Call Number: Q115 .R74 1971
Reports of explorations printed in the documents of the United States government Research Publications, 1971
Subject Category: Anthropology & Archaeology, Botany, History US, History US West, History World, Native Americans
Collection Dates: 01/01/1540 - 12/31/1898
Location: UNLV Microforms
Summary: This 72 reel microfilm collection contains information on many varied explorations throughout the United States and some world expeditions. A few countries include: South America, Japan, China, Mongolia, Tibet, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Reports were mainly published between the years 1803 - 1898. However, some world reports, such as Coronado's expedition, contain information dating back to 1540. Many of these reports are primary sources or contain primary source information. Findings include a diverse range of subjects: anthropology, botany, geology, topography, hydrology, ornithology, paleontology and zoology. Studies cover a broad range of topics such as routes of railroads and wagon roads, geological and geographical reports of many Western U.S. regions, Indian tribes and their cultures, i.e. The sacred formulas of the Cherokees, etc.
Finding Aids: Reports of explorations printed in the documents of the United States Government [A contribution toward a bibliography] (MICRO Z1236 .U68 1969). This guide is a reel index sorted alphabetical by main entry - the reel numbers are handwritten in the margins. Please note that this guide is not a subject index even though some subject entries are included. The library has author, title and subject catalog cards for this collection located in the low card catalog drawers in the northeast corner of the microform cabinet area (as of 2017) - reel numbers are also penciled on these cards. A map of the Hydrographical basin of the Upper Mississippi River accompanies reel 35 no. 358 (MICRO Q115 .R74 1971).