Overview

Title: Sally Zanjani Papers
Creator(s): Zanjani, Sally Springmeyer, 1937-
Collection Number: 2013-04
Dates (inclusive): 1974-2015
Physical Extent: 25.0 cubic feet (29 boxes)
Preferred Citation: Sally Zanjani Papers, 2013-04. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno.
Repository: University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department
Permanent Link: http://dewey.library.unr.edu/xtf/view?docId=ead/2013-04-ead.xml

Bigraphical Note

Sally Zanjani (1937- ), Nevada author and professor, was born Sally Springmeyer in San Francisco, California and raised in Reno and the Carson Valley, Nevada. Zanjani received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D at New York University. In 1975 she became an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Reno in Political Science in 1975, retiring in 2009.

Zanjani’s grandparents, Herman H. Springmeyer and Wilhelmine Heidtman Springmeyer, were among the earliest pioneers to the Carson Valley, emigrating from Germany in 1868. Her father, George Springmeyer, was a lawyer who was drawn to Goldfield, Nevada in 1906 by one of the last gold rushes in the West. Exceptionally active in politics and known as an incorruptible man in an extremely corrupt time, Springmeyer was an inspiration to Zanjani, who had always planned on writing a family memoir later in life. A near death experience, however, changed that. Shortly after earning her Ph.D., she and her scientist husband, Esmail, traveled to a series of scientific meetings around the world. A family illness forced them to miss one of their flights. That missed flight was the target of a terrorist attack, which caused the plane to crash into the sea off the coast of Greece. Her narrow escape made her question what in life she had left undone. She decided then to begin writing her family memoir, which became her first book, The Unspiked Rail. The experience of writing that first book caused her to become so hooked on Nevada history that she wanted to do nothing else.

In ten books (a bibliography follows this section) and sixty-one articles, Zanjani worked to unearth interesting Nevada stories for the delight and education of her readers. In addition, Zanjani has also been involved in the production of several Nevada history documentaries, is a past president of the Mining History Association, has been associated with the Nevada Women’s History Project, and is a member of both the Western History Association and the Western Writers of America.

Over the years, Zanjani has been honored as the recipient of a number of awards: the Cofounders Award from Westerners International for her book Goldfield: The Last Gold Rush on the Western Frontier in 1992; the Nevada Women's History Project, 1997; the Rodman Paul Award for Outstanding Contributions to Mining History, 1999; Nevada Writer’s Hall of Fame, 2000; the Evans Biography Award and the Cofounders Award from Westerners International for the biography Sarah Winnemucca, 2001; and the “Laura” award presented by Women Writing in the West for the best short story on a western woman in 2013.

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Scope and Content

The Sally Zanjani Papers contains research collected by Zanjani limited to her many books and articles on Nevada and western United States history. Most of the collection is comprised of photocopies of original documents held by historical societies, archives, and individuals; very few original documents are present in the collection. An attempt to differentiate between original documents and those that have been duplicated from originals has been made and can be noted through the placement of the date at the folder level within each series. If dates are located at the beginning of the file, the documents are copies; any dates at the end of files indicate original documents or when the copy was made. For example, an entry of “1907 miscellaneous, 1985; undated.” means that the copies of the documents cover 1907, but were made in 1985, and some materials were not dated at all.

The collection is arranged into 12 series reflecting the publication order of Zanjani’s books, with general research, articles, and other writings at the end. Series 1-9 contain research gathered for nine of Zanjani’s book-length publications: The Unspiked Rail (1981); The Ignoble Conspiracy (1986) with Guy Rocha; Jack Longstreet (1988); Goldfield: The Last Gold Rush on the Western Frontier (1992); A Mine of Her Own (1997); Sarah Winnemucca (2001); The Glory Days in Goldfield (2002); Devils Will Reign (2006); and Helen J. Stewart: First Lady of Las Vegas (2011) with Carrie Townley Porter. One folder and a copy of the book “Ghost Dance Winter” and Other Tales of the Frontier (1994) is found in Series 12. Types of research include: copies of original documents such as newspapers, wills, deeds, and letters; correspondence; interviews (both on paper and as audio cassettes); and copies of annotated excerpts from books on the subjects. Each series also includes drafts with revisions; notes; articles sampled from the book; and correspondence with publishers (including peer review correspondence and comments).

Series 10: Nevada Political and Historical Research, contains materials that were gathered by Zanjani during the course of her research, but are not directly related to a specific publication. It is possible that much of this research was used in more than one publication, although no attempt has been made to match this material with specific publications. While accessing this series, it is best to also check Series 1-9 for additional information.

Series 11: Articles, contains articles written by Zanjani but not necessarily associated directly with a specific publication. Many of the articles were written using the research collected by Zanjani while working on her book-length publications, but these articles were not excerpted from her publications. Articles that were excerpted from a book can be found with the series. Although Zanjani wrote mostly academic articles, Series 12: Other Writings and Miscellaneous includes three short stories written by her.

Nearly all of the correspondence in the collection is associated directly with a publication or article, though a small amount of general correspondence is included at the end of Series 12: Other Writings and Miscellaneous. The end of Series 12 includes files on the Mining History Association, of which she was president, and includes editorial correspondence, conference information, and a few copies of their newsletter with mentions of Zanjani. Also included here are 4 spiral bound notebooks of notes related to her dissertation, an early article based on her dissertation, and 2 notebooks of notes regarding Goldfield, Nevada.

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Bibliography

This bibliography covers only the books written by Zanjani and does not include any articles. The listing includes call numbers for books maintained by the Special Collections Department, which are noted in brackets.

Immediate Source of Acquition

Donated by Sally Zanjani from 2013-2016.

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Arrangement

  • The Sally Zanjani Papers are arranged in the following series:
  • Series 1: The Unspiked Rail Book Research
  • Series 2: The Ignoble Conspiracy Book Research
  • Series 3: Jack Longstreet Book Research
  • Series 4: Goldfield Book Research
  • Series 5: A Mine of Her Own Book Research
  • Series 6: Sarah Winnemucca Book Research
  • Series 7: The Glory Days in Goldfield Book Research
  • Series 8: Devils Will Reign Book Research
  • Series 9: Helen J. Stewart Book Research
  • Series 10: Nevada Political and History Research
  • Series 11: Articles
  • Series 12: Other Writings and Miscellaneous

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of the University Libraries, University of Nevada, Reno. Researchers wishing to find related materials are encouraged to use the following index terms:

Organizations:

People:

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Administrative Information

Collection processed by Jessica Maddox, May 2016. Finding aid prepared by Jessica Maddox, May 2016. This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 16, 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Records

Series 1: The Unspiked Rail Book Research, 1974-1988 (46 folders, 1 cassette)

Series 1 contains research and materials collected by Zanjani for her first book The Unspiked Rail: Memoir of a Nevada Rebel. Published in 1981 by the University of Nevada Press, the book is a memoir of George Springmeyer, Zanjani’s father, who spent much of his career in the political spotlight of Nevada. Drawn to Goldfield, the last boom town in the west, Springmeyer practiced law there from 1906-1910. During the 1920s, he served as a United States attorney. He was known as an incorruptible man in a very corrupt time.

Based on the stories told to Zanjani by her father, this memoir documents the important place the Springmeyer family has in Nevada history. Although it is a memoir, Zanjani spent an immense amount of time checking the historical facts that go along with the story. This series contains that research and includes copies of many primary sources: the Journals of the Nevada Senate and Assembly; political campaign, election, and voter materials from 1910-1930; information on some of the many early Nevada political figures, including attorneys and governors; etc. Of interest in this series are a few folders of notes and stories told to Zanjani by her father, which form the basis of the book. Also included is information on the publication of the book including correspondence, drafts, notes, and excerpts used for articles. Series 10 should also be consulted for additional historical information from this time period. Arranged alphabetically with information regarding the publication of the book at the end of the series.

