Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
VUCANOVICH, Barbara Farrell (1921-2013)

VUCANOVICH, BARBARA FARRELL, a Representative from Nevada; born Barbara Farrell in Camp Dix, New Jersey, June 22, 1921; attended Miss Quinn's School, Albany, N.Y.; graduated from Albany Academy for Girls, Albany, N.Y., 1938; attended, Manhattan College of Sacred Heart, New York, N.Y., 1938-1939; businesswoman; staff, United States Senator Paul Laxalt of Nevada, 1974-1982; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1976 and 1980; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1997); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; member of the White House Commission to Select White House Fellows, 2002; died on June 10, 2013, in Reno, Nev.

Nevada Historical Society
Reno, NV
Papers: In the George John Vucanovich Papers, ca. 1910-1998, 4.5 linear feet.
Persons represented include Barbara Vucanovich.


University of Nevada
Special Collections Department
Reno, NV
Papers: 1982-1996 (bulk 1989-1996), 86 cubic feet.
The collection of Barbara Vucanovich contains congressional papers and correspondence, including press clippings and releases, Appropriations Committee files, staff files, legislative files, campaign materials, Commission on Presidential Debate materials, office administrative files, and photographs. Also included are portraits, video tape, sound recordings, memorabilia. A finding aid is available in the repository. Restricted.

Papers: In the Patricia D. Cafferata Papers, 1958-1992, 14 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Barbara Vucanovich.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1984-1988, 8 commercials on 2 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Barbara Vucanovich's campaigns for the 1984 and 1988 U.S. congressional elections in District 2 of Nevada, Republican Party.

  • "Barbara F. Vucanovich" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.
  • Vucanovich, Barbara. "A Conversation with Jefferson." In A House of Ill Repute, edited by Dan Renberg, 70-75. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1987.
  • Vucanovich, Barbara F. and Patricia D. Cafferata. Barbara F. Vucanovich: From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2005.