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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....
    • 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...
    • Joseph F. McDonald: The Life of a Newsboy in Nevada

    • Journalists -- Nevada -- Biography; Reno (Nev.) -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Joseph F. McDonald has had an unusually rich and varied life, stretching over almost seventy years of Nevada's history. A native of Colorado, he was born in 1891, and his life initially revolved around lumber and mining camps. He came to Nevada in...
    • Hang Tough! Grant Sawyer: An Activist in the Governor's Mansion

    • Sawyer, Grant, 1918-1996 ; Governors -- Nevada -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • The impression most people have of Nevada is limited to Las Vegas’s Strip and Glitter Gulch (Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas). Nevada’s image is persistently and overwhelmingly negative because of the perception that the state is controlled by...
    • Rodney J. Reynolds: A Cold War Politician of Nevada in the Fifties

    • Businessmen -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Nevada -- Politics and government
    • Rodney J. Reynolds was born on July 31, 1912, in Currie, Nevada. The settlement consisted of a one-room school house, a freight house, and a combination general store, post office, meeting place, and saloon. There were also three homes, one of...
    • Adolf Rosenauer: Nevada Neurosurgeon

    • Physicians -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, German
    • This oral history reviews a remarkable life, from childhood in the shaky time between World War I and World War II, adolescence with the Hitler era underway, and young manhood in the German Wehrmacht, including a stint in Russia. By virtue of an...
    • University of Nevada, Reno, Oral History, 1972-73

    • Albright, Laurie; Barmettler, Edmund R; Barnes, Roberta; Basta, Samuel M; Bradford, John; Burnside, Alan; Carpenter, Kenneth J; Caudle, Sheila; Cotton, George; Crowley, Joseph N., 1933-; Davis, Emerson S; Del Papa, Frankie Sue, 1949-; Dickstein,...
    • Twelve University of Nevada-Reno leaders were interviewed in the third volume of this joint project conducted by the Oral History Program and University Archives. Those interviewed included Paul Havas, president, Alumni Association; Anne B. Howard,...
    • John Sanford: Printer's Ink in My Blood

    • Reno evening gazette; Journalists -- Nevada -- Reno -- Biography; Nevada -- History
    • John Sanford, a native of Reno, was born in 1906. He received his education in the Reno public schools and at the University of Nevada. His first—and only—career began while he was still in his teens. He became a newspaperman, to follow the...
    • Proceedings of the Nevada Newspaper Conference

    • Nevada -- Newspapers; Nevada -- Newspapers -- History
    • On June 7, 1985, the Special Collections Department of the University of Nevada, Reno held a conference entitled, "Nevada's Newspapers: A Historical Legacy." The conference, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, was a component of...
    • Nevada Mining Oral History Project

    • Mines and mineral resources -- Nevada -- History; Gold mines and mining -- Nevada -- History; Silver mines and mining -- Nevada -- History; Mining engineers -- Biography
    • This volume stems from the creation in 1997 of the Nevada Mining Oral History Project (NMOHP), focusing on Nevada’s second largest industry—gold and silver mining. The sixteen chroniclers included here recorded more than 60 hours of firsthand...
    • Procter R. Hug, Jr.

    • Judges -- Nevada -- Biography;
    • Procter Ralph Hug Jr., Senior U.S. Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was born March 11, 1931, in Reno, Nevada. He has made a lasting mark on Nevada’s institutional, legal, and judicial history. His memory of early...
    • The Sagebrush Rebellion in Nevada

    • Land use--Nevada; Land use--West (U.S.); Public lands--Nevada; Public lands--West (U.S.);
    • The now famous grassroots rebellion against Washington's control over vast stretches of western land, termed the Sagebrush Rebellion, was conceived in reaction to a series of federal laws issued in the late 1970s, thousands of miles away from those...

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