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Title:  Sally Zanjani Papers (2013-04)
Abstract:  Sally Zanjani is a historian and former adjunct professor in the University of Nevada, Reno Political Science Department. She is the author of ten books and over sixty articles exploring the history of Nevada from the territorial period through the 19th century. Papers include research materials for Zanjani's numerous books and articles.
Creator(s):  Zanjani, Sally Springmeyer, 1937-
Date(s):  1974-2015
Place(s):  Nevada--History--19th century; Nevada--History--20th century; Nevada--History--Women; Nevada--Politics and government
Subject(s):  Authors--Nevada | Indians of North America--Nevada- 19th century | Labor unions--History--Nevada | Mines and mineral resources--Nevada--History--19th century | Paiute Indians--History | Women authors, American--Nevada | Women miners--Nevada | Women--Nevada--History
Collection Number:  2013-04
Title:  Northern Nevada at the Turn of the Millennium Project Interviews (2012-14)
Abstract:  Joint project between the Reno Gazette Journal and the Nevada Humanities Committee in 1999 to document life in northern Nevada at the turn of the 21st Century. Interviews collected were the background for a series of articles in the Reno Gazette Journal . Collection contains 149 interview tapes conducted at town meetings and with individuals that documents life in northern Nevada prior to the turn of the 21st Century.
Creator(s):  Cox, Don, 1946-Nevada Humanities Committee.Reno Gazette-Journal.
Date(s):  1999
Place(s):  Nevada--Biography; Nevada--Description and travel; Nevada--History, local; Nevada--History--20th century; Nevada--Social life and customs
Collection Number:  2012-14
Title:  Byrd Fanita Wall Sawyer Papers (NC536)
Abstract:  Manuscript and notes on the history of Nevada, including women teachers; Sparks and Churchill County, Nevada; and Paiute Indians. Also included are curriculum materials on Nevada history; correspondence about Sawyer's research, statistics on land ownership and use in Nevada, turkey production in the Fallon area, and copies of presidential executive orders establishing wildlife refugees in Nevada.
Creator(s):  Sawyer, Byrd Fanita Wall
Date(s):  1930-1963
Place(s):  Churchill County (Nev.)--History; Nevada--History--20th century; Sparks (Nev.)--History
Subject(s):  Agriculture--Nevada--Churchill County | Paiute Indians--History | Teachers--Nevada--Biography | Turkeys | Women authors--20th century | Women--West (U.S.)
Collection Number:  NC536
Title:  Sparks Family Papers (2015-24)
Abstract:  John Sparks was a native of Mississippi that made his fortune in the cattle business and banking in Texas and Wyoming Territory after the Civil War. He married Nancy Elnora Knight in 1880 and moved to Elko County, Nevada where he continued cattle ranching operations. In 1902, Sparks became the 10th governor of Nevada, but passed away while in office during his second term in May 1908. Sparks was survived by his wife and four children: Maud Sparks McKenzie, Benton Hackett Sparks, Charles M. Sparks, and Leland John Sparks. Materials are comprised of 6.5 cubic feet, date from 1835 to 2009, and cover portions of the lives of John Sparks and members of his immediate family including his wife, daughters, sons, and grandson. Collection includes correspondence, business documents, newspaper clippings, gubernatorial ephemera, and memorabilia.
Creator(s):  Sparks, John, 1843-1908Sparks Family
Date(s):  Bulk, 1880-1910
Place(s):  Elko County (Nev.)--History; Goldfield (Nev.)--History; Nevada--Politics and government--20th century; Reno (Nev.)--History; Sparks (Nev.); Sparks (Nev.)--History
Subject(s):  Cattle--Nevada | Governors--Nevada
Collection Number:  2015-24
Title:  Cooke Family Papers (2013-20)
Abstract:  Thomas Arthur "Tom" Cooke was a prominent and well-respected lawyor in Reno. He married Martha Patricia "Patty" Herz, while in college at the University of Nevada in the early 1940s. The Cooke family was involved in a variety of environmental, recreational, and historic preservation projects and initiatives that sought to improve northern Nevada. Materials cover some aspects of the lives and careers of members of the Cooke and Herz families. Topics include Democratic politics in Nevada, Washoe County Parks, historic preservation of Nevada landmarks, specifically buildings in Virginia City, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the opening of the Steamboat Ditch Trail, the Reno-Sparks YWCA and more.
Creator(s):  Cooke, Patricia HerzCooke, Thomas A., 1941-Cook family
Date(s):  Bulk, 1940-2000
Place(s):  Nevada--Politics and government--20th century; Reno (Nev.); Steamboat Ditch (Reno, Nev.); Virginia City (Nev.)--History
Subject(s):  Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--Nevada | Land use--Planning--Tahoe, Lake, Region (Calif. and Nev.) | Parks--Planning--Nevada | Regional planning--Tahoe, Lake, Region (Calif. and Nev.)
Collection Number:  2013-20