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Gilbert Buck Papers (MS-00281)

Abstract

The Gilbert Buck Papers (1930-1986) focus on Buck's work as a surveyor and real estate broker in southern and central Nevada. Included are master reports, designs, standards, flood and drainage reports, and land specifications on water, sewer, and public lands. Papers regarding real estate include reports, housing and mobile home development plans, newsletters, surveys, and Buck Realty negotiations. There are books and information on seminars Gilbert Buck hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada on investing in raw land. Also included are awards, correspondence, newsletters, a scrapbook of Buck's early life, and information on his campaign for governor of the state of Nevada in 1974. There is include some documentation of Buck's real estate and mining interests in South America.

Date
1930-1986
bulk 1945-1986
Extent
12.80 Cubic Feet (12 boxes and one flat file)
11.17 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Collection Type
Scope and Contents

The Gilbert Buck Papers (1930-1986) focus on Buck's work as a surveyor and real estate broker in southern and central Nevada. Included are master reports, designs, standards, flood and drainage reports, and land specifications on water, sewer, and public lands. Papers regarding real estate include reports, housing and mobile home development plans, newsletters, surveys, and Buck Realty negotiations. There are books and information on seminars Gilbert Buck hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada on investing in raw land. Also included are awards, correspondence, newsletters, a scrapbook of Buck's early life, and information on his campaign for governor of the state of Nevada in 1974. There is also include some documentation of Buck's real estate and mining interests in South America.

Biographical / Historical Note

Registered land surveyor and real estate broker Gilbert Buck was born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1927. After serving in the United States Army during World War Two, he moved to Southern California and worked with several engineering firms. Buck relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1968 and worked as a surveyor and land planning consultant. He had an unsuccessful campaign as a Republican candidate for governor of Nevada in 1974. Buck attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) from 1977 to 1980 and later conducted seminars on buying and developing raw land. He was active in many local organizations and in 1977 was awarded "Real Estate Broker of the Year" for Las Vegas, Nevada. Gilbert Buck passed away in 1986.

Arrangement

Materials are roughly in original order.

Preferred Citation

Gilbert Buck Papers, 1930-1986. MS-00281. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00281
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1987 by Lois Buck; accession number 87-58.

Processing Information

Collection was processed in 2016 by Joyce Moore.

Finding Aid Description Rules
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English