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Cliff Segerblom Artwork (MS-01029)

Abstract

The Cliff Segerblom Artwork contains one painting of a desert home in Nelson, Nevada titled "Afternoon in Nelson" from 1940 and one drawing of the USS Hornet from 1969. The First Annual Southern Nevada Art Exhibit originally displayed "Afternoon in Nelson" in Las Vegas, Nevada between January 27 and 28 in 1940. The USS Hornet drawing was created November 1969, depicting a fighter aircraft aboard the USS Hornet at Apollo 12's splashdown.

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Date
1940
1969
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet (1 shared box)
1.00 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents

The Cliff Segerblom Artwork contains one painting of a desert home in Nelson, Nevada titled "Afternoon in Nelson" from 1940 and one drawing of the USS Hornet from 1969. The First Annual Southern Nevada Art Exhibit originally displayed "Afternoon in Nelson" in Las Vegas, Nevada between January 27 and 28 in 1940. The USS Hornet drawing was created November 1969, depicting a fighter aircraft aboard the USS Hornet at Apollo 12's splashdown.

Biographical / Historical Note

Artist and photographer Cliff Segerblom was born August 1, 1915 in Los Angeles, California. He majored in art at the University of Nevada, Reno in 1934, and later met Genevieve "Gene" Wines. In 1938, they moved to Boulder City, Nevada where Segerblom worked as a photographer for the Bureau of Reclamation to photograph the Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam) project. They married in 1941 and moved to Panama, where Segerblom photographed the Third Locks Project on the Panama Canal. In 1969, Segerblom was invited to record the spashdown of Apollo 12. His drawings of the Apollo 12 splashdown are currently part of the United States Navy's art collection and digitized by the Naval Historical Foundation. He died on September 8, 1990.

Sources:

McCormick, Jim and Dennis McBride. "Cliff Segerblom." June 1, 1990. Accessed on March 12, 2020. http://www.onlinenevada.org/articles/cliff-segerblom

"C.O.D. Mail." Naval Historical Foundation. 2018. Accessed March 12, 2020. https://www.requestaprint.net/nhf/itemdetail.php?work_id=4465&gallery_id=24

Genealogy files about "Cliff Segerblom." Accessed on March 12, 2020 on familysearch.org

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Related Materials

The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Nevada Watercolor Society Records, 1969-2009. MS-00510. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Cliff Segerblom Artwork, 1940 and 1969. MS-01029. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS01029
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were collected by the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives; accession number 2020-057.

Processing Information

In 2020, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Jimmy Chang rehoused the materials, wrote the finding aid, and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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