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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.

Wilson, James B.
Coll #: T1
Date: 1875-1940
Extent: 3 doc boxes
Location: 1:9:6
Collection contains the business records-supply invoices for the Sand Stone Ranch - Nevada; Lincoln County - Nevada; Pioche - Nevada; Goodsprings - Nevada; and general family correspondence and the Wilson Family photograph album PARTIAL INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Woodruff Family Papers
Coll #: 2002-25
Date: 1930s-1950s
Location: 9:12:2 - 9:12:5
Collection consists of the papers of the Woodruff Family, who lived in downtown Las Vegas and Henderson from the 1930s to the 1960s. Includes photographs, correspondence, publicity and promotional materials on Las Vegas (the elder Woodruff was planning to open a public relations agency in Las Vegas in the early 1940s but wartime service ended these plans). He later opened a photography store called Basic Photo in nearby Henderson. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Yount Papers
Coll #: Mss8
Date: 1848 -1976
Extent: 1 folder (containing 6 pages)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of a letter written by Leonard Fayle to John L. Yount, 1976 October 2, and a manuscript [written by Elizabeth Perkins Frederickson?] describing the beginnings of the Manse Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada. Manuscript also gives biographical information about Joseph Yount, Harsha White, Jack Frederickson, and others.

Yount, John L.
Coll #: Mss9
Date: 1873 -1976
Extent: 1 folder (containing 6 pages)
Location: 1:1:1
Recollections of John L. Yount, describing the Yount family at Ash Meadows, Pahrump, and Manse Ranch. Contains biographical sketches of Joseph Yount, Harsha White, and others. Includes photocopy of a letter written by Leonard Fayle to John L. Yount, 1976 October 2.

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