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Total manuscripts: 7

Colorado River Commission of Nevada Reference Library Collection
Coll #: 2001-07
Date: 1922-2000
Extent: 24 record storage cartons
Location: 12:6:5 - 12:10:5
The Colorado River Commission of Nevada Reference Library Collection at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is composed of files and books from the Colorado River Commission of Nevada. The major portion of the collection is documents in the form of books, briefs, memoranda, motions, exhibits, etc., from the Arizona v. California litigation running from 1931 to the 1990s. The Commission used the materials as a reference library to support their role in the ongoing litigation. In support of their mission to manage and protect Nevada’s rights to the power and water from the Colorado River, the collection includes significant information regarding the Boulder Canyon Project and subsequent Adjustment Act, the Colorado River Compact, Glen Canyon Dam, Parker Dam, Davis Dam, and Colorado River Salinity in the form of correspondence, official reports, and legislative records. A large portion of the correspondence and documents is in regards to the Western Area Power Administration . The last major part of the collection is comprised operating files from the Commission, particularly the files of Gerald L. Edwards, who was the CRCs Chief Engineer. All of these files not only supported litigation and the operation of the CRC, but also served as an information clearinghouse for information regarding the management of the Colorado River.
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Denton, Ralph
Coll #: 2001-26
Date: ca. 1950s-1960s
Extent: 25 linear feet (25 record storage boxes)
Location: 9:6:4 - 9:8:2
Collection is comprised of the selected case files of noted Nevada attorney Ralph Denton. Documents include legal briefs, contracts, and case notes. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Desert Pupfish
Coll #: MS20
Date: 1972 - 1976
Extent: 1.68 linear feet (4 document boxes)
Location: 1:6:1 - 1:6:2
Collection consists of legal documents concerning the Desert Pupfish court case - Francis Cappaert vs. U. S. Case number 74-1107. Includes reporters transcripts, case files (incomplete), deposition of James E. Deacon, photographs of exhibits. Includes decisions on case number 74-1107. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

International Association of Gaming Attorneys
Coll #: 85-113
Date: 1979 - 1985
Extent: 2 record storage boxes, 1 document box
Location: 2:1:6 - 3:1:1
Collection is comprised of materials collected by the International Association of Gaming Attorneys. Documents include gaming license applications from various corporations in Nevada and New Jersey, gaming publications, gaming -conference proceedings, gaming commission reports and correspondence of the National Association of Gaming Attorneys. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Las Vegas City Commission Minutes
Coll #: MS 80-188
Date: 1911-1960
Extent: 18 oversize volumes
Location: Special vertical shelves next to MS stacks
Collection is comprised of twelve volumes of original City of Las Vegas Commission Minutes that served as the official record of the proceedings of all Las Vegas City Commission meetings from 1911-1960. They are accompanied by three volumes of City of Las Vegas ordinances dating from 1911 to 1958, one volume of legal documents from 1944-1945 and two large volumes containing an alphabetical subject index to the topics covered in the minutes. They provide a valuable historical record of a wide variety of business and community activities in Las Vegas in the first fifty years of its incorporation.
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O'Donnell, Tom (Judge)
Coll #: 85-61
Date: 1960 - 198(?)
Extent: x
Location: Roller Shelf 1:7:8
Collection contains the scrapbooks and news clippings of Judge O’Donnell’s campaign for district judge, events/court cases while he was on the bench and general personal ephemera.

Sumpter, Rodney
Coll #: 2000-01
Date: 1985-1986
Extent: 1 document box (.42 linear feet)
Location: 7:12:4
Collection is comprised of legal files relative to the 1985-86 challenge of Nevada's sodomy laws (NRS 201.190).


Updated: Wed, Jan-16-2013 07:24:51
Content Provider: Department of Special Collections