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Title: Robert Laxalt Papers
Creator(s): Laxalt, Robert, 1923-2001
Collection Number: 85-09
Dates (inclusive): 1936-1996
Physical Extent: 26.5 cubic feet (33 boxes)
Preferred Citation: Robert Laxalt papers, 85-09. 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/85-09-ead.xml

Biographical Note

Robert Laxalt was born on September 25, 1923, in Alturas, California, to Dominique and Theresa Laxalt, immigrants from the Basque provinces of the French Pyrenees. His father was a sheepherder, and his mother operated a boarding house after their move to Carson City, Nevada. Robert was the second of six children: Paul (the oldest), Peter, John, Sister Mary Robert of the Holy Family Order, and Marie Aurelie Bini.

Robert was educated in Carson City, graduating from Carson City High School in 1941. He attended Santa Clara University until entering the U. S. Consular Service during World War II (1943-1945). When the war ended, he became a student at the University of Nevada, Reno. He graduated with a B.A. in English, French, and philosophy in 1947. He married Joyce Nielsen in 1949. They had three children: Bruce, Monique, and Kristin. Laxalt worked as a newspaper reporter during college and after graduation. He started the Capital News Service, Nevada's first wire service, to cover Nevada politics. He was a staff correspondent for United Press, the Nevada correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, and the Nevada political correspondent for the New York Times.

While working as a reporter, Laxalt began writing short stories and magazine articles, selling his first in 1948. He wrote over two hundred articles and short stories, including several for National Geographic Magazine. Laxalt was working on his first novel by 1952 and eventually published sixteen books, both novels and non-fiction. All of his books are based on Nevada, his Basque heritage, or the Basque country. His first published novel, A Man in the Wheatfield, was selected by the American Library Association's Notable Books Council for its "Notable books of 1964" list. His 1974 National Geographic Magazine article, "The Other Nevada," received a Best Western Short Subject Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, Inc. The novella, A Cup of Tea in Pamplona (1985), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.

Laxalt became the Director of News and Publications for the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1954. In 1960, he began to organize what would become the University of Nevada Press, serving as its first director from 1961-1983. He retired as director of the University of Nevada Press in 1983 but continued to teach in the Journalism Department. He was the second Writer in Residence at the University of Nevada, Reno. In 1988, Laxalt became the first person named to the Distinguished Nevada Author Chair at the university.

Robert Laxalt studied Basque culture in Spain and France as a Fulbright scholar, was instrumental in organizing the Western Basque Festival in the United States, and helped establish the Basque Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. He spearheaded a drive to raise funds for a National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder of the American West, located in Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno. In 1986, he was awarded the Tambor de Oro from the City of San Sebastian, Spain, for his contributions to the Basque people's culture and homeland.

Robert Laxalt died in Reno, Nevada, on March 23, 2001. In Laxalt's honor, the Nevada State Library and Archives in Carson City was dedicated as Nevada's first Literary Landmark on Nevada Day, October 31, 2003. The Literary Landmarks Register is a program of Friends of Libraries USA. The first annual Robert Laxalt Distinguished Writer's Program was held at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno in February 2004.

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Scope and Content

A detailed inventory was developed during 2007, in conjunction with mounting the "Sweet Promised Land Exhibit" in the Special Collections Department. That inventory follows this scope and content note.

The bulk of the Robert Laxalt papers consists of his manuscripts and notes for his unpublished stories and novels; manuscripts for many of his published short stories, novels, and full-length books; reviews of and news releases about those publications; and correspondence with his publishers and literary agent concerning his publications. Due to Robert Laxalt's involvement with his brother Paul's campaigns for Nevada Lt. Governor, governor, and U. S. Senator from Nevada, the collection includes material from those campaigns. [Note: the bulk of Paul Laxalt's Senatorial papers form a separate collection in the Special Collections Department - manuscript collection number 83-01.]

The collection also includes some biographical material for several other members of the Laxalt family, including Robert Laxalt's parents, Dominique and Theresa Laxalt, and his wife, Joyce Nielsen Laxalt, who was a cast member in several Reno Little Theater plays before and during her marriage.

Restrictions

Access to materials in Box 5 is restricted, the rest of the collection is open for research.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P1999-10

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Arrangement

  • Unarranged collection. Listing based on detailed inventory prepared for 2007 "Sweet Promised Land Exhibit" in the Special Collections Department.

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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:

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Administrative Information

Collection processed by staffFinding aid prepared by staffThis finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 12, 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Records

