March 2008 represents the seventy-fifth anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s inauguration and the start of his New Deal program to fight the effects of the Great Depression. The Nevada Historical Society will present the Eighth Biennial Conference on Nevada History May 20-21, 2008 in the NHS Library in Reno. "Alphabet Soup: The New Deal in Nevada" will take a look at the era of the Great Depression and FDR’s legacy in the Silver State.
All interested persons are invited to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the conference. While we encourage papers relating to this era, we welcome papers pertaining to the history and culture of Nevada, the Great Basin, and the West. Students, consider sharing your latest research by giving a short talk on your “works-in-progress.” Slides, PowerPoint, posters, and other visuals are encouraged.
Please submit a one-page proposal and a short biographical sketch to the Director of the Nevada Historical Society by March 15, 2008. Each proposal must include a mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. Proposals will be reviewed by a committee and a program will be composed by early April. Outstanding presentations will be considered for inclusion in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. Please call or email if you have any questions.
Peter L. Bandurraga
Nevada Historical Society
1650 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89503
775/688.1190, ext. 222
775/688.2917 fax Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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