The Dow Metals, Incorporated Photograph Collection on Basic Magnesium, Incorporated (approximately 1940 to 1990) contains black-and-white photographic prints, reproduction prints, and negatives depicting scenes at the Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI) plant in Henderson, Nevada. Images also include Basic townsite homes, buildings, and residents; BMI employees; and interior and aerial views of the plant. Also included are images from Pittman, Nevada of row houses, tent houses, a recreation center, and dining and entertainment establishments.
The Tom and Erma Godbey Photograph Collection is comprised of thirteen black-and-white photographic prints and negatives from 1934 to 1944. The photographs depict the Godbey family participating in parades and other events in Boulder City, Nevada and Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Dennis McBride Photograph Collection (approximately 1904-2018) contains over 5,000 individual photographic prints, negatives, digital images, and postcards that depict various events, people, and locations, across southern Nevada, particularly from the 1960s to the 1990s. The postcards depict a large number of hotels and casinos in cities throughout Nevada including Las Vegas, Tahoe, Reno, and Boulder City. The photographs depict a variety of events held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Special Collections and Archives, local branches of the Las Vegas Public Library, and local community spaces and stores. The collection also includes a detailed list of photographs from lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) events taking place across Las Vegas from 1996 to 2018 including Pride parades, social gatherings in bars and nightclubs, holiday celebrations, and political marches and demonstrations.
The Frank C. "Doc" Jensen Photograph Collection (approximately 1920-2005) is comprised of one black-and-white photographic reprint and copy negative of Frank Jensen standing near the partially-constructed Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam) and a photographic negative depicting Jensen in a naval dress uniform standing in front of a wall that indicates height.
The Sunnie Gillette Photograph Collection (approximately 1900-1930) consists of black-and-white photographic prints and negatives depicting early Las Vegas, Nevada. Scenes include Fremont Street, the Clark County Courthouse, the First Methodist Church on 3rd and Bridger Streets, and rail yards in Las Vegas. Also included are images of street scenes, fundraisers, parades, and individuals in Las Vegas.
The Sarah Vinci Photograph Collection (approximately 1920-1991) consists of black-and-white photographic prints and negatives. The images depict Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada, highlighting the changes over the years. Other images include the artesian well at the Cragin family home and Methodist churches in Las Vegas.
The Mindy Toutounji Photograph Collection (approximately 1935-1990) consists of color and black-and-white photographic prints and negatives of hotels and casinos located in Las Vegas, Nevada and Reno, Nevada. The photographs depict interior and exterior views and employees. Photographs from the Desert Inn Country Club document golf tournaments held in the 1950s and 1960s. The properties depicted are Castaways Hotel and Casino, Desert Inn Hotel, El Rancho Vegas, Frontier Hotel, and the Silver Slipper Gambling Hall, all located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection also includes photographs of Harold’s Club in Reno, Nevada.
The Castaways Hotel and Casino Photograph Collection, approximately 1963 to 1987, consists of black-and-white and color photographic prints and negatives. Images depict the exterior of the entrance to the property, the mega-pylon sign, the pool area, and the “Gateway to Luck” replica temple in the courtyard area. The interior images depict various hotel rooms and suites, a couple dining, and a performance by Rusty Isabel, an entertainer in the Kon Tiki Lounge inside the property.
The Barbara and John Kizziar Photograph Collection primarily contains black-and-white photographic prints and negatives of Hoover Dam (Boulder Dam) construction during John Kizziar’s time working for Six Companies Inc. between approximately 1986 and 1992. These images are reproductions of originals taken from between approximately 1930 and 1945. They detail John Kizziar’s work life during the dam’s construction, as well as events and scenes associated with the dam. Other images portray billboards and streets in Boulder City, Nevada. The collection also depicts other locations in Nevada, including Las Vegas, Mount Charleston, Black Canyon, the northern Mojave Desert, and the Colorado River ferry crossing between Nevada and Arizona.