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Morgan Sweeney Photograph Collection

Identifier

PH-00228

Abstract

The Morgan Sweeney Photograph Collection (approximately 1922-1969) consists of black-and-white photographic prints of Boulder City, Nevada, and Lake Mead and Hoover Dam areas, located on the border between Arizona and Nevada. The images depict the interior, exterior, and construction stages of Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam). There is also an aerial photograph of Boulder City, Nevada.

Archival Collection

Tom Mead Photograph

Identifier

PH-00385

Abstract

The Tom Mead Photograph consists of a black-and-white photographic print from 1928. The image depicts members present for the Presidential signing of the Boulder Canyon Project Act on December 21, 1928, including Elwood Mead, Calvin Coolidge, and Hiram W. Johnson.

Archival Collection

UNLV Libraries Collection of 1983 Hoover Dam Overflow Photographs

Identifier

PH-00438

Abstract

The UNLV Libraries Collection of 1983 Hoover Dam Overflow Photographs is a series of color photographs that document the historic water overflow at Hoover Dam as seen from the Arizona side of the dam. Taken in August of 1983, this overflow marked the first time the spillways were used during a flood. The spillways were previously tested once in 1941 after the dam was initially filled.

Archival Collection

Henry C. Wieking Photograph Collection

Identifier

PH-00009

Abstract

The Henry C. Wieking Photograph Collection contains black-and-white photographic prints and negatives, as well as postcards of Las Vegas, Nevada between approximately 1920 and 1940. These images primarily depict Wieking and his family in front of the Las Vegas Mormon Fort and Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam). Other photographs include Six Companies and United States Bureau of Reclamation vehicles, Mount Charleston, the Colorado River, Black Canyon, and desert scenes. The remaining images depict Barstow and Death Valley, California; and a Grand Canyon bridge in Arizona.

Archival Collection

James H. Down Jr. Photograph Collection

Identifier

PH-00015

Abstract

The James H. Down Jr. Photograph Collection (approximately 1915-1940) consists of black-and-white photographic prints and negatives, as well as color photographic slides and postcards. The images depict scenes in and around Las Vegas and Goodsprings, Nevada. Also included are Glenn Davis' photographs of the Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam), Black Canyon, the Colorado River, and Lake Mead. Most of the images portray the construction phases of the Hoover Dam.

Archival Collection

Ward Lindquist Photograph Collection on Lake Mead

Identifier

PH-00084

Abstract

The Ward Lindquist Photograph Collection on Lake Mead (approximately 1945-1956) contains black-and-white photographic prints and negatives primarily from Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, both located in both Arizona and Nevada. The images depict recreational activities at Lake Mead, namely fishing, swimming, boating, and camping. The remaining images depict the exterior and interior of Hoover Dam, as well as nature and wildlife in southern Nevada.

Archival Collection

Junior League of Las Vegas Photograph Collection

Identifier

PH-00097

Abstract

The Junior League of Las Vegas Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives, as well as postcards of locations in and around Las Vegas, Nevada between approximately 1900 and 1980. Early photographs in the collection offer views of the Las Vegas townsite, buildings, railroads, the Las Vegas High School, Overland Hotel, Arizona Club, and residential areas. Other photographs during this time depict the Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam) construction and Death Valley, California. Later photographs show the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus, downtown Las Vegas, and the Las Vegas Strip.

Archival Collection

KLVX Steamboats on the Colorado Photograph Collection

Identifier

PH-00156

Abstract

The KLVX Steamboats on the Colorado Photograph Collection contains photographic prints and negatives used by the Las Vegas, Nevada television station KLVX (Channel 10) for a documentary on steamboats in the Southwest United States between approximately 1870 and 1979. KLVX made this documentary for the Arizona American Revolution Bicentennial Commission and the Nevada American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, who jointly funded the documentary’s production. Some of these photographs may be reproductions of originals gathered during the research for the documentary.

Archival Collection

UNLV Libraries Single Item Accession Photograph Collection

Identifier

PH-00171

Abstract

The UNLV Libraries Single Item Accession Photograph Collection (approximately 1869-1999) contains photographs, postcards, negatives, and slides primarily pertaining to Southern Nevada, with a focus on Las Vegas, Nevada, collected by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives. The collection primarily includes images of early Las Vegas, hotels and casinos along Fremont Street and the Strip, railroad infrastructure, local businesses, and residential neighborhoods. Also included are images of Hoover (Boulder) Dam's construction, MX Missile testing, Nevada mining camps, and the natural desert environment. Other images depict towns throughout Nevada including Boulder City, Henderson, Reno, Luning, Tonopah, Goodsprings, Delmar, Beatty, Panaca, Overton, Caliente, Logandale, and Aurora.

Archival Collection

Murphy-Farmer Family Photograph Collection

Identifier

PH-00174

Abstract

The Murphy-Farmer collection contains black-and-white photographic prints (approximately 1930-1959) depicting locations around southern Nevada, including Lake Mead, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, and Boulder City, Nevada.

Archival Collection