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George Knox Roth Collection (MS-00238)

Abstract

The George Knox Roth Collection (1959-1980) consists of newspaper clippings (including photocopies), magazine articles, newsletters, technical reports and publications, correspondence, notes, and photographs relating to the Atomic Energy Commission, the environmental impact of nuclear testing in Nevada, Nevada mining, Airwest and the Hughes Airport, and other aspects of Howard Hughes’ Nevada operations. The George Knox Roth Collection also includes correspondence and expense reports related to his own company, General Research Consultants.

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Date
1959 to 1980
Extent
10.80 Cubic Feet (20 boxes, 1 oversized box)
10.56 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Conditions Governing Access

This 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 use January 1, 2093.

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Scope and Contents

The George Knox Roth Collection (1959-1980) consists of newspaper clippings (including photocopies), magazine articles, newsletters, technical reports and publications, correspondence, notes, and photographs relating to the Atomic Energy Commission, the environmental impact of nuclear testing in Nevada, Nevada mining, Airwest and the Hughes Airport, and other aspects of Howard Hughes’ Nevada operations. The George Knox Roth Collection also includes correspondence and expense reports related to his own company, General Research Consultants, and manuscript drafts written by Roth related to the Atomic Energy Commission. It also contains Roth's work for Howard Hughes’ Nevada operations. This material was formerly known as the George Knox Roth Papers.

Biographical / Historical Note

George Knox Roth (1907-1999) worked as a scientific research assistant to John Meier, a special assistant to Howard Hughes at Hughes-Nevada Operations. Together Roth and Meier organized and coordinated a study on the impact of nuclear testing and opposition to it in Nevada for Hughes. Roth was also involved with Meier when he engaged in the large-scale purchase of mining interests in Nevada on behalf of Hughes. As a part of his personal interest and professional duties, George Knox Roth collected newspaper clippings, technical reports, and other materials related to nuclear power and the environmental impact of nuclear testing in Nevada.

Arrangement

The collection is organized by subject. Subjects are organized alphabetically and chronologically.

Related Materials

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

Howard Hughes Public Relations Records, 1930-1990. MS-00380. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

George Knox Roth Collection, 1959-1980. MS-00238, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00238
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1982 by George Knox Roth; accession numbers 2014-042, 1982-006, and T-165.

Processing Information

Materials were minimally processed by staff in 2014. In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Gayle O'Hara rehoused and arranged the materials, and revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. In 2019, Jimmy Chang revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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