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Stardust Hotel/Casino Convention Information Cards
Coll #: 2003-03
Date: ca. 1960s
Extent: 2 record storage boxes (2 linear feet)
Location: 10:7:1 - 10:7:2
Collection contains the contact information and convention plans (for the Stardust Hotel) for thousands of companies from around the United States on index cards, indexed by geographic location.

Stocker, Harold & Mayme
Coll #: T63
Date: 1860 - 1982
Extent: 11 boxes; 6 linear ft.
Location: 1:12:1 - 1:12:2 Roller Shelf 1.7.3
The collection of Oscar and Mayme Stocker and their sons Lester, Clarence, and Harold. The Stockers settled in Las Vegas in 1911 where Mayme was the first person to receive a gaming license in 1931 when she opened the Northern Club. Collection consists of news clippings, correspondence, and bank statements. The business and legal series consists mainly of Harold's papers from 1930-1977, and includes deeds, leases, business agreements, and Chief Hotel Court statements and room accounts. There is also material dealing with family history and their interests and activities, and political documents which cover Harold Stocker's Republican Party activities from 1939-1976, including party publications, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and bank statements.
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Syphus, Levi
Coll #: T178
Date: 1889 -1899
Extent: 1 slim doc box
Location: 2:2:4
Collection houses the business records of Levi Syphus, the daily sales and statement books with lists of payouts (item and amount) and receivables (sold what to whom for how much).

Techatticup Mine Records
Coll #: MS 11A
Date: 1914-1923 (inclusive), 1915-1920 (bulk)
Extent: .84 linear feet (2 document boxes)
Location: 1:3:3 - 1:3:4
The Techatticup Mine Records are comprised primarily of administrative and financial materials that document the history of the Techatticup Mine (located in El Dorado Canyon, Nevada) in the years between 1914-1923. There is no material documenting the early years of the mine in the 19th century. Administrative documents include foreman reports, insurance, warehouse inventories and correspondence. Financial records include account balances, statements, bills, receipts, company vouchers and purchasing records.
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Tonopah Mining Company of Nevada Collection
Coll #: MS 11B
Date: 1907-1928
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 1:3:4
The Tonopah Mining Company was the largest producer in Tonopah, Nevada in the early 20th century. The collection consists of a single series that includes several annual reports on the Tonopah Mining Company from the years 1907-1928, and a small number of time cards and insurance information. The annual reports are small booklets that discuss the mines location, geography, minerals, stocks, quotas, and financial gains.
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Variety, Children's Chariety of Southern Nevada
Coll #: 2012-07
Date: 1950-2000s
Extent: 9.34 linear feet (2 record storage cartons, 5 OS scrapbooks)
Location: A 1:10:3 and roller shelves
Collection is comprised primarily of photographs of Variety's various charity events over the years, some clippings, and video tapes, and 5-6 oversize scrapbooks detailing the work of Variety from its founding in 1950 until the present day.

Vervilos , Aikaterine
Coll #: 2009-12
Date: 1962-2001 (inclusive)1986-1998 (bulk)
Extent: 7 doc boxes (2.94 linear feet)
Location: 12:11:3 - 12:11:4
Collection is comprised of gaming materials collected by Aikaterine Vervilos, an Arizona attorney for a UNR masters thesis, "Public policy and the new casino gaming markets." Collection contains books on gambling law and horseracing; reports, legal documents, and studies related to gaming, particularly horseracing and Indian gaming in the United States.

Von Tobel Store
Coll #: 96-11
Date: 1964 -1994
Extent: 1 record storage box
Location: 5:5:4
The Von Tobel Store collection contains store policies, employment materials, handbooks, and promotional items.

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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