Can I Listen to That? How Technological Changes Work Against Creating Access for Our Users

When we receive a donation from a person, family or organization, the materials within these manuscript collections can contain a wide array of items and formats. Sometimes they include audio recordings. We want to save these recordings as they reflect another aspect of a person’s personal or professional work which can be very useful for …

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Sparks Theatre

It is a common misconception that photographs represent an unbiased record of the truth. On the contrary, images are constructed, staged to tell a particular story or to make a particular point. Even the most obvious landscape involves a set of decisions—including angle, aperture, and shutter speed—which affect the finished image and guide the viewer’s …

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Mother Nature’s Fury, or Mazuma, Nevada and the Cloudburst that Ended the Town

Mark Twain is famously quoted as saying“If you don’t like the weather in New England just wait a few minutes.” This quote could easily be changed from New England to Nevada and be just as accurate. Weather in Nevada is known to be extreme. We’ve written a couple of posts about the frigid temperatures winter …

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Nevada Cooperative Extension Centennial: 1914-2014

The Cooperative Extension Service is the unit of the Department of Agriculture responsible for educational outreach in collaboration with the United States land-grant university system. It was created by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 to share practical, research-based information about agriculture, home economics, and related subjects with the general population – taking the university to …

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The very private life of Eva Adams

Eva Adams (1908-1991) was certainly the most accomplished and well-known Nevada woman of her time, but in some ways she remains a woman of mystery. Her autobiographical sketch, “From Wonder to Washington,” contrasts her humble Nevada birthplace with her destiny as Senator Pat McCarran’s administrative assistant and her subsequent 6-year appointment as the Director of …

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