The J.W. Sligar Land Surveying Notebooks (1973-2002) consist of notebooks with measurements, boundaries, construction calculations, and mapping for land surveys of Southern Nevada, principally the Las Vegas Valley. Projects concern both public and private entities. The notebooks were created as a part of J.W. Sligar's work with ALCA Engineering and and Surveying, Inc, as well as for his own company, J.W. Sligar Surveying.
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Scope and Contents Note
The J.W. Sligar Land Surveying Notebooks (1973-2002) consist of notebooks with measurements, boundaries, construction calculations, and mapping for land surveys in Southern Nevada, principally the Las Vegas Valley. The surveys also cover Searchlight and Laughlin, Nevada. Projects relate to both public and private entities and include McCarran Airport, United States Route 95, the Nevada Power Company, the Las Vegas Valley Water District, Nellis Air Force Base, Neonopolis, the Fremont Street Experience, Fashion Show Mall, Ethel M Chocolates, the Hacienda Pumping Plant, and numerous other roadways, bridges, schools, hospitals, and residential and commercial complexes. Las Vegas hotels and casinos surveyed include the Excalibur, MGM Grand, Caesar's Palace, Sands Hotel, Mirage, Golden Nugget, Dunes, Treasure Island, and Stratosphere Tower. Most notebooks are titled with the name of the project or the plat map number for the sections of the surveyed areas. In addition, there are notebooks specifically labeled as topographic surveys. The notebooks include surveys completed while J.W. Sligar worked for ALCA Engineering and Surveying, Inc, as well as for his own company.
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Notebooks remain in the order they were received.
Biographical / Historical Note
J.W. (Jerry) Sligar (1948- ) is a land surveyor with forty years of experience in Southern Nevada. He received his degree in Land Surveying from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1967. He worked for many years with engineering and surveying companies, as well as an independent business owner. He is currently the sole proprietor of J.W. Sligar Surveying.
J.W. Sligar Land Surveying Notebooks, 1973-2002. MS-00782. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 2012 by J.W. Sligar; accession number 2012-23.
In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Gayle O'Hara minimally processed and revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. Gayle O'Hara wrote the finding aid and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.