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Title:  Reno Divorce Ephemera Collection (2015-14)
Abstract:  Reno, Nevada's reputation for granting a quick divorce was widely known and often featured in print and film. The two publications included in this collection are examples of the kind of material published about Reno's divorce industry.
Creator(s):  Stodal, Robert
Date(s):  1923; 1936
Place(s):  Reno (Nev.)--History
Subject(s):  Advertising--Motion pictures--History | Divorce--Nevada--Reno
Collection Number:  2015-14
Title:  Vaughn Middle School Oral History Project Records (82-13)
Abstract:  Audio tape interviews conducted by the seventh and eighth grade students in the Academically Talented Program at Vaughn Middle School record the subjects thoughts on how they felt about their work, family conflicts, job satisfaction, ethical considerations, and pay.
Creator(s):  Vaughn Middle School (Reno, Nev.). Academically Talented Program.
Date(s):  1980
Place(s):  Reno (Nev.)--History
Subject(s):  Work--Nevada--Reno--Case studies | Working class--Nevada--Interviews
Collection Number:  82-13
Title:  Essay on Sarah Ann Lyell Holcomb (90-27)
Abstract:  Essay about the author's grandmother, Sarah Ann Lyell Holcomb, 1844-1921, briefly describes the Lyell family's trip to Nevada in 1864, Sarah's everyday life, and her family.
Creator(s):  Thornton, Jeanne S.
Date(s):  1952
Place(s):  Reno (Nev.)--History
Subject(s):  Women--West (U.S.)
Collection Number:  90-27
Title:  Raymond I. Smith (99-64)
Abstract:  Anecdotal biograpahy by an unknown author of Raymond I. "Pappy" Smith, owner of Harold's Club in Reno, Nevada, describes Smith's personality, Reno and the gambling industry in the 1930s-1960s, Harold's Club clientele, and Smith's personal life.
Creator(s):  Error Creator Missing in EAD
Date(s):  1970s
Place(s):  Reno (Nev.)--History
Subject(s):  Gambling--Nevada--Reno
Collection Number:  99-64
Title:  Nellie Beasley Collection (AC 0479)
Abstract:  The collection consists of memorabilia of University of Nevada events, Reno history, and newspaper articles providing biographical information about Nellie Beasley.
Creator(s):  Beasley, Nellie
Date(s):  Bulk, 1924-1948
Place(s):  Reno (Nev.)--History
Collection Number:  AC 0479
Title:  HIST 311 Introduction to Public History Papers: Student Papers (AC 0484)
Abstract:  The collection consists mainly of student term papers which were developed to be placed on a companion Website as a permanent online exhibit about the history of the University of Nevada. The topics covered include: Clarence Mackay, Marion Motley, Block N Society, Coffin and Keys, Fleischmann Planetarium, Wolf Pack Battalion, The Student record and Manzanita Lake.
Creator(s):  University of Nevada, Reno. Department of History.
Date(s):  2011-2013
Place(s):  Manzanita Lake (Reno, Nev.)--History
Subject(s):  Motion pictures--Production and direction--Nevada
Collection Number:  AC 0484
Title:  Samuel Doten Fishing Journals (2011-18)
Abstract:  Samuel Bradford Doten (1875-1955) was born in Gold Hill, Nevada to Alfred and Mary Stoddard Doten. Doten taught at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1900 until his retirement in 1946 and served as the director of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station. He was an avid fisherman and kept a fishing journal from 1906-1951. Collection contains his journal and a small amount of additional materials, including correspondence and photographs, found in the journals.
Creator(s):  Doten, Samuel B. (Samuel Bradford), 1875-
Date(s):  1904-1951
Place(s):  Reno (Nev.)--History; Truckee River (Calif. and Nev.)
Subject(s):  Fishing--Nevada--Reno | Fishing--Nevada--Washoe County | Outdoor recreation--Nevada | Recreation--Nevada--Reno
Collection Number:  2011-18
Title:  Ty Cobb Papers (97-30)
Abstract:  Ty Cobb papers consist of personal papers relating to him and his family, as well as his professional role as writer and editor at the Nevada State Journal, and its successor, the Reno Gazette-Journal. Cobb had a sports column “Inside Stuff” and later a column “Cobwebs” which he continued past retirement until his death in 1997.
Creator(s):  Cobb, Tyrus W., 1915-1997
Date(s):  1881-1997
Place(s):  Nevada--Anecdotes--History; Nevada--Biography--Anecdotes; Reno (Nev.)--Anecdotes--History; Virginia City (Nev.)--Anecdotes--History
Subject(s):  Athletics--Nevada | Journalists--Nevada--Reno
Collection Number:  97-30