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Total manuscripts: 23

Beverly Rogers Collection of Armed Services Editions
Coll #: MS-00913
Date: 1943-2003 (bulk 1943-1947)
Extent: 43 boxes, 1 cabinet (47.39 cubic feet, 31.71 linear feet)
The Beverly Rogers Collection of Armed Services Editions includes one thousand one hundred and ninety-six of the original paperback Armed Services Editions published between 1943 and 1947 used by World War II service members in the United States Army and Navy, as well as four later editions from the Legacy Project published in 2003 and one from the Pocket Books Inc. series published in 1944. The original Armed Services Editions include works of fiction and non-fiction in their unabridged forms.
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Bible (Alan) Speeches Collection
Coll #: MS-00506
Date: 1967-1974
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Alan Bible Speeches Collection contains speeches made by Alan Bible while he was serving as a United States Senator representing Nevada from 1967 to 1974. The collection documents Bible's work around the state of Nevada, including dedication and commencement speeches, policy speeches, and promotion of the Democratic Party, as well as some speeches delivered in Washington, D.C.
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Cannon, Howard W.
Coll #: MS-00002
Date: 1958-1988 (bulk 1959-1983)
Extent: 853 boxes (472.29 Cubic Feet, 419.05 Linear Feet)
Related Materials: PH-000192
The Howard Cannon Papers (1958-1988) contain the personal, administrative, and legislative papers of Howard W. Cannon, U.S. Senator from Nevada between 1959 to 1983. The collection primarily pertains to Cannon's time in office from the 86th Congress in 1959 to the 97th Congress in 1983. Materials include correspondence, speech transcripts and supporting research material, press releases, reports, memoranda, newspaper and magazine clippings, and Senate voting records. The collection also includes constituent correspondence and casework related to legislative issues such as foreign relations, social security, veterans, tax reform, labor, aviation, nuclear testing and waste, civil rights, and environmental protection.
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Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Coll #: MS-00603
Date: 1957-2010
Extent: 59 boxes (75.73 cubic feet, 63.02 linear feet)
The Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada collection (1957-2010) is an information docket established by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The collection contains documents supporting the development of regulatory decisions by the EPA on radiation protection standards for Yucca Mountain, Nevada, evaluating it as a potential site for a radioactive waste storage repository. The collection includes regulatory notices, technical documents, environmental reports, letters, minutes of meetings, public comments, and other materials.
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Erickson (Hal) correspondence
Coll #: MS-00745
Date: 1967-1993
Extent: 1 box (0.46 cubic feet, 0.42 linear feet)
The Hal Erickson Correspondence (1967-1993) documents Erickson's role in higher education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The collection includes letters addressed to Hal Erickson from various Nevada politicians and educators relating to the possible acquisition of materials for the UNLV Special Collections and Archives, service on various boards, and congratulations on his impending retirement. The collection also includes materials that document Erickson's involvement with the national and Clark County Democratic conventions.
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Germain (Raymond) Professional Papers
Coll #: MS-00165
Date: approximately 1960 - 1970
Extent: 1 box (.22 linear feet, .21 cubic feet)
The Raymond Germain Professional Papers (approximately 1960 to 1970) contain material and photographs related to California Post Offices.
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Human Radiation Experiments
Coll #: MS-00776
Date: 1949-1955
Extent: 3 boxes (1.53 cubic feet, 1.29 linear feet)
The Human Radiation Experiments Records (1949-1995) contain reports from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHRE), and the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE). Also included are newspaper clippings, a court case brought by the National Association of Radiation Survivors (NARS), and cancer research papers. With the goal of building an atomic bomb using plutonium extracted from uranium, the material also examines the outcomes of radiation exposure done on humans during the late 1940s and early 1950s at the Oak Ridge Nuclear Facility in Tennessee.
