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Amie - Pilot, Ruby Papers
Coll #: MS-00102
Date: 1930s-2002
Extent: 1.34 Linear Feet (1 oversize box)
Location: B 1:3:3
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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Baratz, Adele Papers
Coll #: MS-00701
Date: 1930s - 2010
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet 1 folder (shared box), 12 Digital Files transferred electronically; no physical carrier
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The Adele Baratz papers mainly consist of photographs documenting Adele Baratz's life in Las Vegas, Nevada from the 1930s to 2010. An essay and list of names written by Baratz's brother, Charles Salton, document the early history of the Jewish community in Las Vegas.
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Barkan, Mary Collection on the Las Vegas Jewish Community
Coll #: MS-00426
Date: 1964-2006
Extent: 6.85 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Location: A 2:2:2 - A 2:2:3 and B 1.5.3. IS
The Mary Barkan Collection on the Las Vegas, Nevada Jewish Community spans from 1964 to 2006 and is mainly comprised of scrapbooks, genealogies, ephemera, and other material produced by or for the community. The Hadassah scrapbooks date from 1964 through 1971 and contain invitations, photographs, and records of events and fundraising efforts. Material related to various congregations includes bulletins, fliers, correspondence (form letters), photographs, newspaper clippings, and recorded media. The Jewish Genealogy Society records include bulletins, newsletters, and meeting agendas. Also included is Barkan family genealogy.
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Cahlan, A.E.
Coll #: T39
Date: 1930 - 1968
Extent: 9.8 linear feet (9 record strorage boxes)
Location: 1:10:6 - 1:11:4
Collection consists of scrapbooks containing the complete run of Al Cahlan's "Where I Sit" newspaper column that he wrote for the Las Vegas Review Journal from 1930 to 1968. Al (A.E.) Cahlan was the editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal for many years and active in the Nevada Democratic Party. He was also active in Las Vegas civic and community affairs.

Celesta Lowe Papers
Coll #: 95-48
Date: 1943-95
Extent: 2 linear feet
Location: MS 5:1:2, RS 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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Cheel, Chester W.
Coll #: 1020
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of two photocopies of manuscript on early Nevada History and Las Vegas with some focus on the Mormons role in developing the area. Includes a two-page hand-written bibliography.

City of Las Vegas, Nevada Records
Coll #: MS-00674
Date: 1927-1982
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet 4 boxes
Location: B 2.2.4
The City of Las Vegas, Nevada records contain petitions, reports, civil service rules, a municipal court system proposal, management studies for fiscal policies and arrangements, a law enforcement joint venture program, an area study for a new post office, infrastructure plans, the 1935 City Charter, Board of Commissioners reports, elected official records, and recall petitions for Mayor J. F. Hesse. Records date from 1927 to 1982.
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Civic Historical Research Project, Lincoln County Nevada
Coll #: MS-00263
Date: 1829 -1986
Extent: 1 slim doc box
Location: MS 3:2:3
This collection consists of the Nevada cemetery censuses from the following Lincoln County towns: Buillionville, Panaca, and Caliente INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Clark County, Nevada School District Annual Reports
Coll #: MS-00665
Date: 1970-1980
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 1.3.1
The Clark County, Nevada School District Annual Reports include reports created by the Clark County School District from 1970 to 1980. Reports for the school years of 1972 to 1973, 1973 to 1974, and 1976 to 1977 are not included.
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Cornwall, Beda
Coll #: MS-00001
Date: 1941-1973
Extent: 3.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 2 oversized boxes)
Location: 1:1:2 and ROLLER SHELF 1:6:8
The Beda Cornwall Collection on the Citizens' Library Association of Las Vegas consists of material gathered by Beda Brennecke Cornwall that documents the activities of the Citizens' Library Association of Las Vegas during the years 1941 to 1973. Most of the materials document the efforts by the citizens group to raise money in the community to build and sustain a new public library in Las Vegas, Nevada. The remaining part of the collection relates to local and statewide libraries and biographical materials on Beda Cornwall and her husband through various documents and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings.
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Crites, Diana
Coll #: MS-00374
Date: 1965-1990
Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Location: B 2:2:7
Collection is comprised of the papers of Diana Crites dating from 1976 to 1990 and includes poems, short stories, two novels, and many recipes and recipe booklets published for the Nevada Power Company (NPC). Also included are an in-house NPC phonebook, a booklet on the operations center for NPC, news clippings, and power saving instruction materials.
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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.

