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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.

Shepp, Helen
Coll #: 85-085
Date: 1953-1962
Extent: 1 document box (.42 linear feet)
Location: 2:1:3
Collection contains copies of the Navy Mothers Newsletter, a charitable organization that raised money for scholarships, visited lonely people in the hospital, and performed other community activities, and copies of applications and correspondence regarding membership to the American Association of the United Nations.

Sierra Club Records – Toiyabe Chapter, Southern Nevada Group
Coll #: 87-96
Date: bulk, 1980-1997 (inclusive, 1970-2003)
Extent: 15 linear feet (3 document boxes and 11 record storage cartons)
Location: 3:7:3-3:8:2
The Sierra Club Collection at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is composed of files from Sierra Club officers and activists in the Southern Nevada (formerly Las Vegas) Group of the Toiyabe Chapter. A major portion of the archive comes from the work of Jeff van Ee, who has been active in the Sierra Club in Nevada since the early 1970s. The collection documents the involvement of the Southern Nevada Group in a variety of environmental issues. Comprised of correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes and agenda, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, press releases, legislation, recommendations, resolutions, and general information, the collection showcases the variety of environmental issues in which the chapter has expressed interest. Due to the group’s location in the heart of the Mojave Desert, the collection provides excellent case studies of significant changes in the post-World War II American environmental movement, notably the increased acceptance of the worth of desert lands.
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Soroptomists International of Henderson
Coll #: 95-039
Date: 1987-1983
Extent: 1 record storage box (1 linear foot)
Location: 5:1:3
Collection contains the organizational records of the Soroptomists International of Henderson, the Henderson chapter of this internationally-known service organization for professional women. This includes meeting minutes, organization rosters, brochures and other documents.

Southern Nevada Antique Bottle Club
Coll #: T160
Date: 1967 - 1975
Extent: 1document box (.42 linear feet)
Location: 2:3:2
Collection is comprised of the organizational records of the Southern Nevada Antique Bottle Club and includes membership information and newsletters.

Southern Nevada Historical Society
Coll #: MS-00205
Date: 1948-1983
Extent: 2.10 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Location: 2:4:4
The Southern Nevada Historical Society Records document the management and development of the Southern Nevada Historical Society (SNHS) as well as various historical projects in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada that the society sponsored from 1948 to 1983. The records include SNHS correspondence (1951-1978), meeting minutes(1958-1983), and accounting information (1959-1980). It also contains copies of the SNHS Backtrails Newsletter, promotional material for events, membership lists, and research materials for various projects related to the history of southern Nevada and Las Vegas.
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Southern Nevada Women's Political Caucus
Coll #: 94-46
Date: 1983 - 1984
Extent: 2 document boxes (.84 linear feet)
Location: 4:5:3 - 4:5:4
The Southern Nevada Women's Political Caucus was a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus. It was active in child care issues and in aiding women who desired to be elected to public office. The collection contains two small boxes pertaining to their activities from 1983 - 1984. There are also a number of documents pertaining to the national organization dating back to the 1970s.
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Southwest Oral History Association Records
Coll #: 2009-21
Date: 1986-2009
Extent: 8 document boxes (2.71 linear feet)
Location: 13:8:1-13:8:2
The organizational records of the Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA) document the history and activities of SOHA, which was founded in 1981 to serve oral history practitioners in the Southwest through publications, meetings, workshops and other activities. The collection is comprised of minutes, financial reports, programs, correspondence, conference information, newsletters, membership rosters, and budgets from 1986 until present. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

Stand Out for Equality Records
Coll #: 2012-01
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 record storage carton)
Location: 10:8:5
Collection is comprised of organizational records of Stand Out for Equality a Las Vegas-based LGBT activist organization formed to advocate for gay marriage rights and other LGBT-friendly legislation in Nevada. Inventory Available.

