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Collection on Repeal of Nevada's Anti-Sodomy Law (MS-00726)

Abstract

The collection on Repeal of Nevada's Anti-Sodomy Law (1899-1993), was compiled during the Nevada State Legislature's debate on whether to repeal Nevada's anti-sodomy law in 1993. The bulk of the records are photocopied, Nevada State Prison Records for the twenty-five individuals prosecuted for sodomy between 1899 and 1953. Incuded with these records is an inventory. Other photocopied records include: Senate Bill 466 Legislative History Sodomy Law Repeal, 1993; LH-93-1 S.B. 466 of the 67th Session of the Nevada Legislation SEXUAL CONDUCT, 1993 and a number of affidavits from medical practitioners and religious leaders. Included with the affidavits is an inventory.

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Date
1899-1993
Extent
0.64 Cubic Feet (1 box)
0.58 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Records
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection on Repeal of Nevada's Anti-Sodomy Law (1899-1993), was compiled during the Nevada State Legislature's debate on whether to repeal Nevada's anti-sodomy law in 1993. The bulk of the records are photocopied, Nevada State Prison Records for the twenty-five individuals prosecuted for sodomy between 1899 and 1953. Incuded with these records is an inventory. Other photocopied records include: Senate Bill 466 Legislative History Sodomy Law Repeal, 1993; LH-93-1 S.B. 466 of the 67th Session of the Nevada Legislation SEXUAL CONDUCT, 1993 and a number of affidavits from medical practitioners and religious leaders. Included with the affidavits is an inventory.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original.

Preferred Citation

Repeal of Nevada's Anti-Sodomy Law, 1899-1993. MS-00726. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS-00726
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2003; accession number 2003-026.

Processing Note

In 2017 as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Chris Bruce rehoused some materials and created a collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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