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Total manuscripts: 23

Bruner, Elmo
Coll #: MS-00177
Date: 1947 - 1965
Extent: 39.1 linear feet, 26.3 cubic feet (36 boxes)
Location: B IS 1:9:1-B IS 1:9:5, Mapcase drawer 03:G
Collection contains the papers of Elmo C. Bruner, reflecting on his time in Las Vegas as an architect, appraiser, and member of the Nevada State Board of Architects. He was responsible for the designs of many local buildings, including McCarran Air Terminal, a number of churches, school buildings, and residences. This collection contains building specifications, projects, and correspondence.

First Good Shepard Lutheran Church
Coll #: Mss19
Date: 1944 -1976
Extent: 98 leaves ; 22 x 36 cm
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists primarily of photocopies of scrapbook pages (also in Special Collections) and additional material not placed in the scrapbook. Contains (photocopies of) photographs, programs, news clippings and architectural drawings. Concerns construction of First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church building at 12 Maryland Parkway and Bridger Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Irwin and Susan Molasky Papers
Coll #: MS-00661
Date: early 1900s - 2012
Extent: 1.9 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 1.3.1, B IS 1.5.5
The Irwin and Susan Molasky Papers (early 1900s-2012, bulk 1970-2012) primarily contain materials related to real estate development work by Irwin Molasky with his company, the Molasky Group of Companies, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, the collection includes personal photographs (early 1900s-2011, bulk 1970-2011) of family members, friends, and events, as well as a Proclamation from Clark County, Nevada to establish the Molasky Family Park.
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Las Vegas Housing Developments and Apartment Complex Brochures
Coll #: 93-36
Date: ca. 1980s-1990s
Extent: 2.75 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 4:6:3; MS Map Case 11:H
Collection contains brochures and prospectuses on Las Vegas housing developments and apartment complexes from the 1980s and 1990s.There is both an alphabetical and geographical index.

Las Vegas Land and Water Co.
Coll #: Mss35
Date: 1927 -1940
Extent: 1 folder (containing 15 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection concerns water shortages in the City of Las Vegas due in part to wasteful water usage; refers to City Ordinance No. 247. Includes correspondence, resolutions, petitions, application for permit and newspaper clippings. Several items signed by Walter R. Bracken, Vice President and Agent of the Company, and A.M. Folger, Assistant Agent.

Las Vegas Real Estate Brochures
Coll #: 2011-03
Date: 1990-2010
Extent: 9 boxes (9.75 Linear Feet, 11.55 Cubic Feet)
Location: MS 11.7.3 - 11.7.6
The Las Vegas Real Estate Brochures (1990-2010) contain single family housing and condominium brochures, some with price annotations, collected and donated by a local real estate agent.
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Las Vegas, Nevada Personal Rapid Transit System Project Records
Coll #: MS-00676
Date: 1972-1975
Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 1.3.3
The Las Vegas, Nevada Personal Rapid Transit System Project Records (1972-1975) contain monorail proposals compiled by A.J. Kavanaugh and Associates, Inc. for the City of Las Vegas and the County Commission of Clark County. Material includes Specifications for Design and Construction, technical evaluations, feasibility studies, contractor agreements, proposals/plans, publicity, financing plans, executive summaries, and patronage studies.
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Mark L. Fine Papers
Coll #: MS-00696
Date: 1920-2014
Extent: 7.5 linear feet (7 boxes) ; 813 digital files
Location: B 1.5.2 - 1.5.3, B IS 1.5.4
The collection dates from 1920 to 2014 and is primarily comprised of business and organizational records, press, photographs, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials, awards, and ephemera documenting Mark L. Fine’s career as a real estate developer in Southern Nevada and his work with various government and community organizations. The bulk of the material dates from 1980 to 2005.
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Mark L. Fine Papers
Coll #: MS-00696
Date: 1920-2014
Extent: 7.5 linear feet (7 boxes) ; 813 digital files
Location: B 1.5.2 - 1.5.3, B IS 1.5.4
The collection dates from 1920 to 2014 and is primarily comprised of business and organizational records, press, photographs, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials, awards, and ephemera documenting Mark L. Fine’s career as a real estate developer in Southern Nevada and his work with various government and community organizations. The bulk of the material dates from 1980 to 2005.
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McDaniel, James B.
Coll #: MS-00203
Date: 1960-1978
Extent: 638.05 Linear Feet (11 boxes, 13 oversize flat map storage drawers, 191 oversize rolled architectural drawings)
Location: Main Stacks 2.5.4 - 2.5.6, Map Case Main Stacks 2:A, 2:B, 2:C, 2:D, 2:E, 2:F, 2:G, 2:H, 2:I, 2:K, 2:L, 2:M, 2:O, cabinets 1 and 2 are southeast corner of main stacks.
The James B. McDaniel Records comprise the plans and drawings created by Las Vegas, Nevada architect James McDaniel who worked independently as James Brooks McDaniel Architect (1960-1978) and with a partner at Moffitt and McDaniel Architects, Limited (1970s). Records include oversized designs, drawings, and files of architectural projects. McDaniel designed many University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) buildings, residential, commercial, and landscape designs for Las Vegas clients. Also included are business files of construction estimates, specifications, invoices, change orders, and correspondence.
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MGM Grand
Coll #: MS-00225
Date: ca. 1982
Extent: 3 boxes
Location: MS 2:2:5
Collection is comprised of litigation documentation stemming from the November 1980 MGM Grand Hotel fire that killed 85 people. Included in the documentation are testimonies regarding construction materials and processes, testimonies regarding the electrical system and the ways in which fire and smoke spread and an index of eyewitness accounts. There is also included in this collection a transcript from a Nova special ���¯���¿���½Why America Burns���¯���¿���½ and a copy of the 1970 Building Code.

