Horace Prentiss Boardman Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 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.
- Boardman, Horace Prentiss, 1869- (Person)
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.
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]
0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired from an unknown source on June 23, 1978.
- Guide to the Horace Prentiss Boardman papers
- Jessica Maddox
- July 2019
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