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Neon in Nevada Photograph Collection (PH-00225)

Abstract

The Neon in Nevada Photograph Collection contains black-and-white and color photographic slides of neon signs from cities and towns in Nevada dating from 1913 to 1989. The collection includes slides from Las Vegas, Reno, Boulder City, Laughlin, Henderson, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Elko, Wells, McGill, Ely, Eureka, Austin, Hawthorne, and Carson City. The collection also includes slides from the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) that depict the "sign graveyard" in Las Vegas, Nevada of broken and retired neon signs.

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Date
1913 to 1989
Extent
0.20 Cubic Feet (1 shared binder of slides)
0.20 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Collection Type
Scope and Contents Note

The Neon in Nevada Photograph Collection contains black-and-white and color photographic slides of neon signs from cities and towns in Nevada dating from 1913 to 1989. The collection includes slides from Las Vegas, Reno, Boulder City, Laughlin, Henderson, Lovelock, Winnemucca, Elko, Wells, McGill, Ely, Eureka, Austin, Hawthorne, and Carson City. The collection also includes slides from the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) that depict the "sign graveyard" in Las Vegas, Nevada of broken and retired neon signs.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into fourteen series:

Series I. Las Vegas, Nevada, 1923-1989;

Series II. Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) Sign Graveyard, 1986;

Series III. Boulder Highway, 1986;

Series IV. Boulder City, Nevada, 1986;

Series V. Laughlin, Nevada, 1986;

Series VI. Henderson, Nevada, 1986;

Series VII. Lovelock, Nevada, 1930-1986;

Series VIII. Winnemucca, Nevada, 1930-1986;

Series IX. Elko, Nevada, 1928-1986;

Series X. Wells and McGill, Nevada, 1940-1986;

Series XI. Ely, Nevada, 1920-1986;

Series XII. Eureka, Austin, and Hawthorne, Nevada, 1986;

Series XIII. Carson City, Nevada, 1980-1989;

Series XIV. Reno, Nevada, 1913-1989.

Related Collections

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

Southern Nevada Neon Survey Records, 2002-2018. PH-00401. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Miller, Chelsea H, et al. Neon in Nevada: a Survey of Contemporary and Historic Neon Signs in Nevada. Nevada Historical Society and Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, 1986. TK 4383 M54 1986.

Young Electric Sign Company Corporate Records, 1914-2000. MS-00403. Special Collections and

Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Neon in Nevada Photograph Collection, 1913-1989. PH-00225. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NvLN::PH00225
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