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Von Toebel Family Collection
Coll #: 2012-06
Extent: 2.47 linear feet (1 record storage carton, 1 double OS box)
Location: Roller Shelves
Collection is comprised of documents and artifacts from Las Vegas pioneer family, the Von Tobels.

White Cross Drugstore
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1950
Extent: 1 DBL OVERSIZE box
Location: Roller Shelf 1:4:8
Collection is comprised of an oversize scrapbook documenting the history and mission of the White Cross Drugstore . The White Cross Drug Store was founded in 1918 by Las Vegas pioneer W.E. Ferron; its slogan was "the place to go for the brands you know." The album contains photographs, employee training materials, news clippings, advertisements, displays and some historical narrative and press release material on the history and mission of the store. There is contemporary advertising ephemera/brochures on cosmetic products and perfumes from the early 1960s.

Williams, Claudine
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.

Women in Construction (Las Vegas chapter)
Coll #: 2005-05
Location: 10:2:5
Scrapbook of Las Vegas organization -- "Women in Construction" from 1962 banquet at the Dunes Hotel -- that belonged to Joyce McMinn Beckett (president of WIC - Las Vegas Chapter).

Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO)
Coll #: 98-12
Date: 1920-1995
Extent: 33 document boxes
Location: 7:9:2 - 7:10:2 Roller Shelf 2.2.4
Collection documents the history of the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) and is comprised of numerous visual materials such as photographs, negatives, slides, transparencies and videotapes. Also contains correspondence, price books, drawings, calculations, newspaper and trade magazine articles on YESCO, and oral history interviews and audio recordings of YESCO designers and executives. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

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