Guide to the Glenn Davis Photograph Collection

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1 This finding aid was created by Maryse Lundering-Timpano on October 15, Persistent URL for this finding aid: The Regents of the University of Nevada. All rights reserved. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives. Box S. Maryland Parkway Las Vegas, Nevada

2 Table of Contents Summary Information... 3 Biographical Note... 3 Scope and Contents Note... 4 Arrangement Note... 4 Administrative Information... 5 Related Materials... 5 Names and Subjects... 6 Collection Inventory... 6 Las Vegas, Nevada... 6 Hoover Dam... 7 The American Southwest People Page 2 -

3 Summary Information Repository: University of Nevada, Las Vegas. University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives. Creator: Davis, Glenn A. (Glenn Augustus), Title: ID: Glenn Davis Photograph Collection PH Date [inclusive]: approximately Physical Description: Language of the Material: Preferred Citation 2.5 Linear Feet (11 hanging folders, 1 shared box of negatives, 1 flat file, 4 pages of negatives) English Abstract: The Glenn Davis Photograph Collection (approximately ) depicts life in Southern Nevada and the American Southwest. The images were created or collected by Las Vegas photographer Glenn Davis and include images of the construction on the Hoover Dam (formerly known as the Boulder Dam), landscapes, gaming, and residents of the region. Glenn Davis Photograph Collection, approximately PH Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Biographical Note American photographer Glenn Augustus Davis was born March 22, 1894 in Portland, Oregon. He attended school in Oregon and Washington prior to working in the lumber camps and saw mills of Washington and British Columbia. He served in the US Army from 1915 to He was a member of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) on the Western Front in France during World War I. In the years following the war, Davis returned to the US and worked as a cook, a cotton grower, and a seaman before following his passion for photography. Davis studied at Illinois College of Photography and became a professional photographer in He moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1930 and worked at the Oakes Photographic Studio (later known as the Vegas Studio and Camera Supply). From 1930 to 1941 Davis photographed life in the Las Vegas Valley and the construction of the Hoover Dam (then known as the Boulder Dam). Davis later returned to the State of Washington, where he lived for the remainder of his life. During his lifetime, Davis' photographs received - Page 3-

4 awards from organizations such as the Royal Photograph Society of London and the Royal Photograph Society of Edinburgh. Davis died March 27, 1980 at the age of 86. Source: Garside, Sherwin (Scoop). "Legacy From Glenn Davis' Camera." The Nevadan, November 3, ^ Rturn to Table of Contents Scope and Contents Note The Glenn Davis Photograph Collection (approximately ) depicts images of growth, entertainment, and iconic locations in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, there are images focusing on dayto-day activities in Las Vegas as well as the American Southwest such as gaming, Helldorado parades, prospectors, and wildlife native to the region. The materials provide significant historical documentation of the famed Hoover Dam. The items described include photographic prints, negatives, and slides; some of the prints have corresponding negatives or slides which are not listed separately. Items listed are photographic prints unless otherwise specified. Images listed specifically as negatives exist only in that format. Images listed specifically as slides exist only in that format. Arrangement Note This collection is organized four into series: Series I. Las Vegas, Nevada, ; Series II. Hoover Dam, ; Series III. The American Southwest, ; Series IV. People, Materials remain in original order. Many of the photographic prints have corresponding negatives and slides. Negatives have been housed separately and can be found in box 4. Slides have been housed separately and can be found in binder 1. - Page 4-

5 Administrative Information Access The collection is open for research. Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online. Publication Rights Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish. Acquisition Note Materials were donated by Glenn Davis. Processing Note Materials were processed by Special Collections staff. In 2016, as a part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Maryse Lundering-Timpano wrote the collection description in compliance with current professional standards. Related Materials Related Collections The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection: Colorado River Commission of Nevada. MS Special Collections, UNLV Libraries, Las Vegas, Nevada. George Kelly Ryan Photograph Colleciton, PH Special Collections, UNLV Libraries, Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada State Parks Photograph Collection, MS-00136, approximately Special Collections, UNLV Libraries, Las Vegas, Nevada. - Page 5-

6 Names and Subjects Las Vegas (Nev.) Southern Nevada -- 20th Century -- Rural Nevada Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) -- History Rhyolite (Nev.) Helldorado Parade Gamblers Nevada Las Vegas Biography Las Vegas -- Strip -- 20th Century Beatty (Nev.) Fremont Street -- Las Vegas Collection Inventory Las Vegas, Nevada, Title/Description Containers Jimmy James and Bill Morgan, Nevada, folder 01 Train in Las Vegas, Nevada, 1938 folder 01 United States Post Office, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Clark County Courthouse, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Las Vegas Hospital, approximately folder 01 Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Night scene of Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1938 folder 01 Hotels on Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Wheel of Fortune at the Boulder Club, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Boulder Club, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Men at the Boulder Club, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Men at the Apache Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximatley folder 01 Gamblers at the Apache Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximatley folder 01 Gamblers at the Apache Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximatley folder 01 Men playing roulette, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Poker players at the Boulder Club, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximatley folder 01 - Page 6-

