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James D. O'Brien Photographs (PH-00378)

Abstract

The James D. O'Brien Photographs (approximately 1900-1929) are comprised of photograph albums and scrapbooks created by James D. O'Brien, surveyor, mining engineer and prospector. O'Brien's photographs feature locations throughout Central and Southern Nevada and Death Valley, California. Photographs depict life and work in mining camps; miners and their families; local Shoshone Indians; mining company financiers; landscape and mining towns. Locations include but are not limited to Pahrump, Nevada; Pioneer, Nevada; Rhyolite, Nevada; Wahmonie, Nevada; and Death Valley, California.

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Date
1900 to 1929
Extent
1.58 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
2.41 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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.

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Scope and Contents

The James D. O'Brien Photographs (approximately 1900-1929) are comprised of photograph albums and scrapbooks created by James D. O'Brien, surveyor, mining engineer and prospector. O'Brien's photographs feature locations throughout Central and Southern Nevada and Death Valley, California. Photographs depict life and work in mining camps; miners and their families; local Shoshone Indians; mining company financiers; landscape and mining towns. Some albums also include images of O'Brien and his family. Locations include but are not limited to Pahrump, Nevada; Pioneer, Nevada; Rhyolite, Nevada; Wahmonie, Nevada; and Death Valley, California.

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Preferred Citation

James D. O'Brien Photographs, approximately 1900-1929. PH-00378. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::PH00378
Immediate Source of Acquisition

This is an artificial collection. Materials were gathered or purchased by the Director of Special Collections starting in the late 1970s; accession numbers MS11, MS11A, MS11B, MS11C, MS11D, MS11E, and 2022-039.

Processing Information

In 2022, Sarah Jones and Peter Michel separated this material out of its former collection, UNLV University Libraries Collection on Nevada Mining (MS-00011).

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