Effie Mona Mack

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Dr. Effie Mona Mack (1888–1969) was a Nevada historian, educator, and textbook co-author. She is said to be the only person to receive a Doctorate degree in History of Nevada.[1] The Mack Social Science building at the University of Nevada, Reno is named in her honor.[2] She received a Bachelor's Degree from Smith College, a Master's at the University of Nevada (1916; thesis, The recall in the making and adoption of the federal constitution of 1787-1789), and a Ph.D. from the University of California (1930; dissertation, Life and letters of William Morris Stewart, 1827-1909. A history of his influence on state and national legislation).[1] She taught at the University of Nevada, Reno, and at Nevada Southern, which became the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.[3]

Partial works[edit]

  • (1930) William Morris Stewart, empire builder, 1827-1909
  • (1936) Nevada
  • (1940) Our state: Nevada
  • (1947) Mark Twain in Nevada
  • (1953) Nevada government; a study of the administration and politics of State, county, township, and cities
  • (1961) Territorial Centennial of Nevada- 1861-1864
  • (1964) William Morris Stewart, 1827-1909
  • (1965) Here is Nevada; a history of the State
  • (1968) The Indian massacre of 1911 at Little High Rock Canyon, Nevada


  1. ^ a b Watson, Anita Ernst; Nevada Humanities Committee (June 2000). Into their own: Nevada women emerging into public life. University of Nevada Press. pp. 151–. ISBN 978-1-890591-06-9. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mack Social Science". University of Nevada, Reno. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  3. ^ American Historical Association. Pacific Coast Branch (1955). Pacific historical review. University of California Press. p. 342. Retrieved 21 January 2012.