Fraley Family Collection of Las Vegas, Nevada Films and Photographs
Coll #: MS-00660
Date: 1956-1995
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:4:4
The Fraley Family Collection of Las Vegas, Nevada Films and Photographs (1956-1995) include 8mm photographic films of the Helldorado Parade and Hoover (Boulder) Dam in 1956, color photographic prints of the construction of the Fremont Street Experience in 1995, and one color photographic print of the Tower Casino at the State Line in 1976. The 8mm film footage was taken during a family vacation and also includes exterior shots of casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Frehner, Merle
Coll #: Mss26
Date: 1981
Extent: 1 folder (containing 3 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of hand-drawn map of St. Thomas, Nevada (ca. 1914-1932) which was abandoned in 1933 due to the construction of Hoover Dam and is now covered by Lake Mead, as remembered by Merle Frehner (a former resident of St.Thomas). Also contains instructions to Geography 135 UNLV student Anthony Hinkel who re-drafted the map. Hinkel map in Map Collection 14-1 of Special Collections. Hinkel, Anthony Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) Extinct cities -- Nevada -- St. Thomas St. Thomas (Nev.) -- History St. Thomas (Nev.) -- Maps

Garside, Sherwin "Scoop" Papers
Coll #: MS-00342
Date: 1930-1983
Extent: 2.7 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Location: MS 4:5:1 - 4:5:2
Collection is comprised of the papers of Las Vegas journalist Sherwin "Scoop" The Sherwin "Scoop" Garside Papers comprise photographs and documents of Las Vegas Review-Journal writer and photographer Scoop Garside. The collection dates from 1930 to 1983 and includes publicity photos of the Old Spanish Trail, correspondence from the Nevada State Centennial Commission, history of mines (Tonopah, Goldfield, Bullfrog), copies of articles written by Garside, family photos and general photographs of people and places, negatives of Las Vegas, Nevada; Searchlight, Nevada; St. George, Utah; and several unlabeled negatives.
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George, Sadie and Hampton
Coll #: 2001-15
Date: 1890s-1920
Extent: 2.10 linear feet (5 document boxes)
Location: 9:4:4
Collection is comprised of the correspondence of Kiel Ranch residents Sadie and Hampton George. Notable correspondents include Helen Stewart. Two significant letters tell of the infamous Kiel Brothers murder/suicide at the Kiel Ranch. Collection also contains title deeds to various properties.
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Hancock, Doris
Coll #: 87-059
Date: 1915 - 1987
Extent: 1.67 linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 oversize folder)
Location: 3:6:4
Related Materials: 0003
Collection consists of the personal papers of Doris Hancock, a Las Vegas kindergarten teacher who helped organize the Las Vegas Art League. Collection contains material about Southern Nevada and surrounding areas, particularly mining towns, Colorado River, Boulder Dam, Red Rock Canyon, early Las Vegas and Death Valley. It also includes some of Hancock's school memorabilia, correspondence, sketches and two scrapbooks.
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Harrington, Elizabeth
Coll #: T165
Date: 1975 - 1979
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 2:3:3
Related Materials: 0291
This collection contains the original drafts of the thirteen essays that Elizabeth Harrington wrote about her life in early Las Vegas. These articles were written from her memory and experiences of life in Las Vegas from ca. 1904-1940s, and were published in the Nevadan section of the Las Vegas review-journal from 1975-1979.
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Harvey's Limited Edition Pewter Plates
Coll #: 87-77
Date: ca. 1980s
Extent: Currently in their individual boxes, but these could be placed in a records storage box.
Location: 3:6:5
Collection contains four pewter plates of noted Las Vegas historical sites: Union Pacific Depot; City Hall, 1935; Clark County Courthouse, 1914; and Fourth Street School, 1910.

