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Union Pacific Railroad Photographs (PH-00043)

Abstract

The Union Pacific Railroad Photographs depict the Union Pacific Railroad Company's tracks, depots, locomotives, and stations in Southern Nevada and Southern California from 1904 to 1973. The photographs primarily depict Union Pacific officials in Las Vegas, Nevada, construction of Boulder City, Nevada and the Hoover (Boulder) Dam, hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, and the aftermath of flooding in 1938 that damaged Union Pacific tracks.

Date
1904-1973
Extent
2 Linear Feet (8 hanging folders, 1 shared box of negatives, 1 shared binder of slides, 1 flat file, and 1 box)
Resource Type
Collection
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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Portions of this collection are digital and available online.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish. Permission of the Union Pacific Railroad Company is required for publishing.

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Scope and Contents

The Union Pacific Railroad Photographs depict the Union Pacific Railroad Company's tracks, depots, locomotives, and stations in Southern Nevada and Southern California from 1904 to 1973. The photographs primarily depict Union Pacific officials in Las Vegas, Nevada, construction of Boulder City, Nevada and the Hoover (Boulder) Dam, hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, and the aftermath of flooding in 1938 that damaged Union Pacific tracks.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Union Pacific Railroad Company helped build the first transcontinental railroad in North America, which it completed when it met the Central Pacific Railroad line at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869. The company was incorporated in 1862 and commissioned to construct railroads from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Union Pacific owned tracks throughout the Western United States, including Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, and Utah.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged into four series:

Series I. Union Pacific Railroad in Las Vegas, Nevada photographs, 1904-1973;

Series II. Boulder City, Nevada and Hoover Dam photographs, 1930-1935;

Series III. Las Vegas, Nevada hotel and casino photographs, 1940-1959;

Series IV. "Photographic Record of Storm Damage to Main Line and Branches" by the Union Pacific Railroad, Los Angeles Division photograph album.

Related Materials

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

Union Pacific Railroad Collection, 1902-1969. MS-00397. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City Railroad Collection, 1905-1923. MS-00007. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Union Pacific Railroad Photographs, 1904-1973. PH-00043. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::PH00043
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1984 by the Union Pacific Railroad Company Public Relations Department; accession number 1984-069.

Processing Information

Materials were processed by Special Collections staff. In 2016, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Lindsay Oden wrote the collection description in compliance with current professional standards.

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