Stuckey, Evelyn
Coll #: 86-056
Date: 1949 - 1969
Extent: 8 linear ft
Location: 3:2:6 Roller Shelf 1.8.2
Related Materials: 0284
The Evelyn Stuckey Collection focuses on the Las Vegas Rhythmettes, a unique dance/pep club for girls that was active at Las Vegas High School in the 1950s and 1960s. It includes news clippings, magazine articles, photographs, correspondence and a number of other documents pertaining to Rhythmettes founder Evelyn Stuckey and the Rhythmettes organization.
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U - Wah - Un Study Club
Coll #: T126
Date: 1919 - 1987
Extent: 2 doc boxes
Location: 2:7:3
The U - Wah - Un Study Club was a women's literary club formed in Las Vegas in 1919. The collection covers activities of the club from its founding to 1987 and includes year books, a scrapbook, financial records, minutes and biographies. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE
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Valder, Ann
Coll #: 90-060
Date: 1950 - 1983
Extent: 2 boxes
Location: 4:10:6
Collection is comprised of the papers of Ann Valder, a journalist who wrote for the Las Vegas Sun. Collection contains a variety of articles written by Ann Valder, personal correspondence, biographical information, American Cancer Society correspondence, news releases and a number of articles from different authors.
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Van Ee, Jeff
Coll #: 2003-13
Date: 1988-2005
Extent: 6.67 linear feet (1 document box, 5 record storage cartons, 2 oversize map storage)
Location: 3:11:4-3:12:1
The collection consists of the papers of John Jeffrey van Ee, an active environmentalist in Southern Nevada from roughly 1972 to 2010. The collection documents a portion of van Ee’s record of environmental activity, notably his participation on dozens of environmental committees in the Las Vegas and Clark County areas as well as his interest in the development of the Coyote Spring Valley. Comprised of correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, and meeting agenda and minutes, the collection showcases the breadth of van Ee’s environmental awareness and the extent of his activism. As van Ee was active at a time when Las Vegas’s population exploded and new demands were placed on the environment and its resources, the collection documents the increased importance awarded to environmental issues in both American culture-at-large as well as American national and local governments.
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Variety, Children's Chariety of Southern Nevada
Coll #: MS-00590
Date: 1950-1996
Extent: 2.2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: A 1:10:3 and roller shelves
The Las Vegas Variety Club Records (1950-1996) consist of clippings and photographs of the Las Vegas Variety Club, which focused on providing services to special needs children. The collection also contains several scrapbooks documenting the organization's major activities in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Wilkinson, Marc
Coll #: T70
Date: 1950 -1961
Extent: 1 slim doc box
Location: 1:12:3
Collection consists of varied materials such as the Credit Women's Breakfast Club membership list, Teenager Cosmetics Inc. prospectus, Soroptomist Club of Las Vegas membership list, and a program from the Southern Nevada Knife and Fork Club. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Women in Construction - Las Vegas Chapter
Coll #: MS-00500
Date: 1962-1963
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 10:2:5
The Las Vegas Women in Construction Collection (1962-1963) consists of a scrapbook compiled by Joyce McMinn Beckett, president of the Las Vegas, Nevada Chapter. The scrapbook contains meeting programs, sign-in sheets, clippings, newsletters, and several photographs from the 1962 Las Vegas, Nevada meeting of Women in Construction (WIC) at the Dunes Hotel.
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Women's Auxiliary Branch of the Fraternal Order of Eagles
Coll #: MS-00449
Date: 1950-2001
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: 9:11:1
The Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O.E.) Las Vegas Chapter Records consist of scrapbooks, photo albums, and attendance record journals from the Women’s Auxiliary #1213 and Retired Eagles Activities Club (REAC) #1213 from 1950 to 2001. The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles, photographs, memos, and state and national F.O.E. convention information pertaining to the Las Vegas chapter of the F.O.E. The REAC folder contains information about the founding of the REAC chapter in 1984, the constitution, bylaws, charter, and founding members. The REAC attendance record journals contain listings of members as well as meeting minutes.
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Woods, Vivian
Coll #: 95-016
Date: 1960 - 199(?)
Extent: 1 doc box and 1 slim doc box (1.5 linear ft.)
Location: 4:2:4
Collection contains the Las Vegas Art League scrapbooks, photo albums, correspondence to members about waning funds, a history of the Las Vegas Artist’s Co-Op, and the Las Vegas Artist’s Co-Op member rosters.

Young Audiences
Coll #: T177
Date: 1960 - 1983
Extent: 4 doc boxes and 6 record storage boxes
Location: 2:2:1 - 2:2:4
Collection contains the organizational records of the Young Audiences group. Materials include minutes, financial records, bylaws, photographs, projects, membership information, reports, publications, news clippings, and public relations material. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Zucker-Bozarth, Blanche
Coll #: 96-13
Date: 1970 - 1993
Extent: 11 record storage boxes (12.5 linear ft.)
Location: 5:5:5 - 5:6:5
The Zucker-Bozarth collection focuses on activities of the Mesquite Club including, correspondence, member rosters, news clippings with some material on child abuse, libraries and legislation.

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