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Guy Louis Rocha

Guy Louis Rocha, American archivist, consultant, historian. Certified archivist American Academy Certified Archivists.


  • Rocha, Guy Louis was born on September 23, 1951 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of Ernest Louis and Charlotte (Sobus) Rocha.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Social Studies and Education, Syracuse University, 1973. Master of Arts in American Studies, San Diego State University, 1975. Postgraduate, University Nevada, since 1975.


    • Teacher Washoe County School District, Reno, 1975-1976. History instructor Western Nevada Community College, Carson City, 1976. Curator manuscripts Nevada History Society, Reno, 1976-1981, interim assistant director, 1980, interim director, 1980-1981.

      State administrator archives and records Nevada State Library. and Archives, Carson City, since 1981, interim division administrator, since 2006. History consultant Janus Associates, Tempe, Arizona, 1980, Rainshadow Associates, Carson City, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Certified archivist American Academy Certified Archivists.


    • Co-author: The Ignoble Conspirancy: Radicalism on Trial in Nevada, 1986, The Earp's Last Frontier: Wyatt and Virgil Earp in Nevada 1902-1905, 1988. Contributor to books and government study. Host weekly radio talk show Station KPTL, Carson City, 1988-2000, KUNR/National Public Radio, Reno, since 2001.

      History consultant to documentary Las Vegas, A&E Network, 1996, documentary Truckee and Carson Rivers, Public Broadcasting Service Network, 1997, documentary Hoover Dam, Public Broadcasting Service Network, 1999, documentary Lake Tahoe, Public Broadcasting Service Network, 2001. Director documentary Comstock Miners Union, 2003, Goldfield, 2004, They Died to Make the Desert Bloom, 2005, Whose Right to Work?, 2006, Nevada American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. Member editorial board Nevada History Society, 1983-2003.


    Member Washoe Heritage Council, Reno, 1983—1985. Ex-officio member Nevada Commission Bicentennial United States Constitution, 1986—1991. Member Washoe County Democratic Central Committee, Reno, 1984—1987.

    Member Conference Intermountain Archivists (council member 1979-1987, vice president 1984-1985, president 1985-1986), Northern Nevada Public Administrators Group (president 1986-1987), Southwest Labor Studies Association, State History Records Advisory Board (deputy coordinator 1984-1986, coordinator since 1986), Westerners International Nevada Corral (deputy sheriff 1980-1981, sheriff 1984-1985, member state coordinators steering committee 1985-1987, vice chairman 1986-1987), Society of America Archivists, Western History Association, National Association Government Archives and Records Administrators, Organization American Historians.


    • father: Ernest Louis Rocha
    • mother: Charlotte (Sobus) Rocha
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    Born September 23, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      Syracuse University
    • 1975
      San Diego State University
    • 1975 - 1976
      Teacher, Washoe County School District
      Reno, Nevada, United States
    • 1976
      history instructor, Western Nevada Community College
      Carson City, Nevada, United States
    • 1976 - 1981
      curator manuscripts Nevada History Society
      Reno, Nevada, United States
    • 1981
      state administrator, archives and records Nevada State Library and Archives
      Carson City, Nevada, United States
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