Hickey, Liliam Lujan Papers
Coll #: MS-00103
Date: 1940-2010
Extent: 3.1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 1:1:1
The Liliam Lujan Hickey Papers (1940-2010) document her run for the Nevada State Board of Education District A as well as her work with the Latin Chamber of Congress. The collection contains assorted newspaper and magazine articles, documents, books, a transcript of her oral history interview, photographs, correspondence, and awards.
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Humanist Association of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
Coll #: MS-00737
Date: 1998-2008
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 2:3:4
The Humanist Organization of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada (HALVASON) collection contains newsletters from February 1998 to September 2008. Some years are missing issues. There is one folder of related newsletters.
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Huntridge Family Entertainment Center and Huntridge Theater
Coll #: MS-00656
Date: 1980-1981
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.2.1 IS
The Huntridge Family Entertainment Center and Huntridge Theater Records (1980-1981) consist of a photographic album documenting the construction and opening of the Huntridge Family Entertainment Center in 1980 as well as some photographs of the historic Huntridge Theater.
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Jewish Federation of Las Vegas Records
Coll #: MS-00602
Date: 1978-2012
Extent: 18.2 Linear Feet (17 boxes and 2 oversize folders)
Location: A 3:5:3 - A 3:6:3 (Boxes 15 and 16 are negatives and are located in the photograph collections)
The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas Records document the organization's philanthropic activities from 1978 to 2012. The bulk of the records are photographic prints and negatives of Jewish Federation of Las Vegas' community events. The collection also includes administrative files, annual reports, marketing materials, donation records, video recordings of interviews and events, and audio recordings of board meetings.
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Kaufman, Perry Papers
Coll #: MS-00414
Date: 1930-1974
Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: MS 7:12:5 - 7:12:6
The Perry Kaufman Papers (1930-1974) are comprised of research material gathered by Kaufman for his doctoral dissertation, "The Best City of Them All: A History of Las Vegas, 1930-1960." Kaufman's research focused on the Las Vegas, Nevada Chamber of Commerce's role in promoting Las Vegas as a tourist destination. The collection primarily consists of newspaper clippings from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun. It also includes Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce minutes and publications, research on the history of Las Vegas, and Kaufman's notes and writings.
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Kepper, Anna Dean
Coll #: MS-00279
Date: 1903-1983, bulk 1972-1983
Extent: 5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Location: 3:4:6 - 3:5:2
The Anna Dean Kepper Papers contain personal papers, research, and historical documents of Anna Dean Kepper from 1972 to 1983, with some research materials dating from 1903. The papers document her work as a student at the State University of New York in Oneonta, New York, as well as her research interests in the American West, particularly around Las Vegas, Nevada, where she worked as a historical preservationist and archivist. She was the Curator of Special Collections in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Library from 1973 to 1983.
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Laird, Nell
Coll #: T55
Date: 1908
Extent: 3 linear inches (1 slim document box)
Location: 1:11:5
Collection consists of the receipt book of the J. R. Lane Illuminating, Lubricating and Fuel Oil (Company) located in Rhyolite, Nevada. Receipt book lists the names of customers and purchases made in Rhyolite in 1908.

