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Total manuscripts: 42

Archaeo-Nevada Society Records
Coll #: MS-00728
Date: 1938-2005
Extent: 7 boxes (6.82 cubic feet, 7.17 linear feet), 185 digital files
Location: MS 13.07.05, B IS 01.05.03, B IS 01.10.06
Collection is comprised of articles, correspondence, brochures, newsletters, programs, maps, information on atlatl, Native Americans, and the flora and fauna of Nevada collected by three members of the Archaeo-Nevada Society from 1938 to 2005. The collection also includes scrapbooks and photo albums detailing the activities of the Archaeo-Nevada Society, particularly from the 1960s to 1990s.
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Baker, C.D. Engineering Field Notebooks
Coll #: MS-00272
Date: 1909-1966
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Location: 3:3:6 - 3:4:1
The C.D. Baker Engineering Field Notebooks are comprised of the notebooks and informational texts Charles Duncan "C.D." Baker created and used between 1909 and 1966 while he served as the County Surveyor for Clark County, Nevada and the City Engineer for Las Vegas, Nevada. The field notebooks contain survey coordinates and elevation data for much of early Las Vegas and provide important information on early property boundaries, historical elevations, and lengths of existing streets from the 1920s to the 1960s.
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Blue Diamond Mine Collection
Coll #: MS-00505
Date: 1943-2000
Extent: 21 boxes (22.3 linear feet)
Location: MS 10:1:2 - 11:1:6
Collection is comprised of the business records of the Blue Diamond Mine located in Blue Diamond, Nevada. The Blue Diamond Mine produced gypsum.

Chester Longwell Papers
Coll #: MS-00017
Date: 1919 - 1974
Extent: 9.6 linear feet (19 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 1.5.3 - 1.5.5, MS Map Case 11:N
The Chester Longwell Papers document his professional career as a geologist and his pioneering field work in Clark County, Nevada. Includes Longwell's field notes, manuscripts, articles and speeches related to geology (mostly of Clark County), personal and business correspondence, publications of Longwell's and colleagues. The collection also contains subject files, name files, and rock specimen tags.
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Citizen Alert
Coll #: 2000-08
Date: 1980-1999
Extent: 6 linear feet (6 record storage boxes)
Location: MS 8.12.1 - 8.12.3
Collection consists of the organizational records of Citizen Alert, a grassroots environmental group based in Nevada. They provide education, advocacy, and empowerment to citizens on matters of environmental policy and environmental justice. They have been particularly active with regard to Yucca Mountain. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

David Donovan Hydrology and Geology Collection
Coll #: MS-00813
Date: 1912, 1954-2012
Extent: 36 boxes (39.00 Linear Feet, 46.21 Cubic Feet)
Location: BIS-01.11.1-5
Collection is comprised of research and technical reports from 1912 and the 1950s to 2012 collected by former Las Vegas Valley Water District employee, David Donovan. The collection includes information about groundwater, hydrology, minerals, and geology in Nevada, specifically the Las Vegas Valley region, as well as surrounding areas such as California, Arizona, and Utah.
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Desert Fishes Council Collection
Coll #: MS-00572
Date: 1969-1988
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Location: 3:7:1 -- 3:7:2
The Desert Fishes Council Records (1969-1988) consists of resolutions, meeting minutes, symposia programs, agenda, and press releases of the Desert Fishes Council (DFC), an organization devoted to the study and preservation of desert fishes, notably the desert pupfish. The DFC records reflect efforts to bring the plight of desert fishes to the attention of the academy and the public as well as highlight the worth of desert lands within the American environmental movement.
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Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Coll #: MS 2014-01
Extent: 73.75 linear feet (59 record storage cartons)
Location: LASR
The Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada collection is an information docket established by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The collection contains documents supporting the development of regulatory decisions by EPA on radiation protection standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as a potential site for a radioactive waste storage repository. The collection includes regulatory notices, technical documents, environmental reports, letters, minutes of meetings, public comments, and other materials.
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Essays on the Nevada MX Missile Project
Coll #: MS-00040
Date: 1980
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 shared box)
Location: 1:1:1
The Essays on the Nevada MX Missile Project collection is dated to 1980 and is comprised of essays by various artists predicting the damage an MX missile system could do to Nevada. The majority of the essays were published in the book MX in Nevada: A humanistic perspective. The collection also includes an annotated draft essay by James W. Hulse.