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Contents
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1-2
Nevada, A Bicentennial History - original manuscript
1
3-4
Nevada, A Bicentennial History - galley proofs
1
5
Nevada, A Bicentennial History - correspondence (congressional)
1
6
Correspondence, mainly with Curtis Brown
1
7-8
Sweet Promised Land - working manuscript
1
9
Sweet Promised Land - condensed version for Reader's Digest
1
10
Sweet Promised Land - correspondence & notes
1
11
A Man in the Wheatfield - typed manuscript (2 copies)
1
12
A Man in the Wheatfield - working manuscript
1
13
A Man in the Wheatfield - loose pages
1
14
A Man in the Wheatfield - work notes
1
15
A Man in the Wheatfield - screen play
1
16
A Man in the Wheatfield - correspondence
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1
"Basque Words: An English-Basque Basque-English Vocabulary (Guipuzcoan)," by Americo Chiarito, UNR Basque Studies Program, 1977
2
2
Basques - Newspaper clippings; Newsletter (The Basque Studies Program, University of Nevada, Reno): No. 6 (January, 1972); No. 31 (June, 1985)
2
3
Basques articles for National Geographic: (June, 1966); (August, 1968) - Reviews, Newspaper Clippings
2
4
Etulain, Richard W. and Virginia C. Jacobsen. Selected Bibliography of English-Language Materials Relating to the Basques. [Reno, NV]: Basque Studies Program, 1976
2
5
"Golden Ghosts of the Lost Sierra" National Geographic article: Reviews, Correspondence, September, 1973
2
6
Grand Canyon article for National Geographic Traveler: Rollan Melton column
2
7
In a Hundred Graves: Reviews, Correspondence
2
8
The Journal of Ethnic Studies, Vol. I, no. 4 (Winter, 1974) - partial content: review of In a Hundred Graves, p. 114
2
9
A Man in the Wheatfield - movie option: correspondence
2
10
A Man in the Wheatfield - Reviews, correspondence
2
11
Nevada (1971; States of the Nation series): Reviews, correspondence
2
12
Nevada: A Bicentennial History [alternate title: Nevada: A History]: Reviews, correspondence, 1977
2
13
"The Other Nevada," National Geographic article: Reviews, correspondence, newspaper clippings
2
14
Sweet Promised Land - movie option: newspaper clippings
2
15
Sweet Promised Land: Reviews and correspondence
2
16
The Violent Land: Reviews
2
17
Nevada University Magazine (Vol. I, no. 1)
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Contents
3
1
Assorted screenplays & film treatments
3
1
1
Apache Gold by Robert Laxalt
3
1
2
Obsession by Harvey Hart, (based on A Man in the Wheatfield)
3
1
3
Sweet Promised Land
3
1
4
Superstition Mountain by Robert Laxalt
3
1
5
The Trail by Robert Laxalt
3
1
6
(2 untitled treatments)
3
2
"Basque Sheepherders," National Geographic article, page proof
3
3
The Basque Troubadour - Published in Atlantic Monthly
3
4
A Blanket for Jenny - Published in Blue Book
3
5
A Cup of Tea - Author's galleys
3
6
A Cup of Tea - edited manuscript and correspondence
3
7
A Cup of Tea - Page proof
3
8
"Early magazine stories, some published - some not"
3
8
1
"Alex Fleming's Revenge."
3
8
2
"A Blanket for Jenny."
3
8
3
"Crossroads."
3
8
4
"Gambling Agent."
3
8
5
"Golden Gloves." (2 copies)
3
8
6
"The Horse Traders."
3
8
7
"I Live To Die." (2 copies)
3
8
8
"Julie Bulette."
3
8
9
"Lucky Bill Thorrington."
3
8
10
"Man Never Is ... "
3
8
11
"Mountain Meadow."
3
8
12
"The Princess Who Was A Peacemaker." (re: Thocmetony/Sarah Winnemucca)
3
8
13
"The Sacrifice." (2 copies)
3
8
14
"Sam Brown's Humiliation."
3
8
15
"The Secesh Affair."
3
8
16
"The Siege."
3
8
17
"A Woman's Intuition."
3
9
"European Gambling" - working draft
3
10
"From a Balcony in Paris," (short story) it's working draft; and Cosmopolitan (August, 1964), Vol. 157, no. 2
3
11
Grand Canyon story for National Geographic Traveler (Sp 1984)
3
12
In a Hundred Graves: A Basque Portrait - working draft
3
13
A Man in the Wheatfield - screenplay by Gregory Hoblit
3
14
A Man in the Wheatfield - portion of screenplay by Robert Laxalt
3
15
Mayonnaise -Published in Mademoiselle
3
16
Nevada (States of the Nation series) - Cover and photographs
3
17
Nevada - Working draft, Coward-McCann
3
18
Nevada - working manuscript, correspondence and photography; Coward-McCann book
3
19
Pyrenees article for National Geographic Magazine - working draft
3
20
"Sangre de Cristo: New Mexico's Mountains of Mystery," National Geographic Magazine - working draft and correspondence
3
21
"Sheep" (Time-Life Series) - draft of Chapter 3 for Old West Ranchers, and correspondence
3
22
Sweet Promised Land - galley proofs
3
23
Sweet Promised Land - newspaper serialization correspondence (1961-1962); "My First Sheepherding Summer," by Miles F. Potter in Farmer (Nov. 3, 1960); "Ponto: My Little Sheep Dog," by Miles F. Potter, in Farmer (March 17, 1960); Washington Farmer Vol. 86, no. 24 (Dec. 21, 1961), partial content: Chapter 3 of Sweet Promised Land; Washington Farmer (Jan. 4, 1962): partial content: Chapter 5 of Sweet Promised Land.
3
24
Tales the Old Timers Tell - column manuscripts
3
25
Tales the Old Timers Tell - syndicated newspaper column stories, undated clippings
3
26
Trails West - National Geographic book chapter: The California Trail
3
27
"A War in Pleasant Valley." - galleys (Arizona Historical Society book)
3
28
Typed Manuscripts (39 + duplicates), by titles
3
28
1
Acceptance
3
28
2
April
3
28
3
"As each man has a house that he loves, so have I mine."
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28
4
The Basque Troubadour
3
28
5
The Beret
3
28
6
A Complicated Transaction
3
28
7
A Cup of Tea in Pamplona. (section)
3
28
8
?Death In a Small Village
3
28
9
Haying Time
3
28
10
The Healer
3
28
11
"If a man unknowing were to make the perilous ascent from the valley floor and come upon the stone huts in their high place, he might think ..."
3
28
12
Into the Labyrinth. (Grand Canyon article, edited draft and notes)
3
28
13
Jean Pierre's America
3
28
14
Kashinto
3
28
15
Law. (2 copies)
3
28
16
A Lesson of the Eyes
3
28
17
Maitia
3
28
18
The Monk
3
28
19
Navajo Land. (Vista USA Magazine): "It was on a cold, wintry day ..."; a first draft; revised 2nd draft; an unnumbered edited draft
3
28
20
A Newborn Lamb. (2 copies)
3
28
21
No Crossroads for Agustin
3
28
22
A Noble House
3
28
23
Old Woman with a Car
3
28
24
One House -- Three Views
3
28
25
Our Town Crier
3
28
26
Peace
3
28
27
Progress
3
28
28
Proposed piece [preface] on Walter Clark for City of Trembling Leaves, with cover memo from Charlton Laird. (2 copies & several drafts of first page, 1 page of notes)
3
28
29
The Puzzle of Benedict Arnold
3
28
30
"A remarkable thing about it was that he was not at all surprised to see them."
3
28
31
Reunion of Three Poets
3
28
32
Robert's Horses. (2 copies)
3
28
33
School In a Fortress
3
28
34
Theatre of Restraint
3
28
35
The Tilemaker
3
28
36
The Wedding
3
28
37
The Wetback
3
28
38
The Window
3
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39
(last page of unidentified manuscript.)
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1
Authors Guild Bulletin, September, 1973
4
2
Certificate of Office, Snowshoe Thompson Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, Robert Laxalt, June 13, 1959
4
3
Family and personal material
4
4
Gauchos of South America - NG, Reader's Digest: correspondence & research resources
4
5
"Geographic & Curtis Brown (Old)" - correspondence, 1966-1979
4
6
Miscellaneous: "Life" (New York: January 4, 1883), Vol. I, No. 1; Nevada's Admission Day Celebration program (Oct. 31, 1941); newspaper clippings
4
7
National Geographic - Current: correspondence (1967-1982); research resources; James Edward Church: Bibliography Of a Snow Scientist by Helen J. Poulton (University of Nevada Press, 1964)
4
8
Nevada: A Bicentennial History &Nevada (States of the Union series): correspondence
4
9
Robert Laxalt biographical material
4
10
Robert Laxalt correspondence; some re: Sweet Promised Land's screenplay, 1961-1980, undated
4
11
Robert Laxalt correspondence, cont
4
12
Robert Laxalt correspondence, cont
4
13
Robert Laxalt: Newsman Career material & correspondence
4
14
Sweet Promised Land, typed manuscript (originally from Manuscript Collection NC50; in 5 envelopes)
4
15
Therese Laxalt: correspondence; newspaper clippings; memorabilia; Tokes'n Tips Vol. 1, no. 14 (Dec. 19, 1975); "When Theresa Laxalt rests her eyes for a moment on the figure of Christ ..." manuscript draft
4
16
Weekly Reminder, calendar notebook
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Contents
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1
University of Nevada Press - "B. Mello dispute- Press" - correspondence, documents, notes
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6
1
Atlas de la Republica Argentina [Instituto Geografico Militar], 1979
6
2-13
Folders for National Geographic articles
6
2
"The California Trail" and notes (including 3 spiral notebooks)
6
3
"The California Trail" - 5 manuscripts
6
4
The California Trail" - research resources, including: articles; bibliographies; brochures; maps; newspaper clippings; California Monthly (October 1978), Vol. 89, no. 1; Motorland (September/October 1978), Vol. 99, no. 5; The Overland Emigrant Trail to California - A Guide to Trail Markers Placed in Western Nevada and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California by the Nevada Emigrant Trail Marking Committee, Inc. (1975)
6
5
"The Gauchos" - correspondence, manuscripts, notes, first proof copy; research resources
6
6
"The Gauchos" - 6 manuscripts; second & final proof copies; notes
6
7
"New Mexico" - correspondence and notes
6
8
"New Mexico" - research resources, including: brochures, maps; The Pecos Benedictine (Special edition, 1976); Haslanger, Anne C., ed. A History of Vermejo Park [9] pages.; Hyde, Hazel. Maria Making Pottery. Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press, 1973. White Plains, NY: Molycorp. Feb. 18, 1977. ; Molycorp 1976 Annual Report; New Mexico Magazine: (September 1976), Vol. 54, no. 9; (June 1977), Vol. 55, no. 6; (October 1977), Vol. 55, no. 10; (November 1977), Vol. 55, no. 11
6
9
"New Mexico: The Golden Land" - correspondence; edited drafts; work copy; notes; letterpress copy with photographs
6
10
"New Mexico: The Golden Land" -correspondence; manuscripts; notes; research resources, including: Guide to Historical Markers in New Mexico compiled by N. & D. Delgado, 1968
6
11
"New Mexico: The Golden Land" - Ektachrome photograph layout copy; correspondence, manuscript, map, notes
6
12
"New Mexico: The Golden Land" - letterpress copy - with photographs
6
13
"New Mexico: The Mixed Legacy of Coronado" - manuscript, draft pages
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Article & Short Story Manuscripts & Correspondence, by titles
7
1
"The Beginning of Courage" (non-fiction)
