Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Laurel Ames is a long-time resident of South Lake Tahoe who has worked with various agencies dedicated to the use and conservation of Lake Tahoe including The League to Save Lake Tahoe, the California Water Quality Control Board, Sierra Club, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. The collection contains materials created and collected by Ames while working with organizations in the Lake Tahoe basin whose primary goal was to protect Lake Tahoe from overdevelopment and urbanization.
Identifier: AC 0576
Abstract The collection consists of slide presentations, DVDs, and VHS videocassettes. Some presentation transcriptions do not include the AV material. Most are part of the Nevada Cooperative Extension's AV audiovisual series. Some, however, are audiovisual materials produced by other organizations but transferred to University Archives by the Nevada Cooperative Extension Service.Some programs were produced in collaboration with KOLO News Channel 8. Some were made possible by funding from...
Abstract Duane Leroy Bliss, Jr. (1874-1938) was born in Carson City, Nevada, the son of prominent Lake Tahoe developer Duane L. Bliss. Materials consist of documents that pertain to companies with which Bliss was involved (Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company, the Spanish Peak Lumber Company, Dunham, Carrigan, & Hayden Company, the California Pacific Trading Corporation, and the Post Street Investment Company). Also included are various personal receipts, loans given to individuals, and a...
Overview Ronald M. James is an historian, folklorist, and former head of the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office (1983-2012). He authored or edited over a dozen books and numerous articles on Nevada's architectural heritage, history of Virginia City and its residents during the Comstock Lode, and in various areas of European and American folklore. James served at the national level as chairman of the National Historic Landmarks Committee (2004-2013). He was inducted into the Nevada Hall of Fame in...
Overview The Pomin Family emigrated from the Alsace-Loraine region. The family lived and worked at Lake Tahoe. The collection contains correspondence, ephemera, and photographs relating to the family, especially Ernest John Pomin who was the captain of Bliss family-owned steamers on Lake Tahoe.
Dates: circa 1880s- circa 1960
Abstract James David Santini's papers as Representative to the U.S. Congress from Nevada include files related to his committee assignments and interests, particularly on the Energy and Commerce Committee; Interior and Insular Affairs Committee; and Select Committee on Aging. Campaign files are included. Material from 1974-1982.
Overview A. W. (Alexis Waldemar) Von Schmidt worked as a stateline surveyor and also was employed by James Lick, of observatory fame, to find a suitable location for his observatory around Lake Tahoe. The collection contains one letter written by Von Schmidt to D. L. Bliss regarding purchasing land owned by Bliss for the observatory.
Dates: October 24, 1873
Abstract Astronomical, meteorological, and topographical observations made by the "Wheeler Survey." Most of the notebooks contain observations made in Nevada, but there are also notes for Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, and Utah.,Among the Nevada sites observed are American Flat, Austin, Battle Mountain, Camp Halleck, Carlin, Carson City, Como, Eastgate, Lake Tahoe, Pioche, Ragtown, Stillwater, Sutro, Wadsworth, Winnemucca, and many others. Included are two additional...