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Key, Alice
Coll #: 95-47
Date: 1936-95
Extent: .5 linear feet
Location: MS 5:1:2
Collection consists of the papers of Alice Key, who came to Las Vegas in 1955 as Public Relations Director for the Moulin Rouge Hotel. Key had been a chorus girl in her early days in Los Angeles. Key was active in the Civil Rights movement in Las Vegas, and in a number of political and community service organizations such as the NAACP. Collection consists of clippings, photographs, correspondence, and videos regarding civil rights and entertainment, in particular, the preservation of the Moulin Rouge Hotel. Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online.
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Kovell, Hank Papers
Coll #: MS-00105
Date: 1945-2012
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.1.1
The Hank Kovell Papers document his life as a publicity agent in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1945 to 2012. The collection includes photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a script entitled, "The Visitor," publications, and the newsletter entitled, "The Frontiersman."
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Kovell, Hank Papers
Coll #: MS-00105
Date: 1945-2012
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.1.1
The Hank Kovell Papers document his life as a publicity agent in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1945 to 2012. The collection includes photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a script entitled, "The Visitor," publications, and the newsletter entitled, "The Frontiersman."
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Las Vegas Hotel Menus Collection
Date: ca. 1950s-1980s
Extent: 9 oversize flat boxes
Location: Oversize Shelves and Roller Shelf
This is an artificial collection comprised of a selection of menus from restaurants that were housed in various Las Vegas Strip hotels. It includes menus from restaurants in many prominent hotels, including Caesars Palace, Desert Inn, Dunes, Flamingo, Last Frontier, New Frontier, Holiday Inn,Landmark, MGM Grand, Riviera, Sahara, Sands, Stardust, and the Tropicana. Restaurants from other hotels off the Strip are included as well. INVENTORY AVAILABLE
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Las Vegas Numismatic Society
Coll #: MS-00278
Date: 1963-1974
Extent: 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 3:4:6
The Las Vegas Numismatic Society Collection (1963-1974) consists of material pertaining to the Las Vegas, Nevada Numismatic Society such as receipts, membership lists, deposit slips, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, newsletters, and memos. The collection details the first Las Vegas Numismatic Society Coin Show of 1963.
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Las Vegas Show Costume Design Collection
Coll #: MS-00422
Date: 1940s-1970s
Extent: 15.1 linear feet (8 oversize boxes)
Location: RS 2:3:2 - 2:3:4
The Las Vegas Show Costume Design Collection is comprised of work from several designers who created costumes for various Las Vegas, Nevada shows featuring male and female dancers, from approximately the 1940s to the 1970s. Most of the sketches have been rendered in watercolors or pastels and are signed by the artists. The collection includes works from the following designers: Jean Devlyn, Anne Guertin, Larry Merritt, "Ladd," Josephine Spinedi, and Corrado Colabucci.
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Maggie Mancuso Collection on Martin Scorsese's Casino
Coll #: MS-00504
Date: 1994-1996
Extent: 6.3 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Location: MS 10.2.6, 10.1.1, 10.1.2
The Maggie Mancuso Collection on Martin Scorsese's Casino (1994-1996) consists primarily of photographs of Las Vegas, Nevada set locations for the 1995 motion picture Casino, which were collected by the location manager of the picture, Maggie Mancuso. The collection also contains an original shooting script of the film. Additionally, there are some location files for the 1996 picture, Mars Attacks!
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Malcolm, David G.
Coll #: MS-00252
Date: 1944 - 1978
Extent: x
Location: MS 3:1:5
Collection consists of the papers of David G. Malcom. Much of the collection includes documents from his work within the audit division of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Other materials focus on Basic Magnesium Inc. (BMI) and Henderson history. Contains an almost complete run of BMI newsletters such as the Big Job and Basic Bombardier. There are also a variety of news clippings (invention of the electric meter, price of silver, the movie industry), brochures and articles from Las Vegas and Reno in the 1950s and 1960s.

