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Total manuscripts: 12

Clark, J. Ross
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1900 - 1963
Extent: 1.34 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:5:5
The J. Ross Clark Collection consists of one large scrapbook filled with newsclippings pertaining mainly to J. Ross Clark (brother of railroad magnate and Montana Senator William A. Clark) and the San Pedro, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City Railroad Company. There are also some biographical sketches written by family members.

Ives, Joseph C.
Coll #: 1012
Date: 1857-1858
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of 17 letters (photocopies) between Lt. Joseph C. Ives (United States Army Corps of Topographic Engineers) and his wife, Cora Semmes Ives, between Sept. 1857 and June 1858. Ives was in command of a U.S. Army expedition whose mission was to explore the region of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, and to establish the limit of navigation of the Colorado River. The correspondence is largely personal in nature, but is a useful supplement to the official report documenting the voyage, "Report Upon the Colorado River of the West -- Explored in 1957-58.

Las Vegas Airfield (Robert B. Griffith)
Coll #: Mss3
Date: 1941
Extent: 1 folder (containing 15 items )
Location: 1:1:1
Collection includes the U.S. War Department's option for purchase of land for "Project: Las Vegas Airfield, Nevada"; notice of acceptance of option, and First National Bank's escrow instruction to Robert B. Griffith. Land was purchased from Robert B. Griffith & Mrs. Rose (Ruth) Griffith; A. Corradetti & Mary E. Corradetti. This was the future Nellis Air Force Base.

Las Vegas City, Engineering and Planning Department
Coll #: 86-69
Date: 1949 - 1975
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 record storage boxes)
Location: 3:3:5
Collection contains various published studies and reports dealing with transportation in the Las Vegas Valley. Documents include environmental action plans, reports, evaluations of parking, highway projects and budgets for projects; includes some publications of codes and standards. Also contains a significant amount of information on Interstate 15. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Leland, Elma
Coll #: Mss50
Date: 1948 - 1978
Extent: 5 folders (containing 72 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of materials relating to the history of air transportation in Las Vegas, primarily Western Air Lines and Fred W. Kelly, that company's first pilot. Also includes news articles on McCarran Airport. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Neonis, Delores
Coll #: T102
Date: 197(?)
Extent: 7 record storage boxes
Location: 2:10:5 - 2:9:2
Collection contains the personal and professional records of Delores Neonis, secretary for the Committee for Effective Mass Transportation. Included in these records are correspondence and reports from the Board of County Commissioners and the District Attorneys Office regarding the feasibility of mass transportation, specifically the monorail, and possible location sites. Ms. Neonis personal records contain copies of plays, miscellaneous photos of people, daytimers, receipt books and personal chit-chat correspondence.

Roth, George Knox
Coll #: 82-06
Date: 1966 - 1970
Extent: 4 record storage boxes (4 linear feet)
Location: 2:2:6 - 2:1:1
The collection of George Knox Roth, a research assistant to John Meier, a special assistant to Howard Hughes in Nevada. Collection contains clippings, technical reports and publications, and correspondence relating to: the Atomic Energy Commission, the environmental impact of nuclear testing in Nevada, AirWest and Hughes Airport and other aspects of Howard Hughes' operations in Nevada.
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Ryan, George Kelly
Coll #: 1031-5
Date: 1929 and 1971
Extent: 2 folders
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of the research notes on San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad including a chart and written report on the Salt Lake Railroad recording all name changes, acquisitions, consolidations, splitsetc. with notes on construction. There are also requests submitted to Union Pacific Railroad for historical info (track info, stops, depotsetc., and correspondence from the Arizona Pioneers Historical Society re: O.V. Gass member of AZ Territorial Legislature. Included in this collection is also the biographical information Ryan collected on the Royce Family (early Nevada pioneers), newspaper clippings about Nevadas fight to control the Colorado River and the Green River 1929.

Smith, Willis B.
Coll #: 1031-8
Date: 1958
Extent: 2 folders
Location: 1:1:2
Collection is comprised of press releases and correspondence on the history and development of Western Airlines from 1958.

Steamboats on the Colorado River
Coll #: T129
Date: 1974-1976
Extent: 1.17 linear feet (1 document box, 1 custom box)
Location: 2:6:6 - 2:5:1
This collection consists of documents related to the production of KLVXs Steamboats on the Colorado documentary between 1974 and 1976. Comprised of correspondence, promotional materials, scripts, a treatment, a grant application, and other materials, the collection showcases the energies put into the creation of the film by the producer and writer. Additionally, the collection showcases the way in which twentieth century Americans viewed the history of the Westas a triumphalist narrative in which rugged individuals utilized ingenuity and hard work to craft solutions to problems such as transportation in the desert Southwest.
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Taylor, Erle
Coll #: T108
Date: 1967 - 1976
Extent: 1 doc. Box
Location: 2:8:4
The collection of Erle Taylor, director of aviation at McCarran International Airport from 1965 - 1977. His collection consists of photographs, slides, post cards, news releases, and articles pertaining to aviation including airports, planes, air shows, the US Air Force Thunderbirds and McCarran Airport. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Union Pacific Railroad
Coll #: 97-19
Date: 1902-1969
Extent: 173.5 linear feet (147 boxes and 38 oversize folders)
Location: 6:5:1 - 7:6:1 Roller Shelf 2.2.2 and 2.2.3
The Union Pacific Collection comprises the original corporate records of the Union Pacific Railroad's operations in Las Vegas but also including southern Nevada, Utah, southern California and Los Angeles. The collection dates from 1902 when Montana Senator William Clark began construction of his San Pedro, Los Angeles, & Salt Lake railroad linking the Union Pacifics mainline in Utah with Los Angeles and southern California to approx. 1967. The collection documents the purchase of the land (the original Stewart ranch) and the construction of the original depot and town which became modern Las Vegas. The collection also contains the records of the Las Vegas Land & Water Company, a subsidiary of the railroad, formed in 1905, to handle all the railroad's land transactions. Besides office files, containing correspondence, reports, leases, various legal, governmental and financial documents, etc., the collection contains large and small format maps, architectural and engineering drawings; published technical reports; railroad operational manuals; bound legal briefs; ledgers; payroll and receipt books. The collection document's the railroads and includes the records of the Land and Tax, Law, Engineering & Industrial Development departments, as well as the personal files of Walter Bracken, the Union Pacific's special representative in Nevada and vice president of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company. The collection contains more than 300,000 pages of correspondence, documents, maps and blue prints organized into more than 4100 files spanning approx.175 linear feet. There are in addition over 5200 maps, blue prints, drawings and tracings. The Union Pacific Collection is the largest and most comprehensive historical collection documenting the early history of Las Vegas, and one of the most significant collections relating to the Union Pacific, and railroads in general, in the United States.
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