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.
Records 1961-1965 26.5 cubic feet
Correspondence 1961-1964 9 c.f.
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.
Records of Events 1961-1964 2.25 c.f.
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.
General Commission Records 1961-1964 2 c.f.
Receipts, statements, guest register, invitations, and other miscellany related to the activities of the Commission.
Early-Day Family Committee Materials 1961-1964 1.25 c.f.
Materials gathered from questionnaires designed to trace the early families of Nevada, before and since statehood. Arranged by counties.
County Events 1961-1964 1 c.f.
Every county and community in the State joined in planning the festivities. This series contains the files of the county-level plans and activities.
Financial Records 1961-1964 2.25 c.f.
State Controller's warrant registers, ledger, and other financial documents.
Reports and News Releases 1961-1964 2 c.f.
Day by day news releases, drafts, and final reports.
Photographs, Scrapbooks 1961-1964 4.5 c.f.
Photograph and scrapbook collection of every personality and event in and out of the state of Nevada related to the centennial celebration. In-house database available.
Films 1976; 1964 2 reels
Small reel in film can entitled Nevada '76, and a larger reel on Steamboats on the Colorado.