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R. F. "Chick" Perkins Papers (MS-00402)

Abstract

The R.F. “Chick” Perkins Papers date from 1900 to 1990, with the bulk from 1930 to 1990, and document the history of Native Americans and the archaeology of Southern Nevada. The collection contains photographs, correspondence, professional papers, official documents, and publications belonging to Richard Fay "Chick" Perkins, who served as curator of the Lost City Museum in Overton, Nevada, from 1956 to 1980.

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Date
bulk 1930 to 1990
1900 to 1990
Extent
3.31 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)
3.00 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research, with the exception of materials that are restricted to protect personally identifiable information. Restrictions are noted at the file level of this inventory and will be open for research on January 1, 2068.

Publication Rights

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.

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Scope and Contents Note

The R.F. “Chick” Perkins Papers date from 1900 to 1990, with the bulk from 1930 to 1990, and document the history of Native Americans and the archaeology of Southern Nevada. The collection contains photographs, correspondence, professional papers, official documents, and publications belonging to Richard Fay "Chick" Perkins, who served as curator of the Lost City Museum in Overton, Nevada, from 1956 to 1980.

Biographical / Historical Note

Richard Fay "Chick" Perkins was born on March 3, 1915, in Overton, Nevada. He participated in his first archaeological expedition at age 17 and three years later formed a partnership with Dr. William S. Park to excavate, save, and record certain Lost City ruins. In 1956, he replaced his father, Fay Perkins, as curator of the Lost City Museum and remained in that position until his retirement in 1980. Perkins died on January 3, 1996, and is buried at Pioneer Hill Memorial Cemetery in Moapa Valley, Nevada.

Sources:

Ellerton, Catherine. "A Life of Service Honored at the Lost City Museum." Moapa Valley Progress. Accessed December 21,2017. http://mvprogress.com/2012/04/11/a-life-of-service-honored-at-the-lost-city-museum/

Perkins, Iola Prisby. "My First 68 Years." Unpublished biography, 1985.

Sedar, Dena M. "Nevada's Lost City." Nevada Magazine. Accessed December 21,2017. http://nevadamagazine.com/home/archives/nevadas-lost-city/

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Preferred Citation

R.F. "Chick" Perkins Papers, 1900-1990. MS-00402. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00402
Acquisition Note

Materials were received in 1998; accession number 1998-008.

Processing Note

In 2017, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, John A. Heldt rehoused and arranged the materials, and revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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