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Total manuscripts: 17
Boardwalk Hotel and Casino
Coll #: 2006-01
Extent: 6.25 linear feet (5 record storage boxes)
Location: A: 3.10.1 - A: 3.10.2
Collection consists of publicity and promotional materials from the defunct Boardwalk Casino which closed on January 9,2006 to make way for MGM Mirage's City Center development. INVENTORY AVAILABLE
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Coll #: 91-13
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 pamphlet box)
Consists of swizzle sticks from various Las Vegas casinos.
Harvey's Limited Edition Pewter Plates
Coll #: 87-77
Date: ca. 1980s
Extent: Currently in their individual boxes, but these could be placed in a records storage box.
Collection contains four pewter plates of noted Las Vegas historical sites: Union Pacific Depot; City Hall, 1935; Clark County Courthouse, 1914; and Fourth Street School, 1910.
Horse Racing Stamp
Coll #: 1029-5
Extent: 1 folder
Collection consists of commemorative stamp saluting horse racing, first day of issue fact sheet, and a copy of Stamp News (3/18/74) featuring a story on the horse racing stamp.
Coll #: 88-65
Extent: 1 flat box
Location: Roller Shelf 1:8:7
Collection consists of the following artifacts: dice sets from Las Vegas hotels, Clark County deputy badges, and a large coin and currency collection drawn from all over the world.
Coll #: 90-45
Date: ca. 1950-1990
Extent: 2 doc boxes
Collection consists of ashtrays and pens from numerous Las Vegas casinos. INVENTORY AVAILABLE
Coll #: 89-93
Date: ca, 1980s
Extent: 1 record storage box
Collection consists of Las Vegas casino promotional items—ashtrays, wine glasses and photos.
Coll #: 94-41
Date: ca. 1980s-1990s
Extent: 3 record storage boxes
Location: 4:5:2 - 4:5:3
Collection consists of 100+ decks of casino playing cards and miscellaneous casino memorabilia of undetermined amount and cost.
Coll #: Mss32
Extent: 1 item ; 4 cm
Consists of a 1935 commemorative 3 cent stamp depicting Boulder (Hoover Dam) at its completion.
Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs
Coll #: 86-62
Extent: 1 doc box
Location: 3:3:3 Roller Shelf 1.8.4
Collection contains Porcelain figures.
Nevada Political Buttons
Coll #: 89-06
Extent: 1 pamhlet box
Nevada political buttons
Nevada Silver Centennial Stamp
Coll #: 1031-1
Extent: 1 folder
Collection consists of envelopes with the Silver Centennial Stamp cancelled with the "Virginia City - Nevada Silver Centennial - 1859-1959" die hub with postmarks of 10 Nevada cities including Las Vegas. There is also a first day of issue decorative envelope.
New York New York Hotel/ Casino -- 9/11 Heroes Tribute Display Collection
Coll #: 2002-28
Collection consists of materials documenting the Heroes of 9-11 display to be installed at the New York New York Hotel/Casino in December 2002. Includes press kit, presentation booklet, videotapes, and news clippings.
Coll #: 2006-05
Date: ca. 1930s-1940s
Extent: 4 oversize boxes
Location: 11:4:3 - 11:4:4
Collection is comprise of 42 assorted punch board devices with identifying documentation.
Extent: 1 slim document box (.21 linear feet)
Collection is comprised of matchbook covers collected by Norm Terry from the 1970s-1990s. Many from Las Vegas-based restaurants and hotels.
Coll #: 85-135
Date: 1966 - 1968
Extent: 1 over-size box
Location: Roller Shelf 1:8:1
Collection contains gambling memorabilia (decks of cards, tokens, matchbooks, ashtrays), a wanted poster about white slavery from 1913 and a ledger of salt shipments in Nevada. INVENTORY AVAILABLE
Coll #: 2009-19
Date: ca. 1960s-2000s
Extent: approx. 40 linear feet
Location: consult Manuscripts Librarian - Annex Area
Collection is comprised of mateirals documenting the life of noted Las Vegas gaming pioneer and philanthropist, Claudine Williams. Williams and her husband Shelby bought the Silver Slipper Casino in the in 1960s, selling it to Howard Hughes in 1969. They used the profits to build the Holiday Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, and when her husband died in 1977, Williams became the first woman casino president and general manager in Nevada history. The company was later purchased by Harrah's and for many years Williams served as chairwoman of Harrah's Las Vegas. She was the first woman inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame. The collection is comprised of photographs, clippings, documents, programs, artwork, awards, plaques, trophies and other artifacts related to her career in gaming and philanthropy in Las Vegas. Note: Collection is partially processed, please consult Manuscripts Librarian for access.