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Nevada Legislature records

Call Number: WA MSS S-3072

Scope and Contents

Manuscript Senate and Assembly bills of Nevada and related documentation, 1866-1901, documenting proposed, draft, and final versions of laws. Each bill includes annotations by the Clerk of the Assembly or the Secretary of the Senate tracing the successive stages of the bill: when introduced, reported in or out of committee, advanced to first, second, or third reading, ordered engrossed, tabled, voted upon, or otherwise made the subject of legislative action. Laws documented include legislation pertaining to the establishment and incorporation of towns from settlements and mining camps; the jury system; the militia; county boundaries; railroads; mining; labor; river navigation; defense against Indian attacks; carrying concealed weapons; marriage and divorce; and gambling. Also includes manuscript acknowledgments, signed by state officials and governors, for the receipt of state publications, 1866-1877.


  • 1866 - 1901


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Nevada Legislature Records is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.


Arranged by a previous owner into 14 groups. Where possible, these groups have been maintained and recorded in the finding aid. Group 8 does not appear to be present in the records.


2.92 Linear Feet (7 boxes + 1 broadside.)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Processing Information

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This collection received a basic level of processing in 2015, including rehousing and minimal organization. The collection was arranged by a previous owner into 14 groups, and where possible, these groups have been maintained and recorded in the finding aid. Previously ungrouped, miscellaneous bills have been added after Group 14. An item-level list apparently created by Charles Eberstadt is present in box 1. This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Former call number: Uncat WA MS Nev Leg

Guide to the Nevada Legislature Records
by Beinecke Staff
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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