7 El Rancho, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Men playing craps, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1938 folder 01 Helldorado Parade, Boulder City, Nevada, 1930 folder 01 Prospector in a Helldorado parade, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Mr. and Mrs. Draper, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1936 folder 01 Mr. and Mrs. Draper, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1936 folder 01 Mr. Harrison, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Mr. Harrison, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 01 Jack Rose, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 02 Jack Rose, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 02 Jack Rose, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 02 Man in costume, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 02 Woman in costume, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 02 Imogene Domingo and Ilee Castillo at the Helldorado Parade, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 02 Jean Goodshell and Walter Scott, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 02 Helldorado Parade procession at night, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 02 Helldorado Days Parade, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 02 Dutch Goerman and a woman at the Helldorado parade, approximately folder 02 Hoover Dam, Title/Description Containers Several officials signing the contract to construct Hoover Dam, 1931 April folder 02 Fortification Hill, Nevada, approximately folder 02 Carl Gray handing Ray Lyman Wilbur the first railroad spur spike for Hoover Dam, approximately folder 02 Men at the Hoover Dam site, approximately folder 02 Representatives of the Colorado River Commission, approximately folder 02 Colorado River above Black Canyon before construction on the Hoover Dam, approximately folder 02 Beginning of a 5000-hole blast, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 02 Canyon blasts, Hoover Dam, approximately Page 7-

8 folder 02 High scaling operations at the Hoover Dam site, approximately folder 02 Scaling operation, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 02 Black Canyon, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 02 Black Canyon, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 02 Sundown in the Black Canyon at site of Hoover Dam construction, approximately Sundown in the Black Canyon at site of Hoover Dam construction, approximately folder 02 folder 02 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 02 Black Canyon, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Black Canyon, Colorado, approximately folder 03 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Diverson Tunnel number two on Nevada side, Hoover Dam, putting in the ceiling, approximately Diverson Tunnel number two on Nevada side, Hoover Dam, putting in the ceiling, approximately folder 03 folder 03 Tunnels, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Diversion tunnel number 3 on the Arizona side of Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Tunnels, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Tunnels, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Penstock tunnel, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Penstock pipe, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Construction work, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Hoover Dam construction, approximately folder 03 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Union Pacific streamliner, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Union Pacific streamliner, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Hoover Dam's downstream face, approximately folder 03 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 - Page 8-

9 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Downstream face of Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 03 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Concrete plant, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Intake towers, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Hoover Dam's downstream face, approximately folder 04 Hoover Dam's downstream face, approximately folder 04 Hoover Dam's downstream face, approximately folder 04 Outlet valves, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Hoover Dam's downstream side, approximately folder 04 Outlet valves, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Hoover Dam's downstream face, approximately folder 04 Outlet valves, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Hoover Dam's downstream face, approximately folder 04 Outlet valves, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Outlet valves, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Outlet valves, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Construction site, Hoover Dam, approximately folder valve outlet at Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Valve outlets at Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Valve outlets, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 04 Valve outlets, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Valve outlets at Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Valve outlets at Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 - Page 9-

10 Valve outlets at Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Visitors at Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's upstream side, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's upstream side, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's upstream side, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's upstream side, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Lake Mead, approximately folder 05 Speedboat, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's crest, approximately folder 05 Dam crest, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's crest, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Dam crest, Hoover Dam, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's crest, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's crest, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's crest, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's upstream side, approximately folder 05 Hoover Dam's crest, approximately folder 06 Hoover Dam spillway, approximately folder 06 Hoover Dam power generators, approximately folder 06 Dedication ceremony, Hoover Dam, 1935 September folder 06 Dedication ceremony, Hoover Dam, 1935 September folder 06 Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hoover Dam, 1935 September 30 folder 06 Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hoover Dam, 1935 September 30 folder 06 Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hoover Dam, 1935 September 30 folder 06 Franklin D. Roosevelt at Hoover Dam, 1935 September 30 folder 06 - Page 10-