7
2
"A Blanket for Jenny."
7
3
Chapter one ...
7
4
"Indians of Mystery: The Anasazi of the Southwest."
7
5
"How To Drink from a Bota."
7
6
"I Love You!!"
7
7
Preface - History of the Carson Brewing Company
7
8
"Report to the Mother General."
7
9
"The Suicide." (2 copies)
7
10
"The Thin Line."
7
11
"Today You Have to Fight." (First Person Award Contribution, Reader's Digest)
7
12
(untitled and notes.)
7
13
"You Can't Do This to Me."
7
14
"The Basque Country: An American Basque Discovers the Land of His Origin" - correspondence, manuscript
7
15
"Basque Sheepherders in America" - manuscript
7
16
Composantos de mi Tierra Vida vasca (handwritten) - In A Hundred Graves: A Basque Portrait, translation by E. L. Placer
7
17
Correspondence; manuscript fragments, 1957-1959
7
18
Divorce - correspondence, 1919-1947
7
19
"Eskual-Herria: Ancient Homeland of the Basques" - 3 manuscripts, notes, research resources
7
20
"The Grand Canyon," National Geographic Traveler article - correspondence; edited galley; manuscript; notes; research resources, including: The Enchanted Light: Images of the Grand Canyon by Barry Thomson (Flagstaff: Museum of Northern Arizona Press), 1979
7
21
In a Hundred Graves- correspondence, notes, 1969-1977, undated
7
22
In a Hundred Graves: A Basque Portrait - Spanish translation: edited typescript
7
23
In a Hundred Graves: A Basque Portrait - typed manuscript (English edition)
7
24
A Man in the Wheatfield - treatment and screenplay by Robert and Joyce Laxalt
7
25
Nevada, A Bicentennial History - correspondence, manuscripts, notes, "Prospectus."
7
26
Nevada, A Bicentennial History- research resources, including: Nevada Highway News (December 1975), Vol. 15, no. 12; Nevada Historical Society Quarterly (Summer 1967), Vol. X, no. 2; newspaper clippings; Orson Hyde and the Carson Valley Mission, 1855-1857: A Thesis, by Albert R. Page (May 1970).
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27
Newspaper clippings, 1947-1950, undated
7
28
"The Other Nevada" - letter, December 20, 1973
7
29
"Pity the Gambler," Crossroader article ( Fortnight) - correspondence, newspaper clipping, 1956
7
30
Reader's Digest article: "The Gauchos" - correspondence; manuscript
7
31
Rejection Letters & Submissions, 1959, undated
7
32
"Sangre De Cristo" - correspondence; first proof (2 copies); second proof
7
33
"Superstition Mountains" - 2 manuscripts, research resources (Wilderness, U.S.A.)
7
35
Sweet Promised Land: Film & Television Series [prospectus]; screenplay by Joyce Laxalt (1 of 2), & correspondence
7
36
Sweet Promised Land screenplay, cont. (2 of 2), by Joyce Laxalt
7
37
"Tales the Old Timers Tell," syndicated newspaper column: clipped columns and typed manuscripts, 1949, undated
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American Weekly manuscripts, notes, & correspondence; "The Basques" (National Geographic)- 2 drafts; notes, research resources; & correspondence
8
2
Business Week - notes, writings, & correspondence
8
3
Correspondence; 1960 speech - Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award (Elko County Library; Elko, NV); & newspaper clippings, 1945-1960, undated
8
4
Correspondence, 1953-1984
8
5
Correspondence re: UNR sabbatical & writings
8
6
A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - typed manuscript
8
7
Eight notebooks
8
8
First fiction story, senior class, Carson High School, typescript, 1940
8
9
Harold's Club feature: notebook; lists of questions for Frank Brabant. Guy Lent, Raymond I. Smith and for 'Historical Theme Article'; typed rough draft.
8
10
A Man in the Wheatfield - rough draft
8
11
Manuscripts (typed), including some " Tales the Old Timers Tell" column drafts; screenplay for "The Massacre."
8
12
" Mostly early rejection slips" & other correspondence with publishers
8
13
Nevada: The House that Gambling Built - typed manuscript (Saturday Evening Post article)
8
14
News writings: newspaper clippings, notes, & correspondence
8
15
" Tales the Old Timers Tell" - syndicated column - clipped columns, undated
8
16
" Tales the Old Timers Tell" - syndicated column manuscripts (1 of 2)
8
17
"Tales the Old Timers Tell" - syndicated column manuscripts (2 of 2)
8
18
"The Ubiquitous Basques" (National Geographic) - 12 drafts, notes; "The Indomitable Basques" (2 copies)
8
19
The Violent Land - correspondence, newspaper clippings; flyer for Legends of the Comstock Lode by Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg
8
20
Vista, U.S.A.: correspondence, manuscript, notes
8
21
Wall Street Journal - article drafts; correspondence; notes; newspaper clippings, undated
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Magazine issues with Robert Laxalt nonfiction articles or short stories, reviews of his books, and magazines containing research resources (arranged alphabetically by magazine title)
9
1
American Association of University Professors Bulletin, Vol. 42, no. 3 - Univ. of Nevada article; cover note, Autumn 1956
9
2
American Magazine, Vol. CLIX, No. 2. With: American Magazine poster for February 1955 issue re: Univ. of Nevada "Coeds of the Month.", February 1955
9
3
Anaitasuna (Basque Country): no. 409 (2 copies), March 1981
9
4
Arizona and the West: A Quarterly Journal of History, Vol. 20, no. 3
9
5
Atlantic Magazine, Vol. 212, no. 4, October 1963
9
6
Bluebook Magazine: (April, 1954), Vol. 98, no. 6; (June, 1955), Vol. 101, no. 2
9
7
Bullock, Alice. Mountain Villages. Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press. [research resource], 1973
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8
Business Week , no. 1242. (Unattributed article by Robert Laxalt)
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9
Comstock's: The Business Magazine of Northern Nevada (Reno, NV): (Spring 1997), Vol. 2, no. 2; (Winter 1998), Vol. 3, no. 1
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10
Cosmopolitan, Vol. 157, no. 2 - "From a Balcony in Paris," by R. Laxalt, pp. 70-75, August 1964
9
11
Desert: Magazine of the Outdoor Southwest (Palm Desert, CA): Vol. 22, no. 6, June, 1959
9
12
Dynamic Years (Long Beach, CA): Vol. 14, no. 6 - "Last of a Hardy Breed" article re: Basques, with R. Laxalt interview, November-December, 1979
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13
Everybody's Digest Vol. 16, no. 3, June, 1952
9
14
Fortnight Magazine, Vol. 19, no. 2, February 1956
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15
Mademoiselle, May 1962
9
16
Le Miroir de la Soule et de la Haute-Soule (Toulouse): no. 159, September 8, 1962
9
17
Nataqua News (Susanville, CA;), Vol. 3, no. 9. Partial content: "Christmas Comes to Lake Tahoe" article about Walter Van Tilburg Clark's poem "Christmas Comes to Hjalsen," p. 19; an annotated copy of the article, December 1999
9
18
National Geographic, Vol. 145, no. 6 - "The Other Nevada" by R. Laxalt, June 1974
9
19
National Review, Vol. XXIX, no. 14 - (re: Paul Laxalt article), April 15, 1977
9
20
Nevada Highways and Parks Magazine (Carson City, NV): (Fall 1964), Vol. XXIV, no. 2; (Winter 1968), Vol. 28, no. IV; (Winter 1970), Vol. 30, no. IV (Fall 1973), Vol. 33, no. III
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Nevada Magazine (Minden, NV): (March 1948), Vol. 3, no. 9; (July 1948), Vol. 3, no. 12; (1977), no. 2; Carson City, NV: (July/Aug. 1980), Vol. 40, no. 4; (March/April 1981), Vol. 41, no. 2, Special Gaming Issue; (October 1981); (Sept./October 1996), Vol. 56, no. 5; (May/June 1998), Vol. 58, no. 3
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22
Nevada State News (Reno, NV): Vol. XIV, no. 16, September 30, 1954
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23
Reno Magazine, February 1980
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24
Reno Pace Magazine (Reno, NV): (October, 1952), Vol. 4, no. 4; (November, 1952), Vol. 4, no. 5; (January, 1953), Vol. 4, no. 7; (February, 1953), Vol. 4, no. 8
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25
Saturday Review, Vol. XLVII, no. 51, December 19, 1964
9
26
Sierra Magazine, Vol. 5, no. 1., January, 1959
9
27
Silver & Blue: The Magazine of the University of Nevada, Reno: Vol. III, no. 5 (2 copies), June, 1992
9
28
State Government Administration (Des Moines, Iowa): Vol. I, no. 1
9
29
The State of Nevada vs. Herman Greenspun (Committee for Political Enlightenment), 1962
9
30
Sunset Magazine, Vol. 156, no. 6 - partial content about Basques, June, 1976
9
31
Time: The Weekly News Magazine, Vol. 84, no. 20; p. 134, November 13, 1964
9
32
Tropical Retirement (Fort Lauderdale, FL): Vol. 1, no. 5, July/August, 1981
9
33
True: The Men's Magazine, Vol. 24, no. 142 - "I Live to Die," by R. Laxalt, pp. 12-13, March, 1949
9
34
UNR Times: University of Nevada Reno Alumni Magazine, Vol. 1, no. 6, May, 1984
9
35
Vista: The Magazine of EXXON Travel Club: (Fall, 1980), Vol. 16, no. 2; (Spring, 1983), Vol. 18, no. 4
9
36
Voice of the Basques (Boise, Idaho): (January 1975), Vol. 1, no. 2; (May 1975), Vol. 1, no. 6; (August 1975), Vol. 1, no. 9
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Western Writers of America, Inc. History, Constitution & Bylaws (1998); The Roundup (Western Writers of America): (May, 1977), Vol. XXV, no. 5.
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38
Writer's World (New York): Vol. 1, no. 7, December 7, 1967
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Correspondence, 1946-1960, undated
10
2
" John Nielsen Laxalt" 3-ring notebook: course notes & many class assignments by Robert Laxalt
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"My Mass Book" - Robert Laxalt (undated)
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Newspaper clippings about boxing
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Newspaper clippings - unsorted
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The Pioche Record (Lincoln County, Nevada): Benny Binion article & R. Laxalt "doodle" art, October 25, 1951
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"Regents Ceremony on R. L. Retirement."
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Robert Laxalt - Biographical Material
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Robert Laxalt - high school diploma w/original case
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Robert Laxalt - newspaper clippings
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Robert Laxalt - Santa Clara 3-ring binder of course notes (1947; undated); drafts of sports news stories by R. Laxalt
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Robert Laxalt - School compositions & class work (1933-1939, undated); high school report cards; The Sixth Grade Chatter (Carson City, Nevada: April 26, 1935; June 7, 1935)
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Robert Laxalt - Two "History" composition books; two "Sociology" composition books; 7th Grade Grammar composition book, 1945
