Sierra Pacific Power Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC1195

Scope and Contents

The Sierra Pacific Power Company Records contains contract agreements for electrical, water and gas utilities between individuals and companies with Sierra Pacific Power Company. Locations are in Northern Nevada areas, such as Lovelock, Yerington, Reno and parts of other counties where further development was taking place, as well as parts of the eastern slope of California, including the Lake Tahoe region.

Contracts are arranged by a running contract number on the outside of each envelope which also includes the name of the individual or company the work is being performed for and date of the contract work. Additional information on the envelope includes what type of agreement was being undertaken, such as electrical extension, water main or water service extension, or gas extension. Some information about the location area may also be written on the envelope but not for all. Each contract has fee information, original signatures, and includes a plat map where the work was carried out. There is no index for the named persons or companies listed for the contracts.

Dates

  • 1934-1962

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.

Administrative History

The Sierra Pacific Power Company supplied electrical power and water to most of northern Nevada and parts of eastern California.

Extent

3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Sierra Pacific Power Company supplied electrical power and water to most of northern Nevada and parts of eastern California. The collection contains contract agreements between individuals and companies with Sierra Pacific Power Company for electrical, water and gas utilities work mainly in parts of Northern Nevada, and in California around Lake Tahoe from 1934-1962.

Arrangement

Arranged without hierarchy.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Sierra Pacific Power Company circa 1975.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Sierra Pacific Power Company Records
Status
Completed
Author
Jacquelyn Sundstrand
Date
November 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)