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Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs

Overview
Works: 97 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 461 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Juvenile works  Children's films  Interactive multimedia  Art 
Classifications: HE2771.N3, 979.3
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Publications about Nevada
Publications by Nevada
Most widely held works by Nevada
African Americans on the Comstock ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Features the research from an archaeological excavation in 2000 of the former Boston Saloon, located underneath what is now the parking lot of the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Virginia City. On-camera host Gwen Clancy interviews lead archaeologist Dr. Kelly Dixon about the artifacts and their meaning, volunteer Dan Urriola about his painstaking work, Dr. Don Hardesty, who directed the field school, and Historic Preservation Officer Ron James about the State's mission in supporting archeology
The lost city ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"In this episode of Exploring Nevada, you'll head east from Las Vegas, through the stunning Valley of Fire, to a fertile river valley that lies against the Utah and Arizona borders, just north of what is now Lake Mead. It's a land rich in history and prehistory, a land where a thousand years ago an ancient people farmed, prospered, and then suddenly disappeared, leaving behind a wealth of archaeological remains and unanswered questions. Much of their material culture has been safeguarded in the Lost [City] Museum at the northern tip of Lake Mead, in the town of Overton. Series Host Gwen Clancy interviews Museum Curator Kathryne Olson, who has spent years studying the Native American cultures who have made this valley their home. We then travel with museum archaeologist Eva Jensen to a dig site typical of the many sites hurriedly excavated by the U.S. Park Service before being submerged under the waters of Lake Mead when Hoover Dam was constructed in the 1930s. You'll also get an insider's tour of the Lost City Museum, whose collections and exhibits feature the cultures of the early Basketmakers, the Anasazi or Ancestral Peublo [sic] and the Southern Paiute, whose descendants continue to make their home in these lands."-Online accompanying material
Treasures of the Mint ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Many treasures can be found at the Nevada State Museum, which occupies the old U.S. Mint in Carson City. Experience the Museum's annual Coin Show through the documentary Treasures of the Mint. In this documentary viewers can listen as participants talk excitedly about the rare possibility of finding the "missing" 1873 No-Arrows Dime now estimated to be worth more than $1 million. The episode includes interviews with State Museum Director James Barmore, History Curator Bob Nylen, Coin Dealer Rusty Goe and volunteer coin minters Ken and Karen Hopple, along with rich archival material of the old minting era."-Online accompanying material
Nevada rock art ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"With Dr. [Alanah] Woody as our guide, we learn about the cultures that preceded the written record in Nevada, and tag along with a team of volunteers who are working to protect the precious petroglyphs and pictographs found in areas around the state in locations that are often perilously near the rapidly expanding boundaries of our urban development. Includes interviews with Ben Aleck of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and statements from a range of volunteers and archaeologist Pat Barker, who spent many years with the Bureau of Land Management developing policy and procedures to manage and protect rock art sites."-Online accompanying material
The Capital and the Prison ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Tour of Nevada State Prison in Carson City. Guy Rocha talks about history and significance of the prison
Riding the rails that built the dam ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In this episode of Exploring Nevada, Gwen and Greg Corbin of the Nevada State Railroad Museum ride the Nevada Southern Railway
Riding the rails to old Ely ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Host Gwen Clancy tours the East Ely Railroad Depot Museum with director Sean Pitts. Includes a ride on the Ghost Train of Old Ely, a look at the ore pit in Ruth, a visit to the old drugstore in McGill, and a tour of the Depot Museum
D is for dance Utah Repertory Dance Theatre tours Nevada ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"Modern Dance becomes powerfully accessible to thousands of Nevadans as the Utah Repertory Dance Theatre tours sites throughout Nevada in 2007. Director Linda Fields and nine dancers perform and conduct workshops at schools, senior centers, university and college classrooms and stages large and small in Las Vegas, Reno, Winnemucca, Fallon and Elko. Residents of all ages connect with the magical and uniquely American tradition of modern dance."--Finding aid
