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Total manuscripts: 21

Aquavision Records
Coll #: MS-00410
Date: 1986-1997
Extent: 1.1 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: MS 7:12:3
The Aquavision Records include bylaws, correspondence, and publications by Aquavision, a community action group concerned with water conservation in Southern Nevada's Las Vegas Valley. The collection spans 1986 to 1997. The records show Aquavision's activities, including its public information campaigns, awards for water conservation, and newsletters.
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Buck, Gilbert
Coll #: 87-58
Date: 1945 - 1985
Extent: 14 linear feet (14 record storage boxes)
Location: 3:5:3 - 3:6:4
Collection consists of the real estate records of Gilbert Buck: records on individual properties from mortgage agreements and records of rent payments to general repairs and appliance brochures. Also included are newspaper articles about the Governor’s Race, a report to the Legislative Commission about the acquisition of specific lands by the State Parks, Nevada’s available water resources, soil surveys, maps and photographs of land. (Real estate was located in Las Vegas and Henderson Nevada. INVENTORY AVAILABLE.

Cannon, Howard W.
Coll #: MS-00002
Date: 1946-1988 (bulk 1959-1982)
Extent: 389.92 linear feet (823 boxes)
Location: LASR
Related Materials: PH-000192
The Howard Cannon papers (1946-1988) is comprised of the senatorial papers of U.S. Senator (from Nevada) Howard Cannon. Cannon strongly supported the Great Society programs and the War on Poverty. As a decorated WWII pilot, he was particularly interested in aviation issues. Collection materials include correspondence, speeches, invitations, press releases, appointment books, audio, video, and film. There are specific files on Las Vegas and an index file. There are two boxes with U.S. Senator George Malone's papers. NOTE: THIS COLLECTION IS STORED IN LIED LIBRARY'S LASR SYSTEM, PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO OBTAIN BOXES.
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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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Colorado River Commission of Nevada Reference Library Collection
Coll #: 2001-07
Date: 1922-2000
Extent: 21 linear feet (21 boxes)
Location: MS 12.10.5 - MS 12.8.3
The Colorado River Commission of Nevada Reference Library Collection at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is composed of files and books from the Colorado River Commission of Nevada. The major portion of the collection is documents in the form of books, briefs, memoranda, motions, exhibits, etc., from the Arizona v. California litigation running from 1931 to the 1990s. The Commission used the materials as a reference library to support their role in the ongoing litigation. In support of their mission to manage and protect Nevada's rights to the power and water from the Colorado River, the collection includes significant information regarding the Boulder Canyon Project and subsequent Adjustment Act, the Colorado River Compact, Glen Canyon Dam, Parker Dam, Davis Dam, and Colorado River Salinity in the form of correspondence, official reports, and legislative records. A large portion of the correspondence and documents is in regards to the Western Area Power Administration . The last major part of the collection is comprised operating files from the Commission, particularly the files of Gerald L. Edwards, who was the CRCs Chief Engineer. All of these files not only supported litigation and the operation of the CRC, but also served as an information clearinghouse for information regarding the management of the Colorado River.
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Florence and John Cahlan Collection
Coll #: T128
Date: 1945 - 1982
Extent: 16.6 linear feet (27 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 2.7.4 - MS 2.7.6, MS 2.6.1 - 2.6.5, MS Map Case 11:N
Related Materials: 0045
Collection consists of papers of Florence Lee (Jones) Cahlan and her husband John Cahlan. (Jones) Cahlan worked as a reporter for the Review Journal and Cahlan served as editor for many years. The collection contains materials documenting their personal lives, community interests, articles and manuscripts , and drafts and notes for their book Water -- A History of Las Vegas. Subjects include Nellis AFB, Nevada American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, Las Vegas Jubilee, high-speed ground transportation, Service League/Junior League and Nevada State Museum.
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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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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.

Hickey, Thomas
Coll #: 86-20
Date: 1969-1999
Extent: 56 linear feet (48 record storage cartons, 15 document boxes, 1 slim doc box and 1 oversize box)
Location: LASR
Collection consists of the political papers of Nevada state senator and legislator Thomas Hickey. State Assembly and State Legislature material relates to issues such as children, health, education, budget, nuclear testing, Yucca Mt., Dept of Energy, women's issues, women's prison, abortion, charitable organizations and mental health. Includes correspondence. INVENTORY AVAILABLE - THIS COLLECTION IS IN LASR, PLEASE CONTACT MANUSCRIPTS LIBRARIAN TO RETRIEVE

