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Total manuscripts: 37

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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Berkley, Shelley papers
Coll #: MS-00599
Date: 1999-2012
Extent: 13.25 linear feet (16 boxes), 2,059 Digital Files (1.26 GB)
Location: MS Map Case 11:H, A 2.1.1 - A 2.1.7, A 2.2.1, BIS 1.1.4
The Shelley Berkley papers chronicle the political career of Congresswoman Berkley from the years 1999 to 2012 and are comprised of correspondence, files on the nuclear waste controversy at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, education, women's rights, health care, foreign affairs, and homeland security.
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Civic Historical Research Project, Lincoln County Nevada Cemetery Census Records
Coll #: MS-00263
Date: 1980s
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: MS 3:2:3
The Civic Historical Research Project, Lincoln County, Nevada Cemetery Census Records are comprised of Nevada cemetery censuses from the 1980s, from the towns of Bullionville, Panaca, and Caliente.
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Claxton, Eunice Papers
Coll #: MS-00087
Date: 1982-2011
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 2.2.3
The collection is comprised of long time Nevada resident Eunice Claxton's papers from 1982 to 2011. Included are photographs, memorial service programs, her maternal family history, and the 41st and 50th church convocations held in the Church of God in Christ, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Down, James H. Scrapbook Collection
Coll #: MS-00236
Date: 1933-1979
Extent: 1.3 linear feet (1 box)
Location: RS 1.5.5
The James H. Down, Sr. Scrapbook Collection (1933-1979) contains two scrapbooks about James H. Down, Sr. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and political advertisements about his political and civic involvement in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Frederickson Family Papers
Coll #: MS-00448
Date: 1904-1917
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: MS 9:10:5
Collection is comprised of family photographs and papers of the Frederickson The Frederickson Family Papers (1904-1917) consists of bank statements, correspondence, and mining statements of the Goodsprings, Nevada pioneers John C. Frederickson and Elizabeth Perkins Frederickson. The collection also houses documents pertaining to the Masonic Las Vegas, Nevada Lodge.
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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, BIS 1.3.5, 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. Also included is a monthly Goldfield Consolidated Mines reports ledger from February 1914 to October 1916 for mines located in the south central Nevada area.
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Hart, Steven
Coll #: MS-00839
Date: 1950s-1980s
Extent: 1 folder (shared box) (0.01 Cubic Feet, 0.01 Linear Feet)
Location: MS 04.11.3
Papers are comprised of photographs, newspaper clippings, and correspondence dating from the 1950s to the 1980s collected by Steven Hart, son of the Las Vegas, Nevada chef, Nat Hart. The papers include information about Steven Hart's childhood and his service in Vietnam. Also included in the collection are photos of Steven Hart's father, Nat Hart.
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J. R. Lane Illuminating, Lubricating, and Fuel Oil Company Receipt Book
Coll #: MS-00147
Date: 1908
Extent: 0.23 cubic feet (1 box)
Location: 1:11:5
The J. R. Lane Illuminating, Lubricating, and Fuel Oil Company Receipt Book (1908) consists of one receipt book listing the names of customers and purchases made in Rhyolite, Nevada in 1908. This material was formerly known as the Nell Laird Collection.
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Jones, Sam
Coll #: 1031-3
Date: 1938(?)
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of one handwritten letter addressed to Sam Jones of Goodsprings, dated [19]38. The author of the letter is not identified.

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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Lanman, Charles
Coll #: MS-00124
Date: 1864-1868
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder in shared box)
Location: 1:1:2
Charles Lanman Papers (1864-1868) contain the title page of the Dictionary of the United States Congress and the General Government, written by Lanman, solicitation requests for biographical information from notable government figures, and written replies. Of interest with regard to Nevada are the original handwritten letters from James W. Nye and William M. Stewart.
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Las Vegas Library Regional History Files Collection
Coll #: MS-00809
Date: 1909-2007
Extent: 33.37 cubic feet, 28.17 linear feet (24 boxes)
Location: A-04.01.1-A.04.02.5
Collection is comprised primarily of newspaper clippings on various topics related to Las Vegas, Nevada and Southern Nevada spanning from 1909 to 2007. The files were gathered and organized by the Las Vegas Library and include topics such as ghost towns in the Southwest and Western region of the United States, politics and government, education, gaming, and religious life in Las Vegas and Nevada. The files document topics of interest to the residents of Nevada. The files also contain biographical information on prominent individuals associated with Las Vegas and Nevada.
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Lee, Henry Hudson
Coll #: MS-00139
Date: 1903-1965
Extent: 0.37 cubic feet, 0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Location: 1:10:5
Collection is comprised of manuscript copies of Henry Hudson Lee's memoirs entitled "My Memoirs" and his biography of his father entitled "A Brief Sketch of the Life and Family of Milton LaFayette Lee." Henry Hudson Lee worked as the County Recorder and Auditor of Lincoln County in the early 1900s. He was also involved in cattle ranching most of his life.
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Liberty Engine Company No. 1
Coll #: T11
Date: 1846
Extent: 1 box (letter-sized)
Location: 1:10:2
Collection consists of two ledger books and some bank records for the Liberty Engine Company No. 1. Ledger books date from 1876 to 1917. Bank deposit records date from 1926-1927. Liberty Engine Company No. 1 was the volunteer fire fighting unit for Gold Hill, Nevada until it closed in 1938.

