Articles were clipped from local Henderson-area papers such as Henderson Home News, Las Vegas Evening Review Journal, Las Vegas Age, and Las Vegas Sun, as well as from several other non-local publications. While the scrapbook creators and assembly dates remain unknown, the articles included in the scrapbooks cover the period between the early 1940s and 1990. 

The early scrapbooks focus on Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI) as well as on activities related to national mining efforts, magnesium, and light metal production and use. Later scrapbooks include articles about Henderson-area politics, economics, organizations, and events.