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Victor Kunkel Photograph Collection (PH-00072)

Abstract

The Victor Kunkel Photograph Collection (approximately 1890-1943) consists of black-and-white photographic prints and negatives, dating primarily between 1940 and 1943. The majority of the images depict the construction of Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI), in Henderson, Nevada; the remaining images depict a variety of locations and events in Kunkel's birthplace, Winslow, Arizona.

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Date
1890 to 1943
bulk 1940 to 1943
Extent
0.09 Cubic Feet (4 hanging folders, 1 flat file, and 1 shared box of negatives)
1.79 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

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Scope and Contents

The Victor Kunkel Photograph Collection (approximately 1890-1943) consists of black-and-white photographic prints and negatives, dating primarily between 1940 and 1943. The majority of the images depict the construction of Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI), in Henderson, Nevada; the remaining images depict a variety of locations and events in Kunkel's birthplace, Winslow, Arizona.

Biographical / Historical Note

Victor V. Kunkel was born in Winslow, Arizona in 1890. He moved to California with his mother after his father's death in 1915. By 1917, Kunkel established a sheet metal business in California. In 1941 his company contracted with Los Angeles, California- based McNeil Construction to provide materials for the construction of Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI), in Henderson, Nevada. Kunkel married Marjorie Peterson in 1930; the couple moved to Las Vegas and established an engineering scholarship for University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) students. Kunkel died in 1977.

Source:

Genealogy files about “Victor Kunkel.” Accessed on March 6, 2020 on Ancestry.com

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Related Materials

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

Southern Nevada Historical Society Photograph Collection on Basic Magnesium, Inc., 1941-1942. PH-00230. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Victor Kunkel Collection of Artifacts, 1964-1971. MS-00294. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Victor Kunkel Photograph Collection, approximately 1890-1943. PH-00072. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::PH00072
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1978 by Marjorie Kunkel; accession number 1978-212.

Processing Information

In 2020, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Melise Leech wrote the finding aid and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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