Liddle, Samuel
Coll #: Mss31
Date: 1885 -1890
Extent: 7 folders (containing 164 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of ledgers, accounts and correspondence for the General Store of Samuel Liddle, located in Leadville, Nevada, from 20 October 1885 to 11 November 1890.
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Lisle Family Collection on Education in Beatty, Nevada
Coll #: MS-00212
Date: 1950
Extent: 1 box (0.23 cubic feet, 0.21 linear feet)
Location: 2:3:1
The Lisle Family Collection on Education in Beatty, Nevada, is comprised of photocopies of school records and correspondence from 1933 to 1948. It also includes an official voting register from the 1914 Beatty primary election. The photocopies were created approximately 1950.

Logan, Jackie Boor
Coll #: MS-00582
Date: 1833-2011
Extent: 0.21 linear feet, 0.19 (1 box)
Location: MS 7:8:4
The Jackie Boor Logan Papers (1833-2011) contain articles, correspondence, copies of photographs, newspaper clippings, and other genealogical information on the Logan family. The bulk of the material begins with the shooting death of Tonopah, Nevada Sheriff Tom Logan in 1906.
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Logan, Jackie Boor
Coll #: MS-00582
Date: 1833-2011
Extent: 0.21 linear feet, 0.19 (1 box)
Location: MS 7:8:4
The Jackie Boor Logan Papers (1833-2011) contain articles, correspondence, copies of photographs, newspaper clippings, and other genealogical information on the Logan family. The bulk of the material begins with the shooting death of Tonopah, Nevada Sheriff Tom Logan in 1906.
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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 Banking History
Coll #: MS-00257
Date: 1880 -190(?)
Extent: 2 doc boxes
Location: MS 3:2:2
Collection contains information on the history of banking, primarily in Worcester, NV and a history of the Worcester bank. Included in this history are pamphlets and promotional publications on early Nevada banks, contemporary newspaper clippings and correspondence about Butch Cassidy and common banking correspondence. Of interest is a copy of a proclamation and report by the governor of the Territory of Nevada about an international mineral exhibition dated 1863.

Nevada Library Directories, Statistics, and Handbook
Coll #: MS-00706
Date: 1954-1992
Location: B 2:2:3
The Nevada Library directories and statistics date from 1954 to 1992. The Library Association Handbook is dated December 31, 1987. Records were created by the Nevada State Library and Archives and its predecessor the Nevada State Library.
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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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Patrick W. Carlton Papers on the Oral History of the Public School Principalship Project
Coll #: MS-00829
Date: 1982-2011
Extent: 13 boxes (5.36 Cubic Feet, 5.96 Linear Feet)
Location: MS 11.11.5-6, MS 11.12.6
The collection is comprised of University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) professor, Dr. Patrick W. Carlton's, research files dating from 1982 to 2011 in the "Oral History of the Public School Principalship" Project. The papers include research files about principals in Las Vegas, Nevada and Superintendents on the Clark County School District.
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Reiter, Mary Jane Griffith
Coll #: MS-00262
Date: 1927-1958
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet, 018 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 3:2:3
The Mary Jane Griffith Reiter Papers date from 1926 to 1964. The papers document Nevada history and her family’s business and civic work; they contains her grandmother's will, a ledger detailing the costs and expenses for rental properties, and reports and minutes from the Colorado River Commission. It also includes a 1964 bibliography of materials on Nevada.
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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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Sawyer, Byrd
Coll #: 90-052
Date: 1880-1969
Extent: 9 boxes (6.5 linear feet)
Location: MS 4.10.2- MS 4.10.5
Related Materials: 0256
Collection is comprised of the papers of Byrd Wall Sawyer and contains a variety of materials related to Nevada history. Collection includes Nevada State Library materials and publications, news clippings, correspondence, speeches and memos relating to Reno, Carson City and Washoe County. There are research notes and copies of the books; "Midwifery" and "The Open Range of Nevada, 1826-1900." The collection also contains some photographs and numerous slides of foreign countries. There are also audio recordings and video of the Boulder City anniversary. book manuscript - "Here is Nevada"; bibliography 1939; Co-authors - Byrd Wall Sawyer and Effie Mona Mack INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Sieffert, Mrs.
Coll #: MS-00084
Date: 1908 - 1921
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:1
Consists primarily of correspondence between U.S. Senator George S. Nixon and William B. Ogden regarding the appointment of a postmaster in Gold Mountain and Drumville (both Esmeralda County), Nevada.

