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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Jake Lawlor’s Scrapbook

Erma Lawlor was her husband’s biggest fan. When the University honored him on May 26, 1972, she presented him with a scrapbook she’d compiled to capture both personal and career memories. Items continued to be added to the scrapbook until 1993. After a sojourn with the University of Nevada Athletics Department, the Jake Lawlor Scrapbook …

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Poetry in Reno: The Brautigan Days

by guest blogger Bernard Mergen I want to begin by thanking Donnie Curtis for inviting me to contribute to the University of Nevada Reno Special Collections’ blog and Anthony Lucero and Paul Swenson who are in the process of making a documentary film on the life of Richard Brautigan, for stimulating my memories of Richard’s …

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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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All That Jazz

‘Great oaks from little acorns grow,’ a 14th century proverb, is very applicable to the Reno Jazz Festival, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. The oldest educational festival in the western United States, its mission is to provide a stimulating and educational environment for jazz students, jazz educators, and jazz supporters who gather each …

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The Myth of Morrill Hall

One myth I’ve heard around campus is that Morrill Hall was moved from Elko, the location of the original university site. I’m not talking about the intellectual entity housed in Morrill Hall, but the physical building that is Morrill Hall. I’m here to set this straight. Morrill Hall was built where it stands; although the …

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Artemisia Yearbooks Online

The Artemisia was published as a traditional yearbook from 1899 through 2004. Disaster struck in 1906 when the manuscript for that year’s Artemisia was destroyed at the San Francisco printing company in the massive earthquake and fire. No yearbook was published for that year, or for 1907, 1909-1912, 1915-1916, and 2000. Generations of University students …

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What Went Up is Coming Down

The Getchell Building, home of the Nobel H. Getchell Library from 1962-2008, is scheduled to begin demolition at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, December 19, 2013, bringing closure to an epoch in library history at the University. Facilities Services staff worked with local Masons to extricate the time capsule that had been housed in Getchell’s cornerstone since …

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Oral History Collection now online

Previously published oral history transcripts, books, and videos from the University of Nevada Oral History Program are now searchable and viewable online as the result of a partnership with the UNR Libraries. These transcripts of hundreds of interviews, recorded since the Oral History program was established in 1964, contain a wealth of detailed information about living in Nevada in …

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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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