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L. F. Manis Papers on Boulder Dam (MS-00288)

Abstract

The L. F. Manis Papers on Boulder Dam, 1936-1957, contain material and publications relating to Boulder (Hoover) Dam and the Boulder Canyon Project. Included are brochures, pamphlets, postcards, a scrapbook, and newspaper clippings.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1936-1957
Extent
0.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
2.5 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
Resource Type
Papers
Creator/Contributor Links
Creator: Manis, L. F.
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Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents

The L. F. Manis Papers on Boulder Dam, 1936-1957, contain material and publications relating to Boulder (Hoover) Dam and the Boulder Canyon Project. Included are brochures, pamphlets, postcards, a scrapbook, and newspaper clippings.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Hoover Dam, now known as the Boulder Dam, was constructed on the Colorado River in Black Canyon near Las Vegas, Nevada from 1931 to 1936 during the Great Depression. The dam created Lake Mead and provides hydroelectric power to Nevada, Arizona, and California. The dam was built by workers employed by the joint venture of construction companies called Six Companies, Inc. Six Companies submitted the winning bid and was chosen by the Bureau of Reclamation to construct the dam. Workers for Six Companies also built Boulder City, Nevada for housing during the dam's construction. The Hoover Dam was dedicated in 1935 and began operations in 1936.

Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the United States and was created by the Hoover Dam. The lake and its surrounding areas are administered by the National Park Service as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the first national recreation area in the country. Because of fair weather, Lake Mead has a year-round season that attracts nearly nine million visitors each year.

Source: US Bureau of Reclamation. http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/faqs/lakefaqs.html

Arrangement

Material is arranged alphabetically.

Preferred Citation

L. F. Manis Papers on Boulder Dam, 1936-1957. MS-00288. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00288
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material was donated in 1987 by L. F. Manis; accession number 87-92.

Processing Information

Material was processed in 2016 by Joyce Moore. In 2018, as part of a backlog elimination project, Joyce Moore updated the finding aid and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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