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Frank Williams Papers on Early Nevada (MS-00053)

Abstract

The Frank Williams Papers on Early Nevada (1892-1946) consists of manuscripts written for the most part by Frank Williams, an early resident of Southern Nevada. The collection includes Williams' autobiography as well as histories of Goodsprings, Potosi Mine, Mesquite Valley, and the Yellow Pine Mining districts. Finally, this collection contains reports and material reflecting Frank Williams' two terms as University Regent (1909-1912 and 1923-1942) at the University of Nevada, Reno, and his four terms in the Nevada State Assembly.

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Date
1892 to 1946
Extent
0.08 Cubic Feet (13 folders (1 shared box))
0.08 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
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Scope and Contents

The Frank Williams Papers on Early Nevada (1892-1946) consists of manuscripts written for the most part by Frank Williams, an early resident of Southern Nevada. The manuscripts document his life, local histories, various speeches, and articles regarding mining and gambling. The collection also contains information regarding miners and prospectors in the Goodsprings, Nevada area. It includes Williams' autobiography as well as histories of Goodsprings, Potosi Mine, Mesquite Valley, and the Yellow Pine Mining districts. Finally, this collection contains reports and material reflecting Frank Williams' two terms as University Regent (1909-1912 and 1923-1942) at the University of Nevada, Reno, and his four terms in the Nevada State Assembly.

Biographical / Historical Note

Frank Williams was born February 15, 1871, and at the age of twenty-one he left Kansas for Nevada and arrived on December 13, 1892. He made his home in Goodsprings, Nevada as a miner and prospector. He also served as a University Regent from 1909 to 1912, then again from 1923 to 1942. Williams also served four terms in the state assembly. He died December 19, 1947.

Source:

"Frank Williams." Find A Grave. January 27, 2007. Accessed June 10, 2020. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17659814/frank-williams

Frank Williams Papers on Early Nevada, 1892-1946. MS-00053. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Preferred Citation

Frank Williams Papers on Early Nevada, 1892-1946. MS-00053. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00053
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1968 by Mrs. Vaughn Holt; accession number Mss x33.

Processing Information

Materials were processed by Christine Marin in 1985. In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Sarah Jones revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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