..Advisory Board..

The statewide advisory board is comprised of historians, archivists, educators and librarians familiar with Nevada’s history and newspapers. The board is responsible for selecting and ranking newspaper titles for digitization. The fifteen person Advisory Board will be facilitated by Jeff Kintop, Nevada’s State Archivist, and Dr. Peter Michel, of UNLV’s Special Collections. The project facilitators will lead the discussions, collect the ranking information, and compile the final results.

Advisory Board Members:

Alicia Barber
Director of the University of Nevada Oral History Program
Director of Public History for the University of Nevada, Reno History Department+
Author: Reno’s Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City
Co‐editor: We Were All Athletes: Women’s Athletics and Title IX

Michael Bowers
Professor of political science, UNLV
(Former) UNLV Interim Executive Vice Preseident and Provost
Author: The Sagebrush State, a seminal text on the history of Nevada government, and The Nevada Constitution: A Reference Guide.

Patty Cafferata
Writer for local historical topics column for the Reno Gazette Journal
First woman elected to the Nevada State Treasurer’s office 1982
(Former) Legislator a district attorney for three Nevada counties
(Former) president of the Reno Historic Preservation Society (HRPS)
Author: More than a song and a dance: the heyday of Piper’s Opera House, Virginia City, Nevada, circa 1863 to 1897; The Goldfield Hotel: gem of the desert; Lake Mansion : home to Reno’s founding families

Donnelyn Curtis
Director of Research Collections and Services
Head of Special Collections and University Archives, at the University of Nevada Reno Libraries
Author: E‐Journals: A How‐To‐Do‐It Manual for Building, Managing, and Supporting Electronic Journal Collections

Mella Harmon
Architectural Historian/Historic Preservation Planner at Kautz Environmental Consultants
(Former) National Register of Historic Places Coordinator at the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office

Jeff Kintop
State Archivist at the Nevada State Library and Archives
(Former) Nevada Representative to the Library and Archives Preservation institute, Nevada Governor’s Conference on the Future of Libraries, White House Conference on the Future of Libraries, SAA Preservation Management Institute, and Archives Leadership Institute
Co-Author: What Time is This Place? (1982), Preserving Nevada’s Documentary Heritage, (1986), History of the State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion, (1986) and The Earps’ Last Frontier: Wyatt and Virgil Earp in Nevada, 1897‐1905 (1989)

Eva La Rue
Curator of the Central Nevada Museum
Treasurer of the Central Nevada Historical Society

Dennis McBride
Nevada historian and director of the Nevada State Museum
Author: In the Beginning: A History of Boulder City, Nevada; Building Hoover Dam: An Oral History of the Great Depression; and Midnight on Arizona Street: The Secret Life of the Boulder Dam Hotel

Peter Michel
Head, Exhibits, at UNLV Libraries
(Former) Director of Special Collections at UNLV Libraries
(Former) Director of Library and Archives at the Missouri Historical Society in ST. Louis
Deputy Coordinator of the Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board

Eric Moody
(Former) manuscripts curator at the Nevada Historical Society
(Former) Acting Director at the Nevada Historical Society
Author: Brewed in Nevada: a history of the Silver State’s beers and breweries; Flanigan: anatomy of a railroad ghost town; Southern gentleman of Nevada politics: Vail M. Pittman; and Western carpetbagger: the extraordinary memoirs of “Senator” Thomas Fitch
Member of the board of trustees of the Sparks Heritage Museum
Vice President of the Nevada History Foundation

Elizabeth Raymond
Professor of U. S. history at the University of Nevada, Reno
Author: George Wingfield: Owner and Operator of Nevada; Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe (with Peter Goin); and Comstock Women: The Making of a Mining Community (with co‐editor Ronald James)

Ron Reno
Nevada archeologist specializing in historical and industrial archaeology and historical contexts for archaeological sites

William Rowley
Professor of Nevada and Western history at the University of Nevada, Reno
Author: M.L. Wilson and the Campaign for the Domestic Allotment Plan; Reno: Hub of the Washoe Country; U.S. Forest Service Grazing and Rangelands: A History; Reclaiming the Arid West: The Career of Francis G. Newlands; The Bureau of Reclamation: Origins and Growth to 1945
(Former) Executive Secretary of the Western History Association
(Former) Executive editor of the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly

Barry Smith
Executive Director of the Nevada Press Association
(Former) Editor for the Nevada Appeal
30 years journalism experience


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