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Kearns, Ardis
Coll #: 95-012
Date: 1960s-1970s
Extent: 6.0 linear feet
Location: 4:3:5 - 4:3:6
Collection consists of the papers of Ardis Kearns, Las Vegas resident and longtime member of the Nevada branch of the League of Women Voters. Subjects include juvenile delinquency, criminal justice, Clark County land use, energy and the League of Women Voters. The collection is comprised of notes, publications, reports, and correspondence on women's organizations, and various social and political issues.
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Kyle [Kiel] Ranch Committee
Coll #: 91-48
Date: 1975 - 1985
Extent: 1 slim document box
Location: 4:9:6
Consists of blank checks and accounting ledgers from Kyle [Kiel] Ranch Committee and North Las Vegas Bicentennial Committee. [No substantial information]

Las Vegas 51s
Coll #: 2003-24
Date: 1985-2003
Extent: 1 box
Location: 10:5:5
Materials on Las Vegas 51s (minor league baseball team) consisting of programs, baseball cards, flyers, press releases on the Las Vegas 51s and their predecessor team, the Las Vegas Stars (see also collection 86-65).

Las Vegas Art League
Coll #: T105
Date: 196(?)
Extent: 1 record storage box
Location: 2:8:4
Collection contains the scrapbook for the Greater Las Vegas Art Week. Scrapbook includes newspaper clippings about the participating artists, photos of events and displays, and correspondence regarding the event.

Las Vegas Astronomical Society
Coll #: 2004-02
Date: 1981-2003
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 10:4:1
Collection consists of 32 color slides of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society as well as some documentation and a newsletter on the society. Donations to be ongoing.

Las Vegas Black Historical Society Records
Coll #: MS-00101
Date: 2005-2009
Extent: 1 linear feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:1:1
The Las Vegas Black Historical Society Records document the organizational history from 2005 to 2009. The records include correspondence, meeting minutes, bylaws, articles, a corporate charter, meeting agendas, and use agreements. The records include a Proclamation from Nevada State Senator Steven Horsford regarding the Second Annual Gathering of the Las Vegas Black Historical Society on January 27, 2007.
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Las Vegas Black Historical Society Records
Coll #: MS-00101
Date: 2005-2009
Extent: 1 linear feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:1:1
The Las Vegas Black Historical Society Records document the organizational history from 2005 to 2009. The records include correspondence, meeting minutes, bylaws, articles, a corporate charter, meeting agendas, and use agreements. The records include a Proclamation from Nevada State Senator Steven Horsford regarding the Second Annual Gathering of the Las Vegas Black Historical Society on January 27, 2007.
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Las Vegas Black Historical Society Records
Coll #: MS-00101
Date: 2005-2009
Extent: 1 linear feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:1:1
The Las Vegas Black Historical Society Records document the organizational history from 2005 to 2009. The records include correspondence, meeting minutes, bylaws, articles, a corporate charter, meeting agendas, and use agreements. The records include a Proclamation from Nevada State Senator Steven Horsford regarding the Second Annual Gathering of the Las Vegas Black Historical Society on January 27, 2007.
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Las Vegas Literary Club
Coll #: MS-00566
Date: 1937-1997
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: 13:7:2
The Las Vegas Literary Club records contain materials documenting various club events ranging from the years 1937 to 1997, with the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 1994. The materials include scrapbooks that provide insight into the club's activities, events, and celebrations. There are two record books that include financial records with meeting minutes, and a book commemorating the club's history.
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Las Vegas Men's Club
Coll #: MS-00557
Date: 1984
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 9:2:1
The Las Vegas Professional Men's Club Records (1984) consist of the constitution, meeting minutes, and organizational documents of the Las Vegas, Nevada Professional Men's Club, later known as the Las Vegas Men's Club (LVMC). The LVMC provided a social outlet for gay men in Southern Nevada.
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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 Philharmonic
Coll #: 2007-20
Date: 1998-2007
Extent: 1 record storage carton
Location: 13:6:3
Collection is comprised of materials documenting the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Includes programs and other ephemera.