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Foley, Roger D. Papers on United States v. Cappaert
Coll #: MS-00020
Date: 1972-1992
Extent: 1.6 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Location: MS 1:6:1 - 1:6:2
The Roger D. Foley Papers on United States v. Cappaert are comprised of materials collected by District Judge Robert D. Foley while performing his duties as judge in United States v. Francis Leo Cappaert, et al. from 1972 to 1976 as well as information regarding his donation of the case materials to UNLV Library in 1992. The collection includes transcripts of the case, exhibits, and copies of motions filed with the Court in regards to this case.
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Greenpeace Pacific Southwest Records
Coll #: MS-00363
Date: 1962-1994
Extent: 5 linear feet (5 record storage boxes)
Location: MS 5:1:4 - 5:1:6
The Greenpeace Pacific Southwest Records are comprised of files and documents pertaining to environmental activism in Southern Nevada from 1962 to 1994, primarily addressing the organization of protests at the Nevada Test Site. The collection contains newspaper articles, newsletters, publications, financial records, protest information, correspondence, meeting minutes, articles of incorporation, Freedom of Information Act requests, and Nevada Test Site information. Also contained in the collection are maps and documents related to various environmental issues such as nuclear waste, land use, wildlife protection, and international environmental activism.
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Griffith, Robert B.
Coll #: 90-48
Date: 1928 - 1968
Extent: 1.42 linear feet (1 document box and 1 record storage box)
Location: 4:10:2
Related Materials: 0106
This collections consists of Robert Griffith’s papers pertaining to the Colorado River Commission (he was chairman at one point in his career) on water rights, usage and alternate water sources. Included is a feasibility study of the mechanical system for the Griffith Phytotronics Laboratories, labs designed for experimenting with plant growth and development. And finally, the collection has news clippings about the national air races from 1928, a photograph of an early airplane, Griffith’s American Legion papers and the death and burial records belonging to his father, an embalmer. A later addition to the collection included slides of various countries including the United States, Europe, Middle and Far East, Canada.

Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies Records
Coll #: MS-00712
Date: 1989-2012
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 1.2.2
The Harry Reid Center for Environmental Studies Records (1989-2012) contain reports, research articles, correspondence, and proposals. The Harry Reid Center is located on the grounds of University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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Hock, Raymond
Coll #: MS-00310
Date: 1946-1991
Extent: 0.66 cubic feet, 1.35 linear feet (1 box)
Location: RS 2.1.2
Raymond Hock Papers (1946-1991) contain a scrapbook of photos (setting traps for radio tagged birds in Alaska, at the Arctic Research Lab at Point Barrow) and programs chronicling the life of the late Dr. Raymond Hock of the Desert Research Institute and University of Nevada, Las Vegas zoology department.
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Janish, Jeanne Russell Papers
Coll #: MS-00355
Date: 1833-1994
Extent: 11.35 linear feet (17 boxes)
Location: MS 4.1.1 - MS 4.1.5, MS Map Case 11:J, Roller Shelf 2.1.4, Work Room North Wall
Related Materials: 0296
The Jeanne Russell Janish Papers span the years 1833 through 1994 with an emphasis on 1894 to 1994. The materials of the illustrator and watercolorist include her school records, research papers, diaries, and personal correspondence. There are two original book manuscripts, dried flowers, which Janish used for her illustrations, and approximately 140 watercolor paintings and pencil sketches created in China, the American Southwest, and Florida.
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Kane Springs Ranch, Meadow Valley Wash, Nevada Records
Coll #: MS-00553
Date: 1930-2005
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: B 1:6:4
The Kane Springs Ranch, Meadow Valley Wash, Nevada Records (1930-2005) contain records related to the Kane Springs Ranch outside of Moapa, Nevada. The collection primarily focuses on the property itself, but also contains a genealogy of the Huntsman family, the ranch's first owners. Records include deeds and materials from the sale of the Kane Springs Ranch to the Bureau of Land Management in 2005. The bulk of the collection documents how the Stuart family used its resources from 1952 to 2003. These materials are related to water usage on the property and a rock and sand mining operation, from which the Stuarts earned royalties.
