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Leonard Blood Papers (MS-00161)

Abstract

The Leonard Blood Papers (1888-1962) consist photographs and personal documents from his work in the United States Navy, Las Vegas Labor Commission, and on the Boulder (Hoover) Dam in Nevada. The bulk of the papers date between 1930 to 1950. Included are correspondence, telegrams, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, family photographs, and various ephemera.

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Date
1888 to 1962
bulk 1930 to 1950
Extent
1.28 Cubic Feet (1 box and 1 flat folder)
2.75 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
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Scope and Contents

The Leonard Blood Papers (1888-1962) consist photographs and personal documents from his work in the United States Navy, Las Vegas Labor Commission, and on the Boulder (Hoover) Dam in Nevada. The bulk of the papers date between 1930 to 1950. Included are correspondence, telegrams, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, family photographs, and various ephemera.

Biographical / Historical Note

District Deputy Labor Commissioner Leonard Blood worked for the Las Vegas Labor Commission, hiring employees for the construction of the Boulder (later renamed Hoover) Dam from 1931 to 1938 in Nevada. Blood, born on November 7, 1894, came to Nevada from Lincoln, Nebraska with his parents, William Blood, a train conductor and his mother, Carrie Blood, a nurse.

During Blood's time as the District Deputy Labor Commissioner, it was his responsibility to hire employees for the construction of the Boulder Dam. By a personal proclamation from President Franklin Roosevelt, Blood became the first deputy to implement the Veterans Preference Law, which gave job preference to World War One veterans.

Blood was a navy veteran of World War One and World War Two and worked on the Nellis Air Force base in Las Vegas, Nevada before retirement. He also belonged to the Las Vegas Chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American League, the Masons, and was a Charter Officer in the Elks Lodge.

Leonard Blood passed away on August 24, 1962, at the age of 65.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Related Materials

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

Leonard Blood Photograph Collection, undated. PH-00062. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ray Cutright Photograph Collection, undated. PH-00123. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Leonard Blood Papers, 1888-1962. MS-00161. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NvLN::MS00161
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were a gift of Alfreada R. Blood in 1975; accession number T-74, 1975-348.

Processing Information

Material was processed by Carol Remter in 1987. The finding aid was created by Wendy Halford in 2010. In 2014, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Kayla McDuffie revised and enhanced the

collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. In 2016 Joyce Moore added content and updated ArchivesSpace.

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