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Clark County Planning Commission Research Library Collection

Identifier
MS-01027
Abstract

The Clark County Planning Commission Research Library Collection (1911-2004) consists of reports, publications, and proposals gathered by the Clark County Planning Commission that focus on the environmental impact of proposed developments, construction, or infrastructure improvements around the county. The collection contains materials related to various local, state, federal, and inter-agency workshops, committees, and agencies. Documents include activity reports, impact statements, annual budgets and reports, and detailed studies. The majority of the collection dates from 1970 to 1999.

Archival Collection

Clark County 208 Water Quality Management Plan Records

Identifier
MS-00985
Abstract

The Clark County 208 Water Quality Management Plan Records contain reports produced by consultants and agencies for the Clark County Board of County Commissioners to create the Clark County, Nevada 208 Water Quality Management Plan (1960-1990). The collection also includes amendments and studies about the implementation of the plan.

Archival Collection

Las Vegas Land & Water Company Records from the Las Vegas Valley Water District

Identifier
MS-00912
Abstract

The Las Vegas Land & Water Company Records from the Las Vegas Valley Water District (1918-1989) are primarily comprised of contracts, correspondence, and maps that document the establishment of a water distribution system in Las Vegas, Nevada that would provide water using the state's Colorado River allocation. The records include water main extension agreements, correspondence, and bills of sale for water main construction, as well as articles and correspondence documenting the groundwater shortage in Las Vegas. The collection also includes maps for water distribution systems and pipelines throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Archival Collection

Howard Cannon oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00332
Abstract

Oral history interview with Howard Cannon conducted by K.J. Evans on September 28, 1998 for the Las Vegas Review-Journal First 100 Oral History Project. Cannon discusses his political involvement and working for the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office. He then talks about his service in the Air National Guard during World War II and creating Nellis Air Force Base. Cannon also mentions his interactions with presidents, his thoughts on the Vietnam War, his support for civil rights, and his stance as a lawmaker.

Archival Collection

Nellie Bunch oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00289
Abstract

Oral history interview with Nellie Bunch conducted by Robin Ducharme on November 20, 1975 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. Bunch first talks about her settlement into the Whitney Ranch area of Henderson, Nevada, and her knowledge about the building of Hoover (Boulder) Dam. She also talks about the early utilization of water resources from Lake Mead, early sources of power, and the early use of evaporative coolers. Bunch also speaks about her experience as a postmaster and later discusses telephone technology and the early churches of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Archival Collection

State of Nevada-Water Resources Reconnaissance Records

Identifier
MS-00699
Abstract

The State of Nevada Water-Resources Reconnaissance Records (1935-1968) contain studies and appraisals of ground water resources in the lakes and valleys of various Nevada counties. The documents were created by the Nevada Division of Water Resources.

Archival Collection

Verna Chadwick oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00358
Abstract

Oral history interview with Verna Chadwick conducted by Keri Wright on February 24, 1979 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. Chadwick first talks about her early life in Utah, and some of the activities in which she took part when first arriving in Las Vegas, Nevada. She then talks about her involvement in Cub Scouts, her church membership, political involvement, recreational activities, atomic testing, the first stores, casinos, and Las Vegas utilities during the 1950s, particularly water. The interview finalized with a discussion on social changes and the changes in prices of goods over the years.

Archival Collection

Elbert Edwards oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00520
Abstract

Oral history interview with Elbert Edwards conducted by Ronald Johns in 1972 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. Edwards discusses his work in Las Vegas, Nevada public schools during the Great Depression. The two also discuss the Hoover (Boulder) Dam, Edwards’ involvement in politics, and mining in Nevada. He also talks about the development of Boulder City, Nevada, the early territorial boundaries of Nevada and Utah, the atomic testing at the Nevada Test Site, and early water sources in Southern Nevada.

Archival Collection

Louis F. Evans oral history interview

Identifier
OH-00555
Abstract

Oral history interview with Louis Evans conducted by Jeannette Lonpergan on February 17, 1976 for the Ralph Roske Oral History Project on Early Las Vegas. Evans discusses his earliest recollections of the Nellis Air Force Base and the McCarran Airport. Evans also discusses the development of roads, employment, religious activities, housing, early above ground atomic tests, and environmental changes in Nevada.

Archival Collection

David Donovan Collection on Hydrology and Geology

Identifier
MS-00813
Abstract

The David Donovan Collection on Hydrology and Geology (1911-2011) is comprised of the research collected by former Las Vegas Valley Water District employee, David Donovan, about groundwater, hydrology, minerals, and geology in Nevada, as well as the surrounding areas of California, Arizona, and Utah. Included are reports, professional papers, maps, and books.

Archival Collection