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Las Vegas Monorail Collection
Coll #: MS-00539
Date: 1971-1979
Extent: 0.23 linear feet, 0.21 cubic feet (1 box)
Location: MS 13.6.3
The Las Vegas Monorail Records (1971-1980) consist of articles, newspaper clippings, agency reports, and correspondence concerning the 1970s effort to construct a Las Vegas, Nevada mass-transit monorail system. Materials document the project conception, development, and ultimate failure throughout the 1970s.
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Lois Sagel Papers on Nevada Wilderness Preservation
Coll #: MS-00571
Date: 1989-1995
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: MS 13.7.4
The Lois Sagel Papers on Nevada Wilderness Preservation (1989-1995) consist of the papers of Lois Sagel, an environmentalist and advocate for the preservation of Nevada's wilderness. The collection primarily documents the campaigns surrounding the efforts to expand Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (1994) as well as to designate the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (1993). Additionally, it contains information on minor land exchanges and the Question 5/S.B. 189 bond issue to fund state parks (considered in 1989 and 1990). Most of the collection is comprised of newspaper clippings, correspondence, memoranda, photographs, and photo slides.
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Mojave, Kern River, and El Dorado Natural Gas Pipeline Project
Coll #: MS-00671
Date: 1987-1988
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Location: B 1.3.2
The Mojave, Kern River, and El Dorado Natural Gas Pipeline Project Reports (1987-1988) include both the draft and final report published by the California State Lands Commission on the environmental impact of an interstate natural gas route. Potential routes in Southern Nevada are proposed in the project.
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Mountain West's Yucca Mountain Socioeconomic Project Records
Coll #: MS-00756
Date: 1970-1994
Extent: 2.17 linear feet, 2.57 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Location: MS 12.04.6
The Mountain West's Yucca Mountain Socioeconomic Project Records (1987-1994) contain Reports on the effects to indigenous peoples, flora and fauna, and transportation relating to the deposits of nuclear waste in Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Nevada counties studied were Nye, Lincoln, Esmeralda, and Clark. Also included are analysis and impact assessments, and an oral history of Ed Slavin, a Tonopah, Nevada resident.
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MX Missile eXperimental Reviews and Reports
Coll #: MS-00215
Date: 1980-1981
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Location: 13.6.2
The MX Missile eXperimental Reviews and Reports (1980-1981) contain impact study reports and committee reports from various Southern Nevada agencies. There are also correspondence and newspaper clippings from the Shoshoni Sacred Land Association.
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Nevada State Park System Records
Coll #: MS-00136
Date: 1863-1981
Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: MS 1:11:6
The Nevada State Park System Records consist of materials produced or collected by the Nevada State Park System between 1863 and 1981. The collection includes records produced by the Park System while performing their interpretive mission as well as historic documents regarding properties owned by the organization.
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Nevada Wildlife Bulletin
Coll #: MS-00729
Date: 1960-1965
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.1.3
The Nevada Wildlife Bulletin was published monthly in Reno, Nevada by the Nevada Fish and Game Commission from 1960 to 1965. It covered activities of fishing and hunting around the state of Nevada. This collection includes Vol. 1 No. 3 for 1960; a complete run for 1962; and scattered issues from 1961, 1964, and 1965.
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Nevada Wildlife Federation
Coll #: MS-00400
Date: 1993 - 1998
Extent: 1 box (1.1 linear ft.)
Location: 7:8:5
Collection contains the records for the Nevada Wildlife Federation, the organization bylaws and Board of Director minutes and copies of their newsletters Western Sportsman and Nevada Wildlife.

Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada (PEPCON) Records
Coll #: MS-00004
Date: 1986-1989
Extent: 0.42 linear feet, 0.30 cubic feet (1 box)
Location: MS 1:1:2
The Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada Records (1986-1989) are comprised of magazine articles, newspaper clippings, official reports, a profile of Jim Gibson, and a prospectus for a park named after Gibbons.
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Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada PEPCON Disaster Collection of News Articles
Coll #: MS-00760
Date: 1988-1992
Extent: 1.15 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Location: MS 12.02.3
The Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada (PEPCON) Disaster Collection of News Articles (1988-1992) consists of articles from Las Vegas and other state and regional newspapers about the PEPCON plant explosion that took place in May of 1988. Also included are United Press International press releases from October to December, 1988.
