A reception celebrating the creation of the Nevada Women's Archives in Southern Nevada and a panel discussion focusing on women's public leadership in Nevada are set for March 2 at UNLV.
Both events, which are open to the public free of charge, are in commemoration of Women's History Month.
The Nevada Women's Archives reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. until 6:15 p.m. in the special collections section on the fourth floor of UNLV's James R. Dickinson Library. Following a brief presentation about the archives, refreshments will be served.
The newly established archives will preserve materials on women's contributions to Southern Nevada. The archives already have obtained a number of collections -- which include such items as photos, scrapbooks, diaries, letters, greeting cards, and minutes of meetings -- but additional donations of material are being sought. Some of the items currently housed in the archives will be on display during the reception.
Immediately following the reception, a panel discussion focusing on "Legacies and Prospects: Celebrating Seventy-Five Years of Women's Public Leadership in Nevada" will take place at the Richard Tam Alumni Center.
Set to begin at 6:30 p.m., the panel discussion will celebrate both the 75th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters. The event is scheduled to end at 8 p.m.
Panelists will include state Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa, Rosita Lee of the Asian Chamber of Commerce, and Dorothy Eisenberg, Lavonne Lewis, and Sandra Metcalf of the League of Women Voters.
Former state Sen. Jean Ford, who now is acting head of the women's studies program at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a consultant for the Nevada Women's Archives, will serve as moderator.
The events are sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Nevada Women's Archives, and the UNLV women's studies program.
For additional information on the reception at the library or on the panel discussion, call the women's studies program at 895-0837 or the Nevada Women's Archives project at 895-3954.