Preservation and Access: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (P&A)

Period of Performance

9/1/2020 - 12/31/2020

Funding Totals

$35,532.00 (approved)
$35,532.00 (awarded)

Environmental Collection Processing Extension

FAIN: PB-276591-20

University of Nevada, Reno (Reno, NV 89557-0001)
Kimberly Anderson (Project Director: May 2020 to present)

Proposal to extend the contract of Project Archivist to complete processing of three environmental collections that was disrupted by the pandemic. With the pandemic, she has been put in remote work status with the rest of the staff and has been unable to resume physical processing of the collections. Since physical processing of the collections was the purpose of her position, this work will not be able to get done without an extension to her original contract. Our campus is planning to slowly reopen starting in July. We therefore anticipate losing a total of 4 months (March through June) of her 12 month contract period during which she assisted with remote work activities rather than her primary duties. The money from this grant would fund an extension, the collections processing work will be completed and we will be able to keep the promise we made to donors when they funded this project position.

Media Coverage

Decades of Wildlife Past (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Elspeth Olson
Publication: Nevada Today
Date: 3/19/2021
Abstract: The University of Nevada, Reno Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce the completion of a multi-year project to process the extensive papers, slides, and photographs of the late wildlife biologist James D. Yoakum (1926-2012).

Associated Products

James D. Yoakum Papers Finding Aid (Web Resource)
Title: James D. Yoakum Papers Finding Aid
Author: Elspeth Olson
Author: Edan Strekal
Abstract: Materials cover the life and professional career of Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist and pronghorn antelope expert James “Jim” D. Yoakum. This collection consists of approximately 44 cubic feet and materials date from 1949-2012, with bibliographic references from 1816 on. Included are photographs, negatives, correspondence, daily diaries, a variety of technical wildlife and range management reports, articles, and bibliographies, book drafts, records from the Wildlife Society, and information relating to wildlife photography. Within these materials, particular emphasis is placed on the pronghorn, which was the subject of Yoakum’s life work.
Year: 2020
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Online finding aid.