Title: Rollan D. Melton Papers
Creator(s): Melton, Rollan, 1931-
Collection Number: 2015-28
Dates (inclusive): 1960s-2010
Physical Extent: 11.0 cubic feet (11 boxes; 32 volumes)
Preferred Citation note: Rollan D. Melton Papers, 2015-28. 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/2015-28-ead.xml

Biographical Note

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Scope and Content

Includes materials relating to his time in journalism, especially with the Gannett newspaper corporation in Reno, Nevada; files relating to his oral history; speeches and writings; volumes of the University of Nevada, Reno's yearbooks; and miscellaneous items of historical interest given to him by various people. Includes some 1856 San Francisco items. Preliminary inventory available in the department.


Unprocessed collection is open for research. Advanced notice is required; contact staff to schedule access. Materials must be used onsite. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law or special donor agreement.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Marilyn Melton, wife of Rollan Melton, August 2015.


Arrangement note

  • Unarranged.


Index Terms

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Geographic Locations:


Oral histories


Administrative Information

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