Moser, John R. Real Estate Appraisal Records
Coll #: MS-00803
Date: 1957-1972
Extent: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Location: 01:10:3
Collection contains nineteen real estate appraisal reports created by John R. Moser from Las Vegas and rural Southern Nevada (Lincoln and Nye counties) from approximately 1962 to 1972. The reports contain information on the market values for the properties and contextual information explaining the appraisals. This collection also contains photographic negatives depicting properties, and slides of desert flora and landscapes around Nevada and Idaho such as Groom Mountain Range, White Bird Canyon, Salmon River Valley, Clover Valley, and Ruby Mountains.
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Moser, John R. Real Estate Appraisal Records
Coll #: MS-00803
Date: 1957-1972
Extent: 1 box (1.0 linear feet)
Location: 01:10:3
Collection contains nineteen real estate appraisal reports created by John R. Moser from Las Vegas and rural Southern Nevada (Lincoln and Nye counties) from approximately 1962 to 1972. The reports contain information on the market values for the properties and contextual information explaining the appraisals. This collection also contains photographic negatives depicting properties, and slides of desert flora and landscapes around Nevada and Idaho such as Groom Mountain Range, White Bird Canyon, Salmon River Valley, Clover Valley, and Ruby Mountains.
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North Las Vegas Library District Collection on Nevada
Coll #: MS-00651
Date: 1940-2007
Extent: 6.6 linear feet (8 boxes)
Location: B 1.3.6 - 1.3.7, B 1.4.1 - 1.4.2
The North Las Vegas Library Collection on Nevada (1940-2007) is comprised of subject files created and collected by the North Las Vegas Library to provide patrons with reference and research materials on the subject of Nevada. The materials include subject files on Nevada, North Las Vegas, arts and humanities throughout Nevada, and Las Vegas construction photographs.
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Petitions from Residents and Business Owners to City Officials of Las Vegas, Nevada
Coll #: MS-00049
Date: 1940, undated
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (2 folders)
Location: 1:1:1
The Petitions from Residents and Business Owners to City Officials of Las Vegas, Nevada consist of formal requests from residents and business owners in Las Vegas, Nevada dating from February 1, 1940 to December 4, 1940 which were filed with the City of Las Vegas clerk. Some petitions in the collection were submitted by residents of the Westside neighborhood which was historically the African-American section of Las Vegas. The Westside petitions (including one from the Westside Improvement Association) requested infrastructure improvements and zoning restrictions, while others criticized city government actions related to maintenance of public areas, complained about inaction on previous petitions, and questioned the behavior of city officials. Other petitions in the collection are from residents and business owners requesting commercial and residential zoning enforcement, clarification regarding new construction, and other miscellaneous business.
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Pichot, Mary Kozlowski
Coll #: MS-00375
Date: 1969-1991
Extent: 1.3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: MS 5:7:3
The Mary Kozlowski Pichot Papers document the environmental activism of Mary Kozlowski Pichot from 1969 to 1991. The collection focuses on the environmental groups and planning committees that Pichot belonged to, including Aquavision, the Citizens' Advisory Committee, and Las Vegas 2000 and Beyond. The materials address water conservation plans, pollution alleviation efforts, and strategies to clean the Las Vegas Wash and Las Vegas Bay in Nevada.
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Rissman, Homer
Coll #: MS-00452
Date: 1957-2001
Extent: 30.2 linear feet (56 boxes)
Location: MS 7.6.1 - MS 7.7.2, MS 9.11.2 - MS 9.11.6, A 6.9.4
Collection is comprised of the drawings and architectural renderings of noted Las Vegas architect Homer Rissman. Some of Rissman's most notable projects include the Flamingo Towers, Sands Expo Center, Circus Circus (the original), and the additions to the original International (later Las Vegas Hilton). And accretion from 2008 includes an additional 31 boxes of photographs, drawings,and brochures on Rissman-designed buildings in California and Nevada. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Stern, Martin
Date: 1950s-1990s
Location: Map Drawers
Collection consists of the drawings and architectural renderings of noted architect, Martin Stern, famous for his work on the Googie-style Ship's coffee shops in Los Angeles, and for his work on various Las Vegas hotel/casino projects such as the Sands Tower, the International (now Hilton) Hotel and the MGM Grand (now Ballys). Includes both drawings and specifications. SEE STAFF FOR INVENTORY
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Underground House of Las Vegas Collection
Coll #: MS-00594
Date: 1964-2004
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 10.6.3
The Underground House of Las Vegas Collection (1964-2004) is comprised of news articles, photographs, books, and media items detailing the construction and history of Girard "Jerry" B. Henderson's "Underground House," a Las Vegas, Nevada home constructed in 1978 and designed to withstand the aftermath of nuclear war.
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Whiteley, Harry Hayden Collection
Coll #: MS-00134
Date: 1949 - 1969
Extent: 1 doc box
Location: MS 1:11:1
Collection consists of the papers and drawings of Las Vegas architect Harry Hayden Whiteley who designed a number of buildings in the 1950s-1960s. Whiteley had previously designed residential and commercial buildings in Beverly Hills and San Diego before settling in Las Vegas. Collection is comprised of structural calculations, building specifications, drawings, renderings, and photographs.