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Robert Laxalt - University of Nevada diploma (1947), in its casing
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Spur Award - Western Writers of America: certificate
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" A Survey of English Literature" by Robert Laxalt (English 95)
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University of Nevada material: " Biography of Dr. Charles J. Armstrong, President of the University of Nevada;" correspondence, " Radio Script Material for Walley Warren;" Corner Stone Ceremonies for the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture (June 14, 1957), University of Nevada; Faculty Bulletin (#582; September 9, 1955).
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University of Nevada Press- correspondence
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University of Nevada Press - correspondence, newspaper clippings; " Notable Nevadans: Snap Shots of Sagebrushers Who Are Doing Things" (June, 1910).
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University of Nevada Press - Mary Etta Sugden correspondence
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Working Newsman Materials: correspondence, draft stories; Robert Laxalt's passport, U.S. Senate Chamber pass, and Press Aide pass to the VIII Olympic Winter Games, (Squaw Valley); Sigma Delta Chi certificate., 1960
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Paul Laxalt: Campaign for U. S. Senate (1964) - Biographical information; "Destroy Constitutional Incentivism and You Destroy America!" by John W
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Anderson (May 21, 1964); "Memorandum on Rejection and Allowance of Ballots;" NAM Reports (National Association of Manufacturers; Washington, D.C.) Vol. 9, no. 32 (Aug. 10, 1964); newspaper clippings; notes; radio spots.
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Paul Laxalt: Campaign for U. S. Senate (1964) - Bobby Baker & Sen. Howard Cannon material
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Paul Laxalt: Campaign for U. S. Senate (1964) - "Chart of Organization Committees - Laxalt for Senate;" correspondence; notes; position statements (various issues); press releases
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Paul Laxalt: Campaign for U. S. Senate - correspondence, Nevada gaming information; notes; Republican National Convention material, 1964
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Paul Laxalt - Correspondence, 1939-1985
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Paul Laxalt for Governor Campaign: correspondence; drafts of press releases; "The First Twelve Months: An Executive Report to Nevadans," (December, 1967); position statements (various topics); speech; "Text of Paul Laxalt's Campaign Kickoff Telecast (Sept. 22)., 1966-1967
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Paul Laxalt: Governor's Race, 1966 - campaign calendar (Sept. , Oct. & Nov. 1966); correspondence; Inaugural Address (Jan. 7, 1967); newspaper clippings; notes; press releases; Republican Report (Republican National Committee; Washington, D.C.) Vol. VI, no. 3 (May, 1968)
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Paul Laxalt: 1974 Senate race against Harry Reid - correspondence, drafts of campaign materials; newspaper clippings; records of Reid's legislative activity & political funding
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Paul Laxalt: 1966 Campaign against Gov. Sawyer - biographical sketch of Warden Carl Hocker; draft press releases; notes; press releases
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Paul Laxalt: Lieutenant Governor campaign, 1962 - correspondence; draft press releases; Nevada Republican (October, 1962; Carson City, Nevada); newspaper clippings; notes; The Santa Claran (Fall, 1962); speech manuscripts; statistical data
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Paul Laxalt - Speech Material - biographical information; "Bulletin" (State of Nevada Centennial Commission; Reno, Nevada), Vol. XX (May 8, 1964); correspondence; "Economic Council Letter" (National Economic Council, Inc., New York) No. 567 (January 15, 1964); "Governmental Research Newsletter" (University of Nevada, Bureau of Governmental Research; Reno, NV): Vol. II, no. 1 (October , 1961); Vol. II, no. 5 (February, 1962); Vol. II, no. 6 (March, 1962); Vol. II, no. 7 (April, 1962); "How to Pay for Your Child's College Education" by Sidney Margolius (Public Affairs Pamphlet no. 342); "Lake Tahoe" (Lake Tahoe Area Council) Vol. 5, no. 7 (July 31, 1963); magazine articles; "Nevada Centennial, 1864-1964: A Century of Faith;" Nevada Ranch & Home: "What's Ahead" (Univ. of Nevada, Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Agricultural Education, Cooperative Extension Service; Reno, Nevada) No. 17 (January 1964); newspaper clippings; press releases; "Rebel Yell" (Las Vegas, Nevada) Vol. VII, no. 13 (May 1, 1963); "Sunny Side of the Street" (May, 1964)
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Paul Laxalt: Speeches, 1969, 1973, 1974 and 1984
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Paul Laxalt: Statements & Speeches: newspaper clippings; notes, 1971 and 1974
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Barry Goldwater campaign materials
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Bruce Robert Laxalt: items from Reno High School (1966-1969), including: Red and Blue (Reno High School) Vol. 81, no. 1 (Sep. 20, 1968); Carson City Chronicle: Vol. XIII, no. 17 (October 13, 1939); Vol. XX, no. 9 (August 16, 1946);Carson City Daily Appeal, Vol. 75, no. 227 (June 27, 1938)
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Ed Fike for Governor, campaign materials (1970)
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"The Hughes Legacy" - Time Magazine (April 19, 1976); Newsweek (April 19, 1976)
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Lt. Gov. Paul Laxalt's Newsletter: Vol. 1, no. 10 (October, 1966); 1 reel-to-reel tape labeled: "Paul Laxalt (May 27, '65), White Pine Hi, Erin Macgilleihay (sp.?)."
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The Nevada Register (Official Catholic Newspaper of the Diocese of Reno): Vol. XXVII, no. 25 (June 22, 1951); Vol. XXVII, no. 44 (Nov. 2, 1951); Vol. XXVIII, no. 7 (Feb. 15, 1952); Vol. XXXIX, no. 36? (Sept. 20, 1963)
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Nevada State Journal (Reno, NV): Vol. LXVI, no. 335; [Vol. 75], no. 54 (Jan. 24, 1946), pp. 1-2, 13-14, only, October 10, 1937
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Paul Laxalt articles & Stephen Laxalt article, 1981
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Paul Laxalt, Campaign Materials for Nevada Governor, 1966
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Paul Laxalt, Campaign Materials for Nevada Lt. Governor, and sample ballot, 1962
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Paul Laxalt, Campaign Materials for U. S. Senate, 1966
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Paul Laxalt, Campaign Materials - political cartoons; printer proofs
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Paul Laxalt: Ephemera - Target practice silhouette (used)
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Paul Laxalt: high school memorabilia; Carson City Public School report card (1933); Saint Theresa's Church confirmation letter (1943); University of Denver College of Law transcript record (6-21-1949); newspaper clipping (3-20-1957); law office announcement card
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Paul Laxalt: Media coverage as U. S. Senator - Newsweek: Nov. 18, 1974; Aug. 9, 1976; Dec. 12, 1977; March 27, 1978; Sept. 2, 1985; Nov. 4, 1985
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Paul Laxalt: Media coverage as U. S. Senator - Time Magazine, Sept. 2, 1985
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Paul Laxalt: Media coverage as U. S. Senator and Governor - Alumni News (University of Nevada), [1968]; National Associated Businessmen's Economy Voting Record, 91st Congress (1969-1970); Newsweek (Jan. 15, 1968); The Review of the News, Vol. 14, no. 29 (July 19, 1978); Santa Clara Magazine, Vol. XXV, no. 8 (June 1983)
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Paul Laxalt: Nevada Governor - memorabilia, including: The History of the Capitol Building and Governor's Mansion, 1968
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Paul Laxalt, Newspaper Clippings (unsorted)
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Paul Laxalt, Newspaper Clippings, cont. (1 of 2, unsorted)
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Paul Laxalt, Newspaper Clippings, cont. (2 of 2, unsorted)
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Paul Laxalt: " 1970 Campaign Factbook Published by the Republican Research Board"
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Paul Laxalt: U. S. Senator - memorabilia, including: Paul for many reasons (newspaper); Tasker L. Oddie, U. S. Senate campaign brochure, 1938
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Biographical & Autobiographical Material: Robert Laxalt; article manuscripts; notes; 1998 calendar
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Correspondence, 1961-1976
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Correspondence, 1982-1997, undated
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Correspondence, 1998
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Correspondence, 1999-2001
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Curtis Brown, Ltd.: Reports & Correspondence, 1998-1999
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Dominique Laxalt & Theresa Laxalt Material: Dominique Laxalt's birth certificate (photocopy); Theresa Laxalt estate document; correspondence; 1938 speech by Key Pitman (Congressional Record, 75th Congress, Third Session
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"Erickson & Holloran" - film options correspondence, 1997-1999
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The Land of My Fathers: Revised galleys, University of Nevada Press, August 30,1999
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Literary criticism articles & correspondence, 1997, 1998
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Magazine Articles
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"Mailing List & Addresses for Books."
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A Man in the Wheatfield- film option document, 1994; correspondence, 1996, undated
