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Horace Prentiss Boardman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NC1126
The collection contians financial ledgers of Boardman's personal accounts, 1913-1951; survey notebooks, 1907-1931; correspondence about family genealogy, 1963; and pamphlets about snow surveying. Surveys are of sections of Reno, the University of Nevada, Reno, Virginia City, and other Nevada sites including the Mary S. Doten School.

Dates

  • 1907-1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Overview

Hoarce Prentiss Boardman (1869-1965) was a professor of engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno and served as the chair of the Nevada Cooperative Snow Surveys. The collection includes financial ledgers of Boardman's personal accounts, survey notebooks, correspondence about family genealogy, and pamphlets about snow surveying.,Surveys are of sections of Reno, the University of Nevada-Reno, Virginia City, and other Nevada sites.

Biographical Note

Horace Prentiss Boardman was born in Wisconsin on January 21, 1869. He received his degree in civil engineering in 1894 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1907, he was appointed professor of civil engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. From 1917-1921 he was the acting Dean of the College of Engineering. Beginning in 1927, Boardman became the chair of the Nevada Cooperative Snow Surveys.

Boardman died in Reno, Nevada on July 1, 1965.

[Biographical information from Hager, Willi H. Hydrolicicians in the USA 1800-2000]

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from an unknown source on June 23, 1978.
Title
Guide to the Horace Prentiss Boardman papers
Status
completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
July 2019
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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