The Janet MacEachern Papers (1960-1988) consist of programs, correspondence, financial reports, rosters, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to her work on various Las Vegas, Nevada, Boulder City, Nevada, and State legislative and political advisory boards.
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The Janet MacEachern Papers (1960-1988) consist of programs, correspondence, financial reports, rosters, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to her work on various Las Vegas and Boulder City legislative and local political advisory boards such as League of Women Voters, Boulder City Democratic Club, and Common Cause. There is extensive information on the State Health Care Coordinating Council, whose mission it was to develop regional and statewide health plans for the citizens of Nevada.
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Papers are arranged alphabetically within each topic.
Biographical / Historical Note
Teacher and political activist Janet (Jan) MacEachern moved with her family to Boulder City, Nevada in 1965. MacEachern first became active in Nevada politics by attending Boulder City Council meetings. She joined the League of Women Voters (LWV) and registered as a lobbyist in Carson City, where she served on several legislative committees. She analyzed proposed legislation and recommended positions for city and county agencies and non-governmental groups, such as Citizens for Private Enterprise. In addition, she arranged candidate debates and social functions, and produced voter guides and political informational pamphlets for the public.
MacEachern served as President of the Boulder City Democratic Party, attended state and national Democratic Conventions, and was a member of the Clark County Women’s Democratic Club, where she served as its Educational Chair. Her dedication to health care issues and senior citizen services earned her appointments to the Nevada Commission on Aging and the State Health Care Coordinating Council. She also served on the Economic Opportunity Board and chaired the Senior Day Care Advisory Committee. In 1983, she was named Boulder City Lady of the Year. Janet MacEachern passed away in Boulder City, Nevada in 1993.
MacEachern, (Janet) Papers, Special Collections, University of Nevada, Reno Library. Mss 94-52.
Janet MacEachern Papers, 1960-1988. MS-00395. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 1997 by Jean Dielman, daughter of Janet MacEachern; accession number 97-15.
Material was processed by Joyce Moore in 2015 to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.