Lake-Eglington, Olive
Coll #: MS-00142
Date: 1905-1983
Extent: 0.20 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 1:10:6
Related Materials: 0010
The Olive Lake-Eglington Family Papers (1905-1983) consist of correspondence, school records, newsclippings, and ephemera collected by Olive Lake-Eglington, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada from 1904 until the early 1980s. Materials document the early pioneer history of southern Nevada. Items of unique interest in the collection include a 1907 temperance pledge and World War II ration books from 1943.
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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 City Commission Minutes
Coll #: MS 80-188
Date: 1911-1960
Extent: 18 oversize volumes
Location: Special vertical shelves next to MS stacks
Related Materials: pdf
Collection is comprised of twelve volumes of original City of Las Vegas Commission Minutes that served as the official record of the proceedings of all Las Vegas City Commission meetings from 1911-1960. They are accompanied by three volumes of City of Las Vegas ordinances dating from 1911 to 1958, one volume of legal documents from 1944-1945 and two large volumes containing an alphabetical subject index to the topics covered in the minutes. They provide a valuable historical record of a wide variety of business and community activities in Las Vegas in the first fifty years of its incorporation.
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Las Vegas Downtown Project Marketing Materials
Coll #: MS-00654
Date: 2013-2014
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.5.2
The Las Vegas Downtown Project Marketing Materials (2013-2014) are comprised of publications pertaining to the Downtown Project in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection includes issues of the weekly publication Downtown Project and press kits promoting the variety of events, restaurants and meeting places in the Downtown Project area.
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Las Vegas Hard Core Collection of Flyers and Photographs
Coll #: MS-00605
Date: 1981-2013
Extent: 0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: A 3:8:5
The "Las Vegas Hard Core" Collection of Punk Rock Fliers and Photographs (1981-2013) includes fliers and photographs documenting the Las Vegas, Nevada punk rock scene in the 1980s. It includes photocopied fliers from bands such as The Ramones, The Germs, Misfits, Meat Puppets, Wasted Youth, Black Flag, FSP, TSOL, Circle Jerks, Shattered Faith, Agent Orange, Self Abuse, Bad Attitude, and many others. The majority of items are from the 1980s.
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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 Underground House Collection
Coll #: MS-00594
Date: 1964-2004
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 10:3:1
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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Laub, Bill Papers
Coll #: MS-00697
Date: 1974-1985
Extent: 2.2 Linear Feet (3 boxes and one flat folder)
Location: B 2:2:4 - B 2:2:5
The Bill Laub Papers focus primarily on the public radio station in Las Vegas, Nevada and date from 1974 to 1985. Materials include the grant to establish KNPR (1977), the KNPR newspaper, Earbone (1979-1985), and the Republican newspaper, GOPaper (1974-1976). Also included are agendas, minutes, correspondence, and financial reports for KNPR Radio (1977-1984), one folder containing miscellaneous papers from Southwest Gas Company, and two group portraits.
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Lee, Henry Hudson
Coll #: T31
Date: 1811-195(?)
Extent: 1 box; 5 linear inches
Location: 1:10:5
Collection is comprised of manuscript copies of Henry Hudson Lee's memoirs entitled "My Memoirs" and his biography of his father entitled "A Brief Sketch of the Life and Family of Milton LaFayette Lee." Henry Hudson Lee worked as the County Recorder and Auditor of Lincoln County in the early 1900s. He was also involved in cattle ranching most of his life.

Liberty Engine Company No. 1
Coll #: T11
Date: 1846
Extent: 1 box (letter-sized)
Location: 1:10:2
Collection consists of two ledger books and some bank records for the Liberty Engine Company No. 1. Ledger books date from 1876 to 1917. Bank deposit records date from 1926-1927. Liberty Engine Company No. 1 was the volunteer fire fighting unit for Gold Hill, Nevada until it closed in 1938.

Liddle, Samuel
Coll #: Mss31
Date: 1885 -1890
Extent: 7 folders (containing 164 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of ledgers, accounts and correspondence for the General Store of Samuel Liddle, located in Leadville, Nevada, from 20 October 1885 to 11 November 1890.
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Lisle Family
Coll #: T153
Date: 1914 - 1948
Extent: 1 slim doc box
Location: 2:3:1
Collection contains the 1914 Primary Election register for Beatty Precinct, Nye County, Beatty School Registry of Students from 1933-1948 and correspondence re: attempting to obtain government funding for the Beatty High School.