Las Vegas Porcelain Artists
Coll #: MS-00312
Date: 1970-1993
Extent: 3.3 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Location: 4:11:4 - 4:11:5
The Las Vegas, Nevada Porcelain Artists Records span from 1970 to 1993 and document the history of the non-profit organization that was a division of the World Organization of China Painters (WOCP). The collection includes club by-laws, membership lists, convention pamphlets, promotional material, correspondences, membership applications, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, bank statements, and other tax information. It also includes slides, negatives, a cookbook, treasurer�s ledger, and other miscellaneous documents.
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Las Vegas Rotary Club Records
Coll #: MS-00710
Date: 1981-2013
Extent: 4.25 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 velvet curtain)
Location: B 2.2.4
The Las Vegas Rotary Club Records (1981-2013) contain award certificates, directory, roster, 81st convention proceedings, a history of Las Vegas Rotary (CD), a Marion Earl Induction Ceremony (VHS), a plastic banner, a large velvet curtin and material from a Rotary Club in Africa.
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Las Vegas Sports Teams Collection
Coll #: MS-00595
Date: 1988-2008
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 10:3:1
The Las Vegas Professional Sports Teams Collection (1988-2008) consists of brochures, ephemera, and programs from various Las Vegas, Nevada sports teams. Teams include the Coyotes, Dustdevils, Flash, Thunder, Silver Streaks, and Wranglers. The sports include basketball, ice hockey, inline hockey and indoor soccer.
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Las Vegas Stars
Coll #: MS-00267
Date: 1983 - 1990
Extent: 2.1 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Location: 3:3:3 - 3:3:4
The Las Vegas Stars, a professional minor league, triple-A (AAA) baseball team in Las Vegas, Nevada, was active from 1983 to 2000 as an affiliate of the San Diego Padres. The collection consists of programs, posters, and news clippings about the Las Vegas Stars dating from 1983 to 1990.
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League of Women Voters
Coll #: MS24
Date: 1964 - 1993
Extent: 18 boxes (9 linear ft.)
Location: 1:8:3 - 1:8:6
This collection contains the records and publications of the League of Women Voters of the Las Vegas Valley from 1964 to the 1990s. The majority of the material covers the 1960s and 1970s, and consists of administration records and information on specific issues. The material in the collection provides a clue to the relative importance of various issues at specific times and outlines the basic administrative workings of a chapter of the League of Women Voters.
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Levinson, Bea
Coll #: MS-00386
Date: 1954, 1979-1993
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 6:7:6
The Las Vegas Jewish Family Services Agency (JFSA) records, (1954, 1979-1993) contain organizational records, minutes, committee information, newsletters, and volunteer information collected by Bea Levinson. There are also two folders of material about Bea Levinson, who was chairperson of the JFSA Long Range Planning Committee.
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Lowe, Celesta
Coll #: 95-48
Date: 1943-95
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Location: 5:1:3 Roller Shelf 2.1.7
Collection consists of Celesta Lowe's clippings, published writings ("Echoes from the Archives" and "Southwestern Bookshelf" columns), correspondence, and photographs related to local history. Also contains National League of American Pen Women and Pen-Hens material. Celesta Lowe grew up in Goodsprings and worked for James R. Dickinson, who was the first head of Nevada Southern University (later UNLV). She played a large part in developing the Special Collections Division of the library.
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McLaughlin, Thomas
Coll #: 85-90
Date: 1937-1973
Extent: 1 record storage box
Location: 2:1:5
Collection consists of programs, news clippings, photographs and scrapbooks of Thomas McLaughlin, a prominent Las Vegas realtor. McLauglin was active in local fraternal organizations such as the Sons of Saint Patrick and the Knights of Columbus. Clippings focus on the activities of these organizations, trends in Las Vegas real estate, political issues and candidates in Nevada and McLaughlin's role as trustee for the ailing Las Vegas Racetrack. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Mesquite Club
Coll #: 2001-09
Date: 1911-78
Extent: 29 boxes
Location: 8:1:1 - 9:1:5 Roller Shelf 2.3.8 and 2.4.1
This collection contains the organizational records of the Mesquite Club, the oldest women's service club in Las Vegas, founded in 1911, and still in existence today. The collection documents the administrative, service, and social activities of the club which is known for its dedication to community improvement in Las Vegas. The records are comprised of materials that provide information on the club�s organizational and administrative structure, its numerous community service projects and social events, the Mesquite Clubhouse, and the Club�s relations with the General Federation of Women�s Clubs (GFWC). Types of documentation in the collection include minutes, correspondence, committee reports, newsletters, scrapbooks, and photographs.
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Mitchell, Luanna
Coll #: 94-026
Date: 1951 - 1977
Extent: 3 record storage boxes, and 3 oversize scrapbooks that need to be boxed.
Location: 4:6:4 - 4:6:5 Roller Shelf 2.1.3
Collection is comprised of newspaper clippings about the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization and the Auxiliarys programs and community service. There are also photographs of the Ladies visiting veterans in the hospital, invitations to VFW events and a member yearbook.

