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Clara M. Crisler Papers (MS-00054)

Abstract

The collection contains papers of Clara M. Crisler dated from about 1875 through 1947. The collection includes newspaper clippings, personal correspondence, and the 1931 yearbook of the Twentieth Century Club in Reno, Nevada.

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Date
1875-1947
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet (9 folders (shared box))
Resource Type
Papers
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection contains papers of Clara M. Crisler dated from about 1875 through 1947. The collection includes newspaper clippings, personal correspondence, and the 1931 yearbook of the Twentieth Century Club in Reno, Nevada.

Biographical / Historical Note

Clara M. Crisler (1882-1957) lived in Carson City, Nevada and spent much of her life chronicling the history of Nevada through scrapbooks and building a large personal library. She was also an active member of women's clubs in Reno, Nevada.

Clara M. Crisler was born to William and Minnie H. (Pohl) on November 6, 1882. She graduated from Carson City High School and then attended Chico State College in California. Crisler designed the second state flag for Nevada, in use from 1915 to 1929. In 1923, President Harding appointed her Register of the United States Land Office in Carson City, Nevada, an office she held until 1934. She held leadership positions in women's clubs, including the Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs. She passed away on March 25, 1957 and is buried in Carson City, Nevada.

Source: Smith, Martin T. "The History of the Nevada State Flag." Nevada Appeal, October 23, 2014.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Related Collections

Clara M. Crisler Papers, 1890-1957. Nevada Historical Society. Reno, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Clara M. Crisler Papers, 1875-1947. MS-00054. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00054
Acquisition Note

Original number: Mss 34.

Processing Note

Material was processed by Christine Marin in 1985. In 2015, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Angela Moor revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

Separated Materials

The photographs in this acquisition were removed from the collection and placed in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Photograph Collection, 1905-1970. PH-00062. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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