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Perkins, R.F. "Chick"
Coll #: 98-08
Date: approximately 1960-1990
Extent: 2.8 linear feet (4 boxes)
Location: MS 13:5:1 - 13:5:2
Collection consists of personal papers and photographs of R.F. "Chick" Perkins, who was active in the development of archaeological and museum studies in southern Nevada as well as the reactivation of the Nevada Park Service.

Pichot, Mary Kozlowski
Coll #: MS-00375
Date: 1969-1991
Extent: 1.3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: MS 5:7:3
The Mary Kozlowski Pichot Papers document the environmental activism of Mary Kozlowski Pichot from 1969 to 1991. The collection focuses on the environmental groups and planning committees that Pichot belonged to, including Aquavision, the Citizens' Advisory Committee, and Las Vegas 2000 and Beyond. The materials address water conservation plans, pollution alleviation efforts, and strategies to clean the Las Vegas Wash and Las Vegas Bay in Nevada.
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Pueblo Grande
Coll #: MS-00208
Date: 1926 - 1980
Extent: 1 record storage box, 2 slim document boxes (1.42 linear feet)
Location: MS 2:3:6, RS 1:6:4
Related Materials: 0143
The Pueblo Grande collection contains essays and correspondence for nomination and documentation of inclusion to the National Register. It also contains photographs and an inventory of Pueblo and Anasazi artifacts included in the Pueblo Grande de Nevada site, Lost City Museum.

Rathbun, Frank D.
Coll #: MS-00209
Date: 1919 - 1939
Extent: 1 document box, 2 slim doc boxes, and 2 flat boxes
Location: MS 2:12:5, RS 1:7:7
The Rathbun papers include publications on the Colorado Aqueduct and telephone lines at Hayfield and the Colorado Rim. There is also a descriptive chapter on desert mirages and archeological field notes written by Rathbun. The archeological materials include inventories from sites in the Southern Great Basin, photos of dwellings and pictographs (taken in the 30s), Nevada Highways and Parks promotional brochures and general newspaper articles on anthropology and archeology (1920s-1930s).

Red Rock Audubon Society
Coll #: MS-00393
Date: 1983-1996
Extent: 0.21 linear feet, 0.23 cubic feet (1 box)
Location: MS 6:6:2
Red Rock Audubon Society Records (1981-1996) contain correspondence, field trip notifications, newspaper clippings, fliers, and copies of the Society's newsletter, The Rock Wren.
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Red Rock Canyon National Recreation Area
Coll #: MS-00399
Date: 1965-1998
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 7:8:5
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation records (1965-1998) contain information about the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (previously the Red Rock Canyon Recreation Lands). It largely consists of newspaper clippings on a variety of events related to Red Rock Canyon from 1965 to 1998 with the bulk from the 1980s and 1990s. The records also include Bureau of Land Management documents pertaining to interpretive efforts, visitation statistics, and law enforcement reports. Also included are the newsletters (1990-1998) and volunteer training manual of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon, a non-profit volunteer organization.
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River Mountains Loop Trail Records
Coll #: MS-00796
Date: approximately 1998-2013
Extent: 5 boxes and 1 oversized folder (9.2 linear feet, 5.1 cubic feet)
Location: Oversize flat file 11:M; Flat box B 1:5:5 IS; Box 1-4 B 2:9:6 and B 2:9:7
The River Mountains Trail Loop records span from approximately 1998 to 2013 about the River Mountains Trail Partnership Advisory Council and their efforts to plan and construct the River Mountains Loop Trail in the Henderson, Nevada and Boulder City, Nevada geographic area. The records include meeting minutes, administrative files for the River Mountains Trail Partnership Advisory Council, maps, and promotional materials. The collection is comprised of records kept by Jim Holland, park planner at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and John Holman, chair of the River Mountains Trail Partnership. The records document the planning, construction, stakeholder engagement, and marketing for the River Mountain Loop Trail.
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Scenic Southwest Travel Guide
Coll #: MS-00709
Date: 1950-1955
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 2.2.2
The Scenic Southwest Travel Guide was a monthly publication produced in Williams, Arizona from 1950 through 1955.
