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Erle A. Taylor Collection on Aviation (MS-00186)

Abstract

The Erle A. Taylor Collection on Aviation (1940-1976) is comprised of materials collected by Erle A. Taylor, former director of aviation for Clark County, Nevada, relating to airports and aviation. It includes many slides of McCarran Airport and airshows held at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other materials include publications on airports and aircraft, information on the dedication of the Riverside, California airport, and promotional materials for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1940 to 1976
Extent
0.78 Cubic Feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize flat file)
3.77 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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.

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Scope and Contents

The Erle A. Taylor Collection on Aviation (1940-1976) is comprised of materials collected by Erle A. Taylor, former director of aviation for Clark County, Nevada, relating to airports and aviation. It includes many slides of McCarran Airport and airshows held at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. Other materials include publications on airports and aircraft, information on the dedication of the Riverside, California airport, and promotional materials for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.

Biographical / Historical Note

Erle A. Taylor (1919-1996) served as the aviation director of Clark County, Nevada in the 1970s and oversaw operations at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, as well as small airports in Searchlight, Jean, and Overton, Nevada.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Preferred Citation

Erle A. Taylor Collection on Aviation, 1940-1976. MS-00186. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00186
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1977 by Erle A. Taylor; accession numbers T108 and 77-228.

Processing Information

Materials were processed by Special Collections staff. In 2015, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Angela Moor revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. In 2018, Angela Moor processed additional materials and revised the finding aid.

Separated Materials

Some of the photographs in this acquisition were removed from the collection and placed in Erle A. Taylor Photographs. PH-00237. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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