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Total manuscripts: 28

Arnold, George W.
Coll #: Mss12
Date: 1870
Extent: 1 folder (containing one letter)
Location: 1:1:1
Consists of one holograph letter from George W. Arnold to his Uncle Gideon containing a description of Pioche (Lincoln Co. Nevada) and mining activity there. Comments on the lack of mills to process ores and reasons for lack. Describes traveling through Arizona and Mexico, and the Indian situations there.

Barcus, Clyde S. & Edith Giles
Coll #: MS-00206
Date: 1848-1979, bulk 1910-1950
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: MS 2:4:5
The Edith Giles Barcus Family Papers document the lives and work of three related individuals who lived in Goldfield, Nevada: noted mining engineer Edwin S. Giles who settled in Goldfield in 1907, his daughter Edith Giles who was raised in Goldfield, and Clyde Barcus, also a mining engineer, who came to Goldfield in 1923 and married Edith Giles soon thereafter. The papers date from 1848 to 1979 and document the business and personal lives of two generations of the Giles-Barcus family in Goldfield and Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection includes: property, commercial, financial, and mining records; mining and engineering reports; notes on minerals; correspondence; and photographs of the family, Goldfield, and travel shots of the western United States.
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Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI) Records
Coll #: MS-00126
Date: 1933-1965
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Location: 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.
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Beam, William "Bill" Collection
Coll #: MS-00531
Date: 1955-2004
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 12:12:6
The Bill Beam Papers document the career of miner and poetry enthusiast Bill (William) Beam from 1955 to 2004. The papers contain mining materials, photographs, and poetry from mines Beam worked in around the Southwestern United States. Also included are two albums of photographs from the Nevada Test Site.
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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.

Campbell, John
Coll #: MS-00532
Date: approximately 1970-2005
Extent: 10.4 Linear Feet (6 boxes, 1 unboxed item)
Location: MS 11.9.5, MS 11.9.6, RS 2.5.8
Collection is comprised of materials documenting the career of Nevada Test Site (NTS) miner, John Campbell.

Doughty, Nan
Coll #: MS-00021
Date: 1845 -1987
Extent: 27.4 Linear Feet (67 boxes, 1 flat file)
Location: MS 1:6:2 - 1:7:5, RS 1:7:2, Map Case 11:N
Related Materials: 0240
Collection consists of two series related to the life of Las Vegas writer Nan Doughty. The Correspondence series contains letters written by many members of Doughty's family. The Family papers series contains news clippings, school papers, diaries, genealogy records, deeds, stock certificates, manuscript drafts, Desert Research Institute Grant information and notes from UNLV classes. Much of the material in both series pertains to early mining in Nevada and the southwest.
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Foote Mineral Company Annual Reports
Coll #: MS-00666
Date: 1966-1978
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.3.1
The Foote Mineral Company Annual Reports contain annual reports and statements of earnings published by the Foote Mineral Company from 1966 to 1978. Material contains information on Foote's lithium carbonate plant in Silver Peak, Nevada.
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Gill, Benjamin
Coll #: 2010-07
Date: 1905-1922
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: A 3:4:5
Benjamin Gill was a friend and business partner of Charles Sprague (editor of Goldfield News and President of Goldfield Chamber of Commerce), who served as Secretary-Treasurer for a number of southern Nevada mining companies in Pioneer, Bullfrog, Tonopah and Goldfield, NV. Collection is comprised of his business correspondence (over 800 letters) 1916-22; Fairplay Mining District record Book 1905; and misc. mining reports, pamphlets from the Bullfrog Mining District.

Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Records
Coll #: MS-00744
Date: 1904-1930
Extent: 5.4 Linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 flat file)
Location: A 1.7.1, A IS 1.5.3, MS Map Case 11:O
The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Records (1904-1930) consist of correspondence, invoices, receipts with voucher checks, mining leases, insurance policies, payroll accounts, published notices and articles, and a monthly mine reports ledger.
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Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Records
Coll #: MS-00744
Date: 1904-1930
Extent: 5.4 Linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 flat file)
Location: A 1.7.1, A IS 1.5.3, MS Map Case 11:O
The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Records (1904-1930) consist of correspondence, invoices, receipts with voucher checks, mining leases, insurance policies, payroll accounts, published notices and articles, and a monthly mine reports ledger.
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Goldfield, Nevada
Coll #: MS-00010
Date: 1904 - 1923
Extent: .63 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Location: 1:3:1 - 1:3:2, R.S. 1:6:6
Collection is comprised of documents chronicling the history of the town of Goldfield, Nevada, which began as a mining camp in May 1903. It had a short lived boom following several large gold strikes. The collection contains material such as mining company minutes, ledgers, prospectuses, Nelson-Gans fight program, stock certificates and minutes from the Goldfield Women's Club. Contains information from the following mining companies: Forward Mining Development Co., General Washington Mining Co., Goldfield Mascot Mining Co., Goldfield Rex Mining Co., Goldfield Consolidated Mines Co., and the Sandstorm -Kendall Consolidated Mining Co.
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Hagemann, V
Coll #: Mss14
Date: 1883 June 12
Extent: [2] p. on 1 leaf ; 28 cm. + verbatim transcript (1 leaf, typescript)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of a single piece of correspondence between V. Hagemann of San Francisco to J.H.B. Harris of Silverpeak, Nevada dated June 12 1883. Contains gossip related to mining of the California-Nevada region. Transcription done by former Special Collections curator, Anna Dean Kepper, is included with the original.

Hancock, Doris
Coll #: 87-059
Date: 1915 - 1987
Extent: 2.9 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder in shared box)
Location: MS 3.6.4, RS 2.1.2
Related Materials: 0003
Collection consists of the personal papers of Doris Hancock, a Las Vegas kindergarten teacher who helped organize the Las Vegas Art League. Collection contains material about Southern Nevada and surrounding areas, particularly mining towns, Colorado River, Boulder Dam, Red Rock Canyon, early Las Vegas and Death Valley. It also includes some of Hancock's school memorabilia, correspondence, sketches and two scrapbooks.
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Hezzelwood, Larry
Coll #: 1018
Date: 1953 - 1954
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of the correspondence of Larry L. Hezzlewood pertaining to the creation of a titanium processing plant in Boulder City, Nevada as part of the Aero Metals Corporation.

Kielhofer, Charles
Coll #: Mss18
Date: 1958
Extent: 1 folder (contains 3 pages)
Location: 1:1:1
Consists of a letter (photocopy) dated 1/31/58 from Charles Kielhofer responding to an article in the Las Vegas Review Journal concerning the Bullfrog Mine and the establishment of the Bullfrog Mining Company. He relates that it was George Ladd and Otis Johnson not Shorty Harris who discovered Bullfrog.

Leprechaun Mining and Chemical, Inc.
Coll #: MS-00464
Date: 1961-1997
Extent: 10.4 linear feet (11 boxes)
Location: MS 10.7.2 - 10.7.6
Collection contains the operational records for Leprechaun Mining and Chemical, Inc., a salt mining company, including the financial records: tax documents, CPA reports and records of stockholder shares and dividends, and general mining reports on evaporation rates and mineral grades. There are also several books of stock certificates listing stock holders. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

McGonagill, Irma
Coll #: T60
Date: 1904 - 1905
Extent: 2 folders
Location: 1:11:5
Related Materials: 0246
Collection contains the informal records of early Nevada mining in Tonopah, Nevada including the outlines for a section of Irma McGonagillís memoir and a few fleshed out paragraphs and the beginnings of Chapter 1. There is also a stock certificate for the Silver Bow Mining Company. (see also Photo Collection 0246)

Mim's Sutro Co .
Coll #: T170
Date: 1905
Extent: 1 record storage box
Location: 2:3:4
Collection contains the stock ledger for the Nevada mining company Mimís Sutro Co.

Moore, William J .
Coll #: T174
Date: 1925 - 1974
Extent: 7 doc boxes
Location: 2:3:5
The William J. Moore collection consists of a number of mining publications (Uof NV Bulletins on Geology and Mining, photographs of mine locations, mine production reports, sales contracts of various ores), maps (quadrangles with marked mine locations), claims, and correspondence re: the casino construction. It also includes original plans for the Last Frontier. Scrapbooks from the Frontier Hotel are in the oversize section of Special Collections and not included in the inventory for this collection. There is also information on estimates and analysis for a 500 room Las Vegas resort hotel. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Murphy, Franklin M.
Coll #: MS-00202
Date: 1922 -1958
Extent: 6 storage boxes
Location: MS 2.5.1 - MS 2.5.3
Frank M. Murphy was a geologist active in Nevada. His collection contains numerous publications, articles, maps, and reports pertaining to geology and mining in Nevada. The collection also includes business and personal correspondence, resumes, and letters of application.

