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William Flangas Scrapbooks (MS-00099)

Abstract

The William Flangas Srapbooks document his anti-smoking efforts in Nevada from 1974 to 2014. These materials include correspondence, articles, copies of assembly bills, newsletters related to smoking and health, and newsletters related to non-smokers.

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Date
1974-2014
Extent
2.6 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
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Collection
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The William Flangas Srapbooks document his anti-smoking efforts in Nevada from 1974 to 2014. These materials include correspondence, articles, copies of assembly bills, newsletters related to smoking and health, and newsletters related to non-smokers.

Biographical / Historical Note

William G. “Bill” Flangas was named Nevada Engineer of the Year, received the Distinguished Nevadan Award from the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents, and served on the Nevada Ethics Commission. Flangas served as mining engineer, manager, and vice president during his 37-year tenure with the Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Company, the prime contractor for the Nevada Test Site in Mercury, Nevada. While on the job he was involved in significant efforts to meet emerging environmental, safety, and health requirements. He was involved in Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty efforts, and he served on teams for the Threshold Test Ban and the Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty. In addition to his nuclear test ban efforts, he also strongly advocated for anti-smoking legislation in Nevada.

Flangas was born in Ely, Nevada on June 4, 1927 and served in the U.S. Navy in World War Two. He married Marilyn Peterson in Ely, Nevada in 1956 with whom he had three sons named William, Albert, and Gary. As of 2015, he resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sources:

Flangas, William. 2007. OH-00584. Transcript. An Interview with William G. Flangas: An Oral History Conducted by David Emerson. The UNLV @ Fifty Oral History Project, Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Velotta, Richard N. An Old Idea Gains Traction with Las Vegas Strip Train Tunnel Proposal. Las Vegas Review-Journal. http://www.reviewjournal.com/business/tourism/old-idea-gains-traction-las-vegas-strip-train-tunnel-proposal (accessed June 4, 2015).

1951
Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno.
1951-1958
Kennecott Copper Corporation, Underground Mine Foreman and Mine Engineer.
1955-
Registered Professional Engineer, Nevada.
1958
Engineer of Mines degree, University of Nevada, Reno.
1959-1960
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPS), State Chairman (1959) and National Director (1960).
1961-1971
Governor's Advisory Board.
1963-1983
Independent Youth Athletic Association (IYAA), Chairman (1974-1983).
1964-1985
State Public Works Board, Vice Chairman (1971-1973, 1977-1984) and Chairman (1973-1977, 1984-1985).
1975
Aamerican Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), Southern Nevada Section Chairman (1975).
1975-2011 (approximately)
Mackay School of Mines Advisory Council.
1976
Nevada Engineer of the Year.
1978-1983
Citizens Environmental Resources Advisory Board (CERAB), Clark County Commission.
1978-1990
Board of Directors, Citizens for Private Enterprise (CPE).
1979
Las Vegas Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award.
1982
UNLV Athletic Commission.
1982-2004
University Medical Center Foundation. Trustee.
1983
3-Spirit Award (TV-3).
1984
Distinguished Nevada, University of Nevada Board of Regents.
1984-1987
Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.
1992
Award of Excellence in Support of Nuclear Weapons Testing Program.
1995
White Pine County War Memorial Task Force, Chairman.
1996-
Underground Mining, Construction & Management Consultant.
1999
Honorary Associate of Arts Degree in Humane Letters, Community College of Southern Nevada.
1999-2007
Nevada State Ethics Commission Member, Vice Chairman (May 2002-July 2003).
2007
Mackay School of Earth Sciences & Engineering Alumnus of the Year.
Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Preferred Citation

William Flangas Scrapbooks, 1974-2014. MS-00099. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NvLN::MS00099
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2014 by William Flangas; accession numbers 2014-014 and 2014-054.

Processing Note

The collection was minimally processed by Tom Sommer in 2014. The material was quickly reviewed to provide a general description of the contents and an estimate of dates represented in the collection. Material is described at the box level.

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