Box
Folder
Contents
1
1
Appendix to Legislature Journals 1901-1903 with notes, undated
1
2
Appendix to the Journals of the Nevada Senate and Assembly 1911 with notes, undated
1
3
Appendix to the Journals of the Nevada Senate and Assembly 1923 with notes, undated
1
4
Appendix to the Journals of the Nevada Senate and Assembly 1925 with notes, undated
1
5
Battle Mountain information, 1981
1
6
Boom counties regional data with notes, undated
1
7
1915 Boyle, Emmet testimony in the United States District Court with correspondence, 1976-1977
1
8
Burnham/Robinson Presidential statistics, undated
1
9
1910 campaign, notes, undated
1
10
1912 campaign, notes, undated
1
11
1910-1913 Chartz, Alfred information, undated
1
12
College days/1906 campaign: Notes, undated
1
13
1911 Dickerson messages, undated
1
14
Divorce Attorney notes, undated
1
15
Douglas County voters list in the 1920 general election showing party identities, undated
1
16
1910 election returns, general and primary, undated
1
17
1906-1918 election returns, Nevada, August 1974
1
18
1918-1920 election returns, primary and general, undated
1
19
1864-1930 elections, Gubernatorial, undated
1
20
Elite study, 1914 party registration, and 1918-1920 Washoe County voter party identity, undated
1
21
Foreign born minority party vote correlations, undated
1
22
Gardnerville Centennial and other Carson Valley information, 1989-1990
1
23
1920 general notes, undated
1
24
Interview questions regarding Progressives, undated
1
25
Long Valley/Marc Growing Up notes, undated
1
26
Miscellaneous notes, 1977; undated
1
27
1910 Nevada Census with notes, undated
1
28
Nevada Census statistics and charts, undated
1
29
Nevada Governors biographies, undated
Box
Folder
Contents
2
1
Nevada Legislatures with notes, undated
2
2
Nevada Statues and Cases: Cutting/Brown/Sadler vs. McMillan index, undated
2
3
1925 Norcross correspondence, 1980
2
4
1908 Police Reform Bill referendum with notes, undated
2
5
Progressives: Bibliographies, Kennedy Progressivism, and Progressive calendar including data, etc., undated
2
6
Sches Index, drop off, and ticket splitting notes, undated
2
7
Stories told to Zanjani by George Springmeyer, undated
2
8
United States Attorney notes, part 1, undated
2
9
United States Attorney notes, part 2, undated
2
10
United States Attorney notes, part 3, undated
2
11
World War I notes, undated
2
12
Additional notes, undated
2
13
Illustrations, undated
2
14
Endings, undated
2
15
Excerpts for articles, 1980-1981
2
16
Unspiked Rail correspondence, 1980-1982; 1997; 2000
2
17
Unspiked Rail future revisions, 1985-1988
Box
Item
Contents
24
1
Cassette: Wilson, Howdy, September 14, 1989

Series 2: The Ignoble Conspiracy Book Research, 1982-1988 (39 folders)

Series 2 contains research and materials collected by Zanjani and co-author Guy Louis Rocha for their book The Ignoble Conspiracy: Radicalism on Trial in Nevada. Published by University of Nevada Press in 1986, the book discusses the major murder trial of Morrie Preston and Joseph Smith, miners and radical union members, who shot and killed a restaurant owner in self-defense during a union picket in Goldfield, Nevada in 1907. Not only does this book tell the story of the trial, conviction, sentence, and fight for pardon of the two men, it also tells the story of the Industrial Workers of the World, unions, and attempts to paint unions as a dangerous movement. The research done by Zanjani and Rocha eventually led to the posthumous pardons of both Preston and Smith who were unfairly convicted of murder. Information on Zanjani and Rocha’s part in the pardon is included here.

Types of research contained in this series include copies of newspaper clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, and articles about Smith and Preston. Also included is general correspondence and correspondence with Guy Rocha, revisions, and publication information. Series 10 should also be consulted for additional historical information from this time period. Research files are arranged alphabetically with general publication files at the end of the series.

Box
Folder
Contents
2
18
1907-1909 articles and correspondence with notes, undated
2
19
May 1909-1910 articles with notes, undated
2
20
1911 articles and correspondence, undated
2
21
1912-1913 articles and correspondence with notes, undated
2
22
1914 articles and correspondence with notes, undated
2
23
1915 articles and correspondence with notes, undated
Box
Folder
Contents
3
1
Biographical data, 1982
3
2
Branson, Lindley Clark information, undated
3
3
1951 Buel, A. V. article, undated
3
4
1907 Carson City Daily Appeal and 1910 Forum articles with notes, undated
3
5
1917-1924 correspondence, undated
3
6
1913 Davis, Jack correspondence and articles, undated
3
7
1915 Frank, Leo murder correspondence, 1988
3
8
Hilton argument, January 2009
3
9
1907-1910 Industrial Union Bulletin articles, Guy Rocha collection, undated
3
10
Johnston, Richard data on Bliss and Claiborne, 1981
3
11
Nelson, Robert (handwriting analyst) correspondence and analysis information, 1982; 1986
3
12
Newspaper notes ( Tonopah Sun, Carson City Daily Appeal, Forum, Sparks Tribune, Tonopah Bonanza, and Goldfield Tribune), undated
3
13
Preston-Smith biographical data, undated
3
14
Preston-Smith book notes and photocopies, undated
3
15
Preston-Smith case pamphlets with notes, undated
3
16
Preston-Smith miscellaneous information and pamphlet on Preston, undated
3
17
St. John, Vincent articles ( San Francisco Chronicle and Miner's Magazine), 1992
Box
Folder
Contents
4
1
1907 Tonopah Sun articles, undated
4
2
White, Laura. (1912) History of the Labor Struggles in Goldfield, Nevada thesis, University of Nebraska, undated
4
3
Guy Rocha correspondence, 1980-1982
4
4
Guy Rocha correspondence, 1983-1987
4
5
Guy Rocha's file including information on Varney and McKinnon with Zanjani's notes, undated
4
6
Rocha corrections, 1983
4
7
Summaries and articles, 1983; undated
4
8
Revision, 1985-1987
4
9
Reviews, 1986-1988
4
10
Correspondence, 1983-1987
4
11
Ignoble Conspiracy cover, undated
4
12
Articles and correspondence for St. John, Preston, and Branson articles with notes, 1983
4
13
"A Heart for Any Fate: Vincent St. John in Goldfield" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 27(2), 75-91, 1984
4
14
"The Road to the Pardon" article by Zanjani and Rocha for Nevada Magazine, 1987
4
15
Morrie Preston and Joseph Smith Pardon: Nevada Board of Pardon hearing transcript, May 1987
4
16
Morrie Preston and Joseph Smith Pardon: Articles, 1987

Series 3: Jack Longstreet Book Research, 1981-2005 (40 folders, 8 cassettes)

Series 3 contains research and materials collected by Zanjani for the book Jack Longstreet: Last of the Desert Frontiersman. Published by Swallow Press in 1988, the book is a biography of Jack Longstreet who was a desert frontiersman and friend to the Southern Paiutes. Zanjani first learned of him in newspaper articles and a conversation with a stranger on a remote Nevada ranch. Longstreet’s story begins in 1880 when he appeared in northern Arizona. Over the years, he was everything from a prospector and rancher to a saloonkeeper and a hired gun. He learned to speak Paiute, took Paiute wives, and was even regarded as a leader by the Paiutes. Although he regularly had conflicts with the law, Longstreet was often relied upon because of his knowledge of the desert.

Types of research included in this series are interviews conducted about Longstreet, notes, articles and obituaries, newspaper clippings, documentation on the Muddy Valley Bradfute/Longstreet complaint, and information on Longstreet from Arizona, Mississippi, Nevada, and Texas. Also included is information regarding the restoration of the Jack Longstreet cabin, which is located in Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Series 10 should also be consulted for additional historical information from this time period. Research files are arranged alphabetically with general publication files at the end of the series.