Ives, Joseph C. Personal Correspondence
Coll #: MS-00079
Date: 1857-1858
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 folder, shared box)
Location: 1:1:1
The Joseph C. Ives Personal Correspondence consists of 17 letters (photocopies) between United States Army Corps of Topographic Engineers Lt. Joseph C. Ives and his wife, Cora Semmes Ives, between September 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, however, it is a useful supplement to the official report documenting the voyage, "Report upon the Colorado River of the West; Explored in 1857-1858."
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Jensen, Frank C. "Doc"
Coll #: MS15
Date: 1926 - 1952
Extent: 1 box
Location: Transferred to BCMHA
Collection consists of the digital facsimile of the personal diary of Frank C. "Doc" Jensen, Hoover Dam medic, covering the years of the Dam’s construction. The original of this volume and the others reside in the Boulder City Museum and Historical Association. Click on Jensen's name above to access digitized version of the diary.
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Las Vegas Land and Water Co.
Coll #: Mss35
Date: 1927 -1940
Extent: 1 folder (containing 15 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection concerns water shortages in the City of Las Vegas due in part to wasteful water usage; refers to City Ordinance No. 247. Includes correspondence, resolutions, petitions, application for permit and newspaper clippings. Several items signed by Walter R. Bracken, Vice President and Agent of the Company, and A.M. Folger, Assistant Agent.

Coll #: 87-92
Date: 1910 - 1955
Extent: 3 boxes; photo albums
Location: 3:6:5 Roller Shelf 1.8.7
Related Materials: 0100
Collection includes documents and publications relating to Boulder (Hoover) Dam and the Boulder Canyon Project. Documents include brochures, pamphlets, postcards, scrapbooks and news clippings. Subjects include Boulder City, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Route 66. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Page, John Chatfield
Coll #: MS23
Date: 1930 - 1947
Extent: 1 box; 1 large folder
Location: Transferred to BCMHA
Collection consists of the diaries of John Chatfield Page, who served as Construction Engineer on Boulder (Hoover) Dam from 1931-35. There is also a small amount of ephemera and biographical material on Page which provide information on his career with the Bureau of Reclamation. The original diaries have transferred to the Boulder City Museum and Historical Association, but the library holds complete digital facsimiles. Click on Page's name above to access digitized version of the diary.
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Senator Chic Hecht Papers
Coll #: MS-00003
Date: 1943-1989
Extent: 62 Linear Feet (123 boxes)
Location: LASR, A 3.9.3
The Senator Chic Hecht Papers (1943-1989) contain the political papers of United States Senator and Las Vegas, Nevada businessman Chic Hecht. The papers include legislation, notes, correspondence, and speeches from Senator Hecht's term in the Senate from 1982 to 1988.
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Shaver, A. J.
Coll #: T64
Date: 1925 - 1964
Extent: 1 slim doc box; 1 record storage box (1.21 linear feet)
Location: 1:12:2
Collection is comprised of numerous government documents relating to the Boulder (Hoover) Dam/Colorado River Project (the Boulder Dam legislation passed by the U.S. Senate and a copy of the Congressional Record April 13, 1928). Land Use, Development, Water and Power - Nevada - California - Arizona; Boulder Canyon Reclamation; Lower Colorado River Valley land Use Advisory Committee; Mrs. A. J. Shaver - Girl Scouts - Las Vegas, Nevada; High School PTA - Las Vegas, Nevada INVENTORY AVAILABLE

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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Steamboats on the Colorado River
Coll #: MS-00201
Date: 1852-1976, bulk 1974-1976
Extent: 1.17 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: 2:6:6 - 2:5:1
The KLVX Steamboats on the Colorado Records consist of documents related to the production of Las Vegas' Channel 10's KLVX) Steamboats on the Colorado documentary between 1974 and 1976. The collection is comprised of correspondence, promotional materials, scripts, a treatment, a grant application, maps of the Colorado River from 1852 and other materials used as research for the documentary.
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Turner, Bruce Collection on Transportation and Water in Southern Nevada
Coll #: MS-00648
Date: 1986-2013
Extent: 20.6 Linear Feet (17 boxes and 1 flat file)
Location: B 1:9:1 - B 1:9:6, MS Map Case 11:C
The Bruce Turner Collection on Transportation and Water in Southern Nevada contains reports, publications, legal files, project proposals, journal articles, financial reports, photographs, and maps concerning transportation policy and water usage in Southern Nevada from 1986 to 2013. The collection contains documents from organizations such as the Regional Transportation Commissions of Clark County and Southern Nevada, the Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management, Clark County Comprehensive Planning, the Urban Land Institute, the City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Services Department, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, and the Las Vegas Valley Water District.
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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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Vergiels, John
Coll #: 87-060
Date: 1972-1993 (inclusive), 1975-1983 (bulk)
Extent: 4 boxes
Location: LASR
The Senator John M. Vergiels Papers document his career in the Nevada Legislature in the 1980s. Materials include legislative reports, bills, correspondence, committee reports and studies from the Nevada Legislature. Subjects covered include nurses, living wills, animal rights, and occupational therapy among others. INVENTORY AVAILABLE