Happy Birthday to the Nevada Women’s History Project
20 Years Young!
The NWHP was founded in 1994.
Sally Zanjani Wins
The “Laura” award for the best short story in 2013 on a Western woman was announced by women Writing the West at their annual meeting. Sally Zanjani is the first Nevada author to win this nationwide competition.
The winning short story is entitled “Another Life.” Sally mentioned that this story was inspired by Ferminia Sarras, a successful copper miner in Esmeralda and Mineral Counties. Ferminia’s biography is on the NWHP website at this link: http://www.unr.edu/nwhp/bios/women/sarras.htm
The biography of Ferminia Sarras on the NWHP website was written by Victoria Ford.
Sally also mentions Ferminia Sarras in two of her publications.
Zanjani, Sally. A Mine of Her Own. Women Prospectors in the American West, 1840-1950.
Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
Zanjani, Sally. "The Copper Queen," Nevada Magazine, November/December, 1995.
To access the story, go to: http://www.womenwritingthewest.org and click on Read LAURA Journal, then click on “Read the Winning Stories Now!
Submitted by Kay Sanders and Mona Reno
NWHP Name Badges Available
Do you have a Nevada Women’s History Project name badge?
If not, you can order one!
Holly’s has a white background, but the current badges have a navy blue background. They are available with a magnet on the back for $10 and with a pin on the back for $8.
If you have a pacemaker the manufacturer recommends the pin back.
Contact Christianne Hamel at Christianne_Hamel@msn.com or 775‐851‐1260
This is our new Suffrage Centennial Logo. It is a modification of the 1914 pin for the Equal Franchise Society. The logo and the website that is in development are funded by the Nevada Humanities Committee through a 2014 grant. The NWHP has hired Shannon Hataway at Tangerine Design and Web to make the logo and website. The site will be at suffrage100NV.org, when it is ready.
Thank you Nevada Humanities!
The National Women's History Project is involved in many efforts to promote multicultural women's history. We produce organizing guides, curriculum units, posters and display sets, videos, and a range of delightful celebration supplies. We also coordinate the Women's History Network, conduct teacher training conferences, and supply materials to people wherever they live through a Women's History Catalog.
Sarah Winnemucca Book
in Washington, DC
The Architect of the Capitol has purchased copies of It Can Be Done, Nevada presents the Sarah Winnemucca statue to the people of the United States for the Capitol Visitor’s Center Gift Shop! The Sarah Winnemucca statue is in a prominent location in the Capitol Visitor’s Center where everyone who comes to the Capitol will see her. Now the NWHP book about the statue will also be in the Gift Shop. For those of us involved in the Sarah Winnemucca statue it is wonderful to share the work and love of the people of Nevada in the making of the statue.
Submitted by Mona Reno
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