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Miscellaneous: "Gernikako Arbola" (Basque song, score & lyrics); Walter Van Tilburg Clark newspaper clipping (May 16, 1952); Three-cent stamp books; standards for registering tree carvings (typed); Basque tree carvings newspaper clipping (1998); recipes; 1 sheet of cartoon drawings.
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Misc. Notes (typed & handwritten), Part 1
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Misc. Notes (typed & handwritten), Part 2; Rabies research resources & correspondence
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clippings
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Clark, Keith A. "Rabies" (undated article);
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Coe, Lee. "Rabies: Gun Dogs." Field & Stream (March 1973), pp. 254-262
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Price, Willet J., as told to Hazel Heckkan. "Boots and Forceps" (Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, 1973 (photocopied pp. 69-89, 152-156)
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Washoe County, Nevada. District Health Dept. "Twenty Year History of Rabies in Nevada;"
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Weisdack, Bob. Rabies: Facts Not Fiction (1983, rev. 1st ed.);
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Young, James A. "Rabies in Rangeland Environments." Rangelands Vol. 6, no. 2, reprint article, April 1984
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Misc. Notes (typed & handwritten), Part 3
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Newspaper Clippings, 1980-1999, undated
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"Newspaper Articles, 2001."
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Sierra Nevada Golden Gloves District Amateur Boxing Championships Souvenir Program & newspaper clipping, 1974
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Ormsby House items, including: landscape & exterior drawings, correspondence
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"Reviews"
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" Sweet Promised Land/Family Tree Productions; Paul Roman."
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Sweet Promised Land - Spanish Translation" - correspondence, January 1, 2001
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UNR Press Corr.", 1964-2000
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Bruce Laxalt - newspaper clippings, 1968, undated
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France-Soir - sections from, April 15, 16, 19 and 21, 1969
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Governor Grant Sawyer - newspaper clippings, 1962-1977, undated
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Herriz-Herri (Paul Laxalt article, undated section)
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John Laxalt - newspaper clipping, March 14, 1942
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Paul Laxalt: Attorney - newspaper clippings, 1957-1962, undated
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Paul Laxalt: Chairman of State Republican Policy Committee - newspaper clippings, 1962, undated
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Paul Laxalt: Governor - newspaper clippings, 1966-1971, undated
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Paul Laxalt: Lieut. Governor - Newspaper clippings, 1962-1966, undated
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Paul Laxalt: Miscellaneous newspaper clippings
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Paul Laxalt: U. S. Senator - newspaper clippings, 1977-1985, undated
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Peter Laxalt - newspaper clippings, 1965, undated
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Senator George McGovern: United Nations speech (Spokane, WA; Oct. 28, 1972); newspaper article (Oct. 29, 1972)
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Senator Pat McCarran (8/8/1876-9-28-1954) - newspaper clippings (1954, undated)
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Lerude, Warren: "The Westerners--New Spirit and Values in Washington," New York Times manuscript
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Newspaper Clippings - unsorted, (#1 of 3)
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Newspaper Clippings - unsorted, (#2 of 3)
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Newspaper Clippings - unsorted, (#3 of 3)
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Paul Laxalt: correspondence (1964-1969, undated); Sample Ballot: General Election (1974); Notes
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Paul Laxalt: Newspaper Clippings, 1964-1976, undated
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"RAGGIO campaign Material."
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"RAGGIO Campaign Material" - Raggio Report: July-October 1970), Vol. 1, nos. 1-2, 4-5; Senator Cannon Reports: (May 1970), undated; 1970 Campaign Questionnaire; press releases: June-October 1970, undated; Raggio Regulars - 1970
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"RAGGIO Campaign Materials": magazine articles (1970); newspaper clippings: July-September, 1970 & undated
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"RAGGIO Campaign Materials": Governor Paul Laxalt's TV & Radio spots (9); 30" television spots, nos. 2-8; Lt. Governor Paul Laxalt speech, October 3, 1966
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Robert Laxalt correspondence, 1964-1979
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Robert Laxalt: Miscellaneous Writing Project Resources
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Rollan D. Melton's eulogy of Edward A. Olsen (photocopy)
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Theresa Laxalt Memorial Scholarship - correspondence, 1978
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona. - original manuscript
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - typescript
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - revised manuscript
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - author's galleys (1 of 2)
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - author's galleys (2 of 2)
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - Xerox of printed ed
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - edited typescript
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - typescript with author's changes
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Nomination of Robert Laxalt for Pulitzer Prize for A Cup of Tea in Pamplona, 1985
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Nevada: A Bicentennial History - author's proof copy (1 of 3)
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Nevada: A Bicentennial History - author's proof copy (2 of 2)
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Nevada: A Bicentennial History - author's proof copy (3 of 3)
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Nevada: A Bicentennial History - typescript (1 of 3)
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Nevada: A Bicentennial History - typescript (2 lf 3)
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Nevada: A Bicentennial History - typescript (3 of3)
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Chillida at Gernika: Birth of a Monument. La Jolla, CA: Tasende Gallery. Text by Robert Laxalt, 1988
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Child of the Holy Ghost - early draft (1 of 3)
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Child of the Holy Ghost - early draft (2 of 3)
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Child of the Holy Ghost - early draft (3 of 3)
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The Basque Hotel. - uncorrected draft(1 of 4)
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The Basque Hotel. - uncorrected draft(2 of 4)
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The Basque Hotel. - uncorrected draft(3 of 4)
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The Basque Hotel- uncorrected draft (4 of 4)
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The Basque Hotel - early drafts with and without title "Rites of Passage," corrected typescript
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"The French Hotel" - undated corrected typescript of The Basque Hotel (1 of 2)
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"The French Hotel" - undated corrected Typescript of The Basque Hotel (2 of 2)
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The Basque Hotel - undated Draft (1 of 2)
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The Basque Hotel- undated draft (2 of 2)
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The Basque Hotel - uncorrected galley proof
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The Basque Hotel - corrected Xerox of printed pages
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The Basque Hotel - early draft (1 of 3)
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The Basque Hotel - early draft (2 of 3)
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The Basque Hotel - early draft (3 of 3)
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"Rites of Passage [ The Basque Hotel] - corrected draft (1 of 3)
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"Rites of Passage [ The Basque Hotel] - corrected draft (2 of 3)
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"Rites of Passage [ The Basque Hotel] - corrected draft (3 of 3)
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"Rites of Passage [ The Basque Hotel] - draft (1 of 2)
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"Rites of Passage [ The Basque Hotel] - draft (2 of 2)
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"French Hotel" [The Basque Hotel] - clean typescript (1 of 2)
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"French Hotel" [The Basque Hotel] - clean typescript (2 of 2)
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The Basque Hotel - early draft with corrections (1 of 3)
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The Basque Hotel - early draft with corrections (2 of 3)
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The Basque Hotel - early draft with corrections (3 of 3)
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A Time We Knew: Images of Yesterday in the Basque Homeland, also with subtitle "The Basque Country Before Change." - original manuscript (spiral bound)
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A Time We Knew- original typescript manuscript
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A Time We Knew: The Basque Country Before Change - uncorrected typescript
