Frederick Sommer Schmidt Papers

Identifier: NC1422

Scope and Contents

The Frederick Sommer Schmidt Papers contains biographical information about Schmidt in the form of a "Professional Record," a biographical sketch written by his niece Ingrid Ellen Jacobs, and Schmidt's article and associated correspondence and notes "Early Days at the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, Ely, Nevada" (September 1949).


  • 1949-2022
  • Majority of material found within 1949-1958


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.

Biographical Note

Frederick Sommer Schmidt was born on March 6, 1881, in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of German immigrants. He graduated from City College of New York in 1900 and Columbia University in 1903 with a degree in mining engineering. Upon graduation, his first job was for the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company in Ely, Nevada. Over his career, he worked for a number of mines and as a consultant, researcher, and appraiser in the mining industry.

Schmidt passed away on February 1, 1986.


0.21 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



Frederick Sommer Schmidt (1881-1986) was a mining engineer who worked for the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company in Ely, Nevada. The collection includes biographical information about Schmidt and his article "Early Days at the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, Ely, Nevada," written in 1949.


Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ingrid Ellen Jacobs in February 2022.

Related Materials

Related archival materials held by the University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections Department:

Nevada Consolidated Copper Company Records, NC1376

Processing Information

Materials recieved in a mailing envelope from donor. Items were split into two folders, one reflecting biographical information and one which was related to his article "Early Days at the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, Ely, Nevada."



Guide to the Frederick Sommer Schmidt Papers
Jessica Maddox
March 2022
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Repository Details

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

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