Box
Folder
Contents
4
17
Arrowhead, Kawich, etc. notes and research, undated
4
18
Ash Meadows, Oasis Valley, and Sylvania notes and research, undated
4
19
Articles and obituaries, undated
4
20
1902 Breen, Richard estate probate records and notes, 1984
Box
Folder
Contents
5
1
Census chronology with notes, 1984
5
2
Hunter handwriting analysis, undated
5
3
Interviews about Longstreet conducted by Zanjani, 1981-1989
5
4
Loggins, John D. (aka Longstreet) of Mississippi records, 1983
5
5
Longstreet Arizona information, 1984
5
6
Longstreet, Jack biographical data with notes, undated
5
7
1928 Longstreet estate probate documents and notes, 1983
5
8
Longstreet information, miscellaneous, 1983; undated
5
9
Longstreet Lincoln County, Nevada records, undated
5
10
Longstreet Nye County, Nevada records, 1983
5
11
Longstreet Texas information, 1985
5
12
Longstreet photos, 1986-1987; undated
5
13
Muddy Valley Bradfute/Longstreet complaint: Bradfute, 1984
5
14
Muddy Valley Bradfute/Longstreet complaint: Longstreet, undated
5
15
Oasis Valley notes and research, 1982
5
16
Stone Cabin Valley notes and research, undated
5
17
Miscellaneous Longstreet notes and checklists, undated
5
18
Book notes, undated
5
19
Notes for revisions, June 1986
Box
Folder
Contents
6
1
Revisions and notes, October 1986
6
2
Ohio University Press (Swallow Press) correspondence, 1986-1990
6
3
General Longstreet correspondence, 1981-1983
6
4
General Longstreet correspondence, 1984-1989; undated
6
5
Correspondence, 1990s
6
6
Chispa article, 1987
6
7
Shoshone prospectors article, 1983-1986
6
8
Book: Zanjani, Sally. Jack Longstreet: Last of the Desert Frontiersmen. Las Vegas, Nevada: Nevada Publications, 1988
6
9
Reviews, 1988-2006
6
10
Longstreet talk for National Outlaw Association and Lawman History 15th Annual Rendezvous, San Jose, California, July 27-30 1988
6
11
Longstreet talks given by Zanjani, 1988-2007
6
12
Nevada Magazine and Nevada Historical Society Quarterly articles, 1987-1989
6
13
Longstreet documentary, 1991
6
14
Longstreet exhibit, 1991
6
15
Article for Cowles History Group, 1998
6
16
Longstreet future additions, 2000-2002
6
17
Longstreet cabin restoration, 1991-2006
Box
Item
Contents
24
2
Cassette: Clifford, Joe, Stone Cabin Ranch, interview, July 30, 1981
24
3
Cassette: Douglas, Robert interview, March 30, 1988
24
4
Cassette: Ishmael, George interview, undated
24
5
Cassette: Slavin, Ed interview, part 1, May 25, 1990
24
6
Cassette: Slavin, Ed interview, part 2; Little Beaver, Curtis, May 25, 1990
24
7
Cassette: Smith, Daisy interview, part 1, June 11, 1990
24
8
Cassette: Smith, Daisy interview, part 2, June 11, 1990
24
9
Cassette: Zanjani interview on KRPL Radio, August 26, 1991

Series 4: Goldfield Book Research, 1979-2008 (87 folders, 4 cassettes)

Series 4 contains research and materials collected by Zanjani for her book Goldfield: The Last Gold Rush on the Western Frontier, published by Swallow Pres/Ohio University Press in 1992. Goldfield, Nevada, the last mining boomtown, was founded in 1902 after the discovery of gold near Rabbit Spring by Tom Fisherman. More than just a history, the book tells the story of the town through the people and events that shaped it. It explores the social and political aspects of Goldfield, including the greed, disease, and violence for which the town was known. Zanjani also examines the role of George Wingfield, a man well known for his corrupt practices, who dominated Nevada politics for many years after the decline of Goldfield.

Research included in this series are articles, newspaper clippings, interviews, and a series of notecards compiled by Zanjani. The notecards represent an index of newspaper articles collected by Zanjani that are found throughout the series, though mostly in the “subjects” files. At the time of its creation, her notecards represented one of the most complete newspaper indexes about Goldfield. Also included are a number of subject files that are arranged alphabetically, with the individuals filed by their last name. General publication information is located at the end of the series. Series 10 should also be consulted for additional historical information from this time period.

Box
Folder
Contents
7
1
1899-1907 deeds and mining locations records with notes, undated
7
2
Esmeralda County records, directory, and ledger, undated
Box
Folder
Contents
27
1
Fisherman, Tom (original discoverer of Goldfield), undated
Box
Folder
Contents
7
3
1904-1910 Goldfield and general Nevada population estimates, undated
7
4
Goldfield, articles about and notes, 1988-1991; undated
7
5
1907 Goldfield Gossip articles and notes, undated
7
6
Goldfield's physical setting (Chapter 5), undated
7
7
1909 Indian Springs gunfight and article "Duel in the Sun: The Gunfight at Indian Springs", 1979
7
8
Inman memoirs, 1989
7
9
Interviews, 1982-1992
7
10
Murder: Documents regarding the 1910 murder cases of Dominick Antonini and S. P. Grimmett in Goldfield, undated
7
11
Research: Merrill, Orin S. 1905 book "Mysterious Scott: The Monte Cristo of Death Valley and Tracks of a Tenderfoot", undated
7
12
Research: Politics (Chapter 8); End (Chapter 9); Goldfield Oral Histories; and illustrations, undated
7
13
Subjects: Business with notes, 1989; undated
7
14
Subjects: 1905 Crime tables, undated
7
15
Subjects: 1907 Crime, undated
7
16
Subjects: 1908 Crime, undated
7
17
Subjects: Crime, Goldfield prisoner files and other, undated
7
18
Subjects: Crime, robbery, etc., undated
7
19
Subjects: Diamondfield Jack Davis, undated
7
20
Subjects: Entertainment, undated
7
21
Subjects: 1910 Gibson, George, undated
7
22
Subjects: 1913 Goldfield, undated
7
23
Subjects: Goldfield Daily Tribune lost 1907 issues, undated
7
24
Subjects: 1909 Goldfield Graft Trials and bond, undated
7
25
Subjects: Goldfield miscellaneous, 1986-2001; undated
7
26
Subjects: Goldfield mining stock certificates, 1904-1931
Box
Folder
Contents
8
1
Subjects: Frank "Shorty" Harris, 1988
8
2
Subjects: 1907 Hines trial, undated
8
3
Subjects: Love and death, undated
8
4
Subjects: 1948 Miles, Henry W. Memoir, undated
8
5
Subjects: Mines, stocks, and leasers, undated
8
6
Subjects: Mining development, undated
8
7
Subjects: 1907 miscellaneous, 1985; undated
8
8
Subjects: 1909 miscellaneous, undated
8
9
Subjects: 1910 miscellaneous, undated
8
10
Subjects: Miscellaneous items including way of life, business, guns, etc., 2004-2005; undated
8
11
Subjects: Myers, Alva D., undated
8
12
Subjects: Nixon mining records, undated
8
13
Subjects: Nixon from the Nevada Historical Society collection, undated
8
14
Subjects: O'Brien, James F., including letters from J. P. Loftus to O'Brien, undated
8
15
Subjects: Oral histories relating to Goldfield, undated
8
16
Subjects: 1907-1910 politics, Goldfield, undated
8
17
Subjects: 1907-1908 politics, general, undated
8
18
Subjects: Population, undated
8
19
Subjects: Clarence Sage, undated
8
20
Subjects: 1909 Silver Peak and Rawhide graft newspaper articles, undated
8
21
Subjects: 1910 Smith, M. J. Highgrade trial, undated
8
22
Subjects: Harry Stimler, 1986-1992; undated
8
23
Subjects: Charles D. Taylor, undated
8
24
Subjects: 1901 Tonopah Bonanza articles and notes, undated
8
25
Subjects: Tonopah Bonanza articles, undated
8
26
Subjects: 1907 Tonopah Sun articles, undated
8
27
Subjects: 1908 Western Nevada Miner, undated
8
28
Subjects: 1909 Vortrees, Jesse C. and May, Annie badger trial, 1985-1990; undated
8
29
Subjects: 1903 Wingfield, George, 1988; undated
8
30
Subjects: 1906-1910 Wingfield illustrations and divorce from Nevada Historical Society, undated
8
31
Subjects: 1909-1910 Wingfield, George, undated
8
32
Subjects: Wingfield, George including the Vitray series, 1997; undated
8
33
Subjects: Wingfield, George correspondence with notes, undated
8
34
Book notes and research, undated
8
35
Note cards, undated
8
36
Note cards: People, undated
8
37
Note cards: Subjects, assayers-fire department and fires, undated
8
38
Note cards: Subjects, founding fathers-politics, undated
8
39
Note cards: Subjects, population-women, undated
Box
Folder
Contents
9
1
Notes and sources, undated
9
2
"In Search of Pleasurable Excitements: Social Life in Goldfield" article correspondence, 1992
9
3
Larson talk "Images from the Last Boomtown: Per Edward Larson's Goldfield Photography", 1994-1995
9
4
Articles: "Argentos the Horse Thief: A Death Valley Murder Mystery," research, and notes, 2002; "The Case of the Telltale Laundry Mark", 1990
9
5
Wingfield talk and articles, 1988-1989
9
6
Chapters 1-3, written sources and alternate photo, undated
9
7
Chapter 3, mines, written sources and alternate Xeroxed photos, undated
9
8
Chapter 4, the city, undated
9
9
Chapter 5, home, church, and family, undated
9
10
Chapter 6, entertainment, undated
9
11
Notes from chapters 2 and 13, undated
9
12
General correspondence, 1986-1989
9
13
General correspondence, 1990-1995
9
14
Photos and correspondence from Francis Burke, 1999
9
15
Correspondence with publishers of Montana: The Magazine of Western History, the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, and Ohio University Swallow Press, 1991-2002
9
16
Correspondence with Cezary Domanski regarding Hines murder, 2003-2012
9
17
Research, notes, and revisions, 1991; undated
9
18
Illustrations, line art, undated
9
19
Illustrations, 1989; undated
9
20
Reviews, 1992-1995
9
21
Article: "Hang Me If You Will" adapted from Goldfield book, 1989-1992
9
22
Articles: "Biting the Dust in Goldfield" and "Hang Me If You Will" correspondence and notes, 1990-1992
9
23
Articles and related correspondence, 1990-2007
9
24
Death Valley History Conference including paper presentation on "Hang Me If You Will", 2002-2008
9
25
Stanley Paher edition, 2007
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Item
Contents
24
10
Cassette: Fuetsch interview, undated
24
11
Cassette: Koontz, John interview, part 1, April 6, 1988
24
12
Cassette: Koontz, John interview, part 2, April 6, 1988
24
13
Cassette: Radio show on mortality with Guy Rocha, April 2, 1990

