BROWSE DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

 

Basic Magnesium, Inc. Newsletters
 
This collection includes the entire run of The Big Job and Basic Bombardier, newsletters published by Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI) between 1942 and 1944. Published primarily for BMI employees, the newsletters cover a variety of topics, from BMI operations and the importance of magnesium production for World War II to the many recreational activities and various services available to employees and their families at Basic townsite (later called Henderson). These newsletters not only capture the rich historical beginnings of both BMI and the city of Henderson, but they bring to life the ways in which residents of a small town responded to and contributed to World War II. 

Basic Magnesium, Inc. Photographs
 
This collection includes a selection of digitized photographs and negatives taken at and around Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI) between 1941 and 1945. BMI, which was located near what would become the city of Henderson, Nevada, produced magnesium for use in World War II aircraft and bombs as well as for use in domestic products. The images in this collection document BMI plant construction, plant operations at both the Henderson and Gabbs, Nevada plant sites, and the development of Basic townsite, which became Henderson.

Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society Newsletters Published quarterly by the Clark County Nevada Genealogical Society, The Prospector features articles supporting genealogical research. There was a brief hiatus in publication from 1978 to 1983 when publication resumed. 

Henderson Coordinating Council Records The Henderson Coordinating Council was originally organized in 1943 with representatives of local businesses and non-political organizations to address a “developing problem” in the community that is not explicitly identified. After a period of inactivity, the Council was reorganized and reactivated in 1945, supporting community development and charitable works until it disbanded in 1955. 

Henderson Home News The Henderson Coordinating Council was originally organized in 1943 with representatives of local businesses and non-political organizations to address a “developing problem” in the community that is not explicitly identified. After a period of inactivity, the Council was reorganized and reactivated in 1945, supporting community development and charitable works until it disbanded in 1955. 

Henderson Libraries Events The Henderson Coordinating Council was originally organized in 1943 with representatives of local businesses and non-political organizations to address a “developing problem” in the community that is not explicitly identified. After a period of inactivity, the Council was reorganized and reactivated in 1945, supporting community development and charitable works until it disbanded in 1955.

Henderson Memories
 
This collection includes photographs, documents, and other materials that detail life in Henderson from many different perspectives. Photographs in this collection were contributed by the Clark County Museum, Basic Magnesium, Inc., and many have been graciously donated by members of the Henderson community.  The photographs, which were taken between 1946 and 1970, capture important institutions, activities, and events in Henderson. 

Henderson Oral History Project
 
This collection includes oral histories that detail life in Henderson from many different perspective. Interviews are conducted by the Henderson District Public Library, Henderson Historical Society, and the Southwest Oral History Association. The oral histories of "old-timers" in Henderson and the oral histories of individuals who came later to the city provide insight into the various ways in which the town has grown, changed, and developed. All of the video oral histories in this collection include fully searchable transcripts

Henderson's History in Scrapbooks This collection includes scrapbooks held by Henderson Libraries as well as scrapbooks held by the Office of the City Clerk at the City of Henderson and by the Clark County Museum in Henderson, Nevada. 

Industrial Days
 
Industrial Days, the annual, days-long celebration, which took place in April (sometimes May) featured a parade, a beauty contest, and several other community events. This Industrial Days collection includes programs (also referred to as bulletins and magazines) and schedules of events published by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce for the Industrial Days celebrations from 1963 through 1977. These items include narratives about Henderson’s and Nevada’s past, historical photographs, advertisements from local businesses, and more.  Project worksheets for the 1961 Industrial Days celebration provide a look at the detailed planning process involved in coordinating the Industrial Days celebrations. 

Arts Alive, CLASS!, and WomensCare Magazines are included in this digital collection.

Nevada State College Digital Collections Nevada State College Library creates digital collections and makes them available not only to students but also to the community in order to enhance scholarship and research; to increase access to its holdings; to support the teaching and learning activities of Nevada State College faculty and students; and to promote lifelong learning by the citizens of Nevada and the public at large. 

Southern Nevada Maps This collection contains USGS and US Army Corps of Engineer topographic maps of various locations in Southern Nevada dating between 1945 and 1984. 

Veterans Oral History Project In 2006 Henderson Libraries participated in the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. Henderson Libraries staff filmed and interviewed local military veterans about their experiences in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Their stories can be heard and read here. All of the filmed interviews in this collection are accompanied by fully searchable transcripts. 

Women of St. Rose Most of the documents and photographs in this collection reveal many of the daily and annual activities undertaken by the Adrian Dominican Sisters and by the women of the hospital's auxiliary, who have been essential to the hospital's growth. Narratives by and interviews with former Sisters and staff members recount much of the history of the hospital.