National League of American Pen Women (Las Vegas Branch)
Coll #: 2000-06
Date: 1950-1990
Extent: 2 OVERSIZE boxes
Location: 7:12:5 Roller Shelf 2.2.5
Collection consists of the scrapbooks and minutes of the Las Vegas branch of the National League of American Pen Women. The NLAPW is a professional organization of women that promotes development of the creative talents of professional women in the arts ( it encompasses arts, letters and music).

National Organization for Women (NOW)
Coll #: MS-00354
Date: 1971-1974
Extent: 3.3 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Location: 4:2:6 - 4:1:1
The National Organization for Women, Las Vegas Chapter Records document the philosophy, activities, and politics of the National Organization for Women (NOW) from 1966 to 2005 with most materials covering the period of 1971 to 1974. The records demonstrate the activities and political positions of NOW and they include correspondence, policies, memoranda, files, publications, and ephemera from the Las Vegas, Nevada chapter.
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Navy Mother's Club of America
Coll #: 87-71
Date: 1946 - 1968
Extent: 2 boxes (7.5 linear in.)
Location: 3:6:5
Collection consists of two scrapbooks of memorabilia and news clippings from the Navy Mother's Club of America. Also included are the club's bylaws from 1946-1968 and photographs of various club events and installations.
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Nevada Association of Psychiatric Physicians
Coll #: MS-00428
Date: 1984-2000
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 8:1:1
The records of the Nevada Association of Psychiatric Physicians (NAPP) document the professional association's membership, activities, and advocacy from 1984 to 2000. The records indicate how NAPP organized the professional psychiatric community in Southern Nevada, held meetings on various public health initiatives, networked with other professional organizations like the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association, and published articles and newsletters on a variety of psychiatric topics.
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Nevada Desert Experience
Coll #: MS-00524
Date: 1957-2007
Extent: 24 Linear Feet (24 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Location: 11:12:5-12:12:1
The Nevada Desert Experience Records (1957-2007) comprise the files of the anti-nuclear organization called the Nevada Desert Experience (NDE) and the NDE's predecessors, the unincorporated Nevada Test Site protests and the Sagebrush Alliance. Materials document the NDE's anti-nuclear activism, including protests such as the August Desert Witness (1985-2005), the Lenten Desert Experience (1982-2006), and the Millennium 2000 protests (1999-2000). The records date from 1957 to 2007 and include administrative files, publications, photographs, conference notes, government reports, speeches, audio and video recordings of NDE events and interviews, and files on organizations related to the NDE.
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Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs
Coll #: 86-62
Date: 1986
Extent: 1 doc box
Location: 3:3:3 Roller Shelf 1.8.4
Collection contains Porcelain figures.