Series 5: A Mine of Her Own Book Research, 1986-2009 (63 folders, 31 cassettes)

Series 5 contains research and materials collected by Zanjani for her book A Mine of Her Own: Women Prospectors in the American West. Published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1997, the book discusses the historically unrecognized women in the west and their importance to the history of pioneering in the western United States from the Yukon to the Southwest. It was named one of the top then books of all time by the Mining History Association, and recovers the forgotten stories of nearly one hundred women prospectors, correcting the common misconception that all miners were men.

This series includes notes and research gathered about the individual women about whom she wrote in the forms of clippings, correspondence, and interviews. The interviews, on cassette, are arranged separately from the research files; both parts are arranged alphabetically. The more general information regarding the publication of the book, including correspondence, revisions, articles created from the book, and talks, are at the end of the series. Series 10 should also be consulted for general historical information pertaining to the time period.

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10
1
Articles by others, undated
Box
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Contents
27
2
Bleakley, Geoffrey T. A History of the Chisana Mining District, Alaska, 1890-1990, 1996
Box
Folder
Contents
10
2
Book excerpts, undated
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27
3
Brown, William E. A History of the Denali-Mount McKinley Region, Alaska, 1991
Box
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Contents
10
3
Butler, Belle notes, articles, and interviews, 1991-2000
10
4
Cashman, Nellie, 1992-1993; undated
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Contents
27
4
Cashman, Nellie and Sawyer, Mary (aka Mollie Monroe) from Arizona Historical Society, 1993
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10
5
Colorado, Arkansas, and Wyoming miscellaneous, undated
10
6
Data tables, undated
10
7
Diminy, Alice, 1988; undated
10
8
General interviews, 1991-1994
10
9
George, Sooner and other Indians, undated
10
10
Grantham, Louise and Ketchum, Dorothy, 2002-2009; undated
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5
Hunt, William R. The History of Alaska-Yukon Mining with Particular Reference to Alaska, undated
27
6
Hunt, William R. Mountain Wilderness, 1991
Box
Folder
Contents
10
11
Magnussen, Mary, 1992-1994; undated
10
12
Malcolm, Lillian, undated
10
13
Mullins, Mona, 1991; undated
10
14
Muncaster, Frances, 1993; undated
10
15
Nay, Ellen, general, 1982-1987; undated
10
16
Nay, Ellen, newspaper data, undated
10
17
Nevada and California miscellaneous, 1991-1993; undated
10
18
Panamint Annie interviews, 1994-1995
10
19
Pearl, Josie, 1992-1994; undated
10
20
Prospecting and the desert, undated
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11
1
Rechel, Anna, 1992-1993; undated
11
2
Sarras, Fermina, part 1, 1988-2002; undated
11
3
Sarras, Fermina, part 2, 1988-2002; undated
11
4
Scott, Josephine, undated
11
5
Sources, 1990-1993; undated
11
6
Trickey, Lorena, undated
11
7
Utah, New Mexico, and South Dakota, 1992; undated
11
8
Williams, Frances, undated
11
9
Williams, Sophie, 1993-2001; undated
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27
7
Women in mining book excerpts: Alaska/Yukon, part 1, undated
27
8
Women in mining book excerpts: Alaska/Yukon, part 2, undated
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9
Women in mining book excerpts: Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico, undated
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10
Women in mining book excerpts: Idaho and Utah, undated
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11
Women in mining book excerpts: General, undated
27
12
Women in mining book excerpts: Nevada, undated
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13
Women prospectors notes and articles/clippings, undated
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11
10
Abstract for "Women Prospectors in the Death Valley Region" and articles "Women Prospectors in the Old West", "Lady Prospectors", 1987-1988
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11
Talks, 1993-1998; undated
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12
Presentations/talks, 1997
11
13
Presentation for the 5th Death Valley Conference in History and Pre-History, 1999
11
14
Illustrations research with notes and correspondence, 1994-2007
11
15
Illustrations used in book, undated
11
16
Correspondence, 1986-1992; undated
11
17
Correspondence, 1992
11
18
Correspondence, January-June 1993
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12
1
Correspondence, July-December 1993
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2
Correspondence, 1994
12
3
Correspondence, 1995-1999
12
4
University of Nebraska Press correspondence, 1995-2006; undated
12
5
Correspondence, 2000-2009; undated
12
6
Checklists and miscellaneous notes, undated
12
7
Revisions, reviewers, maps, etc., 1996; undated
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27
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Chapters 2, 6, and 7 revisions and notes, undated
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15
Chapters 8-10 revisions and notes, undated
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12
8
Future corrections, 2000
12
9
Reviews, 1997-2004; undated
12
10
Articles by Zanjani, 1995-1997
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11
Book: A Mine of Her Own: Women Prospectors in the American West, 1850-1950. University of Nebraska Press: Lincoln, 2002
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1
Cassette: Anderson, June, 1992
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2
Cassette: Anderson, June, November 1, 1992
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3
Cassette: Bradshaw, Albert, April 5, 1988
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4
Cassette: Bradshaw, Albert, February 20, 1989
25
5
Cassette: Butts, Margaret, May 8, 1992
25
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Cassette: Carl, Loelia, December 4, 1991
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Cassette: Carlson, Francis, November 5, 1988
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Cassette: Childers, Roberta, May 9, 1988
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9
Cassette: Childers, Roberta, July 17, 1991
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10
Cassette: Devine, Duane, May 9, 1992
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Cassette: Gillam, Celeste, undated
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12
Cassette: Grenz, Deanna and Butts, Margaret, July 7, 1992
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13
Cassette: Humphrey, Frances; Rechel, LaRae, September 21 and 28, 1992
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14
Cassette: Lewis, Frank, August 13, 1991
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Cassette: Lisle, Ralph; Simmons, Edna, February 1 and 3, 1994
25
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Cassette: Lowe, Celesta, May 24, 1993
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Cassette: McDonald, Louisa and Enright, William, February 19, 1989
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Cassette: McNair, Wanda, July 17, 1991
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Cassette: Mortensen, Rees and Jim, July 12, 1992
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Cassette: Mortensen, Rees and Jim, December 17, 1992
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3
Cassette: Mullins, Mona and Carl, Loelia, October 9, 1991
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4
Cassette: Mullins, Mona, December 9, 1991
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Cassette: Patri, Edith, October 19, 1992
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Cassette: Peterson, Pete, February 1982
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Cassette: Rechel, LaRae, September 28, 1992
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Cassette: Riemersma, Doris, April 29 and May 17, 1994
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9
Cassette: Rueckl, Catherine, May 7, 1992
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Cassette: Stitser, Robert, May 5, 1992
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Cassette: Turley, Tharon, September 4, 1991
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12
Cassette: Wikstrom, Carl, September 30, 1991
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13
Cassette: Claudia, undated

