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Supplements to "The Nevada They Knew": Additional Resources

Notes, references, and index for the book The Nevada They Knew: Robert Caples and Walter Van Tilburg Clark by Anthony Shafton

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cover of the book The Nevada They Knew



This double biography and critical study tells the story of the friendship between Nevada's leading artist and leading novelist of the twentieth century. The Nevada They Knew is also a memoir, of Shafton's friendship with Caples, his attachment to Clark's novel The City of Trembling Leaves, and his connection to a land both men taught him to love.

  • Robert Cole Caples Correspondence with Anthony Shafton

A small manuscript collection in Special Collections, on the third floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center consisting of eight letters from Caples to Shafton and five to Caples between 1977 and 1980. The collection is open to the public 9-5 Monday through Friday. More information about the collection.

Subject Guide

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Donnelyn Curtis
Special Collections, 3rd Floor, MIKC
Room 216
775 682-5668; 775 772-3957