Mandalay Resort Group Archives
Coll #: 2005-34
Date: 1995-2004
Location: LASR
80 record storage cartons of publicity and promotional materials (and scrapbook and surfboard) from Mandalay Resort Group to included Circus Circus and Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino [Mandalay Resort Group was subsumed under MGM Mirage Inc this year]. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE NOTE: THIS COLLECTION IS STORED IN LIED LIBRARYS LASR SYSTEM, PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO OBTAIN BOXES.
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Margaret Kelly Collection on the Bluebell Girls
Coll #: MS-00604
Date: 1935-1997
Extent: 28.9 linear feet (23 boxes)
Location: A 3.8.1 - A 3.8.5
This collection is comprised of the personal scrapbooks of Margaret Kelly and programs from her shows. The scrapbooks date from 1935 to 1984 and include thousands of press clippings covering her work at the Folies Bergere and Lido de Paris, and her long career as creator and manager of the world famous Bluebell Girls. Included are materials from 1958 about the Bluebell Girls shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection also includes press cuttings (dating to 1997), brochures, and numerous programs from the Lido de Paris, Folies Bergere and other international production shows for which Kelly provided dancers.
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Marshall L. Wright Riviera Hotel Scrapbook
Coll #: MS-00394
Date: 1955-1956
Extent: 1 box (1.3 Linear Feet)
Location: RS 2.1.1
Collection contains a scrapbook of newspaper articles about Wright and the Hotel Riviera, ads for upcoming performers like Liberace, a copy of a menu, pictures of the hotel under construction, general correspondence and the press packet from the 1955 opening.

Meehan, Louise Collection
Coll #: MS-00309
Date: 1953-1984
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 box)
Location: MS 4:12.5
The Louise Meehan Collection contains memorabilia from both the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and various Las Vegas, Nevada hotel and casinos from 1953 to 1984. Materials were collected by Meehan, who was a "change girl" at the Boulder Club.
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Meiklejohn, Patrick
Coll #: 94-41
Date: ca. 1980s-1990s
Extent: 3.25 linear feet (3 record storage boxes)
Location: MS 4:5:2 - 4:5:3
Collection consists of 100+ decks of casino playing cards and miscellaneous casino memorabilia of undetermined amount and cost.

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.

MGM Mirage Corporation Records
Coll #: MS-00096
Date: 1990-2005
Extent: 33.7 linear feet (50 boxes)
Location: MS 11.3.1 - MS 11.4.3, MS 11.8.3 - MS 11.8.6, MS 11.9.2, RS 2.2.3
The collection encompasses news clippings, correspondence, marketing and events, photographs and a variety of audio-visual materials from 1990-2005. There are advertising, contracts, and corporate officer's bios as well as conference materials and an impact study done by the American Gaming Association. Diversity efforts of the corporation are also documented. Collection consists of photographs and ephemera from MGM properties including the Bellagio, Mirage, and Golden Nugget. Additional materials from MGM Mirage for their corporate archives collection - promotional materials from the City Center development at its December 2009 opening. Consists of promotional materials, brochures, publicity packets, and catalogs from the various properties such as Aria and the Mandarin Oriental. Also contains material on the public art installation at City Center.

Minsky, Harold - Minsky's Burlesque
Coll #: 87-97
Date: 1922 - 1978
Extent: 24 doc boxes, 2 slim doc boxes, and 1 record storage box
Location: 3:8:6 - 3:9:4
Related Materials: 0075
Collection is comprised of the personal papers of noted burlesque producer, Harold Minsky. Minsky was noted for creating the "family burlesque" style and for introducing the topless showgirl to Las Vegas at the Dunes Hotel in 1957. His collection includes scripts, publicity, photographs, financial records, payroll records, sheet music, news clippings, contracts, and correspondence.
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Monte Carlo Club
Coll #: MS-00160
Date: 1944-1957
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 1:12:3
The Monte Carlo Club Records (1944-1957) are comprised of records of the Monte Carlo Club located at 15 Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada. Materials include founding documents, corporate records, and letterhead.
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Moore, William J .
Coll #: T174
Date: 1925 - 1974
Extent: 7 doc boxes
Location: 2:3:5
The William J. Moore collection consists of a number of mining publications (Uof NV Bulletins on Geology and Mining, photographs of mine locations, mine production reports, sales contracts of various ores), maps (quadrangles with marked mine locations), claims, and correspondence re: the casino construction. It also includes original plans for the Last Frontier. Scrapbooks from the Frontier Hotel are in the oversize section of Special Collections and not included in the inventory for this collection. There is also information on estimates and analysis for a 500 room Las Vegas resort hotel. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Morelli, Antonio
Coll #: MS-00558
Date: 1910s-1970s
Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Location: MS 3:11:3
The Antonio Morelli Papers include materials spanning from the 1910s to the 1970s that chronicle the professional and private life of longtime Sands Hotel and Casino orchestra conductor and musical director, Antonio Morelli and his wife Helen. The collection includes snapshots from Morelli's early life, three scrapbooks, one box of sound recording tapes, and a box of slides from Thailand. The collection also documents Morelli�s efforts to provide classical music concerts for the Las Vegas, Nevada community and his involvement with the Guardian Angel Church on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Nevada Biltmore Hotel Collection
Coll #: 2003-28
Date: 1942-1986
Extent: 1.3 linear feet (1 box)
Location: RS 2.4.4
Collection consists of a scrapbook on the Nevada Biltmore Hotel, located in downtown Las Vegas. The scrapbook contains photographs of the hotel, hotel stationary, a menu and news clippings announcing who will be staying at the Biltmore and who will be appearing and performing. There are also news clippings about city leaders.

