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Staley Family Photograph Collection on Beatty, Nevada (PH-00415)

Abstract

The Staley Family Photograph Collection on Beatty, Nevada is comprised of photographs of Beatty, Nevada from approximately 1938 to 1944. Photographs depict the Staley family, their family home, and the family-run El Portal Motel in Beatty.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1938 to 1944
Extent
0.04 Cubic Feet (1 folder (shared box))
0.04 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
Creator/Contributor Links
Creator: Staley, Jim
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 Staley Family Photograph Collection on Beatty, Nevada is comprised of photographs of Beatty, Nevada from approximately 1938 to 1944. Photographs depict the Staley family, their family home, and the family-run El Portal Motel in Beatty.

Biographical / Historical Note

The El Portal was the first motel built in Beatty, NV, built in the late 1930s by Jim Staley. The El Portal was built on the west end of Beatty on the road to Daylight Pass which led to Death Valley in California. The motel was originally built as a motor lodge with rooms and adjoining garages. By 1947 the El Portal had been renamed as the Bullfrog Motel and in 1948 the Bates family purchased the motel and restored the original El Portal name.

Sources:

McCracken, Robert D. A History of Beatty, Nevada (Tonopah, Nevada: Nye County Press, 1992), 70.

McCracken, Robert D., An Interview with Jack and Maud-Kathrin Crowell: an oral history. Tonopah, Nevada: Nye County Town History Project, 1990.

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Preferred Citation

Staley Family Photograph Collection on Beatty, Nevada, approximately 1938-1944. PH-00415. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::PH00415
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated by Jim Staley in 2019; accession number 2019-102.

Processing Information

In 2020, Tammi Kim minimally processed the collection and created the finding aid in ArchivesSpace.

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