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UNLV Libraries Collection of 1983 Hoover Dam Overflow Photographs (PH-00438)

Abstract

The UNLV Libraries Collection of 1983 Hoover Dam Overflow Photographs is a series of color photographs that document the historic water overflow at Hoover Dam as seen from the Arizona side of the dam. Taken in August of 1983, this overflow marked the first time the spillways were used during a flood. The spillways were previously tested once in 1941 after the dam was initially filled.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1983-08
Extent
0.13 Cubic Feet (1 folder (shared box))
0.11 Linear Feet
118 digital_files (11.374 GB) TIF
Resource Type
Collection
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.

Collection Type
Scope and Contents

The UNLV Libraries Collection of 1983 Hoover Dam Overflow Photographs is a series of color photographs that document the historic water overflow at Hoover Dam as seen from the Arizona side of the dam. Taken in August of 1983, this overflow marked the first time the spillways were used during a flood. The spillways were previously tested once in 1941 after the dam was initially filled. As of 2021, they have not been used since 1983 when these photographs were taken.

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Related Materials

The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Bureau of Reclamation Photographs of Collection on the Hoover Dam and Boulder City, Nevada, 1869-1974. PH-00071. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f10w5z

Gene Hertzog Professional Papers, approximately 1930-2014. MS-01015. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f1m737

L. F. Manis Photograph Collection, approximately 1900-1969. PH-00100. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f1vk60

Ray Cutright Collection of Winthrop A. Davis Photographs, approximately 1929-1939. PH-00123. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f19m1g

Preferred Citation

UNLV Libraries Collection of 1983 Hoover Dam Overflow Photographs, 1983 August. PH-00438. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::PH00438
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were removed from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Creative Services Records; accession number 2021-104.

Processing Information

In 2021, Aaron Mayes digitally captured the collection materials and created item-level metadata. Sarah Jones wrote the finding aid and processed the digital files.

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