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    • Barbara Bennett: Mayor of Reno and Community Activist

    • Politicians -- Nevada; Reno (Nev.) -- Politics and government -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography
    • Barbara Bennett was born in 1923 in Oakland, California. Her oral history begins with a heartbreaking description of her early years there. Despite poverty, ill-treatment and neglect she survived and became more resilient, independent and strong....
    • Lai King Chew: The Cosmo Club and Reno's Chinese Community

    • Chinese Americans -- Nevada -- Reno -- History -- Interviews; Reno (Nev.) -- History
    • Between 1849 and 1876 the population of Chinese immigrants coming to the U.S. swelled to 151,000. Beset by war and famine at home, the Chinese were attracted to the promise of gold in the Western United States. Called - coolies, - the Chinese...
    • Clarence K. Jones: From Paperboy to Philanthropist

    • University of Nevada, Reno -- Benefactors; Reno evening gazette; Nevada state journal; Journalists -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography
    • As student, alumnus and benefactor, Clarence K. Jones has participated in the evolution of the University of Nevada from a small, rustic college into the respected state university that it is today. He was a freshman in the fall of 1927, received...
    • A Candle in the Night: Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, 1967-2007

    • Douglass, William A; University of Nevada, Reno. Center for Basque Studies – History; Basque Americans -- West (U.S.)
    • 1967 a small Basque studies program was established within the Social Sciences Division of the University of Nevada's Desert Research Institute. As originally conceived, the program's purpose was to study the Basques (who were historically the...
    • Through the Glass Ceiling: A Life in Nevada Politics

    • Wagner, Sue, 1940-; Politicians -- Nevada -- Biography; Women -- Nevada -- Biography; Women -- Political activity -- Nevada; Oral history; Nevada -- Politics and government -- 20th century
    • Through the Glass Ceiling—A Life in Nevada Politics is the oral history of Sue Wagner, who served in the assembly in the 1970s, in the senate in the 1980s, and was elected lieutenant governor in 1991, serving one term. She became involved in...
    • Dwayne Kling: Luck is the Residue of Design

    • Casinos -- Nevada -- Employees -- Biography; Gambling -- Nevada -- History
    • Dwayne Kling's career is a story of hard work, a desire to be the best, and opportunity. Dwayne came to Nevada as a semi-pro baseball player, playing for Harrah's Club, in the summer of 1947. He was between his first and second year of college at...
    • Gaming Regulations in Nevada

    • Nevada Gaming Commission; Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- History -- 20th century; Nevada -- Politics and government -- Biography; Oral history -- Nevada;
    • Through interviews with 21 individuals with a wide range of firsthand experiences, this oral history project illuminates the evolution of gaming regulation in Nevada. The elimination of organized crime from the state’s casinos might have happened...
    • Todd Wilcks, University of Nevada, circa 1979

    • Football players
    • Photograph of Nevada football playerTodd Wilcks. Wilcks was an offensive lineman for the Wolf Pack from 1978 to 1981. In 1981, Wilcks earned Associated Press All-American Honors. As a four-year starter, a two-time All-Big Sky selection, and a key...
    • Football offense, University of Nevada, 1977

    • Football players
    • Photograph of the Nevada football offense during a game in 1977. Pictured in the photograph are #22 Manny Rodriguez, #12 Larry Worman, #77 Dom Smerek, and #61 Todd Wilcks. Rodriguez was a fullback for the Wolf Pack in 1977 and was a linebacker from...
    • Dave Anderson, University of Nevada, 1981

    • Baseball players
    • Photograph of Nevada baseball player Dave Anderson. Anderson was a pitcher for the Wolf Pack in 1981. In 1981, Anderson pitched 7 complete games and struck out 77 batters. Anderson was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 13th round of the...
    • Lovelock Grammar School

    • Classical revival influence. Two-story brick clad with projecting cornice with decorated frieze and stepped parapet. Semi-circular portico with Tuscan columns, multi-paned, casement windows.
    • Electrical Engineering Building (historic), ca. 1960

    • Around Campus;
    • This view shows the Electrical Engineering Building (photographic print, 4.75 x 6.5 inches). The Electrical Engineering Building was constructed in 1911 where the northern wing of the Paul Laxalt Mineral Engineering Building stands today. The...
    • Electrical Engineering Building (historic), 1912

    • Around Campus;
    • This view shows the Electrical Engineering Building shortly after construction was finished with the caption on the image reads "Electrical Engineering Building built in 1912, later changed to Chemistry and Physics Annex in 1965" (photographic...
    • Electrical Engineering Building (historic), 1912

    • Around Campus;
    • The original Electrical Engineering building is seen here with the Mackay Statue in the foreground (photographic print, 3.25 x 5.5 inches). The Electrical Engineering Building was constructed in 1911 where the northern wing of the Paul Laxalt...


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