Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982 is a multi-format collection that presents documentation of a Nevada cattle-ranching community. The collection documents the work and life of the family-run Ninety-Six Ranch and its cowboys, known in the region as buckaroos. People, sites, and traditions in the larger community of Paradise Valley, home to persons of Northern Paiute Indian, Anglo-American, Italian, German, Basque, Swiss, and Chinese heritage, are represented. Most of the collection was created by the Paradise Valley Folklife Project, undertaken by the American Folklife Center from 1978 to 1982.
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These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
- Contemporary United States, 1965-present
Related Collections and Exhibits
- American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
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- Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
- Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs
- Map Collections, 1500-2004
- Voices from the Dust Bowl, 1940-1941
Recommended additional sources of information.
- The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress
- Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States
- Folklife and Fieldwork: A Layman's Introduction to Field Techniques
- A Teacher's Guide to Folklife Resources for K-12
Specific guidance for searching this collection
For help with search words, see the Buckaroos in Paradise, 1945-1982 Subject Index. A Glossary provides explanations of terms found in the collection. For an overview of topics covered in the collection, see A History of the Ninety-Six Ranch
For help with general search strategies, go to Finding Items in American Memory.