The Sidney R. Whitmore Photograph Album contains photographs dating from approximately 1920 that document the Colorado River and mining in El Dorado Canyon, Nevada.
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Scope and Contents Note
The Sidney R. Whitmore Photograph Album contains black-and-white photographs dating from approximately 1920 that document the Colorado River and the mining in El Dorado Canyon, Nevada.
Collection is open for research.
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.
Materials remain in original order.
Biographical / Historical Note
Sidney Roxton Whitmore is the son of Roxton and Adella Whitmore. He was born in St. Thomas, Nevada on December 31, 1921. He graduated from Overton High School and served in the Army during World War II. He met and married his wife, Suzette Fortune Ziza, in 1946 while stationed in Algeria. After the war, the couple returned to the United States and Whitmore earned his law degree at George Washington University. He practiced law in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas City Commission appointed him city attorney in 1960 and he was later reelected. He also worked in real estate and as a rancher. He died in Las Vegas on February 1, 2003.
Sidney R. Whitmore Photograph Album, 1920. PH-00219. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 1979 by Sidney R. Whitmore; accession number 1979-205.
Materials were processed in 2017 by Angela Moor.