Reno, Nevada artist and philanthropist, Marilyn Melton has participated in countless organizations, as well as serving as a board member of many. In addition to her association of over 20 years with Nevada Humanities, Marilyn served as Trustee for the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, a national foundation whose funding was brought into Nevada, through her deceased husband, Rollan Melton, a former Speidel Newspapers President. She is most proud of conceiving the idea of a Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by the Friends of the University Libraries, at the University of Nevada. It is one of the few statewide honor programs hosted primarily by a university library which recognizes, and then honors, Nevada’s finest writers.
Marilyn Melton was interviewed on September 6, 2018, by the Nevada Women’s History Project through a grant from the Roxie and Azad Joseph Foundation.