medicine | Washoe Indians--Medicine
Collection Number:  2006-06
Title:  Jean S. McElrath Papers (2006-09)
   
Abstract:  Included are transcripts of McElrath's diaries from 1934-1967 that contain short listings about daily activities, such as sewing, reading , studying and her writing career. Family members and friends' activities and her medical treatments are mentioned.
Creator(s):  McElrath, Jean S., 1917-1967
Date(s):  1934-1967
Place(s):  Elko County (Nev.)--Social life and customs; Wells (Nev.)--Social life and customs
Subject(s):  Blind women--Nevada | People with disabilities--Nevada | Women journalists--Nevada | Women--Nevada
Collection Number:  2006-09
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