Nevada Library Directories, Statistics, and Handbook
Coll #: MS-00706
Date: 1954-1992
Location: B 2:2:3
The Nevada Library directories and statistics date from 1954 to 1992. The Library Association Handbook is dated December 31, 1987. Records were created by the Nevada State Library and Archives and its predecessor the Nevada State Library.
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Nevada Music Teachers Association
Coll #: 85-123
Date: 196(?) - 197(?)
Extent: 3 record storage boxes
Location: 3:1:4 - 3:1:5
Collection focuses on the work of the Nevada Music Teachers Association and Las Vegas piano teacher, Betty Henderson. The collection is comprised primarily of reel-to-reel tapes of auditions, recitals and concerts. Others materials include newsletters, sheet music, scrapbooks, photos, and programs. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Nevada Nurses Association
Coll #: 85-34
Date: 1940s- 1990s
Extent: 23 record storage boxes
Location: LASR
Collection is comprised of the organizational records of the Nevada Nurses Association. Subjects include Jean Rambo, state legislature, ERA, Planned Parenthood, and League of Women Voters. Types of material in the collection include clippings, history, membership information, receipts, correspondence, convention notes and programs, alumni directory, newsletters, pamphlets, meeting minutes and scrapbooks. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Nevada Poetry Society
Coll #: T89
Date: 196(?)
Extent: 1 record storage box
Location: 2:11:1
Collection is comprised of the records of the Nevada Poetry Society. Society president, Mildred Breedlove, features prominently in the collection. Materials include bank records, correspondence, financial documents, newsletters, poems and the book Silver Springs: Anthology of the Nevada Poetry Society. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Nevada State Museum
Coll #: 87-48
Date: 1970 -1990
Extent: 3 boxes (combined)
Location: 3:5:3
Collection contains the inventory forms for all properties nominated and listed (during the above time period) on the National Register of Historic Places throughout Nevada. The inventory forms state the owners name, location of the property and a description of the propertys historical significance. Also included in this collection are the Museums financial statements, by-laws, meeting minutes, news clippings about general museum business and correspondence and memos regarding museum objectives, exhibit schedules and other similar topics. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE.

Nevada Watercolor Society
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1968-1984
Extent: 2 OVERSIZE boxes
Location: [11:2:4 - 11:2:6] Roller Shelf 2.4.7
Collection consists of scrapbook and clippings about local and visiting artists, exhibits and a watercolor painting of a hypothetical exhibit.

Nevada Watercolor Society
Coll #: 2005-32
Date: 1968 to 2004
Location: 11:2:4 - 11:2:5 Roller Shelf 2.4.7
Records of the Nevada Watercolor Society from its founding in 1968 to 2004. Includes newsletters, photographs, flyers, programs and other documentation.

Nevada Wildlife Federation
Coll #: 98-04
Date: 1993 - 1998
Extent: 1 box (1.1 linear ft.)
Location: 7:8:6
Collection contains the records for the Nevada Wildlife Federation, the organization bylaws and Board of Director minutes and copies of their newsletters Western Sportsman and Nevada Wildlife.

Nevada Women's History Project (NWHP)
Coll #: 99-04
Date: 1995-1998
Extent: 2 boxes
Location: 7:11:6
Collection is comprised of select organizational records of the Nevada Women's History Project (NWHP), founded in 1996 as a means to provide visibility and support for the gathering and dissemination of the history of women in Nevada. Material in the collection reflects the early organization of NWHP Southern Region. Collection contains meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, membership lists, newsletters, press releases, and project files.
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Newton, Wayne
Coll #: 88-158
Date: 1970 - 1988
Extent: 2 boxes
Location: 3:12:6
Collection is comprised of Wayne Newton Fan Club memorabilia. It includes news clippings, articles, newsletters, correspondence, promotional materials and recordings all pertaining to Wayne Newton and his career in Las Vegas. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Order of the Eastern Star Grand Chapter of Nevada Records
Coll #: MS-00702
Date: 1937-1968
Extent: .85 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 1.1.3
The Order of the Eastern Star Grand Chapter of Nevada Records contain proceedings of yearly meetings of this charitable organization for the years of 1937, 1946, 1948-1956, 1958, 1960-1968.
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Pearson, Alice
Coll #: 2003-05
Location: 10:6:2
Personal papers of Alice Pearson, longtime member of the Mesquite Club.

Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada
Coll #: 96-01
Date: 1980-1995
Extent: 17 document boxes (7.14 linear feet)
Location: 5:2:2 - 5:2:5
Collection consists of the administrative and educational records of Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada. Much of the collection focuses on administrative concerns such as grants and fundraising, and speakers, but there is also material pertaining to education and programs sponsored by PPSN. Types of material include brochures, flyers, grant records, news clippings, and training materials. Access to certain materials is restricted -- please see finding aid for details.
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Professional Black Women's Alliance
Coll #: MS-00498
Date: 1997-2003
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 10:2:5 and Mss drawer
The Professional Black Women’s Alliance Records (1997-2003) consist of correspondence, photographs, and programs from the Professional Black Women’s Alliance. Most programs pertain to the organization’s annual Rose Awards, which celebrate black female role models from the Las Vegas, Nevada community. The collection also contains a large poster from the 1999 Rose Awards ceremony.
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Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
Coll #: MS-00526
Date: 1994-2002
Extent: 0.21 Linear Feet 1 box
Location: 12:11:5
The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) records span the years 1994 to 2002 and are comprised of material documenting the organization's involvment in gay issues in Las Vegas, Nevada. PLAN was founded in 1994 as the umbrella organization for Nevada's progressive groups and institutions. This collection is comprised of material documenting the Minority Status and Child Protection Act of 1994 and the Coalition for Unity and Equal Rights Nevada, and contains a number of files from that effort, including opinion surveys, meeting agendas and campaign plans.
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Red Rock Audubon Society
Coll #: 97-13
Date: 1983-1996
Extent: 1 slim doc ument box (.21 linear feet)
Location: 6:6:2
Collection consists primarily of issues of the Rock Wren, the newsletter of the Red Rock Audubon Society. There are a few items relating to the National Audubon Society as well.

Republican Women of Las Vegas
Coll #: 96-12
Date: 1979-1993
Extent: 3 record storage boxes (3 linear feet)
Location: 5:5:4 - 5:5:5
Collection contains the scrapbooks of the Republican Women of Las Vegas and news clippings advertising future meetings and topics of discussion (MX Missile, sexual assault), copies of The Republican Woman magazine, and certificates for community service. The scrapbooks hold the photographs and minutes from conventions and meetings.

Rhodine, George
Coll #: T95
Date: 1974 -1976
Extent: 2 record storage boxes (2 linear feet)
Location: 2:11:4
The George Rhodine collection focuses primarily on the US Bicentennial celebrations, both nationally and locally. It contains a variety of news clippings, correspondence, publications and articles. A portion of the collection includes items on juvenile delinquency, ERA, parenthood and community service.

Royal Barony of the Desert Empire/Imperial Royal Sovereign Court of the Desert Empire
Coll #: MS-00556
Date: 1997-2003
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 13:7:3 and 13:7:5
The material is comprised of the organizational records of the Imperial Royal Sovereign Court of the Desert Empire and its predecessor, the Royal Barony of the Desert Empire, from 1997 to 2003. The records contain administrative and financial records such as charters, bylaws, financial reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, and publicity documenting the club�s activities in Southern Nevada.
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Schuster, Henry and Anita
Coll #: MS-00580
Extent: 5 Linear Feet (3 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Location: 12:4:1 and 12:4:3
Collection is comprised of correspondence, speeches, essays, meeting minutes, photographs, research materials, publications, press clippings, awards, and event programs (1941-2011) that document the life of Henry Schuster, and his work with his wife Anita. Materials are mainly related to the Holocaust and to Holocaust memory and survivor organizations (especially the Holocaust Survivor's Group of Southern Nevada, which the couple founded, and L'(Euvre de Secours aux Enfants). Genealogical information is also included, as well as records of Henry Schuster's time in the U.S. Army and his studies at the Manhattan Technical Institute.
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Service League [Las Vegas]
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1948-1970
Extent: 4 oversize boxes, 4 double oversize boxes (6.68 linear feet)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:4:1 - 1:4:3
Collection consists of the Las Vegas Service League scrapbooks containing newspaper articles about the members, various charitable acts performed by the league and league gatherings. (see also Junior League of Las Vegas collection 97-12 and the Junior Service League of Las Vegas on the roller shelf)

Shade Tree Shelter
Coll #: 96-006
Date: 1990 - 1994
Extent: 3 record storage boxes ( 3.75 linear feet)
Location: 5:3:1 - 5:3:2
The Shade Tree is a Las Vegas-based homeless shelter for women and women with children. The Shade Tree Collection contains staff logbooks for 1991 - 1994 and volunteer journals for 1990 - 1991 for this women's and children' safe house.

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