The Mary Griffith Toleno Photograph Collection contains photographs of Nevada from approximately 1875 to 1964. The materials include photographs of Fort Churchill, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, the New York Mine in Silver City, Virginia City, buildings in Lovelock, Nevada, and locations in Carson City, Nevada and Reno, Nevada. The materials also include photographs of the Griffith family and friends.
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Scope and Contents Note
The Mary Griffith Toleno Photograph Collection contains photographs of Nevada from approximately 1875 to 1964. The photographs feature Mary Griffith Toleno in Northern Nevada locations, including Fort Churchill, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad, the New York Mine in Silver City, Carson City and Reno, Nevada, along with views of Virginia City taken prior to the 1875 fire and buildings in Lovelock, Nevada. The materials also include photographs of the Griffith family and friends.
The collection is open for research.
Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.
Materials remain in original order.
Biographical / Historical Note
Mary Etta Griffith Toleno (1927-1997) was the daughter of Fred Griffith, a Lovelock, Nevada physician, and his wife Violet. Toleno helped establish the Nevada Girls State service organization in 1947 and served as a regent for the Nevada State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, representing the Old Spanish Trail Chapter.
Mary Griffith Toleno Photograph Collection, 1875-1964. PH-00021. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were processed by Special Collections staff. In 2015, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Lindsay Oden wrote the collection description in compliance with current professional standards. In 2018, Melise Leech revised the finding aid and collection inventory in ArchivesSpace.