11 Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harold Ickes, and Key Pittman at Hoover Dam, 1935 September 30 folder 06 Harold Ickes at Hoover Dam, 1935 September 30 folder 06 Crowd at the Boulder Junction near Las Vegas, Nevada, 1935 September folder 06 Boulder Canyon, approximately folder 06 Lake Mead, approximately folder 06 Fortification Hill, Lake Mead, approximately folder 06 Temple Rock at Lake Mead, approximately folder 06 Emery Falls at Lake Mead, approximately folder 06 Emery Falls at Lake Mead, approximately folder 06 Lake Mead, approximately folder 06 Lake Mead, approximately folder 06 Lake Mead, approximately folder 06 Lake Mead, approximately folder 06 Lake Mead, approximately folder 06 Lake Mead, approximately folder 07 Boat on Lake Mead, approximately folder 07 The American Southwest, Title/Description Containers Beatty, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Car at Cathedral Gorge, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Negative: Man at Cathedral Gorge, Nevada, approximately box SH-017 Frenchman Mountain, approximately folder 07 McArthur Ranch near Hiko, Nevada, approximately folder 07 McArthur Ranch near Hiko, Nevada, approximately folder 07 McArthur Ranch near Hiko, Nevada, approximately folder 07 McArthur Ranch near Hiko, Nevada, approximately folder 07 McArthur Ranch near Hiko, Nevada, approximately folder 07 McArthur Ranch near Hiko, Nevada, approximately folder 07 McArthur Ranch near Hiko, Nevada, approximately folder 07 - Page 11-

12 Las Vegas, NevadaMountain Range, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Las Vegas, NevadaMountain Range, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Nevada's Lost City, approximately folder 07 Nevada's Lost City, approximately folder 07 Mount Charleston, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Vegetation near Mount Charleston, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Vegetation near Mount Charleston, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Mount Charleston, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Man at Kyle Canyon, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Skiers at Kyle Canyon, Nevada, approximately folder 07 People at Kyle Canyon, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Skiers at Kyle Canyon, Nevada, approximately folder 07 People at Kyle Canyon, Nevada, approximately folder 07 Mount Charleston, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Sign at Kyle Canyon, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Pahrump Store, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Ghost Casino, Rhyolite, Nevada, approximately folder 08 People inside the Ghost Casino, Rhyolite, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Walking Box Ranch near Searchlight, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Silver City, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Wilson Ranch near Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Wilson Ranch near Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Valley of Fire, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Bucket of Blood Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Walker Lake, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Bowers Mansion in Washoe Valley, Nevada, approximately folder 08 Hotel Nipton, Nipton, California, approximately folder 08 Treherne Store in Nipton, California, 1941 April 26 folder 08 Crystal Palace Bar, Tombstone, Arizona, approximately folder 08 Crystal Palace Bar, Tombstone, Arizona, approximately folder 08 Spanish dagger, approximately folder 08 Joshua Tree, Nevada, approximately folder 08 - Page 12-

13 Spanish dagger, approximately folder 08 Two donkeys in the American Southwest, approximately folder 08 Joshua trees in the American Southwest, approximately folder 08 Joshua trees in the American Southwest, approximately folder 08 Joshua trees in the American Southwest, approximately folder 08 Prickly pear cactus, approximately folder 08 Spanish dagger in the American Southwest, approximately folder 09 Two burros, approximately folder 09 Desert tortoise, approximately folder 09 Vagabond, Nevada, approximately folder 09 Vagabond, Nevada, approximately folder 09 Vagabonds, Nevada, approximately folder 09 Prospectors, possibly Nevada, approximately folder 09 Man and a burro, American Southwest, approximately folder 09 Wayfarers, Southwest United States, approximately folder 09 Rodeo, approximately folder 09 Stunt car in Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 09 People, Title/Description Edgar Rice Burroughs and his bride, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately Containers folder 09 Bert Chesley, approximately folder 09 Bert Chesley and donkeys, approximately folder 09 Bert Chesley, approximately folder 09 Bert Chesley, approximately folder 09 Bert Chesley and two donkeys, approximately folder 09 Bert Chesley, approximately folder 09 Bert Chesley, approximately folder 09 Bert Chesley, approximately folder 09 Bert Chesley, approximately folder 09 - Page 13-

14 Irvin Cobb, Las Vegas, approximately folder 09 Irvin Cobb, Las Vegas, approximately folder 09 Harry Harrison of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, approximately folder 09 Men with horses, approximately folder 09 Lone Wolf of Browning, Montana, approximately folder 10 Lone Wolf of Browning, Montana, approximately folder 10 Man near Mount Charleston, Nevada, approximately folder 10 John Perrett, approximately folder 10 John Perrett, approximately folder 10 Prospector and donkeys, approximately folder 10 Apache Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 10 Death Valley Scotty and Cunnel Russell at the Apache Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately Lone Wolf, Captain Joyce and Cunnel Russell at the Apache Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, approximately folder 10 folder 11 Paiute Indians, approximately folder 11 Cowboy and horse, approximately folder 11 - Page 14-

15 Native American man, New Mexico, approximately folder 11 Automobile, approximately folder 11 Desert landscape, approximately folder 11 Maggie and her goats, approximately folder 11 Automobile, approximately folder 11 Photographer with camera, approximately folder 11 Photographer with camera, approximately folder 11 People at an American Legion Convention, approximately folder 11 Unidentified man, approximately Harry Harrison and horse, circa s, approximately Men on horses, circa 1930s-1940s, approximately flat file 01 flat file 01 flat file 01 - Page 15-