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Nevada Banking History
Coll #: MS-00257
Date: 1880 -190(?)
Extent: 2 doc boxes
Location: MS 3:2:2
Collection contains information on the history of banking, primarily in Worcester, NV and a history of the Worcester bank. Included in this history are pamphlets and promotional publications on early Nevada banks, contemporary newspaper clippings and correspondence about Butch Cassidy and common banking correspondence. Of interest is a copy of a proclamation and report by the governor of the Territory of Nevada about an international mineral exhibition dated 1863.

Nevada Mining Collection
Coll #: MS-00011
Date: 1842-1966
Extent: 25.15 Linear Feet (22 boxes, 1 oversize box, 2 items, 1 flat file)
Location: 1:3:2 - 1:3:6
The Nevada Mining Collections comprises records that document mining and mines in Nevada from 1842 to 1966. The majority of the collection includes records of various mines and mining companies located in the Esmeralda, Lincoln, Clark, White Pine, and Nye counties dating from 1900 to 1928. The collection includes records: financial, administrative, and business related; photographs of miners, mining camps, and towns; correspondence; maps; and publications: newspaper clippings, pamphlets, newsletters, and booklets.
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Nevada Motion PictureDivision
Coll #: MS5
Extent: 24 doc boxes
Location: 1:1:3 - 1:1:6
Collection is comprised of film scripts from the Motion Picture and Television Division of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. All film and television scripts were set around Las Vegas or in the Nevada desert. Notable titles include "Vegas Vacation," "Honeymoon in Vegas," and "Leaving Las Vegas." INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Nevada Power Company Rate Hike Records
Coll #: MS-00705
Date: 1983 October 17
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:1:3
The Nevada Power Company Rate Hike Records contain questions and answers from the consumer hearing held in Carson City, Nevada on October 17, 1983.
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Parks, W.S. Dr.
Coll #: MS-00140
Date: 1923 - 1933
Extent: 1 carton; 13 linear inches
Location: MS 1:10:5
Collection contains the household and business records of Dr. W.S. Park early Las Vegas dentist and son of Las Vegas pioneer, John S. Park. Collection contains record books, cancelled checks, and receipts. Provides insight into grocery, automobile, coal, ice, household repairs, insurance and water costs in the 1920s-1930s in Las Vegas.

PEPCON
Coll #: MS4
Date: 1988
Extent: 1 doc box
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists primarily of news clippings, and reports on the explosion that took place at the Henderson-based PEPCON plant in 1988.

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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Richardson, D. Kenneth
Coll #: 2011-37
Date: 1952-1991
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 record storage cartons)
Location: 7:8:3
Collection is comprised of the corportate executive correspondence, memos, meeting notes, reoports, publications, 1952-1991, of D. Kenneth Richardson, systems engineer, COO, and President of Hughes Aircraft Co.

Robert Beckmann Papers
Coll #: MS-00606
Date: 1977-2013
Extent: 2.9 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 flat file)
Location: B 1.5.3 - 1.5.4, MS Map Case 11:O
The Robert Beckmann Papers (1977-2013) contain the professional papers of artist and Las Vegas, Nevada resident Robert Beckmann. The collection includes photographs, sketches, plans, and proposals for murals and art installations that Beckmann designed or painted. The collection also includes correspondence, awards, and fliers for art exhibitions.
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Ruby Amie-Pilot Papers
Coll #: MS-00102
Date: 1930s-2002
Extent: 1.3 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)
Location: MS Map Case 11:O
The Ruby Amie - Pilot Papers document her life as an active leader in the African-American community in Las Vegas from the 1930s to 2002. The collection contains assorted newspaper clippings, photographs and a memorial program from her son's funeral service. The collection also includes a look at the cartoon series her son Ronald Terry Amie published in the Las Vegas Voice and his artistic accomplishments in the community during that time period, including public commissions for North Las Vegas.
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Schwartz, Howard Collection on Gaming
Coll #: MS-00104
Date: 1853, 1966-2010
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.1.4
The Howard Schwartz Collection on Gaming documents the gaming industry in the United States from 1853, 1968-2010. The collection includes manuscripts, periodicals, newspaper articles, ephemera, profit and probability profiles and a report from the National Gambling Impact Study Commission.
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Siegel, Sam
Coll #: T81
Date: 1958 - 1967
Extent: 1 slim document box (.21 linear feet)
Location: 1:12:4
Collection contains the corporate records of Siegel's Clark Dade Investment Enterprises, Inc. Materials include a corporate record book listing names of stockholders/subscribers, some correspondence, a book of blank stock certificates, and some photographs of Siegel with a woman who appears to be Jayne Mansfield.

Southern Nevada Telephone Company Collection
Coll #: MS-00601
Date: 1957-1966
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 13.5.2
The Southern Nevada Telephone Company Collection documents the history of the company from 1957 to 1966. The collection includes photographs and internal publications that illustrate the company's growth and role in Las Vegas' history. It also contains a photocopy of A History of the Southern Nevada Telephone Company, 1907-1961.
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Sprague, Charles and Benjamin Gill papers on Nevada Mining
Coll #: MS-00570
Date: 1906-1925
Extent: 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: A-3.5.4-3.5.5
The Charles S. Sprague and Benjamin Gill Collection is comprised of various records from the mining companies owned and operated by businessmen Charles S. Sprague and Benjamin Gill who were active in the central Nevada boomtowns of Goldfield and Tonopah in the early decades of the twentieth century. Documents include correspondence, receipts and invoices, detailed records and copies of government legislative bills relating to the mining industry, and other business correspondence. Sprague’s collection consists of his mining business correspondence dating from 1906-1925. Gill's papers are comprised of his business correspondence 1916-1922.
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Stardust Hotel/Casino Convention Information Cards
Coll #: 2003-03
Date: ca. 1960s
Extent: 2.9 linear feet (5 boxes)
Location: MS 4.1.5
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
Related Materials: 0006
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).