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Jensen, Norman C. Collection
Coll #: MS-00073
Date: 1867-1968
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 folder, 1 shared box)
The Norman C. Jensen Collection spans 1867 to 1968 and contains documents discovered by Norman C. Jensen at Fort Taylor, Florida. The collection includes a photographic copy of the "Report of a Guard Mounted at Fort Jefferson, Florida on 28 May 1867" that describes individuals accused of being John Wilkes Boothe's co-conspirators. The collection also contains an original document entitled "Quarterly Report of Artillery Inspection of Fort Taylor, Florida" dated December 31, 1903 and Lt. Col. Jensen's notes and explanations regarding the document.
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Keeler, Dorothy Papers
Coll #: MS-00195
Date: 1811-1977
Extent: 1.9 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Dorothy Keeler Papers (1811-1977) document early Las Vegas history, the life and career of former US Mint director Eva Adams, and contain images of the Western United States and Southern Nevada in the 1930s. The collection contains clippings on the history of Las Vegas and early Las Vegas weddings as well as photographs documenting the Keelers' travels throughout the Western United States and the construction and dedication of Hoover Dam.
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Las Vegas Airfield (Robert B. Griffith)
Coll #: MS-00028
Date: 1941
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 shared box)
The Robert B. Griffith papers date to 1941 and contain the escrow holder papers of Robert B. Griffith and A. Corradetti recording their purchase of 40 acres of federal land located in Southern Nevada. The collection also contains receipts from the United States Department of War confirming the cost and deposit of the fee for the land. The land eventually became Nellis Air Force Base Airfield.
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MX Missile eXperimental Reviews and Reports
Coll #: MS-00215
Date: 1980-1981
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
The MX Missile eXperimental Reviews and Reports (1980-1981) contain impact study reports and committee reports from various Southern Nevada agencies. There are also correspondence and newspaper clippings from the Shoshoni Sacred Land Association.
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Nellis Air Force Base Installation Restoration Program Records
Coll #: MS-00680
Date: 1988-1999
Extent: 12 boxes (15.4 cubic feet, 13linear feet)
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Nevada Test Site Oral History Project Records
Coll #: MS-00818
Date: approximately 1950-2008
Extent: 7 boxes (8.99 cubic feet, 7.58 linear feet)
The Nevada Test Site Oral History Project Records (approximately 1950-2008) consist of oral histories collected by University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of History for the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project. The collection includes digital audio recordings of interviews, print and digital transcripts, and a small selection of digital video recordings. Some interviews have also been supplemented with photographs, letters, scientific articles, brochures, news clippings and ephemera about the Nevada Test Site. The materials described in this guide have not been fully processed. Materials must be reviewed for protected information prior to access. Requests for access must be made in advance to allow time for the materials to be reviewed. Please contact Special Collections and Archives to request access.
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Pittman (Key) Correspondence
Coll #: MS-00074
Date: 1933-1940
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 folder, 1 shared box)
The Key Pittman Correspondence, dated 1933 to 1940, consists of correspondence between U.S. Senator Key Pittman via his clerk James A. White and various constituents who sent him books on a variety of subjects.
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Rhodine (George) Papers
Coll #: MS-00176
Date: Approximately 1969-1976
Extent: 2 boxes (2.0 cubic feet, 2.35 linear feet)
The George Rhodine Papers (1969-1976) document local and national United States Bicentennial celebrations, including Clark County, Nevada Bicentennial activities. The collection was compiled by Rhodine, who worked as detective secretary with the Denver Police Department and later served as the Landmark Hotel's Personnel Director in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection contains news clippings, correspondence, publications and articles. The collection also includes his research files documenting juvenile delinquency, equal rights amendment issues, social issues, and community service.
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Sadovich, Maryellen Vallier
Coll #: MS-00065
Date: 1852 -1934
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (9 folders) (shared box)
The Maryellen Vallier Sadovich Papers include transcripts and handwritten and photocopied documents pertaining to early Nevada history from 1852 to 1934. Documents include information about the boundaries of Nevada; mail service contracts between Utah and California; documents from the Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs concerning reservations in Southern Nevada; a copy of Gibb's Phonetic alphabet of Southern Nevada Native American languages; maps of tributaries in Southern Nevada; notes about the National Archives photographic holdings of Nevada; and documents from mining reports.
