Manuscripts by Subjects
Total manuscripts: 5
Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI) Records
3.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
1:9:6 - 1:10:2
The Basic Magnesium Inc. (BMI) Records document the planning,
constructing, and managing of the BMI magnesium manufacturing
plants near Las Vegas (now Henderson) in Clark County and a
magnesium mining operation in Gabbs, Nye County, Nevada from
1933 to 1965. It contains chronological reports, official statements,
photographs, telegrams, budgets, and building diagrams. The records
document employee housing and infrastructure projects, magnesium
production statistics, and employee data.
Link to Collection Guide
1 folder (containing 51 items -- text, maps, illustrations)
Collection contains a history (typescript) of the Civil Engineering unit of Basic Magnesium Incorporated (BMI) with text, figures,maps, and blueprints. It also contains a newspaper article "Caught on the Run", a humorous article—political commentary about the work ethic of the Los Angeles City Hall employees.
Dow Metals - BMI
1 linear foot (1 record storage box)
Collection of BMI (Basic Magnesium Inc.) photo albums of plants/factories—aerial, internal and external views, general photos of businessmen (probably company executives). Also included in this collection is a BMI corporate book which contains stockholder minutes, directors meetings notes, etc. (see also - #260 photos).
1 folder (contains 26 typewritten pages)
Collection consists of the report of Ragnald Fyhen, an original member of the first Central Labor Council of Clark County, who also worked on Hoover Dam as a machinist. Subjects discussed include the Strike on the Boulder Canyon Project, deaths that occurred during the dam's construction, labor negotiations for BMI workers, development of the town of Henderson, and the creation of a regular County Hospital to replace the existing Poor Farm.
Malcolm, David G.
1944 - 1978
Collection consists of the papers of David G. Malcom. Much of the collection includes documents from his work within the audit division of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Other materials focus on Basic Magnesium Inc. (BMI) and Henderson history. Contains an almost complete run of BMI newsletters such as the Big Job and Basic Bombardier. There are also a variety of news clippings (invention of the electric meter, price of silver, the movie industry), brochures and articles from Las Vegas and Reno in the 1950s and 1960s.