New York-New York Hotel and Casino 9/11 Heroes Tribute Display Collection
Coll #: 2002-30, 2002-28
Date: 2001-2002
Location: MS 2.1.6, LASR
Collection consists of tee shirts (t-shirts) and other artifacts which were left at the Statue of Liberty replica located at the New York New York Hotel/Casino in memory of the firefighters and law enforcement personnel who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE NOTE: THIS COLLECTION IS STORED IN LIED LIBRARY'S LASR SYSTEM, PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO OBTAIN BOXES. Collection consists of materials documenting the Heroes of 9-11 display to be installed at the New York New York Hotel/Casino in December 2002. Includes press kit, presentation booklet, videotapes, and news clippings.

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

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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Sands Hotel Collection
Coll #: 2000-12
Date: 1952 - 1979
Extent: 55.2 linear feet (82 boxes)
Location: MS 8.11.1 - 8.11.6, MS 8.10.1 - 8.10.6, MS 8.9.1 - MS 8.9.4, MS 9.12.1, RS 2.2.5 - 2.2.6, RS 2.7.6, RS 2.8.8
The Sands Collection is comprised of the publicity files of Al Freeman, Publicity Director of the Sands Hotel for many years. Materials in the collection include business documents, correspondence, press releases, news clippings and advertisements etc. but the bulk of the collection is comprised of photographs. The collection is particularly rich in photographs of celebrities and entertainers, the Rat Pack being the most prominent among these. There is also a significant amount of material on the Copa Girls. INVENTORY AVAILABLE
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Sarno, Jay
Coll #: 2009-03
Date: 1965-2001 (bulk 1966-1973)
Extent: 3.7 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 13.8.4, MS Map Case 11:I
Related Materials: 0347
This collection is comprised primarily of publicity and promotional materials documenting the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino Resort and the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino Resort. Both resorts were the brainchild of hotel and casino developer Jay Sarno, and there is a small amount of material on Sarno in the collection such as newspaper clippings and a press release. The collection includes property ephemera, magazine and newspaper clippings, informational brochures from the two properties and press kits. There is a small amount of correspondence but none that was actually composed by Sarno. It also includes a rare prospectus and stock offerings on Sarno�s never-realized Grandissimo Hotel and Casino resort that was to have been built on Interstate 15 to the west of the Las Vegas Strip. FINDING AID AVAILABLE
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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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Schwartz, Sonny
Coll #: MS-00433
Date: 1928-1998
Extent: 6.8 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Location: 9:4:1 - 9:4:3
The Sonny Schwartz Collection documents the career of New Jersey journalist and radio personality Sonny Schwartz from 1928 to 1998. The collection primarily consists of tapes of Schwartz's radio program, Dateline Atlantic City, and his interviews with musicians, comedians, and other entertainers. The collection also contains an assortment of radio programming featuring performers like Frank Sinatra and Bill Cosby. Also included are Schwartz's columns from the Press of Atlantic City.
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Scott, Frank Papers
Coll #: MS-00738
Date: 1940-1984
Extent: 1.55 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 2:2:5
The Frank Scott Papers date from 1940 to 1984 and contain promotional materials, photographs, and menus from the Union Plaza Hotel; University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) basketball memorabilia; and KRLR TV documentation, correspondence, and news clippings. The collection also contains a scrapbook and photographs of the re-opening of the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, Nevada
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Shaw, James C. Collection on Hotel Dining
Coll #: MS-00264
Date: 1980-1990
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 3:2:3
The James C. Shaw Collection on Hotel Dining consists of materials related to dining at hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada and in other North American cities during the 1980s. The collection features room service menus, hotel restaurant menus, and information regarding banquet services.
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Silver Slipper Scrapbook
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1974-1976
Extent: 1 oversize box (1.67 linear feet)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:6:6
Collection consists of 1 scrapbook containing advertisements announcing upcoming performers and performance reviews at the Silver Slipper Casino.