Logan Family Collection
Coll #: 2011-16
Date: 1906
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 7:8:4
Collection is comprised of photos, documents, correspondence, and memoirs related to the life and family of Thomas Logan, (1861-1906) sheriff of Nye County, shot and killed while apprehending a suspect on April 7, 1906 in Manhattan, NV.

Lyman, Marguerite Rice
Coll #: MS-00081
Date: 1817 - 1964
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of six typescripts concerning Southern Nevada history, the Muddy Mission, Spring Valley, and profiles of Rice family pioneers. Emphasis on Mormon church activities.

Mack, Joyce Papers
Coll #: MS-00732
Date: 1970s - 2014
Extent: 21 Digital Files transferred electronically; no physical carrier
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The Joyce Mack Papers are mainly comprised of photographs and ephemera documenting Joyce Mack and her family from the 1970s to 2014. Photographs in the collection depict political and community events, the Mack family, and their interaction with politicians. An invitation, newspaper clipping, and transcript of a speech by Joyce Mack document various honors that were betsowed upon Joyce Mack and her husband, Jerome D. "Jerry" Mack.
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Marshall, Gladys Boggs
Coll #: T57
Date: 1910 - 196(?)
Extent: 1 slim doc box
Location: 1:11:5 Roller Shelf 1.5.5
Collection includes several poems by Gladys Boggs Marshall, a manuscript draft of her unfinished paper "History and Story of Las Vegas," news clippings, and a scrapbook. PARTIAL COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

Mason, Flora and Stuart Photographs and Event Programs
Coll #: MS-00694
Date: approximately 1965-2010
Extent: 27 Digital Files transferred electronically; no physical carrier
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Collection is comprised of photographs of Las Vegas, Nevada community leaders Flora and Stuart Mason and three event programs from Temple Beth Sholom (Las Vegas, Nevada). Materials date from approximately 1965 to 2010.
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MX in Nevada (Hulse, James)
Coll #: Mss17
Date: 1980
Extent: 2 folders (containing 13 pages and 1 bound item)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection contains a published series of essays entitled "MX in Nevada: A Humanistic Perspective" ( Reno : Nevada Humanities Commission, 1980), Francis X. Hartigan, editor. Includes James W. Hulse's typescript draft with handwritten edits of "A View from Pioche," excerpted from the aforementioned work for delivery to Labor Day Celebration Humanities program in Pioche Nevada, 31 August 1980.

Neely, William
Coll #: 1029-4
Date: [18]64
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of one typescript letter (photocopied) transcribed from an original dated Dec 4, [18]64 from W[illiam] Neely In Virginia City NV to his nephew. The letter discuss Nevada's impending statehood and the business and financial situation at the time. Contains some detail about mining work and advises nephew "not" to come to Nevada.

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 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 propertyís historical significance. Also included in this collection are the Museumís 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.

North Las Vegas Library Collection on Nevada
Coll #: MS-00651
Date: 1940-2007
Extent: 7.0 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Location: B 1:3:6 - B 1:4:1
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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Paher, Stanley
Coll #: T127
Date: 1976 - 1981
Extent: 1 record storage box; 3 document boxes
Location: 2:7:4
The Stanley Paher collection contains his original draft, book proofs and submitted articles for the book Nevada Official Bicentennial Book. The book was later published under the title, Nevada Towns and Tales.

Perkins, James
Coll #: 2009-28
Date: 1951-1952
Extent: 2 document boxes (.84 linear feet)
Location: 11:6:1
Collection is comprised of approx. 200 letters from Private James Perkins, USAF, stationed at Nellis Airforce Base, 1951-1952, to his parents in Watervliet, NY. Letters refer to life on the base, life in the Air Force, with descriptions of occasional trips into downtown Las Vegas.

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