Campaign Matters: Insider Views

We are getting very close to our event!  Don’t forget that the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries’ Special Collections Department invites the public to a unique panel discussion called “Campaign Matters: Insider Views.” The free event, 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, will feature a variety of family, staff and volunteers who have helped on past …

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Western Shoshone Exhibit Closing March 18

Closing on March 18 is our latest exhibit “Whose Land is It? The Dann Sisters and the Western Shoshone Defense Project.”  The exhibit is based on just one new collection, the Western Shoshone Defense Project Records, we recently prepared through a grant from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission. The records of the Western …

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Getting the Word Out About Our Political Collections

Through lobbyist and friend of Special Collections, Keith Lee, we heard last month that space might be available in the Legislative Building in Carson City to hang a display of some of our politically related materials. We had been wanting to find a way to tell people about the materials we collect and have for …

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Nevada Writers Hall of Fame

The 27th Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame program will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014, in the Milt Glick Ballroom in the Joe Crowley Student Union. Shaun T. Griffin and Ronald M. James are being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Alicia M. Barber is receiving the Silver Pen award. …

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“East Lynne” Melodrama Production October 23

Our final contribution to the 150th anniversary for Nevada’s statehood is a readers’ theater production of “East Lynne: A Story of Modern Life.” The play was taken from an English magazine serial, published as a novel by Mrs. Henry Wood in 1861. After it was dismissed by the British literary establishment as immoral, sensationalist, and …

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Dishin’ the Old Political Dirt: What Really Happened in Nevada Politics

Get a glimpse into Nevada’s political past as a panel of former Nevada politicians discuss the events, the people and the decisions behind the state’s political scene—all from an insider’s perspective.  We don’t know quite what will come out during the discussion, but we know we’ll hear things we haven’t heard or read before! Panelists: …

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25th Anniversary of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame

Special Collections has been involved in several ways with preparations for the gala event on November 8th, inducting William A. Douglass into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, honoring the Silver Pen winners Elizabeth Raymond and Claire Vay Watkins, and celebrating the first 25 years of the Hall of Fame. Due to a large response, the event itself …

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September Deaths and Births

From the Reno Evening Gazette, October 12, 1910        During the month of September, according to the report of Dr. A.L. Rice, health officer, there were fifteen deaths in this city, eight males and seven females.        Of these twelve were residents and three non-residents, eight married, five single, one widowed, and one unknown. All …

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PEAVINE MOUNTAIN VOLCANO ACTIVE

(Front page story in the Nevada State Journal, August 24, 1910) Reports Reach Reno That Lava Is Flowing From Crater                                               _____ RANCHERS STATE RUMBLING IS HEARD                _____ Reports From Heinze Ranch Confirm Early Reports of Activity                _____ CINDERS BELCHED FORTH                _____ Jenson Ranch Sends News of Yellowish Smoke Over the Crater                _____ See full article …

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