Stardust Hotel and Casino
Coll #: 2006-17
Date: 1958-2006 (bulk 1988-2006)
Extent: 312 boxes (219 linear ft)
Location: LASR, MS 11.10.1 - 11.10.6
Collection is comprised of public relations and marketing materials from the Stardust Hotel and Casino. It includes documents, photographs, video, artifacts, ephemera, internal and external publications. There is material from the following departments or events: food and beverage, slot club, sports, special events, tournaments, and drawings. In addition, there is extensive documentation on the hotel's entertainment efforts such as Lido de Paris, Enter the Night, Wayne Newton and others. Historical files on the Stardust Hotel and general information on Boyd Gaming are also included in the collection. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

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.

Station Casinos Publicity Collection
Coll #: MS-00663
Date: 1996-2013
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:3:1
The Station Casinos Publicity Collection (1996-2013) contains magazine articles and newsclippings about various Station Casinos properties in Las Vegas, Nevada. A transition report published by Station Casinos in 1998 is also included.
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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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Stevens, Maury papers
Coll #: MS-00268
Date: 1953-1981
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: MS 3:3:4; A 2.7.4
The Maury Stevens Papers are mainly comprised of advertising and publicity materials related to the Las Vegas, Nevada hospitality and entertainment industry from 1953 to 1981. The collection includes both published and unpublished materials collected and created by Maury Stevens as a result of his work in advertising in Las Vegas. Formats include magazines, newspaper clippings, show programs, photographs, and brochures.
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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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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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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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Taylor, Richard B.
Coll #: MS-00341
Date: 1920-1995
Extent: 6.1 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Location: MS 3:2:3- 3:2:5; RS 2.6.7
The Richard Taylor Papers document Richard Taylor's career and interests as a longtime Las Vegas businessman and local historian from 1920 to 1995, including his work as an executive at the Hacienda Hotel and Casino. The papers also include maps, development plans, and local publications for the Nevada communities of Laughlin and Mount Charleston as well as publicity and promotional materials for these projects. As an amateur historian, Taylor also collected information on Las Vegas, Laughlin, and Mount Charleston.
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Terry, Norm Collection
Coll #: MS-00629
Date: 1950s-1970s
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear feet)
Location: 11:6:1
Collection is comprised of matchbook covers collected by Norm Terry from the 1970s-1990s. Many from Las Vegas-based restaurants and hotels.

Thunderbird Hotel Entertainment Department
Coll #: MS-00180
Date: 1964-1973
Extent: 3.6 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
Location: 2:10:1 - 2:10:3
The Thunderbird Hotel Records comprise material that documents the work of the Las Vegas, Nevada hotel's entertainment department from 1964 to 1973. The records consist of photographs, memos, newspaper clippings, and publicity materials.
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Tom Hansen Collection on the Jubilee! Stage Show
Coll #: MS-00106
Date: 1995-2012
Extent: 2.7 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Location: B 1.1.1, MS Map Case 11:O
The Tom Hansen Collection on the Jubliee! stage show documents his work with this Las Vegas production from 1995 to 2012. The files include programs, set designs, lyrics, programs, badges, business cards, photographs, costume drawings, and video/audio tapes of the Jubilee! auditions and rehearsals.
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Tom Hansen Collection on the Jubilee! Stage Show
Coll #: MS-00106
Date: 1995-2012
Extent: 2.7 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Location: B 1.1.1, MS Map Case 11:O
The Tom Hansen Collection on the Jubliee! stage show documents his work with this Las Vegas production from 1995 to 2012. The files include programs, set designs, lyrics, programs, badges, business cards, photographs, costume drawings, and video/audio tapes of the Jubilee! auditions and rehearsals.
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Trump Taj Mahal Press Clippings
Coll #: 2001-10
Extent: 5 document boxes
Location: 9:1:6
Collection contains the press clippings from numerous papers regarding the Trump Taj Mahal Hotel/Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

