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Title:  Vail Montgomery Pittman Papers (NC392)
Abstract:  Vail Montgomery Pittman was a Nevada newspaperman, State Senator (1925-1929), Lieutenant Governor (1943-1945), Governor (1945-1950), and Democratic National Committeeman from Nevada (1955-1961). Married to Ida Brewington, 1919; brother of Nevada U.S. Senator Key Pittman. Papers, primarily correspondence, are to Pittman from personal, business, and political associates. Major correspondents include Alan Bible, Berkeley Bunker, Pat McCarran, Lester Moody, Drew Pearson, Key Pittman, Mimosa (Mrs. Key) Pittman, and Grant Sawyer.
Creator(s):  Pittman, Vail Montgomery, 1883-1964
Date(s):  Bulk, 1940-1964
Place(s):  Nevada--Newspapers; Nevada--Politics and government--20th century
Subject(s):  Governors--Nevada | Governors--Nevada--Election | Operation Haylift, 1949--Nevada | Political campaigns--Nevada | Politicians--Nevada
Collection Number:  NC392
Title:  Paul Laxalt U.S. Senatorial Papers (83-01)
Abstract:  Covers Paul Laxalt's career as a U. S. Senator from Nevada from 1974 until his resignation effective January 3, 1987. Files are comprised of materials retained from offices in Carson City, Reno, Las Vegas, and Washington, D.C. The initial group currently available consists of materials retained from Senator Laxalt's time as the chair for Ronald Reagan's presidential campaigns in 1976, 1980, and 1984. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, schedules, legislative work on bills and hearings, news clips, reports, photographs and some audio/visual records.
Creator(s):  Laxalt, Paul
Date(s):  1974-1987
Place(s):  Nevada--Politics and government--20th century; United States--Politics and government--20th century
Subject(s):  Conservatism—United States—History—20th century | Political parties--United States--History--20th century | Politicians--California | Politicians--Nevada | Presidential candidates—United States—History | Presidents--United States--Correspondence
Collection Number:  83-01
Title:  Maya Miller Papers (95-107)
Abstract:  Materials cover the life and work of philanthropist, feminist, political activist, and one-time Nevada U. S. Senate candidate, Maya Miller from the years 1953-2003. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, campaign materials, news clips, agendas, bulletins, reports, and audio/visual resources with particular emphasis placed on Miller's position as Chairperson on the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas-based community development corporation, Operation Life.
Creator(s):  Miller, Maya
Date(s):  1954-2003
Place(s):  Nevada--Politics and government--20th century; Nicaragua--Politics and government--1979-1990; Washoe Valley (Nev.)
Subject(s):  Indians of North America--Civil Rights | Public welfare--Law and legislation--Nevada | Welfare rights movement--Nevada--Las Vegas | Women's rights--United States--History--20th century | Women, Black--Nevada--Economic conditions | Women--Nevada--Politics and government | Women--Political activity--Nevada
Collection Number:  95-107
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:  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