Nevada riches : the land and people of the silver state ( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Provides an interactive tour of Nevada's rich history, culture, and geography
100 years of Nevada history the story of the Nevada Historical Society ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Filmed during Centennial year celebration; includes presentation by Director Peter Bandurraga on Jeanne Elizabeth Weir and the founding of the Historical Society
Centennial ranches ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Shows family-owned properties in Nevada that have been given Centennial Ranch and Farm Awards by the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office. To qualify for the award, a family must have been ranching or farming a property for 100 years or more
Las Vegas-- 100 years ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The towns history began with the discovery of an abundant water supply in the 1800's and earning its name as the desert oasis, Las Vegas, Spanish for "The Meadows". Discusses the Spanish influence, mountain men, emigrants, the Mormon Mission, Hoover Dam, and Las Vegas' beginnings in gambling
Old post offices of Nevada ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"Our tour starts in Las Vegas, where historic preservation champion Bob Stoldal shows us the handsome, art deco building that stands as a cornerstone in the city's brief, but dramatic history. Next, we'll head to Tonopah, where longtime resident Minnie Perchetti shares her memories of the day the post office opened. Our final stop is the Truckee River in downtown Reno, where history professor and preservationist Alicia Barber shows off the elegant federal building which has served Reno since the 1930s."--Finding aid
Going to Reno divorce story ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"In this edition of Exploring Nevada we'll return to the 1930s, when the six-week 'quickie' divorce drew crowds from all over the country to Nevada, and the phrase "Going to Reno' mean you were getting a divorce ... [includes] the buildings and sites in the Reno where the divorce drama played out, from the historic downtown train depot to the county courthouse and Riverside Hotel ..."--Container label
Diving Tahoe history ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"This documentary leads viewers on a tour of the stunning cove of Glenbrook, where remnants of the logging heyday are still visible on the banks and along the beaches. Historic Preservation Officer Ron James gives an overview of the logging operation and its tie-in with the mines of Virginia City. Bill Bliss, great-grandson of logging magnate Duane Bliss, walks the banks of the cove with for an insider's tour of what remains of the piers and mills. The video provides a rare opportunity to see Reno-based diver Martin McClellan in action. His diving team is videotaping the historic SS Tahoe, sunk 65 years ago, but hardly forgotten, and which now is on the National Register of Historic Places. Ample underwater footage of the old shipwreck makes this program a lively trip into Tahoe's maritime history."--Finding aid
Literacy & justice for all ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Describes 6th annual literacy awards ceremony held in Carson City on November 2, 2002
Museums along the trail ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In this episode of Exploring Nevada, we will take you off the beaten path to some southern Nevada museums
Under one sky ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Gwen Clancy tours the Under One Sky exhibit at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City. With Series Host Gwen Clancy as your on-camera guide, you'll hear from Fallon Paiute Tribal Chairwoman Donna Cossette and Tribal Council Member Rochanne Downs, and from State Museum Archaeologist Gene Hattori, who addresses the museum's commitment to representing multiple points of view
Nuclear railroad the Jackass and Western ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Program features locomotive housed in the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Boulder City which was formerly used at the Nevada Test Site. "Includes excerpts from 1960s government documentaries describing the concept, footage from the Atomic Testing Museum at Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas, anti-nuclear demonstrations, an interview with former Operating Engineer Ken Garey, who ran the locomotive, comments from Nevada State Museum Acting Director Peter Barton, and a ride in the locomotive cab itself with museum volunteer Bob Freedman, who demonstrates the current capability of this diesel engine."--Finding aid
"Everyday mysteries" the photography of Roy Curtis ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Most active in the 1920s, Curtis is notable for his finely crafted, on location work that today forms our best record of the social and economic life of Reno during this relatively unheralded decade in Nevada history. The photographs of Curtis are both exceptionally detailed and often eerily mysterious
 
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