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2012 Review of NWHP Accomplishments

The Jean Ford Research Center

By Kay Sanders, Co-Chair

The NWHP collection of files on Nevada women are now housed at the Nevada Historical Society, in Reno. In mid-July of 2012 Acting Director of the NHS Sheryl Hayes-Zorn and her assistant picked up 25 boxes of files and the accompanying File Manual list of each person contained in the collection.  The transfer was approved at the January 2012 meeting of the NWHP Executive Committee.  NWHP retains ownership of the collection.  Included in the transfer were files on counties containing information about Nevada women in their communities and files relating to women’s issues.

The Jean Ford Research Center Committee members will now direct their attention to several remaining collections housed in the Reno office.  These include photos, cassettes which will be converted to CDs, and videos. Lynn Bremer and Patti Bernard have begun organizing and identifying the photos.

Special thanks go to members of the Jean Ford Research Center for their dedicated work on sorting, identifying, and reading through hundreds of files.  Carrie Porter organized several work sessions this spring and summer to accomplish this goal.  She also developed the file manual.  JFRC Committee members include the following:

  • Kay Sanders
  • Carrie Townley Porter
  • Patti Bernard
  • Lynn Bremer
  • Grace Davis
  • Jackie Falkenroth
  • Nell Fozard
  • Margee Richardson

In addition, those of you who clipped newspaper and magazine articles, and submitted other information pertinent to our collection, deserve our gratitude for your work. Please Keep It Up.   We continue to add new people to our files and welcome new information on women already included.

Women added to the Biographies

  • Grace A. Bordewich
  • Carrie Choate Bullis
  • Carol Lu Ella Bullis-Echeverria
  • Marvel Ranson Guisti
  • Lucille Elizabeth Emmert Petty



tuchmanThe unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.

Barbara Tuchman, “Can History Be Served Up Hot?”
New York Times, March 8, 1964





The Coverlet of Historical Women
Coverlets have been purchased by the Carson Valley Historical Society,  Douglas County Historical Society,  Nevada Legislative Gift Shop, Nevada Historical Society, and the Nevada State Museum.

A brochure with brief biographies of the women on the coverlet is being prepared in 2013.  This will provide historic value and perspective to the coverlet.

Non-Profit Status for NWHP
As a result of recent changes in the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, that made the existing relationship between the Nevada Women’s Fund and the Nevada Women’s History Project no longer possible, it was necessary to begin the process for becoming a separate and independent organization.

Under the leadership of Linda Wyckoff, the NWHP began this process and continues to make progress toward being a 501(c)(3).

Nevada Suffrage Centennial
1913 and 1914 are the 100th Anniversary of Nevada woman gaining the right to vote.   The NWHP has formed a committee for historical research and dissemination, and to plan and carry out events and publicity for this anniversary.  Kathy Noneman, NWHP Vice-Chair, is heading the committee.


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