Spicer, Jim and Effie Papers
Coll #: T158
Date: 1979-1982
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Location: 2:3:1
The Jim and Effie Spicer Papers (1979-1982) contain two chapters from the book The History of Pahrump Valley, which talks about the Spicers, newspaper clippings, and a transcribed copy of the diary of Jim Milligan, a miner from Nye County, Nevada.
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Sprague, Charles and Benjamin Gill papers on Nevada Mining
Coll #: MS-00570
Date: 1906-1925
Extent: 4 boxes (4.08 Cubic Feet, 3.46 Linear Feet)
Location: A-3.5.4-3.5.5
The Charles S. Sprague and Benjamin Gill Collection is comprised of various records from the mining companies owned and operated by businessmen Charles S. Sprague and Benjamin Gill who were active in the central Nevada boomtowns of Goldfield and Tonopah in the early decades of the twentieth century. Documents include correspondence, receipts and invoices, detailed records and copies of government legislative bills relating to the mining industry, and other business correspondence. Sprague’s collection consists of his mining business correspondence dating from 1906-1925. Gill's papers are comprised of his business correspondence 1916-1922.
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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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Syphus - Bunker Papers
Coll #: T85
Date: 1891 -1994
Extent: 1 record storage box, and 1 doc box
Location: 1:12:5
Collection is comprised primarily of the correspondence of John Bunker and Mary Etta Syphus from 1891-1895. Mary Etta was one of ten children of Luke and Christina Syphus, a pioneer Mormon family who settled in Panaca, Nevada in the late 1800s. In September 1895, Mary Etta married John Bunker, but passed away just two months later in November 1895. The earliest correspondence was written when Bunker was living in El Dorado Canyon Nevada and Syphus in Panaca Nevada, and the later correspondence when Bunker was in Logan Utah and Syphus attending the BYU Academy Church Normal School in Provo UT. There is additional correspondence between Mary Etta Syphus and various friends along with some certificates and wedding announcements. The collection also includes a genealogy chart and the Syphus family history. Collection contains both originals, and typed transcriptions of the correspondence. Subjects discussed include the Muddy River, sicknesses, weather, neighbors, LDS church, school and leisure activities.

Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad
Coll #: MS6
Date: 1910 -1940
Extent: 3 boxes; 1.5 linear ft.
Location: 1:2:1
The Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Collection contains miscellaneous correspondence, waybills, requisitions and other records relating to the company's operation. Incorporated in 1904, the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad operated for 35 years, connecting Ludlow, California (on the Santa Fe Railroad main line) with Beatty Nevada by way of Death Valley. Tidewater referred to dreams of eventually completing connections with San Diego, California. Declining mining fortunes and waning borax operations in Death Valley after 1927 caused the slow decline of the railroad, which finally ceased operations in 1940.
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Western Nevada Project
Coll #: MS-00323
Date: 1950s
Extent: 3 Linear Feet, 3 boxes
Location: 4:9:1, 4:9:2
Collection consists of approximately 2,000 aerial photographs of Southern and Western Nevada. Photographs are not indexed. Army Map Service took the aerial photographs.

Whitmore, Sidney R. Collection on Southern Nevada
Coll #: MS-00068
Date: 1846-1937
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet 5 folders (shared box)
Location: 1:1:1
Related Materials: 0219
The Sidney R. Whitmore Collection spans 1846 to 1937. The collection contains a stockholder list of the Moapa Fruit Land Co., land descriptions, a quitclaim deed, and a history of the Whitney/ Syphus family. Also in the collection are various copies of photos of the Southern Nevada and Utah landscape.
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Wile, Albert E. Papers
Coll #: MS-00146
Date: 1941-1973
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: 1:11:5
The Albert E. Wile Papers (1941-1973) contain the papers of Albert Wile, who served as a police captain in Las Vegas, Nevada in the 1940s. Wile oversaw the city jail; his papers include correspondence from and about inmates and inventories and records of the Las Vegas City Jail. It also includes personal correspondence of Wile and some newspaper clippings about law enforcement in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Wilson, James B.
Coll #: MS-00125
Date: 1880-1918
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box)
Location: 1:9:6
Related Materials: 0011
The Wilson Family Papers (1880-1972) document the personal and professional lives of James B. Wilson Sr., James B. Wilson Jr., and George Twison "Tweed" Wilson. The collection is primarily comprised of personal correspondence, but it also includes invoices from the Wilson family business, the Sandstone Ranch, and biographical materials that chronicle the history of the Wilson family and their ranch.
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