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Nevada Repositories

Institutions found in Las Vegas: 5Browse by other county or city
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Las Vegas Library

833 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Clark County
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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
  • Friday-Sunday: 10am-6pm
  • Exceptions: Closed Holidays

Staff

  • Vickie Barnett (Reference Department Head) [Barnettv@lvccld.org]
  • Arthur Cabrales, Las Vegas Library-Branch Manager
  • Barbara A. Bopp, Reference Librarian

Focus

State, Local history, and Gaming.

Collections

Vertical file of newspaper clippings and photographs pertaining to the local area 1930s- 1960s; Gaming Publications and videos "How-to" titles, and history; Las Vegas Telephone Directories 1933-present; Aerial Topography maps of Las Vegas in from the 1970s-present; Las Vegas City Directories from late 1950s to 1975 (not concurrent) Cross-Reference Directories of Las Vegas and Surrounding Areas 1976-present; Nevada History Collection with emphasis on Southern Nevada; Sandborn Fire Maps on Microfilm Las Vegas, NV History of Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Las Vegas Area Newspaper Card Catalog Index 1971-1981.

Access to Holdings

  • Open to General Public
  • Online Catalog
  • In-House inventories or Collection guides
  • Directories
  • Card Catalog

Subject Areas Covered

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Architecture
  • Business and Industry
  • Casino/Hotels
  • Civic/ Community Organizations
  • Entertainment
  • Enviorment
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Folklife
  • Gaming
  • Ghost towns
  • Native Americans
  • Nevada-Early Settlers
  • Nuclear Waste
  • Politics-Local
  • Politics-State
  • Politics- Federal
  • Prostitution
  • Social Activism
  • Tourism
  • Women
  • Women's groups
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Ephemera (Clippings, Pamphlets)
  • Films/Videotapes
  • Government Records
  • Maps
  • Oral Histories
  • Organizational Records
  • Personal Papers/Manuscripts Collections
  • Photographs

Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

833 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Clark County
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Contact

(702)507-3562
http://www.lvccld.org

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am-9pm
  • Friday-Sunday: 10am-6pm
  • Exceptions: Closed Holidays

Staff

  • Karen Bramwell-Thomas (Public Relations Manager) [bramwellk@lvccld.org]
  • Vickie Barnett-Las Vegas Library, (702)507-3521
  • Johnette Morales-Spring Valley Library (702) 507-3830
  • Florence Jakus-West Charleston Library, (702) 507-3962
  • Leo Segura-Sahara West Library, (702) 507-3658
  • Ellen Reed-Clark County Library, (702) 507-4348
  • Barb Carey-Whitney Library, (702) 507-4020

Focus

Specified Branches of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District focus on specific special collections.

Collections

African American - West Las Vegas Library Asian - Spring Valley Library Health Medical - West Charleston Library International Language - Sahara West Library Jean Ford - Clark County Library Gaming/Local History - Las Vegas Library Grants - Clark County Library Government Documents - Las Vegas Library Patents Clark County Library Southwest - Whitney Library

Access to Holdings

  • Open to the General Public
  • Online Catalog
  • In-houseinventories or collection guides
  • Directories

Subject Areas Covered

  • Architecture
  • Agriculture
  • Business and Industry
  • Casinos / Hotels
  • Civic/Community Organizations
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Gaming
  • Genealogy
  • Health Care
  • Hospitals
  • Nature
  • Nevada -- Early Settlers
  • Politics - Local
  • Politics - State
  • Politics - Federal
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Women's Groups
  • Other
  • Southwest

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Electronic Records
  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Films/Videotapes
  • Government Records
  • Maps
  • Oral Histories
  • Organizational Records
  • Personal Papers/Manuscript Collections
  • Photographs

Nevada State Museum and Historical Society

700 Twin Lakes Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89015
Clark County
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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday:12pm - 4pm, and by appointment
  • Saturday:closed
  • Sunday:closed
  • Exceptions:closed all state holidays

Focus

Index to the Las Vegas Age 1905-1940 Index to the Las Vegas Review Journal 1930-1968 Manuscript collections Newspaper collections Ephemera files Photograph collections

Collections

Physical copies of Las Vegas Age, Las Vegas Review Journal and Las Vegas Sun. Helen J. Stewart Collection The Cahlan Collection Clark Co. Civil Defense Records Papers of Frank A. Boul unprocessed papers of the Women's Democratic Club of Clark County

Access to Holdings

  • Open to the general public
  • In-house inventories or collection guides
  • Card Catalog

Subject Areas Covered

  • Architecture
  • Archaelogy
  • Casino/Hotel
  • Civic/Community Organizations
  • Entertainment
  • Ghost Towns
  • Mining
  • Nevada-Early Settlers
  • Politics-Local
  • Prostitution
  • Railroads
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Women's Groups
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Films/Videotapes
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Oral Histories
  • Organizational Records
  • Personal Papers/Manuscript Collections
  • Photographs

