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Jarbidge, Nevada Community Archives Collection (MS-01122)

Abstract

The Jarbidge, Nevada Community Archives Collection contains scanned images from seven archival collections and document the community of Jarbidge, Nevada from approximately 1910 to 2006. The materials were collected from various families living in Jarbidge in 2006 as part of a project led by Carrie Townley Porter. The images depict early Jarbidge structures, surrounding landscape, the Elkoro Mine, and residents of the area. Also included are images of certificates, correspondence, and newspaper articles relating to the families' histories. Also included in the collection are written summaries of ten oral history interviews of Jarbidge residents conducted in 2006. This collection contains digital surrogates only; the owners and Jarbidge Community Archives retain the originals.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1910 to 2006
Extent
761 digital_files (1.010 GB) JPG
Resource Type
Collection
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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Where use copies do not exist, production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is protected by copyright. Commercial use of any portion of this material is prohibited. Contact the copyright owner, Jarbidge Community Archives, for more information. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish. Some transcripts do not exist in final form, therefore any editing marks in a transcript (deletions, additions, corrections) are to be quoted as marked.

This interview includes multiple interviewees. Release forms are not on file from each interviewee. The interviews are accessible onsite only, and researchers must seek permission from the interviewee or heirs for quotation, reproduction, or publication. Please contact special.collections@unlv.edu for further information.

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Scope and Contents

The Jarbidge, Nevada Community Archives Collection contains scanned images from seven archival collections and document the community of Jarbidge, Nevada from approximately 1910 to 2006. The materials were collected from various families living in Jarbidge in 2006 as part of a project led by Carrie Townley Porter. The images depict early Jarbidge structures, surrounding landscape, the Elkoro Mine, and residents of the area. Also included are images of certificates, correspondence, and newspaper articles relating to the families' histories. Also included in the collection are written summaries of ten oral history interviews of Jarbidge residents conducted in 2006. This collection contains digital surrogates only; the owners and Jarbidge Community Archives retain the originals.

Biographical / Historical Note

Jarbidge, Nevada is an unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada located at the bottom of the Jarbidge River's canyon near the north end of the Jarbidge Mountains approximately 10 miles south of the Idaho–Nevada border. The region is not easily accessible, as no paved roads exist within aprroximately thirty miles. The name "Jarbidge" is derived from a Shoshone word, Tsawhawbitts. In 1909, gold was discovered near the area and it was the site of one of the last gold rushes in the west. In 1913, Elkoro Mining Company moved into the canyon, bought up the majority of claims, and built a mill and water system. Before the mines closed in the early 1930s, Elkoro had extracted the majority of the ten million dollars produced by the district.

Source:

"Jarbidge, Nevada: Not a Ghost Town," Howard Hickson's Histories. Accessed October 11, 2022. https://www.gbcnv.edu/howh/Jarbidge2.html

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Preferred Citation

Jarbidge, Nevada Community Archive Collection, approximately 1910-2006. MS-01122. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f1cx8v

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS01122
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Material was acquired by UNLV Special Collections in an unknown year from Carrie Townley Porter; accession number 2022-089. There is no deed of gift on file for this collection.

Processing Information

In 2022, Sarah Jones ingested the files off of 30 optical discs. Access copies were made and no further action taken.

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