Wilner Family Collection
Coll #: MS-00810
Date: 1983-2008
Extent: 1 box (1.0 Linear Feet, 1.1 Cubic Feet), 2 Digital Files (2.61 GB)
Location: B-02.09.4
The Wilner Family Collection is comprised of audiovisual material on real estate in Las Vegas, Nevada collected by Las Vegas real estate agent, Linda C. Wilner. The collection includes informational videos for real estate agents and promotional showcase materials on various real estate developments around Las Vegas including Summerlin, Lake Las Vegas, Turnberry Place, Park Towers, Sun City Anthem, Sun City MacDonald Ranch, and Christopher Homes. This collection also contains a digital surrogate of a scrapbook commemorating Linda Wilner's uncle, Leo Wilner, and his retirement as executive director of Temple Beth Sholom in 1984.
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Wilson, Gary Guy
Coll #: MS-00439
Date: 1965-1996
Extent: 153.67 Linear Feet, 145.39 Cubic Feet (613 rolls)
Location: A IS 2.3.7-2.4.8
The collection is comprised of drawings (1965-1996) completed by American architect Gary Guy Wilson and/or his architectural firm, Gary Guy Wilson, AIA, Architect Studios and contains 613 sets of drawings from over 250 different projects. Primarily focused on the Las Vegas, Nevada area, the materials feature hand-drawn architectural drawings, ranging from preliminary sketches to construction documents, and a number of printed computer aided drawings. The drawings also contain work from a number of consultants, engineers, and other architects who collaborated on the development of the various projects. The drawings include: commercial and professional buildings of varying scales, such as convenience stores, hotels, casinos, shopping centers, and office developments; schools; military buildings at both Nellis and Indian Springs Air Force Bases; multi-family residential developments; and custom single-family homes located throughout the Southwest (United States).
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Wilson, Gary Guy
Coll #: MS-00439
Date: 1965-1996
Extent: 153.67 Linear Feet, 145.39 Cubic Feet (613 rolls)
Location: A IS 2.3.7-2.4.8
The collection is comprised of drawings (1965-1996) completed by American architect Gary Guy Wilson and/or his architectural firm, Gary Guy Wilson, AIA, Architect Studios and contains 613 sets of drawings from over 250 different projects. Primarily focused on the Las Vegas, Nevada area, the materials feature hand-drawn architectural drawings, ranging from preliminary sketches to construction documents, and a number of printed computer aided drawings. The drawings also contain work from a number of consultants, engineers, and other architects who collaborated on the development of the various projects. The drawings include: commercial and professional buildings of varying scales, such as convenience stores, hotels, casinos, shopping centers, and office developments; schools; military buildings at both Nellis and Indian Springs Air Force Bases; multi-family residential developments; and custom single-family homes located throughout the Southwest (United States).
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