Red Imported Fire Ant Campaign Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0535

Scope and Contents

The Red Imported Fire Ant Campaign records include campaign marketing material, correspondence, news conference material, publications, reports, and videotapes. Videotapes are from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.

Dates

  • 1995-2003

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.

Historical Note

Red Imported Fire Ants were first discovered in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the fall of 1998. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, the Nevada Division of Agriculture, and the University of Nevada School of Medicine collaborated on a statewide Fire Ant Alert Public Education Campaign to raise awareness about the dangers the ants pose to animals, the environment, horticulture, personal safety, and tourism.

Extent

1.1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Red Imported Fire Ants were first discovered in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the fall of 1998. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, the Nevada Division of Agriculture, and the University of Nevada School of Medicine collaborated on a statewide Fire Ant Alert Public Education Campaign to raise awareness about the dangers the ants pose to animals, the environment, horticulture, personal safety, and tourism. The collection include campaign marketing material, correspondence, news conference material, publications, reports, and videotapes. Videotapes are from the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service and the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following series: 1) Fire Ant Background Material; 2) Correspondence and Notes; 3) Marketing Material; 4) News Conference and Newspaper Clippings; 5) Videotapes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service in 2005.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to University Archives photo archives as collection number UNRA-P3591.
Title
Guide to the Red Imported Fire Ant Campaign Records
Status
Completed
Author
Betty Glass
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
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Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
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