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Pahrump Valley High School Photograph Collection (PH-00427)

Abstract

The Pahrump Valley High School Photograph Collection (approximately 1974-1976) consists of black-and-white images of students and staff in various locations in and around the Pahrump Valley High School campus in Southern Nevada. Images document sporting events, classroom activities, and campus buildings. Featured in some of the images are football and basketball teams, song leaders, teachers, coaches, and the landscape around Pahrump, including Mt. Charleston from a distance. This collection consists entirely of digital surrogates.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1974 to 1976
Extent
132 digital_files (0.409 GB) JPG
Resource Type
Papers
Creator/Contributor Links
Collector: Jim, Eddie Hawk
Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Arrangements must be made in advance to access digital files; please contact UNLV Special Collections and Archives for additional information.

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 Pahrump Valley High School Photograph Collection (approximately 1974-1976) consists of black-and-white images of students and staff in various locations in and around the Pahrump Valley High School campus in Southern Nevada. Images document sporting events, classroom activities, and campus buildings. Featured in some of the images are football and basketball teams, song leaders, teachers, coaches, and the landscape around Pahrump, including Mt. Charleston from a distance. Pahrump Valley High School was formed in 1974, and these images offer insight into the first years of the high school. This collection consists entirely of digital surrogates.

Biographical / Historical Note

Pahrump Valley High School is part of the Nye County School District in Southern Nevada, which is the largest school district in the contiguous forty-eight states by area, and the fifteenth largest in the United States. The district serves seventeen schools, including Pahrump Valley High School which was built in 1974.

Pahrump, Nevada is an unincorporated town located about sixty-two miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada. It was originally inhabited by the Southern Paiute people but white settlers invaded in the late 19th century. Until the 1960s, Pahrump had no telephone service and no paved roads in or out of the Pahrump Valley. However, as Las Vegas grew, telephone service and the construction of a paved highway between Las Vegas and Pahrump began during the late 1960s. Since the late 1970s, Pahrump grown steadily, and as of the 2010 census there were just over 46,000 people living in the town.

Sources:

Pahrump Valley High School. Accessed August 28, 2020. https://pvalley-hs.nye.k12.nv.us/o/pvhs

"About Pahrump," Pahrump Town website. Accessed August 28, 2020. http://www.pahrumpnv.org/181/About-Pahrump

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Preferred Citation

Pahrump Valley High School Photograph Collection, approximately 1974-1976. PH-00427. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::PH00427
Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 2020, Eddie Hawk Jim donated digital surrogates, but retained the original items; accession

number 2020-054.

Processing Information

In 2020, Digital Collections digitized the collection. Sarah Jones created access copies of digital files, wrote the finding aid, and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

Existence and Location of Originals

This collection is comprised exclusively of digital surrogates. The donor retained the original items.

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