UNLV University Libraries Collection on Las Vegas, Nevada Show Programs
Coll #: MS-00333
Date: 1950 - 2012
Extent: 2.2 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 flat file)
Location: MS 4.7.4, MS Map Case 11:H
The UNLV University Libraries Collection on Las Vegas, Nevada Show Programs contains show programs, ticket stubs, fliers, and other ephemera from shows that played in Las Vegas between 1950 and 2012. It contains materials about lounge performances, burlesque revue shows, Broadway shows, and other entertainment in Las Vegas.
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Vassili Sulich Papers
Coll #: MS-00469
Date: 1951 - 2005
Extent: 12.2 linear feet (16 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 11.6.1, MS 11.6.2, RS 2.6.2, RS 2.7.2, RS 2.7.3, MS Map Case 11:I
The Vassili Sulich Papers (1951-2005) are comprised of materials documenting the life of Vassili Sulich: ballet dancer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Nevada Dance Theatre, the first professional dance company in Nevada. The papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, posters, scrapbooks, and other ephemera. The papers also document his work as principal dancer with the Lido de Paris in Paris, France, the Folies Begere in New York, and at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, and as a choreographer for the San Francisco and Seattle opera companies.
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Vassili Sulich Papers
Coll #: MS-00469
Date: 1951 - 2005
Extent: 12.2 linear feet (16 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 11.6.1, MS 11.6.2, RS 2.6.2, RS 2.7.2, RS 2.7.3, MS Map Case 11:I
The Vassili Sulich Papers (1951-2005) are comprised of materials documenting the life of Vassili Sulich: ballet dancer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Nevada Dance Theatre, the first professional dance company in Nevada. The papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, posters, scrapbooks, and other ephemera. The papers also document his work as principal dancer with the Lido de Paris in Paris, France, the Folies Begere in New York, and at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, and as a choreographer for the San Francisco and Seattle opera companies.
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Vinas, Jose Luis
Coll #: 2003-10
Date: 1960-1988
Extent: 4.9 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 10.1.2, MS Map Case 11:I, RS 2.4.1
Collection consists of the costume designs, news clippings, and photographs of noted Las Vegas costume designer, Jose Luis Vinas, who designed for producer Frederic Apcar in shows such as Vive Les Girls and Casino de Paris. Includes original costume designs done for Vive Les Girls, Casino de Paris and Siegfried and Roy.

Weatherford, Mike Entertainment Research Papers
Coll #: MS-00725
Date: 1980-1995
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 2:1:7
The Mike Weatherford entertainment research papers date from approximently 1980 through 1995 and consist of entertainers' biographies and entertainment critiques for shows in the various hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are also a few news clippings.
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Willard, Bill
Coll #: MS 2001-17
Date: 1887-1999 (inclusive)
Extent: 52 document boxes (28.48 linear feet)
Location: MS 9:4:4 - 9:5:6
Related Materials: 0333
This collection is comprised of the personal papers of noted Las Vegas entertainment writer, producer, and critic Bill Willard. It is a comprehensive collection that contains material on his father's theater and political involvements as well as Willard's early childhood and high school years. His time in the Army is chronicled by editorials and correspondence he wrote. From his arrival in Las Vegas in 1949, this collection traces his continued involvement in all facets of writing, entertainment, and art, culminating in his final contribution of directing the Arnold Shaw Popular Music Research Center. The collection includes pictures of his artwork, writings he did for various newspapers and magazines, scripts, skits, jokes, awards, over 700 interviews done for the "Rap with the Artist" series, plus personal memorabilia. COLLECTION FORMS PART OF ARNOLD SHAW ARCHIVES.
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