Series 6: Sarah Winnemucca Book Research, 1982-2009 (62 folders, 5 cassettes)

Series 6 contains research and materials collected by Zanjani on her book Sarah Winnemucca. Published by University of Nebraska Press in 2001, the book discusses the life of Sarah Winnemucca, an influential Paiute woman who campaigned for the rights of her people and all Native Americans, founded a school for natives in Nevada, and was the first native woman to write an autobiography. Zanjani’s book received two awards: The Evans Biography Award and the Westerners International Co-Founders Award. Zanjani also assisted in the creation of a documentary on Sarah Winnemucca, In Her Footprints, which was based on her research. Along with the documentary, a statue of Sarah Winnemucca, cast in bronze, was installed in the Emancipation Hall, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D. C. Much of the research found in this series is comprised of copies of newspaper articles, Office of Indian Affairs microfilm copies, articles and book excerpts related to Winnemucca, and many other copies from books and articles detailing with events and people who interacted with Winnemucca. Also included are three interviews of recollections of Winnemucca on cassette with notes. Research materials are found at the beginning of the series, with information related to the publication, articles and talks written by Zanjani, and information on the documentary In Her Footprints at the end of the series. Series 10 should also be consulted for general historical information pertaining to the time period.

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12
Bibliography of Native American authors and books on Sarah Winnemucca, undated
12
13
Books and articles used for research with notes, undated
12
14
Books and articles on subjects related to Sarah Winnemucca, undated
12
15
Bannock War: Brimlow and Utley books, undated
12
16
Bannock War: Newspaper articles and excerpt from Cattle Country of Peter French, undated
12
17
Bartlett pension records, 1997
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16
Certified copy of copyright for Life Among the Piutes by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, 1998
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Contents
13
1
Cerveri, Doris article and article on Susette La Flesche "Bright Eyes", undated
13
2
Corbusier, William T. Verde to San Carlos, undated
13
3
Crook, General George articles, undated
13
4
Dawes Act information, 1997; undated
13
5
Excerpts from The Expeditions of John C. Fremont, undated
13
6
Forbes, Jack D. excerpt Nevada Indians Speak with notes, undated
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27
17
Fowler, Catherine S. (1989) Willard Z. Park’s Ethnographic Notes on the Northern Paiute of Western Nevada, 1933-1944, with notes, undated
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13
7
Henry's Lake, 1997
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Contents
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18
Hopkins, Lewis (Winnemucca’s husband) records from the National Archives, 1997
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Contents
13
8
Howard, Major-General O. O. with notes, undated
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Contents
27
19
Humboldt County Library indexes and bibliographies on Sarah Winnemucca, Naches, and Chief Winnemucca, 1996-1997
27
20
Indian agents’ and commissioners’ reports, undated
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Folder
Contents
13
9
Interviews with and recollections of Sarah Winnemucca, undated
13
10
1877-1880 McDermit and Malheur on Sarah Winnemucca's bad character with notes, undated
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Contents
28
1
Native Americans in the Western US book excerpts with notes, undated
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Contents
13
11
1864-1867 newspaper articles, undated
13
12
1868-1877 newspaper articles, undated
13
13
1879-1882 newspaper articles, undated
13
14
1883-1886 newspaper articles, undated
13
15
1887-1891 newspaper articles, undated
13
16
1873-1874 Office of Indian Affairs microfilm (E93 .U54) copies, roll 619, undated
13
17
1874-1875 Office of Indian Affairs microfilm (E93 .U54) copies, roll 620, undated
13
18
1874-1875 Office of Indian Affairs microfilm (E93 .U54) copies, roll 621, undated
13
19
1875-1876 Office of Indian Affairs microfilm (E93 .U54) copies, roll 622, undated
13
20
1876-1877 Office of Indian Affairs microfilm (E93 .U54) copies, roll 623, undated
13
21
1876-1877 Office of Indian Affairs microfilm (E93 .U54) copies, roll 624, undated
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1877-1878 Office of Indian Affairs microfilm (E93 .U54) copies, roll 625, undated
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1878 Office of Indian Affairs microfilm (E93 .U54) copies, roll 625, undated
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Contents
28
2
Oregon research trip, 1996
28
3
Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer correspondence with J. D. Long, 1998
28
4
Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer letters from Antioch University with notes, 1997
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Folder
Contents
13
24
Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer of Boston research, 1998; undated
13
25
Peabody, Elizabeth Palmer: Sarah Winnemucca on education, 1998; undated
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Folder
Contents
28
5
Powell, John Wesley. Anthropology of the Numa with notes, undated
28
6
Radcliffe, Stuart letters from Radcliffe College with notes, 1998
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Folder
Contents
14
1
Research from "Bancroft Scraps", 1996
14
2
Riddell, Francis A. Honey Lake Paiute Ethnography with notes, undated
14
3
Rinehart, Major W. V. articles, notes, and correspondence, undated
14
4
Microfilm: Sarah Winnemucca, file 268, from the National Archives, undated
14
5
Sarah Winnemucca chronology with notes, undated
14
6
Sarah Winnemucca information, 1995; undated
14
7
1884 Sarah Winnemucca testimony before Congress, 1992
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28
7
Sarah Winnemucca during the Bannock War with general notes, undated
28
8
Sarah Winnemucca sources in Washington state, 1996
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Contents
14
8
1885 School and farm in Nevada, undated
14
9
1878 Secretary of War Report on McDermitt with notes, undated
14
10
Simpson, Captain J. H. Report of Explorations across the Great Basin of the Territory of Utah...1859 and notes, undated
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11
Steward, Julian H. books and Bonsall reference, undated
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28
9
Steward, Julian H. and Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie (1974), Paiute Indians III: The Northern Paiute Indians, undated
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Contents
14
12
Summerhayes, Martha book Vanished Arizona with notes, undated
14
13
1880-1883 Yakima and Leggins with notes, undated
14
14
Washington D.C. and Native American book excerpts, undated
14
15
Wasson, Warren Indian Agent letters, undated
14
16
Correspondence about Sarah Winnemucca, 1996-1997
14
17
Correspondence about Sarah Winnemucca, 1998-2004
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Contents
28
10
Rocha, Guy corrections on Chapters 3 and 4, 1998
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Folder
Contents
14
18
Chapters 1-5 revisions, undated
14
19
Chapters 6-10 revisions, undated
14
20
Chapters 11-14 revisions, undated
14
21
Chapters 15-end revisions and extra notes, undated
Box
Folder
Contents
15
1
University of Nebraska Press correspondence, 1997-2009
15
2
Illustrations with requests, 1998-1999
15
3
Reviews and reader correspondence, 1999-2006; undated
15
4
Reviews and announcements in Roundup Magazine, 2002-2003
15
5
Future additions, undated
15
6
Sarah Winnemucca articles by Zanjani, 2001-2007; undated
15
7
Sarah Winnemucca articles by Zanjani, 2008-2009; undated
15
8
Sarah Winnemucca talks by Zanjani, 2001-2008; undated
15
9
Sarah Winnemucca statue and Gwen Clancy documentary Sarah Winnemucca: In Her Footprints, 2000-2007
15
10
DVD: Sarah Winnemucca 'In Her Footprints' presented by Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs and Nevada Women's History Project, June 2006
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14
Cassette: Bowen, Peggy, January 31, 1998
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15
Cassette: Gomes, Helen, 1982
24
16
Cassette: Lebel, Esther, March 27, 1982
24
17
Cassette: Williams, Helen/Dupee, Marjorie, April 8 and 29, 1998
24
18
Cassette: Yorhees, Xandra, January 9, 1998

Series 7: The Glory Days in Goldfield Book Research, 1999-2010 (8 folders)

Series 7 contains research and materials collected by Zanjani for the book The Glory Days in Goldfield. Published by the University of Nevada Press in 2002, this book was written to commemorate 100 years of history of Goldfield, Nevada. The book is different from Zanjani’s other publications as it is a photo-history of the boomtown. This series includes notes and revisions, permissions for the many photographs included in the book, and publication correspondence and reviews. Few sources are included. Series 4: Goldfield Book Research should be consulted for information on that publication. Series 10 should also be consulted for general history of the time period.