Neely, William
Coll #: 1029-4
Date: [18]64
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of one typescript letter (photocopied) transcribed from an original dated Dec 4, [18]64 from W[illiam] Neely In Virginia City NV to his nephew. The letter discuss Nevada's impending statehood and the business and financial situation at the time. Contains some detail about mining work and advises nephew "not" to come to Nevada.

Nevada Mining Collection
Coll #: MS-00011
Date: 1842-1966
Extent: 25.15 Linear Feet (22 boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 items, 1 flat file)
Location: 1:3:2 - 1:3:6
The Nevada Mining Collections comprises records that document mining and mines in Nevada from 1842 to 1966. The majority of the collection includes records of various mines and mining companies located in the Esmeralda, Lincoln, Clark, White Pine, and Nye counties dating from 1900 to 1928. The collection includes records: financial, administrative, and business related; photographs of miners, mining camps, and towns; correspondence; maps; and publications: newspaper clippings, pamphlets, newsletters, and booklets.
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Rinker, C.A. Earle Collection
Coll #: MS-00514
Date: 1883-1965
Extent: 10.5 linear feet (14 boxes
Location: MS 11:4:6, MS 11:5:1 - MS 11:5:2, RS 2:4:6, RS 2:5:2
This collection is comprised of materials that document the history of early twentieth century Goldfield, a mining boom town in central Nevada, as well as the life of its collector. Materials include highly descriptive correspondence and images of Goldfield during its peak years of 1906-1910, as well as mining prospectus, maps, ledgers, souvenirs and ephemera that document mining activity specifically and daily life in a mining boom town more generally.
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Sadovich, Maryellen Vallier
Coll #: MS-00065
Date: 1852 -1934
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (9 folders) (shared box)
Location: MS 1:1:1
The Maryellen Vallier Sadovich Papers include transcripts and handwritten and photocopied documents pertaining to early Nevada history from 1852 to 1934. Documents include information about the boundaries of Nevada; mail service contracts between Utah and California; documents from the Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs concerning reservations in Southern Nevada; a copy of Gibb's Phonetic alphabet of Southern Nevada Native American languages; maps of tributaries in Southern Nevada; notes about the National Archives photographic holdings of Nevada; and documents from mining reports.
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Sprague, Charles
Coll #: 2010-08
Date: 1906-1922
Extent: .84 linear feet (2 document boxes) and 9 bound volumes.
Location: 10:3:2 and bound newspaper volumes located on Oversize roller shelves
Charles Sprague, (1865 - ?) born in Ohio, newspaper editor in Ohio, Colorado Springs, Denver . Bought Goldfield News in 1906, of which he was the editor. President of Goldfield Chamber of Commerce, ran unsuccessfully for Congress as a Democrat in 1910, later went into the mining brokerage business. He had interests in and was an executive officer in a number of mining companies in southern Nevada. Collection consists of his mining business correspondence 1909-1921 (over 1200 letters) , a photograph album and loose photos of Tonopah, 5 bound volumes of Goldfield News 1917-1922; company ledgers of Midway Mining and Milling Co., Tonopah,1902-1913; Goldfield Consolidated Water Company, 1905-14; Nevada Gold Center Mines Co., 1906-6; misc. mining maps, brochures, reports, publications from Goldfield & Tonopah.

Spur, J. F.
Coll #: MS-00078
Date: ca. 1902-1913
Extent: 1folder
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of manuscript "Geology and Ore-Deposition at Tonopah, Nevada" by J.E. Spurr with hand-drawn diagrams. This manuscript is a geological description of the Tonopah mining area, and the Tonopah Mining Company is mentioned frequently. It is undated, but dates could be ca. 1902-1913.

Williams, Frank
Coll #: Mss33
Date: 1892 -1947
Extent: 13 folders (containing 118 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Related Materials: 0171(63) and albums 2:31.3 and 2:32.1
Collection consists of manuscripts written by Frank Williams from 1892 to 1946. The bulk of the writing was done in the 1940s and concerns his life, local histories of Goodsprings, Potosi, Mesquite Valley and the Yellow Pine Mining District. It also contains reports and material reflecting his role as University Regent (1909-1912 and 1923-1942) and his four terms in the State Assembly. Also includes various addresses and articles regarding mines and mining, the evils of gambling, and his life in Las Vegas and Vanderbilt with wife, Edith C. Williams.
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