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A Time We Knew - corrected manuscript
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A Time We Knew - corrected draft (1 of 4)
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A Time We Knew - corrected draft (2 of 4)
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A Time We Knew - corrected draft, (3 of 4)
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A Time We Knew - corrected draft, (4 of 4)
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A Time We Knew - galley proofs
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A Time We Knew - corrected Xerox copy of printed pages
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A Time We Knew - various drafts (1 of 3)
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A Time We Knew - various drafts (2 of 3)
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A Time We Knew - various drafts (3 of 3)
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In a Hundred Graves - edited copy
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In A Hundred Graves - 2nd draft
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"Land of the Ancient Basques."
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"Europe Discovers the Pyrenees: Ancient Peoples in Transition."
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Nevada. - original manuscript
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Nevada - galley proofs
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"The Other Nevada."
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"The Other Nevada" - for National Geographic
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"Basque Sheepherders of America" - original manuscript for National Geographic
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"The Storied Superstitions" - National Geographic book chapter for Wilderness, U.S.A.
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"Eskual-Herria: Ancient Homeland of the Basques" - copy of original manuscript for National Geographic
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"Europe's Mighty Pyrenees: Isolated Peoples in Transition" - copy of 1st draft for National Geographic
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Misc. correspondence; Sweet Promised Land book cover, 1985, undated
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UNR Times, Vol. 3, no. 3 - Article on 1st Basque-English dictionary, January-February 1986
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Paul Laxalt for President material: correspondence (1986-1987); newspaper clippings (1985-1987, undated); "America Salutes Paul Laxalt" program (March 3, 1986); Paul Laxalt biographical sketch (Spanish language); "Laxalt Exploratory Committee" folder: biographical sketch, statement by Paul Laxalt (April 28, 1987), donation forms, "Presidential Campaign Contributions" guidelines; "A Nevada Conservative in Communist Russia" (Dec. 13, 1978); "Tentative Outline: A Book by U. S. Senator Paul Laxalt" - untitled (typed)
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Next to final draft, pp. 1-100, 1992
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Next to final draft, pp. 101-229, 1992
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Key to rewrite
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Retyped draft, pp. 1-100
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Retyped Draft, pp. 101-229
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Early Draft, Chapters 1-7
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Child of the Holy Ghost - [Early Draft], Chapters 8-end
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The Basque Hotel - Early Draft, pp. 1-98
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The Basque Hotel - Early Draft, pp. 99-183
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The Basque Hotel - Early Draft, pp. 184 (pt. 2)-253
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Final Draft, pp. 1-100
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Final Draft, pp. 101-224
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Unreviewed master manuscript, pp. 1-100
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Unreviewed master manuscript, pp. 101-229
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Clippings - general, about Robert Laxalt - Nevada Writers Hall of Fame material
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Clippings - Features & ads on/about Laxalt; correspondence, 1957-1990
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American Folklife Center, Library of Congress certificate: Paradise Valley, NV Folklife Project, 1978-1980
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Brushfire (UNR), Vol. XLI (R. Laxalt interview), 1991-1992
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Silver & Blue (UNR) (June 1992) Vol. III, no. 5
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - Reviews
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In A Hundred Graves - Reviews
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Nevada: A History - Reviews
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The Basque Hotel - Reviews
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Reviews, Features; correspondence, 1992-1993
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A Man in the Wheatfield - Reviews
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Sweet Promised Land- Reviews (1 of 2)
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Sweet Promised Land - Reviews (2 of 2)
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A Lean Year - Early Writings (bound draft)
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A Family Matter - [Early draft of The Governor's Mansion], pt. 1 of 4
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A Family Matter - [Early draft of The Governor's Mansion], pt. 2 of 4
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A Family Matter - [Early draft of The Governor's Mansion], pt. 3 of 4
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A Family Matter - [Early draft of The Governor's Mansion], pt. 4 of 4
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The Governor's Mansion - final changes by Laxalt, notes
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The Basque Hotel- Corrected typescript
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A Time We Knew - Corrected typescript, 1 of 2
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A Time We Knew - Corrected typescript, 2 of 2
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Sweet Promised Land - excerpt publication, 1981
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Sweet Promised Land - screenplay, 2nd draft, Peter L. McCrea and Jack Fitzgerald
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Sweet Promised Land- correspondence, 1986-1992
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"Wheatfield" - Screenplay of A Man in the Wheatfield. A Richard A. Colla/Rico Lion Film
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A Man in the Wheatfield - correspondence
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Basque Hotel - correspondence
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Basque Hotel - Readers' comments
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In a Hundred Graves: A Basque Portrait - Spanish translation draft
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In a Hundred Graves: A Basque Portrait - Draft, Spanish translation, with preface by Juan P. Magunagoicoechea
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In a Hundred Graves - correspondence
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"Los Vascos y America: Ideas, Hechos, Hombres" - Chapter by Robert Laxalt, originally published in In A Hundred Graves, 1991
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - correspondence
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A Cup of Tea in Pamplona - review
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Nevada: A History - Preface to new addition
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"Fortune Seekers" by Robert Laxalt, from Nevada: A History. Published in Nevada Magazine
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Nevada, by Robert Laxalt, - correspondence
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Nevada - press releases, reviews
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Nevada - typescript notes
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A Time We Knew- draft contract, correspondence, 1989-1990
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A Time We Knew - reviews
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"A Golden Belt: A Novel," by Robert Laxalt. Child of the Holy Ghost - typescript
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Child of the Holy Ghost - draft notes
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Child of the Holy Ghost - correspondence
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A Lean Year and Other Stories - edited manuscript, October 1993
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A Lean Year and Other Stories - Photocopy of corrected page proofs, 1994
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A Lean Year - drafts
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A Lean Year - correspondence, publicity
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The Governor's Mansion - page proofs, June 9, 1994
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The Governor's Mansion - draft, chapters 2-5
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The Governor's Mansion - notes, drafts - incomplete
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The Governor's Mansion - draft
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The Governor's Mansion - correspondence
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The Governor's Mansion - reviews
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"Rainbow's End: Gold and Snow in California's Lost Sierra" by Robert Laxalt, for National Geographic Magazine (text copy), 1972
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"Unconquerable Chasm: Exploring the Grand Canyon" by Robert Laxalt, National Geographic Magazine (proof sheets, corrected)
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Research notes: Grand Canyon
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"Unconquerable Chasm: Exploring the Grand Canyon" by Robert Laxalt, National Geographic Magazine, outline and notes to journalism class
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"The Enduring Pyrenees." by Robert Laxalt in National Geographic - Draft, December 1974
