Last Chance to View Revealing Political Exhibit

While the national election has come to its surprising end, our political exhibit, “On the Road to Office: Campaigns, Elections and Governance” lives on until November 18.  You still have time to view the politics of Nevada’s past by seeing items pulled from our many political collections. Fierce campaign battles have been going on every …

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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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New Exhibit Available Highlighting Political Collections

Once again, politics have permeated our airwaves and our attention. To honor the political season, Special Collections presents a new exhibit that offers a snapshot of Nevada’s political past and explores the men and women who campaigned for offices in Nevada. Entitled On the Road to Office: Campaigns, Elections and Governance, the exhibit runs through …

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Paul Laxalt’s Reagan Years: Campaigns, Elections and the Road to the White House

Often referred to by media as “the First Friend,” Nevada’s United States Senator Paul Laxalt’s friendship and working relationship with President Ronald Reagan was well known in its day. While much has been written about Reagan, few sources relating to Laxalt’s work overseeing Reagan’s presidential campaigns have been available to researchers. The Reagan materials found …

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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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Operation Haylift

The winter of 1948-1949 was the worst in the Western United States since 1889. In Northern Nevada, sheep in the hundreds of thousands and cattle in the tens of thousands were stranded in snowdrifts without feed on their winter ranges. Ranch houses were snowed in, as well. The governor declared a state of emergency and Federal aid …

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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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REPUBLICAN VICTORY IN NEVADA IS COMPLETE

Reno Evening Gazette, Wednesday, November 9, 1910 NIXON–ODDIE–ROBERTS ELECTED BY HANDSOME AND SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITIES Democratic Machine Is Shattered by Voters of Nevada Who Administer a Crushing Defeat to the Dickerson-Pittman-Sprague Combination _________ Tasker Oddie becomes the New Governor, Senator George S. Nixon is re-elected, and E.F. Roberts is elected as Nevada’s sole Representative in the …

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Voter Statistics

From the Nevada State Journal, October 25, 1910 CALIFORNIANS ARE VERY NUMEROUS HERE       Interesting statistics regarding voters in this city and district are being compiled by Sol Hilp, who has been assisting Justice of the Peace Davis with the registration for the election.        Already he has found that there are as many voters …

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Tex Rickard’s Automobile

The Nevada State Journal on October 6, 1910 reported that Tex Rickard’s “big 70 h.p. Thomas touring car” and his chauffeur, Joe Marcure, would be impressed into service to take Governor Dickerson and his fellow democratic candidates around the state while Rickard was away in the east for several weeks. “The car was taken primarily for the reason …

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