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Leon Carter, Sr. Photographs (PH-00443-DEACCESSIONED)

Abstract

This collection has been removed from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries Special Collections and Archives' holdings by request of the donor. The collection was returned to the donor. Please contact special.collections@unlv.edu for further information.

The Leon Carter, Sr. Photographs (approximately 1948-2019) primarily contain photographic prints documenting Leon Carter, Sr.'s life living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Included are photographs of Carter, his brother John L. Carter, members of the Carter family, and snapshots from the Helldorado Days parade in the mid-1960s. The collection includes a photograph of Carter as a table dealer, a facsimile photograph of Carter when he played baseball in Canada in the early 1950s, and his yearbook portrait. Materials also include a brochure from Carter's political campaign running for County Commissioner in 1972, and a 1989 certificate of appreciation to Carter from the Las Vegas Breakfasters Lions Club.

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Date
1948 to 2019
Extent
0.23 Cubic Feet (1 box)
0.21 Linear Feet
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This collection has been removed from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries Special Collections and Archives' holdings by request of the donor. The collection was returned to the donor. Please contact special.collections@unlv.edu for further information.

The Leon Carter, Sr. Photographs (approximately 1948-2019) primarily contain photographic prints documenting Leon Carter, Sr.'s life living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Included are photographs of Carter, his brother John L. Carter, members of the Carter family, and snapshots from the Helldorado Days parade in the mid-1960s. The collection includes a photograph of Carter as a table dealer, a facsimile photograph of Carter when he played baseball in Canada in the early 1950s, and his yearbook portrait. Materials also include a brochure from Carter's political campaign running for County Commissioner in 1972, and a 1989 certificate of appreciation to Carter from the Las Vegas Breakfasters Lions Club.

Biographical / Historical Note

Leon Carter, Sr. moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1942. He attended elementary school on the Westside and graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1949. He played baseball with the city team, The Cowboys. After high school, Carter played baseball in Canada and Mexico. Upon returning to Las Vegas, he worked as a draftsman for the Nevada Test Site and the Las Vegas Valley Water District. Carter was also a Sanitarian for the Clark County Health District, a member of the City of Las Vegas Inter-Racial Committee, and worked in the gaming industry as a dealer. Carter ran for Clark County Commissioner in 1972

Source:

Leon Carter Sr., Leon Carter Jr., Lonnie Carter, Ruth Jimerson-Carter, and Herman Jimerson Jr. oral history interview, 2021 January 28 - March 18. OH-03746. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Related Materials

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Leon Carter Sr., Leon Carter Jr., Lonnie Carter, Ruth Jimerson-Carter, and Herman Jimerson Jr. oral history interview, 2021 January 28 - March 18. OH-03746. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NVLN::PH00443
Processing Information

In 2021, Tammi Kim minimally processed the collection during accessioning and created the finding aid in ArchivesSpace. In 2022, Tammi Kim updated the finding aid to reflect the disposition of the collection material by request of the donor.

Appraisal

This collection has been removed from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries Special Collections and Archives' holdings by request of the donor. The collection was rturned to the donor. Please contact special.collections@unlv.edu for further information.

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