Project Advisory Board

The statewide Project 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 eleven person Advisory Board will be facilitated by Jeff Kintop (Administrator, NSLA) and Dr. Peter Michel (UNLV 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 of Reno’s Big Gamble: Image and Reputation in the Biggest Little City
  • Co‐editor of We Were All Athletes: Women’s Athletics and Title IX

[meet Alicia]


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

[meet Michael]


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 of
    • 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

[meet Patty]


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

[meet Donnelyn]


Jeff Kintop
  • Administrator at the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records
  • (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 of
    • What Time is This Place? (1982)
    • Preserving Nevada’s Documentary Heritage (1986)
    • History of the State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion (1986)
    • 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

Peter Michel
  • Curator at UNLV Libraries, Special Collections
  • (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 of
    • 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
    • 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 Retired

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

[meet Elizabeth]


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

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