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Contents
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11
Central Nevada Historical Society sources, undated
15
12
Chapters 1-2, notes and revisions, 2010
15
13
Chapters 3-6, notes and revisions, 2010
15
14
Chapters 7-Bibliography, notes and revisions, 2010
15
15
Unidentified notes and revisions, 2010
15
16
Permissions and contracts, 1999-2001
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16
1
General correspondence, 2001-2008; undated
16
2
Reviews and readers, 2001-2003

Series 8: Devils Will Reign Book Research, 2000-2009 (32 folders)

Series 8 contains research and materials collected by Zanjani for her book Devils Will Reign: How Nevada Began, published by the University of Nevada Press in 2006. Covering the years 1851-1861, this book tells the story of the white settlement of what would become the State of Nevada. From the Mormon settlement at Mormon Station (renamed Genoa by Orson Hyde in 1854) to the discovery of silver on the Comstock, Zanjani explores the lives of pioneers and the process of western settlement and government-making. It also discusses Nevada’s relation to the larger political and economic development of the United States. Research and notes included in this series are arranged alphabetically with publication related materials at the end of the series. Series 10 should also be consulted for general historical information pertaining to the time period.

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Contents
16
3
Carson Valley and trail accounts, undated
16
4
Carson Valley memoirs including John Reese, 2000; undated
16
5
Court records and reports, 2004; undated
16
6
Crane, James research, undated
16
7
Early Nevada: Pre-territory, territory, and state, 2000; undated
16
8
Early settlers: Reno, Honey Lake, Washoe Valley, Dayton, etc., undated
16
9
Grosh, Ethan Allen and Hosea Ballou brothers, 2004; undated
16
10
Huntington sources, 2005
16
11
Indians, undated
16
12
Morgan, Dale. The Humboldt excerpt with notes, undated
16
13
Mormons, undated
16
14
National policy on Nevada, California, Oregon, and Idaho, undated
16
15
Nevada secession research, undated
16
16
Newspapers on subjects: Politics, mines, Mountain Democrat, Territorial Enterprise, crane, Cradlebaugh, undated
16
17
Ormbsy, Major William and Steward, William, undated
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Folder
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17
1
Pacific Republic, undated
17
2
Peleg Brown letters, 2002
17
3
1882-1892 Political news clippings, undated
17
4
Pyramid Lake War, undated
17
5
Redden, Return Jackson research, 2007
17
6
Thorrington, William "Lucky Bill" research, 2001; undated
17
7
William Walker and manifest destiny, undated
17
8
Chapter revisions, Introduction-chapter 3, undated
17
9
Chapter revisions, chapters 4-6, undated
17
10
Chapter revisions, chapters 7-11, undated
17
11
Chapter revisions, Epilogue-Bibliography and notes, undated
17
12
Correspondence, 2000-2008
17
13
Illustrations, 2005
17
14
University of Nevada Press reviewers and regular reviewers, 2004-2009; undated
17
15
Permissions, 2005
17
16
Reviews (includes CD), 2006-2009
17
17
Talks, 2006-2007

Series 9: Helen J. Stewart Book Research, 2010-2012 (9 folders)

Series 9 includes a small amount of research regarding the book Helen J. Stewart: First Lady of Las Vegas, written with Carrie Townley Porter and published in 2011 by Stephens Press. This book details the life of Helen J. Stewart who was an early immigrant to southern Nevada. Stewart, who was widowed not long after relocating to the state, became a successful rancher and businesswoman and was the first woman elected to the Clark County School Board. She was also very active in the community and became the first postmaster of Las Vegas in 1893.

Although there is a small amount of research included here, there is a good amount of information on the publication of the book, including reviews, correspondence with the University of Nevada Press, book publicity, and articles written from the text of the book. Also included is book bibliography and information regarding edits, the index, maps, acknowledgements, etc. Arranged with research at the beginning of the series and information on the publication of the book at the end. Series 10 should also be consulted for general historical information pertaining to the time period.

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18
Research: Las Vegas, undated
17
19
Research notes, articles, and photographs, undated
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Folder
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18
1
Sources: Florence M. Boyer memoir with notes, undated
18
2
Notes and correspondence regarding edits, index, maps, acknowledgements, bibliography, photos, and cover, 2010-2011
18
3
Helen J. Stewart: The First Lady of Las Vegas final draft, undated
18
4
Helen Stewart book bibliography and notes, undated
18
5
Helen Stewart book reviews and University of Nevada Press correspondence, 2010-2012
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6
Book publicity, 2011-2012
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7
"Nevada's Lost Indian Baskets", "The Lady and the Outlaw", and "The First School Teacher in the Las Vegas Valley" articles, 2011-2012

Series 10: Nevada Politics and History Research, 1979-2012 (47 folders)

Series 10 includes general research on Nevada politics and history gathered by Zanjani. This research fits in with much of her other research, especially her book on Goldfield, though it cannot be directly linked with one specific publication. As with the other series, the majority of this series is comprised of photocopies of original documents held elsewhere. Much of the research is on Nevada politics at the turn of the 20th century. Of interest is her research on court cases that were in regards to violation of the Prohibition Act. Arranged alphabetically.

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18
8
American West, undated
18
9
1925 Basset, W. C., Turner, Jesse B., Byrne, C. W. and Sullivan, Frank bribery case, undated
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11
Bonnifield, M. S. letters and research, 1991
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18
10
1899 Carson Appeal, undated
18
11
Carson Valley settlers (Dressler, Settlemeyer, etc.), 1980
18
12
College: 1899-1902 Student Record and Nevada State Journal, undated
18
13
Context for central Nevada history including Pioche, Belmont, Goldfield, etc., 1992-2012; undated
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28
12
Court cases, undated
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18
14
Crime: 1900-1905 Appendix reports, undated
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28
13
Crime: General with notes, 1987-2009
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Contents
18
15
Crime: 1863-1870 Warden's reports, undated
18
16
1923-1925 Donnelly, J. P. trial and transcript, undated
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Folder
Contents
28
14
Early Life of Ira Manley Luther excerpt, undated
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18
17
Ferris, George article, 2012
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28
15a
Gambling, 1993
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15b
Goldfield mortality records, undated
28
16
Greasewood Tablettes newsletter published by the Department of Pathology, Great Basin History of Medicine Division, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 1991-2013
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18
Indians, notes and articles, 1983-1997
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28
17
Knott Reminiscences: Early History of Nevada in the 1850s excerpt with notes, circa 2007
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Contents
18
19
Law and lawmen, 1978-1996
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28
18
1906-1909 Miner Magazine articles, undated
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18
20
Mining, 1988-1994
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28
19
1905-1906 Mining and Scientific Press excerpts with notes, undated
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20
Mining and Scientific Press excerpts with notes, undated
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18
21
1922 Miscellaneous, undated
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1923 Miscellaneous, undated
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1924 Miscellaneous, undated
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24
1925 Miscellaneous, undated
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25
1926 Miscellaneous, undated
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26
1889 $2 Mule, undated
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27
Newlands irrigation plan, 1976
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21
1886 One-Arm Jim murder of Andrew Kennigar, 1997
28
22
Outlaws, 1993; undated
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18
28
1880-1898 Politics, Bad Man from Bodie, Edna, and miscellaneous, undated
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29
1894-1898 Politics, undated
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30
1901-1904 Politics, undated
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31
1906-1908 Politics, undated
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32
1910 August politics, undated
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1910 September politics, undated
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1910 October politics, undated
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1
1910 November politics, undated
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2
1912 Politics, undated
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3
1914 Politics, undated
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4
1918-1926 Politics, undated
19
5
Populism and politics, 1987-1994; undated
19
6
Prospectors, mining stories, 1984; 2003; undated
19
7
1923 Ricks Roadhouse/Hacker prohibition case, undated
19
8
Rocha, Guy: Nevada myths and articles, 1979-2002
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23
Rusco, Elmer on African Americans in Nevada, 2001
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Folder
Contents
19
9
1922-1923 Shooting of A. "Rick" Carter by Robert F. Raine, undated
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28
24
Tales of the Pioneers book excerpt, undated
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19
10
Thornton, Barbara C. (1967) George Wingfield in Nevada from 1896-1932, with notes, undated
19
11
1903 Tonopah Chinese riot, undated
19
12
Uber, Adam: Earl, Phillip I. articles about Uber and others, 1977-1994
19
13
Uber, Adam: 1897-1898 Anderson V. Bassman, 1995; undated
19
14
District Court of Nevada. United States vs. Lee Rickman, et.al. Testimony of Rickman, Hacker, etc., decision, and correspondence, 1976-1978; undated
19
15
District Court of Nevada. United States vs. James C. McKay, et.al. Complete transcript of violation of the National Prohibition Act, undated
19
16
Weather, 1979; 1994
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25
Women’s history article excerpts, undated
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19
17
Woman suffrage articles as sources, undated
19
18
Woman suffrage data, undated
19
19
Woman suffrage notes and sources, circa 2010
19
20
1897-1914 Woman suffrage notes and sources, undated