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Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter Records
Coll #: MS-00289
Date: 1951-2012
Extent: 20 linear feet (21 boxes)
Location: 3:7:3-3:8:2
The Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter Records (1951 to 2012) are composed of files from Sierra Club officers and activists in the Southern Nevada (formerly Las Vegas) Group of the Toiyabe Chapter. The collection documents the involvement of the Southern Nevada group in a variety of environmental concerns, such as air quality, uranization, and nuclear issues, in which the chapter has expressed interest. The records are comprised of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes and agendas, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, press releases, legislation, recommendations, resolutions, and general information. Due to the group’s location in the heart of the Mojave Desert, the collection provides excellent case studies of significant changes in the post-World War II American environmental movement, notably the increased recognition of the worth of desert lands.
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State of Arizona vs. State of California Proceedings Concerning the Colorado River Usage Dispute
Coll #: MS-00677
Date: 1957-1960
Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 1.3.3
The State of Arizona vs. State of California Proceedings Concerning the Colorado River Usage Dispute (1957-1960) contains supplemental documents from the Supreme Court case including briefs, objections, requests for admissions of facts, rebuttal outlines, witness outlines, comments, and requested findings of facts.
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State of Nevada-Water Resources Reconnaissance Records
Coll #: MS-00699
Date: 1935-1968
Extent: 0.85 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 1:1:3
The State of Nevada Water-Resources Reconnaissance Records (1935-1968) contain studies and appraisals of ground water resources in the lakes and valleys of various Nevada counties. The documents were created by the Nevada Division of Water Resources.
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Toiyabe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
Coll #: MS-00672
Date: 1982-1986
Extent: 0.9 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 1:3:2 - B 1:3:3
The Toiyabe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (1982-1986) contains the proposed and final draft of the forest management plan and the environmental impact statement for Toiyabe National Forest, published by the United Stated Department of Agriculture. The Forest is part of the Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest, encompassing over six million acres in Nevada and Eastern California. The records also contain maps of individual ranger districts in the forest.
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Van Ee, Jeff
Coll #: MS-00470
Date: 1974-2012
Extent: 12.5 Linear Feet (15 boxes, 1 flat file, and 2 oversize map storage)
Location: MS 3:11:4 - MS 3:12:3; MS Map Case 11:F, 11:G
The Jeff van Ee Papers consist of the papers of environmentalist John Jeffrey van Ee from 1974 to 2012 that document a portion of van Ee's environmental activity, notably his participation on environmental committees in the Las Vegas, Nevada area for water conservation and wildlife protection. The papers are comprised of correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, and meeting agendas and minutes.
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Walking Box Ranch Collection
Coll #: MS-00657
Date: 1917-2011
Extent: 3.2 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 framed item)
Location: B IS 1.5.4
The Walking Box Ranch Collection (1917-2011) includes material collected by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Public Lands Institute on the Searchlight, Nevada ranch. Materials include a map from the Rock and Springs Land and Cattle Company, a pair of chaps owned by Rex Bell, Jr., and color slides of the ranch. Also included are photographic prints of Rex Bell and Rex Bell, Jr., and newsclippings related to the film and political career of Rex Bell.
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Wittwer, John
Coll #: T101
Date: 1919 -1948
Extent: 5 record storage boxes and 1doc box
Location: 2:10:3 - 2:10:5
Collection consists of the reports of Southern Nevada Agricultural Extension Agent (County Agent), J.H. Wittwer dating from 1919-1948. The reports contain photographs and information on subjects such as the dairy industry, soil conditions, vegetable production, and flood control in southern Nevada. The reports also detail much of the 4-H activity in the area during this time.
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Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Office Collection
Coll #: MS-00091
Date: 1958-2001
Extent: 106 linear feet (109 boxes and 2 oversized folders)
Location: LASR
The Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Office collection was assembled through a joint effort between the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the James R. Dickinson Library, University of Nevada, Las Vegas to provide public access to documentation and correspondence about the proposed high-level radioactive waste geologic repository site near Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Materials include technical reports, contractor reports, public hearing transcripts, safety evaluation reports, environmental impact statements, emergency plans, inspection reports, licensee event reports, and general communications, dating from 1958 to 2001.
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