The John F. Campbell Papers (1964-2004) are comprised of material from his 27 years working at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) as an engineer and mine supervisor. Included is information about the various tunnels used for nuclear testing that Campbell worked on, completion schedules, maps, and photographs. Also included are newspaper clippings, newsletters, bulletins, and pamphlets connected with or relating to the Test Site. There are awards, correspondence, and medical papers that reference illnesses of Test Site workers.
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Scope and Contents Note
Papers are comprised of the records of John F. Campbell, an engineer and mining supervisor who worked at the Nevada Test Site for 27 years. Included is information about the various tunnels used for nuclear testing that Campbell worked on, completion schedules, maps, and photographs. There are newspaper clippings, newsletters, bulletins, and pamphlets connected with or relating to the Test Site. Also included are medical and general health information with reference to atomic testing. In addition to materials focusing on the Test Site, there are awards, correspondence, artwork, and poetry.
Collection is open for research.
Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.
Materials are arranged by topic: Nevada Test Site; Reynolds Electric and Engineering Company; Health and medical issues; Bulletins, newsletters, and pamphlets; and General information. Photographs remain in original order.
Biographical / Historical Note
Engineer and mining superintendent John F. Campbell worked for Reynolds Electric and Engineering Company (REECo) and as a government employee at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) for a combined 27 years. He was involved in the planning and construction of many tunnels that were used for atomic testing.
John F. Campbell Papers, 1964-2004. MS-00532. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Material was donated in 2007 by John F. Campbell; accession number 2007-16.
Material was processed in 2016 by Joyce Moore.