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Centennial Commission

The Nevada Centennial Commission was created by a statute of 1961 to organize and support the celebration of Nevada's 100th birthday as a member of the Union, 1864-1964. The general purposes of the Commission were to: "sell Nevada to Nevadans - to create great pride in citizenship; and to sell Nevada to the United States, and to the rest of the world." Statutes of 1963 set the termination date of the Commission at June 30, 1965.

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Files of correspondence relating to the purposes and accomplishments of the Commission, from its creation in 1961 up to its termination in 1965. Arranged alphabetically.


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Records of Events

Records of special events, being a tally of every event related to the preparation and the celebration of the centennial, marked S1 through S145, and arranged chronologically.


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General Commission Records

Receipts, statements, guest register, invitations, and other miscellany related to the activities of the Commission.


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Early-Day Family Committee Materials

Materials gathered from questionnaires designed to trace the early families of Nevada, before and since statehood. Arranged by counties.


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County Events

Every county and community in the State joined in planning the festivities. This series contains the files of the county-level plans and activities.


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Financial Records

State Controller's warrant registers, ledger, and other financial documents.


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Reports and News Releases

Day by day news releases, drafts, and final reports.


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