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Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings for Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Coll #: MS-00768
Date: 1945-1951
Extent: 1 box (0.18 cubic feet, 1 linear feet)
The Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings on Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1945-1951) consists of a single scrapbook of newspaper clippings documenting the death and mourning of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1945. Most of the clippings are derived from the "Cleveland Press" and "The Plain Dealer". A few articles pertain to the first year of the Harry S. Truman Administration and the Korean War.
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Senator Hecht (Chic) political papers
Coll #: MS-00003
Date: 1943-1988 (bulk 1982-1988)
Extent: 123 boxes (56.54 cubic feet, 51.25 linear feet), 1 file (shared box)
The Senator Chic Hecht Political Papers (1943-1988) contain the political papers of United States Senator and Las Vegas, Nevada businessman Chic Hecht. The bulk of the collection contains legislation, notes, correspondence between Hecht and constituents and other members of Congress, and speeches from Senator Hecht's term in the Senate from 1982 to 1988. Also included are files on civil service, the federal budget, education, labor, transportation, land management, foreign policy, public health, and trade.
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Smith (Mike) Editorial Cartoons Collection
Coll #: MS-01047
Date: 1980-2021
Extent: 2 boxes, 80 oversized boxes (52.16 cubic feet, 106.49 linear feet), 25,724 digital files (15.300 GB, BMP, CSF, DOC, GIF, JPG, PDF, PSD, TIF, TIFF)
The Mike Smith Editorial Cartoons Collection (1980-2021) contains editorial cartoons created by Las Vegas, Nevada based cartoonist Mike Smith for the Las Vegas Sun newspaper. Materials include Smith's editorial cartoons on NASCAR and a copy of his 2003 book StockcarToons. The collection also includes Smith's personal sketchbooks and letters from fans.
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State of Arizona vs. State of California Proceedings Concerning the Colorado River Usage Dispute
Coll #: MS-00677
Date: 1957-1961
Extent: 2 boxes (0.92 cubic feet, 0.83 linear feet)
The State of Arizona vs. State of California Proceedings Concerning the Colorado River Usage Dispute collection (1957-1961) contains supplemental documents from the Arizona v. California Supreme Court case that began in 1931 and ended in 2000, including briefs, objections, requests for admissions of facts, rebuttal outlines, witness outlines, comments, and requested findings of facts.
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Stewart, William M.
Coll #: MS-00071
Date: 1854 - 1872
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder), (shared box)
William M. Stewart Correspondence is primarily comprised of handwritten letters addressed to U.S. Senator William Morris Stewart, between 1854 and 1872. Many of the letters were written during his first term in office. Also included is one document about the reappointment of a postmaster of Sutro, Nevada, and a manuscript telegram from Frances P. Hayes about the territorial organization and judicate district in Indian Territory.
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Toiyabe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan
Coll #: MS-00672
Date: 1982-1986
Extent: 0.9 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
The Toiyabe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (1982-1986) contains the proposed and final draft of the forest management plan and the environmental impact statement for Toiyabe National Forest, published by the United Stated Department of Agriculture. The Forest is part of the Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest, encompassing over six million acres in Nevada and Eastern California. The records also contain maps of individual ranger districts in the forest.
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U. S. Senator George S. Nixon Correspondence with William B. Ogden
Coll #: MS-00084
Date: 1880-1921 inclusive (bulk 1907-1908)
Extent: 1 folder (shared box); 0.02 cubic/linear feet
U. S. Senator George S. Nixon Correspondence with William B. Ogden consists of correspondence from 1908 to 1921 regarding the appointment of a postmaster in Gold Mountain and Drumville, both located in Esmeralda County, Nevada. Also included is a Governor of the Territory of Arizona appointment, dated 1880 and a letter to Senator Tasker Oddie from Edwin Denby.
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