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Kendall Stagg Collection (MS-00447)

Abstract

The Kendall Stagg Collection (1998-2000) consists of material documenting Kendall Stagg’s political races in northern Nevada and also details gay activism in Reno. The collection consists of Stagg campaign materials, a t-shirt from one of his campaigns, and documents pertaining to the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno and Gay Pride parade organizing in Reno.

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Date
1998-2000
Extent
0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
Resource Type
Collection
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Kendall Stagg Collection (1998-2000) consists of material documenting Kendall Stagg’s political races in northern Nevada and also details gay activism in Reno. The collection consists of Stagg campaign materials, a t-shirt from one of his campaigns, and documents pertaining to the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno and Gay Pride parade organizing in Reno.

Biographical / Historical Note

Born September 17, 1976, Kendall Stagg was one of Nevada's youngest openly gay politicians. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where he was elected president of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Student Union and in 1998 organized the first National Conference on Gay and Lesbian Studies on campus that drew more than 200 participants from throughout the country and was also one of the co-founders of Reno’s first Gay Pride parades in 1999. During the conference, Stagg made political contacts that encouraged him to run for public office. In 2000, Stagg challenged Dan Gustavson in Nevada Assembly District 32. Stagg received endorsements and funds from the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, the teacher's union, the AFL-CIO, Nevada Faculty Alliance, firefighters, Citizens for Justice, the State Council of Senior Citizens, the Nevada State Employees Association, and Washoe County Administrators, among others. Both the Reno Gazette-Journal and Sparks Tribune endorsed Stagg over Gustavson. Ultimately, Stagg lost the election, but drew 42% of the vote. In 2002, Stagg ran for the Reno City Council in Ward 4 but lost in the primary.

Source:

Kendall Stagg oral history interview, 2002 January 11. OH-01754. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Arrangement

Material is arranged alphabetically.

Preferred Citation

Kendall Stagg Collection, 1998-2000. MS-00447. Special Collections, UNLV Libraries, Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00447
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2002; accession number 2002-14.

Processing Note

Material was processed by UNLV Special Collections staff. In 2014, as part of a legacy finding aid project, Ian M. Baldwin revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. Subsequently, Ian M. Baldwin entered the date into ArchivesSpace.

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