Alfred Doten began his daily diary at the age of 19 on the day he left his home in Plymouth Massachusetts for the gold fields of California aboard the ship Yeoman. His last entry was written 53 years later on the day before he died, cold, penniless and alone, in Carson City, Nevada. During the...Start Transcribing
Henry (Harry) and Nellie Mighels were prominent Nineteenth-century Nevadans. They both grew up in Maine, where they fell in love when she was sixteen and he was twenty-nine. They carried on a long courtship through letters after Harry left for the Civil War in 1863. After being injured in 1865,...Start Transcribing
The Nevada Constitution, ratified in 1864, contained a provision for documenting "all property, both real and personal, of the wife owned or claimed by her before marriage and that acquired afterward by gift, devise or descent" so that in the case of the end of the marriage, she could reclaim it....Start Transcribing
During his exile after the Francoist troops conquered the Basque Country in 1937, José Antonio Agirre, the first lehendakari or president of the Basque Government, maintained correspondence with a variety of individuals in exile. First, in connections to his government role while the Basque...Start Transcribing
Reno, Nevada was considered the Divorcce Capital of the World for six decades during the Twentieth Century. After the residency requirement was reduced to six weeks in 1931, thousands of men and women spent those weeks in boarding houses, hotels, and "divorce ranches" in Nevada. Special...
In the summer of 2020, the University of Nevada Reno conducted its first summer session off campus, with remote teaching, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 108 years earlier, in 1912, the university held its very first summer session, on campus, but with abundant extra-curricular excursions to...Start Transcribing