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Las Vegas City Commission Records (MS-00237)

Abstract

The Las Vegas City Commission Records (1911-1960) is comprised of bound and unbound materials from the original Las Vegas City Commission. Twelve of the bound volumes are minutes that served as the official record of the proceedings of all Las Vegas City Commission meetings from 1911-1960. There are also three volumes of City of Las Vegas ordinances dating from 1911 to 1958, one volume of legal documents from 1944-1945 and two large volumes containing an alphabetical subject index to the topics covered in the minutes. Unbound materials cover the period 1921 to 1946 and include minutes, resolutions, ordinances, correspondence, financial records, proclamations and other documents related to city business. They provide a valuable historical record of a wide variety of business and community activities in Las Vegas in the first fifty years of its incorporation.

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Date
1911-1960
Extent
14.61 Cubic Feet (18 Oversize Volumes, 1 box )
2.11 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Records
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Scope and Contents

The Las Vegas City Commission Records (1911-1960) is comprised of bound and unbound materials from the original Las Vegas City Commission. Twelve of the bound volumes are minutes that served as the official record of the proceedings of all Las Vegas City Commission meetings from 1911-1960. There are also three volumes of City of Las Vegas ordinances dating from 1911 to 1958, one volume of legal documents from 1944-1945 and two large volumes containing an alphabetical subject index to the topics covered in the minutes. Unbound materials cover the period 1921 to 1946 and include minutes, resolutions, ordinances, correspondence, financial records, proclamations and other documents related to city business. They provide a valuable historical record of a wide variety of business and community activities in Las Vegas in the first fifty years of its incorporation.

Biographical / Historical Note

The city of Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905 and incorporated on March 16, 1911. The municipal government of Las Vegas functioned in a commission form of government with four commissioners overseeing specific departments: finance; streets; water, sewer, and light; and police and fire. In January 1944 the municipal government of Las Vegas changed to a council-manager form of government. Las Vegans elected a City Council that consisted of a mayor and four councilmen. In 1973 Las Vegas adopted an amendment to the city charter that divided the city into four wards. In 1999 the Las Vegas City Council added an additional two wards bringing the total to six.

Source: “City Government Overview.” City of Las Vegas. Accessed July 18, 2014. http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Government/city_govt.htm

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Preferred Citation

Las Vegas City Commission Records, 1911-1960. MS-00237. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00237
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1980 and 1985 by Guy Rocha; accession numbers 1980-188 and 1985-088.

Processing Information

Material was processed by Su Kim Chung in 2012. In 2014, as part of the legacy finding aid conversion project, Christina Molina revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards and entered the data into ArchivesSpace. In 2018, as a part of an archival backlog elimination project, Gayle O'Hara rehoused part of the collection and revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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