Series 11: Articles, 1976-2015 (78 folders)

Series 11 includes published articles written by Zanjani. Although most of the articles included in this series cannot be attributed to one specific research project, many of them tie directly to the research she was doing at the time the article was published. Some of the articles also include research, sources, and, on occasion, correspondence with publishers regarding the article. Other articles that are either excerpts from her books or can be directly tied to research for a book are located within the previous series. Articles that cannot be directly attributed to a book and were not published have been placed in Series 12. Arranged chronologically.

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"Doing the Devil's Work in Long Valley" in Nevada: Official Bicentennial Book, 1976
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"The Election of 1890: The Last Hurrah for the Old Regime" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 20(1), Spring 1977
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"A Theory of Critical Realignment: The Nevada Example, 1892-1908" in Pacific Historical Review, 48(2), May 1979
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"A Theory of Critical Realignment" sources and correspondence, 1976-1979
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"Boom Town Blaze Virginia City, Nevada: 1875" in Firehouse, August 1978 and "A Breath of Hell: Virginia City Fire of 1875" in The Nevadan, 19(12), includes sources, March 23, 1980
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"The United States Government Meets the Nevada Mule: The Humor of Sam Davis" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 23(1), Spring 1980
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"George Springmeyer and the Quarantine Rebellion of 1902: Student Revolt Reaches the University of Nevada" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 23(4), Winter 1980
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"They Shouldn't Have Messed with Pete Milich" in T he Nevadan, 20(4), January 25, 1981
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"The Fire in the Tonopah Belmont Mine" in Journal of the West, 20(2), April 1981
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"Tonopah Belmont" research and notes, undated
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"Tonopah Belmont" correspondence, 1979-1981
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"Losing Battles: The Revolt of the Nevada Progressives, 1910-1914" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 24(1), Spring 1981
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"Losing Battles" drafts and correspondence, 1980
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"George Springmeyer: A Nevadan's Life in Court" in Inter Alia: Journal of the State Bar of Nevada, 46(3), June/July 1981
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"Boomtown Lawyer" in Nevada Magazine, 42(1), February 1982
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"The Astral Kid and the Spirit Mine: Unearthly Escapades in the Search for Gold" in American West, 29(2), includes sources, March/April 1982
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"The Curse of the Uber Lynching: Violence and Conscience on the Nevada Frontier" in American West, 29(5), includes sources, September/October 1982
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"The Mike Smith Case: A Note on High Grading in Goldfield, Nevada, 1910" in Labor History, 24(4), includes sources, Fall 1983
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"A Heart for Any Fate: Vincent St. John in Goldfield" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 27(2), Summer 1984
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"Paiute Revenge: Grisly Crime Brought Threat of Massacre" in American West, 21(4), includes sources, July/August 1984
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"Nevada's Convict Candidate: Morrie Rockwood Preston Couldn't Carry His Cell Block" with Guy Rocha in The Nevadan, 23(40), September 30, 1984
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"Sam Brown: The Evolution of a Frontier Villain" in The Pacific Historian, 29(4), Winter 1985
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"Sam Brown" publication correspondence, 1979-1986
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"Sam Brown" research correspondence and sources, 1979-1988; 1996
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"Sam Brown" sources, undated
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"Sam Brown" talk, 1990
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"Hailing Halley's" in Nevada Magazine, 46(2), March/April 1986 and in Nevada Government Today, 11(4), Spring 1986
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"Hailing Halley's" sources, 1983-1985; undated
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"Phantasmagoric Visions Lured Pioneers: Mirages Fooled Travelers on Western Plains" in American West, 23(4), July/August 1986
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"Phantasmagoric" sources, undated
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"Phantasmagoric" correspondence, 1984-1986
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"'Totell Disregard to the Wellfair of the Indians': The Longstreet-Bradfute Controversy at Moapa Reservation" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 29(4), Winter 1986
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"Indian Prospectors" in Nevada Magazine, 46(6), November/December 1986
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"Jack Longstreet in the Death Valley Region" in Proceedings First Death Valley Conference on History and Prehistory, February 8-11, 1987
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"Difficulty Over a Horse Race" in Las Vegas Review-Journal: The Nevadan Today, 27(24), June 12, 1988
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"The Indian Massacre That Never Happened" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 31(2), Summer 1988
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"Indian Massacre" sources and correspondence, 1987-1988; undated
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"Last of the Desert Frontiersmen" in Nevada Magazine, 48(6), November/December 1988
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"Hop Friends' Gulch" in Las Vegas Review-Journal: Nevadan, 28(27), July 2, 1989
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"George Wingfield: The Goldfield Years" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 32(2), Summer 1989
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"Alvah Myers: Fast-living Father of Goldfield" in The Nevadan, 28(39), September 24, 1989
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"Looking for Mr. Goldbar" in The Nevadan, 29(7), February 18, 1990
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"To Die in Goldfield: Mortality in the Last Boomtown on the Mining Frontier" in The Western Historical Quarterly, 21(1), includes sources, February 1990
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"To Die in Goldfield" Mortality census data, undated
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"To Die in Goldfield" Mortality classification, undated
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"To Die in Goldfield" 1904-1909 Mortality data for Goldfield, undated
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"To Die in Goldfield" Mortality figures, tables and notes, undated
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"To Die in Goldfield" 1904-1906 Mortality statistics by year, undated
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"To Die in Goldfield" 1907-1909 Mortality statistics by year, undated
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"To Die in Goldfield" Miscellaneous mortality statistics and notes, undated
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"To Die in Goldfield" State Board of Health reports on mortality, undated
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"To Die in Goldfield" Draft and notes, undated
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"To Die in Goldfield" Final revisions, notes, and publication correspondence, September 1989
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"George Wingfield: Nevada's 'Napoleon'" in The Nevadan, 29(14), April 8, 1990
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"'Twixt Wife and Husband" in The Nevadan, 29(21), May 27, 1990
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"Goldfield's Last Hurrah" in Nevada Magazine, 50(4), July/August 1990
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"Colorful Gamblers Helped Build Goldfield" in The Nevadan, 29(34), August 26, 1990
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"The Power to Rule or Ruin: Goldfield's Long Shadow over Nevada Politics" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 34(2), Summer 1991
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"'Hang Me If You Will': Violence in the Last Western Mining Boomtown" in Montana: The Magazine of Western History, 42(2), Spring 1992
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"Wildcats and Bank Wreckers: The Mining Camp Entrepreneurs of Goldfield" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 35(2), Summer 1992
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"In Search of Pleasurable Excitements: Social Life in Goldfield, 1903-1910" in Halcyon: A Journal of the Humanities, 15, 1993
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"Golden Girls" in Nevada Magazine, 53(5), September/October 1993
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"The Josephine and George Scott Diaries: A 1914 Desert Journey" in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 38(1), Spring 1995
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"Images from the Last Boomtown: Per Edward Larson's Goldfield Photography" in Proceedings Fourth Death Valley Conference on History and Prehistory, February 2-5, 1995
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"The Copper Queen" in Nevada Magazine, 55(6), December 1995
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"It's Handy to Have a Sharp Knife" in Manhunts and Massacres, includes correspondence regarding payment, 1997
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"Oh, Happy Days" in Nevada Magazine, 57(6), November/December 1997
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"Jack Longstreet, Desert Frontiersman, Was as Tough as Nevada's Most Challenging Terrain" in Wild West, August 1998
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"Women Prospectors in the Gold Rush: Profiles in Courage" in The Mining History Journal, 1998
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"The Belle of Tonopah" in Nevada Magazine, 60(3), May/June 2000
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"The Best and the Worst: Mining Historians Look Back at the Millennium" in The Mining History Journal, includes sources, 2000
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"The Paiute Way" in Nevada Magazine, 61(4), July/August 2001
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"The Political Impact of the Central Nevada Mining Boom: An Address to the 10th Annual Convention of the Mining History Association, Tonopah, Nevada" in The Mining History Journal, includes sources, 2001
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"Yesterday: Goldfield's Glory Days" in Nevada Magazine, 62(4), July/August 2002
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"Remembering Sage" in Footprints, 5(3), Fall 2002
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"'An Orgy of Litigation': Western Mining Law" in Nevada Magazine, 11(2), includes sources, December 2003
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"Love and Death in a Desert Boom Town" in Nuggets and Snippets of Death Valley History: Proceedings Seventh Death Valley Conference on History and Prehistory, February 3-6, 2005
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"Sarah Winnemucca: Paiute Activist and Spokesperson" in Native Peoples Magazine, 14(2), March/April 2006
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"Jack Longstreet: Frontiersman in Nevada Boomtowns" in Boom Town History: Centennial Celebration of Nye County, Nevada and Death Valley Area Mining Camps, 2006
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"How Sarah Winnemucca Became Sarah" with Marian Leisz in Nevada Women's History Project News, May 2007
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"How Nevada Began: Early Prospectors on the Comstock" in The Mining History Journal, 2007
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"Boomtown Entertainment: Searching in Goldfield for Pleasure" in Boomtown History II: Celebration of Goldfield-Tonopah Area Boomtowns, 2007
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"The Lady and the Outlaw" with Carrie Townley Porter in Nevada in the West, 2(1), Spring 2011
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"The First School Teacher in Las Vegas Valley" with Carrie Townley Porter in Nevada in the West, 2(4), Winter 2011
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"Belle Butler: A Mine of Her Own" in Tailings, 9(2), Fall 2011
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"Wilhelmine Heidtman Springmeyer" in Nevada Women's History Project News, 17(1), February 2012
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"Nevada's Lost Indian Baskets" with Carrie Townley Porter in Nevada in the West, 3(3), Fall 2012
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"Another Life" in LAURA Journal, 4, 2013-2014
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"The Black Spot: Nevada Woman Suffrage" in Nevada in the West, 6(1), Spring 2015