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"The Enduring Pyrenees" - text copy
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"The Gauchos: Last of a Breed." by Robert Laxalt in National Geographic Magazine, & Draft, October 1980
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"The Gauchos" - correspondence, research notes
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"The Indomitable Basques," by Robert Laxalt, in National Geographic Magazine, July 1985; also, "Discovery in Labrador: A 16th Century Whaling Port and Its Sunken Fleet" by unidentified author. Also, final draft, "The Ubiquitous Basques," and comments.
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"The Ubiquitous Basques," for National Geographic - Final draft, 1st go-round
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"Death Valley: Nature at the Limits," by Robert Laxalt, in National Geographic Traveler, Autumn 1986 - Final version and drafts
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"Rodeo," by Robert Laxalt - rough and near final drafts, Undated
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Chapters for unidentified book: Black Rock Tom, Ira, Paiutes
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"50 States of Mind" - Nevada essay by Laxalt
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"Dominique" - Narrative outline for book or screenplay, May 18, 1978
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"What has Wide-Open Gambling Done to Nevada?" by Robert Laxalt, in Saturday Evening Post, September 20, 1952.
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"European Gambling: A Survey of Major Casinos," by Robert Laxalt - Corrected typescript, June, 1961
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The Nevadan Section of the Las Vegas Review Journal [cover only]. Section contained short story by Laxalt, "The First Snow.", December 25, 1983
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"A Pioneer Saga of Crossing Nevada, Death Was a Companion," by Robert Laxalt, in Reno Gazette-Journal issue, October 31, 1995.
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Reno Gazette-Journal articles for Nevada's 125th anniversary., 1995
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"Tiermas: Death of a Medieval Town" : A Film Documentary." Synopsis by Robert Laxalt
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"A Wave of Woollybacks." Chapter 3 from unidentified book in the Time/Life Western Series
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"The Ranchers" outline [for Time/Life series?]
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Article about the Donner Party and James Reed, by Laxalt
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Outline/prospectus: "Nevada: Window on the West" or "The Other Nevada: Window on the West."
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Laxalt's article on Warren Lerude, Norman F. Cardoza, and Foster Church and Pulitzer Prize
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Notes by Laxalt on the First Basque Festival
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Leaves of unidentified manuscripts by Laxalt
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Forwards and Prefaces by Laxalt in Books by Other Authors
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Glenbrook, Nevada: The Story of Lake Tahoe's Bliss Family by Sessions S. Wheeler with William W. Bliss. Slightly revised 1st two chapters; "Reader" correspondence & forward by Robert Laxalt.
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Glenbrook, Nevada - [includes forward by Robert Laxalt], pt. 1 of 3
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Glenbrook, Nevada - pt. 2 of 3
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Glenbrook, Nevada - pt. 3 of 3
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From Mountain Highs to Desert Lowsby Rich Moreno. Forward by Robert Laxalt
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Laxalt's Introduction to Jack Bacon's book about Lyle Ball
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Laxalt's Forward to Tales of Nevada by Norm Nielson
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Forward by Laxalt for Nevadans, by Rollan Melton, 1987
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Laxalt's review of Song of the Meadowlark by John A. Sanford
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Manuscripts by Other Authors
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Ranching in the American West by William A. Douglass
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Lonely Lives Under the Big Sky by William A. Douglass
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Inventing an Ethnic Identity: The First Basque Festival by William A. Douglass
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"So Little Time: Peregrinations in Politics," by Les Gray, 1992
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Alonso de Salazar Frias: The Results of the Entire Visitation and Publication of the Edict in the Concern of the Sect of the Witches," Second Letter
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Deep Blue Memory by Monique Laxalt Urza, reviews
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Literary Apocalypse Galena, 1995
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Research Notes
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Notes on tree carvings
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Articles about Wendover, Nevada/Utah
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Surprise Valley/Eagleville
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Correspondence, Undated
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Correspondence of Robert Laxalt, October 6, 1964-October 16, 1989
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Correspondence, February 29, 1990-November 27, 1995
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Feature Writing for Magazines: Lecture Notes for Journalism Class given by Robert Laxalt; Book I, Fall semester 1985
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Feature Writing for Magazines; Book I, Spring Semester, 1985
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Feature Writing for Magazines, Book 2 - Robert Laxalt, Spring 1985
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National Council of the Humanities nomination
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Laxalt's list of "must read" books
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Class lecture materials
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Articles about and short stories/columns by Ernest Hemingway [used as class material?]
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Course material for Literary Journalism - from Journalism to Literature, Spring 1995
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Dominique Laxalt. Newspaper clippings, correspondence Laxalt family genealogy, 1886-1971
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Clippings about Robert Laxalt
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Article: "Robert Laxalt: A Genre of Basque" by Katherine Limon
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"Ambassador of the Basques in the U.S.A."- Article about Laxalt, author unidentified
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Tambor de Oro Award - Part 1 of 2 (non-English newspaper clippings)
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Tambor de Oro Award - Part 2 of 2 (correspondence, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, remarks); Basque Studies Program Newsletter, May 1986
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Teresa Laxalt, 1909-1978
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Paul Laxalt materials, Part 1 of 2
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Paul Laxalt materials, Part 2 of 2
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Paul Laxalt's speech introducing Pres. Reagan at the Republican National Convention, Houston, TX, 1992
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Misc. clippings, Basque material, Humane Facts (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assoc.)., 1989
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Screenplay, "Dominique" - descriptions of scenes, Pt. 1 of 2
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Screenplay, "Dominique" - descriptions of scenes, Pt. 2 of 2
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Screenplay, "Dominique"
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Child of the Holy Ghost - Draft
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A Lean Year - Draft - "The Murderer."
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A Lean Year - Draft - "Night Ride," "The Bus Station," "Guest of Honor."
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"Crossroads" manuscript used in A Lean Year
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"The Snake Pen," used in A Lean Year
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"The Graduation," used in A Lean Year
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"The Empty Cold," [name changed to "A Lean Year" for the book A Lean Year]
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"The Law Comes to Virginia City" - manuscript (missing pgs. 1-6. Published in A Lean Year
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"The Law Comes to Virginia City" [Published in A Lean Year]
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"Sixty Miles from Reno" [Published in A Lean Year as "Sixty Miles is a Long Trip"]
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"Sixty Miles is a Long Trip" [Published in A Lean Year]
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"Old Button," with notes by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. Published in A Lean Year, Circa 1947
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"Old Button" [Published in A Lean Year]
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"Valley of the Deer" - manuscript published in A Lean Year
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"The Herd Stalker" - manuscript used in A Lean Year
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The Lean Year
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"Wine," published in A Lean Year
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"The First Snow," published in A Lean Year
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"The Gun" [Published in A Lean Year]
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"Wild Oats" [Not published in A Lean Year.]
