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Total manuscripts: 9

Boyle Field Engineering
Coll #: 87-002
Date: 1909 -1965
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 record storage boxes)
Location: 3:3:6 - 3:4:1
Collection is comprised of the field notebooks of Charles Duncan (CD) Baker, City Engineer and County Surveyor, responsible for planning and supervising most downtown Las Vegas street construction prior to WWII. Baker later served as Las Vegas mayor and Nevada assemblyman and senator. The field notebooks contain survey coordinates and elevation data for much of early Las Vegas. The notebooks provide important information on early property boundaries, historical elevations and lengths of existing streets at the time. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Brown, Harlan
Coll #: 1023-1
Date: 1943-1956
Extent: 2 folders
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of mimeographed copy of the Index to Las Vegas City Charter (1943), Chicago Tribune newspaper (8/12/52) focusing on engineers and their achievements, and official drawings of lots and additions with Harlan Brown's signature of approval as a registered professional engineer in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Campbell, John
Coll #: 2007-16
Location: 11:9:5 - 11:9:6
Collection is comprised of materials documenting the career of Nevada Test Site (NTS) miner, John Campbell.

Clary, Ernest
Coll #: Mss21
Date: 1944
Extent: 1 folder (containing 51 items -- text, maps, illustrations)
Location: 1:1:1
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.

Fayle Family Papers
Coll #: 98-18
Date: 1900-1983
Extent: 13.94 linear feet (9 record storage boxes, 6 document boxes, 2 slim document boxes, 1 oversize box)
Location: 7:10:2 - 7:11:1
Collection consists of the personal and business papers of the Fayle family of Goodsprings, Nevada, including patriarch George Fayle and wife Jean, and son Leonard Fayle, and his wife, Anna. Collection contains documents relating to their business, civic and personal activities and includes correspondence, hotel registers, account books, quit claim deeds, mine records, and photographs. Extensive documentation on the Yellow Pine Mine.
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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.

Malone, George
Coll #: Mss37
Date: 1928 -1933
Extent: 1 folder (containged343 items, bound)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of one bound volume of letters, documents, speeches, reports and maps pertaining to George W. Malone's position as Nevada State Engineer; National Executive Committeeman, American Legion; President, Association of Western Engineers; Secretary, Colorado River Commission; member, Nevada State Range Commission.

McWilliams, Iona (Mrs. J. T.)
Coll #: T62
Date: 1936 - 1960
Extent: 3 boxes; 15 linear inches
Location: 1:11:6
Related Materials: 025
Collection is comprised of the papers of Las Vegas pioneers J.T. McWilliams and wife Iona McWilliams. J.T. McWilliams, a surveyor and civil engineer, founded the original Las Vegas townsite ("McWilliams Town") and owned a large portion of Lee Canyon, much of which he donated to become a public park. Collection is comprised of McWilliams financial ledgers from 1905 listing property sales by block and lot in the original Las Vegas townsite, expenses and a copy of the deed to his Goodsprings property. Other items include receipts, correspondence photographs, maps (including those of the original Las Vegas townsite), ads for McWilliams maps, and surveying manuals.

Wieking, Henry C.
Coll #: 1031-2
Date: 1932
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2 Roller Shelf 1.5.2
Related Materials: 0009
Collection consists of the personal recollections (including daily journal pages) of Henry C. Wieking, foreman at the BLM's Concrete Testing Laboratory, the agency charged with screening the gravel that was used to make the concrete for Hoover Dam. Also contains newspaper clippings and a BLM memorandum. Wieking writes of the lab established at the Las Vegas Fort in the early 1930s.