The Alan Bible Speeches Collection contains speeches made by Alan Bible while he was serving as a United States Senator representing Nevada from 1967 to 1974. The collection documents Bible's work around the state of Nevada, including dedication and commencement speeches, policy speeches, and promotion of the Democratic Party, as well as some speeches delivered in Washington, D.C.
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Scope and Contents Note
The Alan Bible Collection of Speeches contains speeches made by Alan Bible while he was serving his last seven years as a United States Senator representing Nevada from 1967 to 1974. The collection includes Bible's speeches around Nevada, including campaign and fundraising speeches, dedication and commencement speeches, policy speeches, promotion of the Democratic Party, environmental and conservation speeches, speeches about water issues, ground breaking ceremonies, and political topics like labor and infrastructure. The collection also includes speeches delivered in Washington, D.C.
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 are arranged alphabetically.
Biographical / Historical Note
Lawyer and politician Alan Bible was born in 1909 in Lovelock, Nevada and served as a United States Senator from Nevada and as Attorney General of Nevada. Bible studied at the University of Nevada, Reno before earning his law degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. After returning to Nevada, Bible worked for United States Senator Pat McCarran. Bible served as Deputy Attorney General from 1938 to 1942, and then as Attorney General from 1942 to 1950. In 1954, following McCarran's death, Bible filled McCarran's Senate seat. He was reelected in 1956, 1962, and 1968, serving in the United States Senate from 1954 to 1974. Bible died in 1988.
"Alan H. Bible - Democrat, Elected." Nevada Attorney General, Nevada Government Website. 2019. Accessed March 4, 2020. http://ag.nv.gov/Bios/Biographies/20_-_Alan_H_Bible/
Alan Bible Collection of Speeches, 1967-1974. MS-00506. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 2005 by Myram Borders; accession number 2005-020.
Materials were processed by Special Collection staff in 2005. In 2014, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Lindsay Oden revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. In 2016 Joyce Moore uploaded the material into ArchivesSpace.