UNLV Special Collections

4505 Maryland Parkway
Box 457010
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-2253
Clark County
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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Wednesday- Friday:9am-5pm
  • Tuesday-Thursday:9am-9pm
  • Exceptions:Closed weekends Other hours by appointment.Closed New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day,Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Staff

  • Su Kim Chung (Manuscripts Librarian) [skchung@unlv.nevada.edu]
  • Peter Michel, Director
  • Toby Murray, Preservation Librarian
  • David Schwartz, Coordinator, Gaming Studies Research Center
  • Claytee White, Director, Oral History Research Center
  • Michael Frazier, Library Assistant,Preservation
  • Jonnie Kennedy,Library Technician
  • Joyce Marshall, Archivist
  • Arnold Shaw Research Center for Popular Music
  • Kathy War, Photo Archivist

Collections

UNLV Special Collections holds a number of manuscript collections relating to the history of Las Vegas. These include the papers of Las Vegas pioneers such as Helen J. Stewart, Charles "Pop" Squires, James Cashman, and Harley Harmon. There are a number of papers documenting the history of mining in the southern Nevada area, and the business records of the San Pedro, Los Angeles Salt Lake Railroad, Union Pacific, and Las Vegas-Tonapah Railroad. The department's Gaming Studies Research Collection holds probably the largest collection of gambling- related research material in the world including promotional and publicity documents from numerous hotels and casinos. The history of entertainment in Las Vegas is also documented by a number of collections such as the papers of hotels such as the Sands, Dunes, Frontier, Desert Inn, and Thunderbird. The papers of show producers such as Donn Arden, Matt Gregory, Harold Minsky and Jess Mack are also represented.Other unique collections include the business records of the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) and the files of William Hannah, PR Director for Howard Hughes. Architectural collections include the work of Martin Stern and Homer Rissman. The Nevada Women's Archives form a subset of the collection and include the papers of a number of notable Las Vegas women. The department also holds the archives of the Arnold Shaw Research Center for Popular Music which includes the papers of notables such as Arnold Shaw, Bill Willard, and Wingy Manone. Photograph collections document a range of subjects including the city's early days, Fremont Street, Hoover Dam, the Las Vegas Strip, the Las Vegas Valley, showgirls, and entertainers from numerous hotels, most notably the Rat Pack. The collection also holds a growing number of oral histories of notable Las Vegans.

Access to Holdings

  • Open to the general public
  • Online Catalog
  • In-house inventories or collection guides
  • Directories
  • Card Catalog

Subject Areas Covered

  • Architecture
  • Archaelogy
  • Agriculture
  • Business and Industry
  • Casinos / Hotels
  • Civic/Community Organizations
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environment
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Gaming
  • Genealogy
  • Geology
  • Ghost Towns
  • Labor
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Music
  • Native Americans
  • Nevada -- Early Settlers
  • Nevada Test Site
  • Nuclear Waste
  • Politics - Local
  • Politics - State
  • Politics - Federal
  • Prostitution
  • Railroads
  • Ranching
  • Social Activism
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Women
  • Women's Groups
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Electronic Records
  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Films/Videotapes
  • Government Records
  • Maps
  • Oral Histories
  • Organizational Records
  • Personal Papers/Manuscript Collections
  • Photographs
  • architectural drawings and plans

West Las Vegas Library

951 W. Lake Mead
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Clark County
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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 9am to 9pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
  • Exceptions: Closed on State Holidays

Staff

Focus

African American Memorabelia

Collections

This special collection's primary focus is on African American's in Nevada

Access to Holdings

  • Open to the general public
  • Online Catalog
  • In-house inventories or collection guides
  • Directories

Subject Areas Covered

  • Business and Industry
  • Casinos / Hotels
  • Civic/Community Organizations
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Ethnic Groups
  • FolkLife
  • Genealogy
  • Military
  • Nevada -- Early Settlers
  • Politics - Local
  • Politics - State
  • Politics - Federal
  • Railroads
  • Ranching
  • Religion
  • Social Activism
  • Women
  • Other
  • African American Special Collection

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Electronic Records
  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Films/Videotapes
  • Government Records
  • Oral Histories
  • Personal Papers/Manuscript Collections
  • Photographs
Institutions found in Las Vegas: 5Browse by other county or city

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Please direct any questions to Su Kim Chung, Manuscripts Librarian at UNLV Special Collections. If you have a specific question about Special Collections, contact the appropriate staff member.

This project is funded by a UNLV SITE Grant and maintained by UNLV Special Collections