Taylor Construction Company Collection
Coll #: MS-00664
Date: 1954-1973
Location: B 2:2:2
Related Materials: The Stuart Mason Photographs PH-00370 document Taylor Construction projects. View this related collection here: http://d.library.unlv.edu/cdm/search/searchterm/Stuart%20Mason%20Collection/mode/exact
The Taylor Construction Company Collection (1954-1973) consists primarily of publicly distributed information and provides a glimpse of some of the hotels, housing, public buildings, and remodeling projects handled by the company. It contains two booklets on the construction projects of the company from 1954 to 1972. It also includes Las Vegas International Hotel's projected revenues from 1969 to 1973, a newspaper article on Taylor Construction Company projects in Florida, and an invitation to the groundbreaking ceremony for the MGM Grand Hotel. The company was owned and operated successively by Morry Mason, his son Stuart Mason, and Stuart's sons Jim and Bill Mason.
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Tonopah Mining Company Records
Coll #: MS-00752
Date: 1904-1945
Extent: 11.4 linear feet (13 boxes)
Location: A-3.5.3-3.5.4, SC Map Case 11:O
The Tonopah Mining Company Records (1904-1945) contain assay certificates and assay reports, daily mine reports, time check cards, employee payroll cards, insurance policies, canceled bank checks, leases, and invoices reflecting the company's activities in Nevada. Also included are claims and correspondence against the Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad, as well as freight bills and paid receipts.
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Vervilos, Aikaterine
Coll #: MS-00554
Date: 1962-2001
Extent: 2.75 linear feet (7 boxes)
Location: 12:11:3 - 12:11:4
Collection is comprised of gaming materials collected by Aikaterine Vervilos, an Arizona attorney, for a UNR master's 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 Family Papers
Coll #: MS-00589
Date: 1905-1997
Extent: 13.6 Linear Feet (10 boxes, 1 roll, 1 flat file)
Location: B 1.4.5 - 1.4.6, B IS 1.5.4, MS Map Case 11:J
The Von Tobel Family Papers (1905-1997) consist of photographs, correspondence, ephemera, and financial reports pertaining to the pioneer Von Tobel family and their businesses, which they operated in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection also contains news clippings covering the life of Ed Von Tobel, and records of the operation of Von Tobel hardware store 301.
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White Cross Drug Store
Coll #: MS-00628
Date: 1950
Extent: 1 box (2.5 Linear Feet)
Location: RS 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.

Wingfield, George Records on the Tonopah Divide Mining Company and Other Holdings
Coll #: MS-00787
Date: 1916-1945
Extent: 9.35 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Location: A 3.4.1, A 3.5.6-3.5.7
The George Wingfield Records on the Tonopah Divide Mining Company and Other Holdings (1916-1945) document some Wingfield's business interests and holdings, including the Goldfield News and Weekly Tribune, the Tonopah Banking Company, the Tonopah Divide Mining Company, and other mining operations. Materials include invoices, receipts, voucher records, correspondence, assay certificates, meeting minutes, legal papers, and ledgers of stocks and accounts.
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Wynn Las Vegas Scrapbook
Coll #: MS-00690
Date: 1940-2008
Extent: 1.6 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: RS 1:7:6
The collection consists of one scrapbook (2008) of postcards and photographs tracing the history of the Las Vegas property upon which the Wynn Las Vegas resort was built and four magazines featuring articles about Las Vegas (1940, 1947, 1955, and 1959). The scrapbook begins with several pages of historic postcards of the hotel originally built on the property, the Desert Inn, and continues with the establishment of the Wynn and the vision of its associated resort, the Encore. While the images primarily focus on the Desert Inn and the Wynn, there are also several pages of images of various other Las Vegas Strip properties accompanied by a brief timeline. The scrapbook contains approximately 76 images, dating from 1950 to 2008.
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Wynn Las Vegas Scrapbook
Coll #: MS-00690
Date: 1940-2008
Extent: 1.6 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: RS 1:7:6
The collection consists of one scrapbook (2008) of postcards and photographs tracing the history of the Las Vegas property upon which the Wynn Las Vegas resort was built and four magazines featuring articles about Las Vegas (1940, 1947, 1955, and 1959). The scrapbook begins with several pages of historic postcards of the hotel originally built on the property, the Desert Inn, and continues with the establishment of the Wynn and the vision of its associated resort, the Encore. While the images primarily focus on the Desert Inn and the Wynn, there are also several pages of images of various other Las Vegas Strip properties accompanied by a brief timeline. The scrapbook contains approximately 76 images, dating from 1950 to 2008.
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Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO)
Coll #: MS-00403
Date: 1920-1995
Extent: 18.8 linear feet, 36 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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