Series 12: Other Writings and Miscellaneous, 1985-2012 (39 folders, 3 cassettes)

Series 12 contains other writings by Zanjani (reviews of others’ work, short stories, and columns), articles written about her, documentary productions, and general correspondence not directly related to any of her publications or articles. Also included are 4 spiral bound notebooks of notes related to her dissertation, an early article based on her dissertation, and 2 notebooks of notes regarding Goldfield, Nevada. Arranged by type of material and chronologically within each type.

As an expert in western history, Zanjani reviewed many works by other authors over the years. These reviews are found here, although it is unknown if this is a complete representation of all reviews written by her. In addition to writing scholarly publications and articles, Zanjani also wrote a few short stories, articles for the Online Nevada Encyclopedia, and information on the KNPB series The Nevada Experience. She served as the president of the Mining History Association which published the newsletter Mining History News and organized a conference every year. A very small portion regarding the MHA conferences she helped organize is included in this series.

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Short stories (fiction): "Making History" in New Trails; "Dead Game Man" in American West: Twenty New Stories from the Western Writers of American; and "Chorampik" in New Frontiers, Volume 1, 1995; 1989; 2001
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Anthology proposal with correspondence and reviews (includes information on Ghost Dance Winter and Other Tales of the Frontier), 1993-1995
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Zanjani, Sally. Ghost Dance Winter and Other Tales of the Frontier. Reno, Nevada: Nevada Historical Society, 1994
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Mining History Association news clipping regarding mining and correspondence regarding publication, board, and conferences, 1995-2000
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Presidential Column in Mining History News, 1998
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Online Nevada Encyclopedia entries with correspondence, 2007-2009
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Documentary and other films, 1998-2004
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The Nevada Experience, 1997
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Review of Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier by Roger D. McGrath in Arizona and the West, 27(2), Summer 1985
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Review of Bacon, Beans, and Galantines by Joseph R. Collins in Labor History, 29(1), Winter 1988
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Review of Wobbly War: The Centralia Story by John McClelland, Jr. in The Western Historical Quarterly, 20(2), May 1989
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Review of John David Borthwick: Artist of the Gold Rush by R. E. Mather and F. E. Boswell in The Western Historical Quarterly, 21(2), May 1990
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Review of Letters from the Nevada Frontier: Correspondence of Tasker L. Oddie, 1898-1902 by William A. Douglass and Robert A. Nylen in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 36(1), Spring 1993
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Review of George Wingfield: Owner and Operator of Nevada by C. Elizabeth Raymond in The Western Historical Quarterly, 24(3), August 1993
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Review of Nellie Cashman: Prospector and Trailblazer by Suzann Ledbetter in Mining History News, 5(2), May 1994
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Review of Senator Alan Bible and the Politics of the New West by Gary E. Elliott in The Western Historical Quarterly, 26(2), Summer 1995
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"Goldfield Hotcakes for Two" recipe and excerpt from Goldfield: The Last Gold Rush on the Western Frontier in Buckskin, Bullets, and Beans: Good Eats and Good Reads from the Western Writers of American, June 1997
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Review of Mining Cultures: Men, Women and Leisure in Butte, 1914-1941 by Mary Murphy in Labor History, 38(4), Fall 1997
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Review of Gold: The California Story by Mary Hill in The Western Historical Quarterly, 32(3), Autumn 2001
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Review of Rooted in Barbarous Soil: People, Culture, and Community of Gold Rush, California by Kevin Starr and Richard J. Orsi in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 48(4), Winter 2005
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Review of John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier by Albert L. Hurtado in Nevada Historical Society Quarterly, 52(2), Summer 2009
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Review of The Silver of the Sierra Madre: John Robinson, Boss Shepherd, and the People of the Canyons by John Mason Hart in Pacific Historical Review, 78(4), November 2009
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Review of The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh by Ronald James and Robert E. Stewart in Nevada in the West, 3(4), Winter 2012
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College papers by Zanjani, 1970-1972
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Dissertation notebooks, volumes 1 and 2, 1974
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Dissertation notebooks, volumes 3 and 4,, 1974
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Goldfield book notes [it is unknown with which book this is associated], undated
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"Partisan Innovation in Nevada, 1889-1918" notes and research, circa 1974
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"Partisan Innovation" drafts, circa 1974
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"Partisan Innovation" journal submissions with correspondence, 1974-1978
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"Woman Suffrage in Nevada" conference paper drafts and notes, 1976
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General correspondence, 1992; 1997-2009; undated
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Articles with mentions of Zanjani, 1993; 1995
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Articles about Sally Zanjani, 2003; 2006; undated
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Newspaper clippings regarding footnotes, publishers, and reading, 1996-1997
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Mining newspaper clippings, 1997-1999
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Miscellaneous, 1997-1998
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Stanley Paher articles, 2003; undated
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Book: Ghost Dance Winter and Other Tales of the Frontier
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Cassette: Sally Zanjani interview on CSPAN, August 1981
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Cassette: Sally Zanjani interview on Western Writers Series with Bill Stobb, September 1997
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Cassette: Presentation by Sally Zanjani for Wingfield Exhibit, undated