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"Mr. Abbey" [Not used in A Lean Year]
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"The Bus Station," early short story, not used in A Lean Year
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"Golden Gloves" [Not used in A Lean Year]
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"Golden Gloves" manuscript [First short story written by Laxalt] [ Not used in A Lean Year]
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The Governor's Mansion Draft, outline
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Governor's Mansion Draft - Chapter 7
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The Governor's Mansion - Chapter 13, 14, Draft ms
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Dust Devil - rough draft
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Part Two: Dust Devil manuscripts
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Dust Devil - possible endings - Draft
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"The Beginning of Desolation" [Laxalt's first novel - unpublished]
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"The Changing Face of European Gambling," [non-fiction article]
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A Lean Year and Other Stories - [Edited draft], 1 of 3
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A Lean Year and Other Stories - [Edited draft], 2 of 3
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A Lean Year and Other Stories - [Edited draft], 3 of 3
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Governor's Mansion - [Edited draft], 1 of 3
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Governor's Mansion - [Edited draft], 2 of 3
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Governor's Mansion - [Edited draft], 3 of 3
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A Private War - Edited manuscript
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Clippings about Laxalt
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Articles about Laxalt in Basque publications
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A Private War - typescript with corrections
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A Private War- Author's review of edited copy
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Scrapbook of newspaper clippings (1937-1952, undated): i.e. Paul Laxalt Carson High School Honor Roll & sports events; newspaper stories by Robert Laxalt; along with notes for newspaper articles; correspondence; Capital News Service Releases; Reno Little Theater season programs
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Magazine issues related to Laxalt's writing
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American Weekly: March 27, 1949; May 1, 1949; September 25, 1949; Dec. 4, 1949; Jan. 1, 1950; Jan. 22, 1950; Jan. 14, 1951; July 1, 1951; July 22, 1951; Dec. 16, 1951; April 13, 1952; June 29, 1952 (all containing Laxalt stories)
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Look, June 15, 1954
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The Nevadan (Jan. 15, 1984) and "The most dangerous gunfighters of them all" from (Nov. 4, 1973)
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The Saturday Evening Post (Sept. 20, 1952) and promotional poster for "What Has Wide-Open Gambling Done to Nevada?" article
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Paul Laxalt campaign: 1 white tee shirt imprinted: "Laxalt '66;" 2 dark gray, short-sleeved sweatshirts imprinted: "Laxalt '66."
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Robert Laxalt's football shoulder pads (Nov. 2, 1935; Carson City, Nevada.)
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Paul Laxalt: U. S. Senate Race against Senator Howard Cannon
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bumper stickers (3): "Laxalt U. S. Senator;"
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collection of front pages of newspapers (1964, tied together);
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invitation to Desert Inn and Howard Hughes' Chaine des Rotisseurs;
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Paul Laxalt: Campaign for Nevada Governor, roll of teleprompter sheets for political ads;
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Paul Laxalt: U. S. Senate campaign against Sen. Howard Cannon - newspaper clippings;, 1964
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Paul Laxalt: U. S. Senate campaign against Sen. Howard Cannon - newspaper clippings;, Undated
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2 election posters;
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U. S. Senate wall calendar, 1986
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Basque beret (black)
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"I'm Tall For Paul - Laxalt - Republican For U.S. Senator," cardboard campaign hat
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A Basque Journal - manuscript (May 20, 1998), typed; correspondence, 1998. Additional story for A Basque Journal, August 25, 1997
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A Basque Journal - manuscript, typed (Basque Book Series) - edits
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A Basque Journal - manuscript with edits (photocopy) - from a 3-ring notebook
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Child of the Holy Ghost - correspondence, & notes (Curtis Brown, Harper Collins & University of Nevada Press), 1991-1992
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"Country of STR/CNTR Wolves"
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Dust Devils - manuscript (Exact sample), Part I, Chapters 1-6; notes for part three; cover art & letter, May 11,1997
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Dust Devils: galleys, May 22,1997; partial edited galleys, May 15,1997; and correspondence, 1997
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In a Hundred Graves: A Basque Portrait - translation edition correspondence, 1999-2000 and undated
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Notes and drafts for stories - handwritten & typed; one legal pad of notes (The Rocking Chair)
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Notes for novella, handwritten & typed (re. Black Rock Desert, Indians, ranching, etc.); "The Emigrant Experience along the Applegate-Lassen Trail ..." [Journal of J. Goldsborough Bruff, 1849]; Jack R. Shaw [... building a ranch in Nevada], 1992
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Perry, Frank Vernon. "The Last Indian Uprising in the United States: Little High Rock Canyon, Nevada; January 19th, 1911." (1949) & cover letter (September 3, 1993).
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A Private War - manuscript & correspondence, 1997
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A Private War - corrected galleys; laser printout of map for endsheets; correspondence, 1998
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A Private War - manuscript, typed, with edits
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"Time of the Rabies: Highlander Pictures; Jane D. Coleman"
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Time of the Rabies - original manuscript, typed, with edits; notes for the book
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A Time We Knew: The Basque Country Before Change (spiral bound edition, undated); undated letter
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Travels With My Royal, typed manuscript
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Untitled novel manuscript (5 chapters, 117 pp.), typed
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The Basque Hotel: reviews and correspondence
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Child of the Holy Ghost: reviews
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Clippings about Laxalt
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Cup of Tea in Pamploma - reviews
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The Governor's Mansion - reviews, newspaper clippings; Pulitzer Prize nomination: newspaper clippings
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"Identity and tradition in In a Hundred Graves," by David Rio Raigadas; "Ambassador of the Basques in the USA;" and cover note, September 18, 1995
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In a Hundred Graves - material for the Carmelo Urza translation
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In a Hundred Graves - reviews
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A Lean Year and Other Stories - reviews
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A Lean Year and The Governor's Mansion
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A Man in the Wheatfield - reviews
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Nevada, A History - reviews
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Robert Laxalt: Biographical list of publications, June 23, 1960
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Sweet Promised Land - reviews
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A Time We Knew - reviews
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University of Nevada Press, article, October 30, 1994
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For the National Geographic Society: 5 spiral-bound mock-up articles: "California's Lost Sierra (April 4, 1973); "Sangre de Cristo Mountains (March 31, 1978); "The Gauchos" (38 pp. and 24 pp.; Aug. 3, 1979); "Basque Whalers" (March 14, 1985)
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Boxing Bouts: Carson vs. Stewart - "Frenchy" Laxalt vs. Lee Howard (Carson City, Nevada) poster, April 16
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Robert P. Laxalt Certificate of Promotion (Grammar Dept. of the Carson City Public Schools; Carson City, Nevada), June 8, 1937
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Odyssey: The Art of Photography at National Geographic by Jane Livingston (Washington, D.C.: Thomasson-Grant & The Corcoran Gallery of Art)with cover note to Robert Laxalt, 1988
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"The Art of Boxing" poster; (placed in oversize map case), March 29, 1996
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"Great Event - Union Pacific Railroad" poster; (placed in oversize map case), May 10, 1869
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Scrapbook: newspaper clippings, 1936-1952, undated
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Sweet Promised Land Scrapbook: reviews, newspaper clippings; correspondence; marketing flyers, etc.