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Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH-00221)

Abstract

The Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection contains photographs from Nye County, Nevada from 1880 to 1990. The collection includes a wide variety of photographs that document the activities, landmarks, geographical features, towns, ranches, and families of Nye County. The collection covers the areas of Amargosa Valley, Ash Meadows, Beatty, Duckwater, Gabbs, Goldfield, Kawich Mountains, Manhattan, Pahrump, Round Mountain, Rhyolite, Smoky Valley, Springdale, Tecopa, Tonopah, and Twin Springs. The activities documented include mining, prospecting, herding animals, schooling, ranching, building construction, railroad construction, and hunting and fishing.

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Date
1880 to 1990
Extent
4.12 Cubic Feet (47 hanging folders, 1 box, 1 shared box of negatives, and 1 CD-ROM)
4.19 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
Access Note

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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

Collection Type
Scope and Contents Note

The Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection contains photographs from Nye County, Nevada from 1880 to 1990. The collection includes a wide variety of photographs that document the activities, landmarks, geographical features, towns, ranches, and families of Nye County. The collection covers the areas of Amargosa Valley, Ash Meadows, Beatty, Duckwater, Gabbs, Goldfield, Kawich Mountains, Manhattan, Pahrump, Round Mountain, Rhyolite, Smoky Valley, Springdale, Tecopa, Tonopah, and Twin Springs. The activities documented include mining, prospecting, herding animals, schooling, ranching, building construction, railroad construction, and hunting and fishing.

Biographical / Historical Note

Nye County is the largest county in Nevada and the third largest in the contiguous United States. It was established in 1864 and named after James W. Nye, who served as Nevada’s first governor. Mining booms in Rhyolite, Nevada and Tonopah, Nevada in the early-twentieth century bolstered Nye County’s population and economy, but after the booms receded so too did Nye County’s population.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into seven series:

Series I. Amargosa Valley, Nevada, 1890-1985;

Series II. Ash Meadows, Nevada, 1916-1985;

Series III. Beatty, Nevada, 1904-1989;

Series IV. Pahrump, Nevada, 1910-1990;

Series V. Smoky Valley, Nevada and Round Mountain, Nevada, 1900-1988;

Series VI. Tonopah, Nevada, 1902-1989;

Series VII. Other areas in Nye County, 1880-1989.

Preferred Citation

Nye County, Nevada Photograph Collection, 1880-1990. PH-00221. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::PH00221
Acquisition Note

The collection was assembled by UNLV Libraries using multiple donations over several years.

Processing Note

Materials were processed by Special Collections staff. In 2015, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Lindsay Oden wrote the collection description in compliance with current professional standards. In 2020, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Melise Leech added additional materials and revised the collection description in ArchivesSpace in compliance with current professional standards.

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