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Labor Commissioner

Black and white image of a man stacking crates in a field of cows

Harvesting onions
Migrant farm workers field near Overton (1959)
Photo from State Archive's Collection (LAB-0015)

This collection (NvSA-000227) contains the records of the Labor Commissioner from 1918-2003. The 9 c.f. of materials consist of correspondence, reports, censuses, minutes, and photographs.

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General Files

The collection of the Nevada Labor Commissioner consists of records created and received in the administration of the office. The variety of records reflects the variety of responsibilities of the office: arbitration of labor claims, agreements and disputes; the determination of wage rates/scales in all Nevada counties; enforcement of labor laws; and granting of licenses to private employment agencies. The types of records include correspondence, reports, and censuses of various kinds of businesses/labor organizations. There are a fair nunber of reports and correspondence related to labor for the construction of Boulder Dam, including the employment of Blacks, and reports and photos documenting the humanitarian relief of migratory farm laborers in the Las Vegas area in 1959. Also included are minutes of the Nevada Apprenticeship Council, 1977-1996, in both paper and audio formats; and a series of photographs of migrant labor living conditions near Overton, 1959.

1918 - 2003; bulk 1932-1993 9 cu. ft.

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