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Donald Welch Photograph Collection (PH-00420)

Abstract

The Donald Welch Photograph Collection (approximately 1961-1981) is comprised of photographs of various golf tournaments hosted at the Desert Inn Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada collected by Welch throughout his career as the Desert Inn's head golf professional. In particular, the collection includes two photograph albums depicting the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Sealy golf tournament in the early 1970s and a 25th anniversary Desert Inn Country Club commemorative photograph book from 1981.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1961 to 1981
Extent
1.02 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
2.50 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Scope and Contents

The Donald Welch Photograph Collection (approximately 1961-1981) is comprised of photographs of various golf tournaments hosted at the Desert Inn Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada collected by Welch throughout his career as the Desert Inn's head golf professional. In particular, the collection includes two photograph albums depicting the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Sealy golf tournament in the early 1970s and a 25th anniversary Desert Inn Country Club commemorative photograph book from 1981.

Biographical / Historical Note

Donald R. "Don" Welch (1933-2010) was a golf professional in Las Vegas, Nevada whose career included working at the Desert Inn Country Club, the Dunes Hotel, and the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort. Don Welch was born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and grew up in Whitefish, Montana and he later graduated from the University of Montana in Missoula. In 1961, Welch became a professional golfer and began his career at the Desert Inn Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada where he was instrumental in running many successful golf tournaments. From 1976 to 1990, Welch served as the director of golf at the Dunes Hotel. After a short retirement, Welch also worked at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort bringing tournament groups to the development. In 2004, Welch was awarded the PGA Lifetime Achievement Award. Throughout his forty year career, Welch was involved in coordinating, hosting, and participating in most of the major golf tournaments in Las Vegas.

Sources:

"Donald Welch," Las Vegas Review-Journal Obituaries. Accessed October 20, 2020. https://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=donald-welch&pid=142741421.

"Don Welch," Las Vegas Golf Hall of Fame. Accessed October 20, 2020. http://lasvegasgolfhof.com/-don-welch.

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Preferred Citation

Donald Welch Photograph Collection, approximately 1961-1981. PH-00420. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::PH00420
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 2019 by Miki Reid; accession number 2019-134.

Processing Information

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

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