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Total manuscripts: 38

Alan Paine Papers
Coll #: MS-00461
Date: 1975-2002
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 10.7.1
The Alan Paine Papers are largely comprised of the works written by poet and screenwriter Alan Paine, including his screenplays, a manuscript for an unpublished book, and Ode to Madonna, a collection of poems published in 1992. The collection also includes correspondence, personal ephemera, and photographs from 1975 to 2002.
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Asbaugh, Don
Coll #: T13
Date: ca. 1950s
Extent: .84 linear feet ( 2 document boxes)
Location: 1:10:2
Collection is comprised of the working manuscript of Don Ashbaugh's book, Nevada's Turbulent Yesterday: A Study in Ghost Towns. The collection also contains typescript drafts, newspaper clippings and a small amount of correspondence. Ashbaugh, columnist and editor at the Las Vegas Review Journal in the 1950s, wrote a weekly column entitled "Ghost Towns of Nevada" for many years.

Askew, Dennis Lee papers
Coll #: MS-00766
Date: 1977-1985
Extent: 2 linear feet (1 box)
Location: RS 2.2.4
The Dennis Lee Askew papers date from 1977 to 1985 and contain "Rock Talk" columns from the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, posters, photographs, correspondence, audio cassette tapes, one DVD of the "Rock Talk" television special, and newspaper clippings.
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Becker, Patricia Scrapbooks
Coll #: MS-00645
Date: 1976-2013
Extent: 4 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: B IS 1.4.3
The Patricia Becker Scrapbooks reflect the professional activities of "Patty" Becker from 1976 to 2013. Materials include photographs, awards, correspondence, and newspaper articles documenting Patricia Becker's career. Included are articles related to her appointment as the Executive Director of the UNLV International Gaming Institute in 2005 as well as a Harrah's Senior Executive Organization Chart from 1984 to 1993.
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Byrne, Grace Winkleman
Coll #: MS-00075
Date: ca. 1950s
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of four typewritten essays, a manuscript about Utah entitled "History of Grazing," and a photo of Grace W. Byrne. A note with this collection indicates that Grace Winkleman Byrne wrote for the Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Review Journal, and the Henderson Pages, and that she founded the Henderson Chamber of Commerce.

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.

Claxton, Eunice Papers
Coll #: MS-00087
Date: 1982-2011
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 2.2.3
The collection is comprised of long time Nevada resident Eunice Claxton's papers from 1982 to 2011. Included are photographs, memorial service programs, her maternal family history, and the 41st and 50th church convocations held in the Church of God in Christ, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Clement, Mary Edna Brown
Coll #: Mss39
Date: 1955
Extent: 3 folders (containing 78 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of correspondence, poetry manuscript and musical score. Two letters dated 19 January 1956 and 26 February 1956 from Zoe A. Tilghman, Oklahoma City to Mary Brown Clement, Las Vegas. Correspondence refers to "Pistol Pete" by Eva Gillhouse. "Black and Silver" poetry manuscript draft that was published by Henry Harrison, poetry publisher, in New York, 1944, written by Mary Edna Brown. Musical score and verse "Neshabe" (Dark Water) from Cheyenne Indian melody, words by Zoe A. Tilghman, music arranged by Ruth F. McNaughton, dedicated to Mary B. Clement.

Crisler, Clara M.
Coll #: MS-00054
Date: 1875 -1947
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (9 folders) (shared box)
Location: 1:1:1
Related Materials: 0062
The collection contains papers of Clara M. Crisler dated from about 1875 through 1947. The collection includes newspaper clippings, personal correspondence, and the 1931 yearbook of the Twentieth Century Club in Reno, Nevada.
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De Longchamps, Joanne
Coll #: 2001-04
Date: 1940s-1980s
Extent: 6.2 linear feet (8 boxes)
Location: MS 8:3:1 - 8:3:3
Collection is comprised of the work of noted Nevada poet and artist, Joanne de Longchamps and contains books, magazines, off prints, and photocopies. The collection also contains a large amount of correspondence between de Longchamps and her mother and biographical information on de Longchamps. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Decker, Clarabelle Collection
Coll #: MS-00258
Date: 1926 - 1980
Extent: 1.4 linear feet (2 slim document boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 3:2:2, RS 2.1.2
and writer. She helped found the Nevada Library Association and was the first Clark County Supervisor of Libraries. The collection consists of teaching aids, directories, and her guide for junior high school libraries. Also included are manuscripts and published versions of her work on Oatman, AZ, her poetry, and her book, Common Sense Grammar.
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Diana Crites Papers
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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Doughty, Nan
Coll #: MS-00021
Date: 1845 -1987
Extent: 27.4 Linear Feet (67 boxes, 1 flat file)
Location: MS 1:6:2 - 1:7:5, RS 1:7:2, Map Case 11:N
Related Materials: 0240
Collection consists of two series related to the life of Las Vegas writer Nan Doughty. The Correspondence series contains letters written by many members of Doughty's family. The Family papers series contains news clippings, school papers, diaries, genealogy records, deeds, stock certificates, manuscript drafts, Desert Research Institute Grant information and notes from UNLV classes. Much of the material in both series pertains to early mining in Nevada and the southwest.
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Edwin Silberstang Papers
Coll #: MS-00188
Date: 1973
Extent: 9.6 linear feet (22 boxes)
Location: A 3.7.1 - A 3.7.4, A 3.8.7
The Edwin Silberstang collection contains rough draft, carbon, and final copies of the book, "Playboy's Book of Games".

Franklin Sr., George E.
Coll #: T12
Date: 1966 - 1968
Extent: .42 linear feet (1 document box)
Location: 1:10:2
Collection is comprised of George E. Franklin Sr.'s original typescript manuscripts (with edits) for his two books: The Fallacy of Appeasement (essays on US foreign policy spanning from WW II through Castro and Viet Nam) and From Cotswolds to High Sierras (autobiography—boys life in England, emigrating to the western US in the early 1900’s at age 12). He designed the Franklin engine and was a successful businessman in Las Vegas in 1940s-1950s.

Friedman, William
Coll #: T94
Date: 1974 - 1982
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 record storage boxes)
Location: 2:11:3
Collection contains manuscript copies of the first and second editions of Bill Friedman's Casino Management and the rough draft of the second edition.

Greenspun, Hank
Coll #: MS-00138
Date: 1962-1966
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: 1:10:4 and 1:11:3
The Hank Greenspun Papers date from 1962 to 1966 and are comprised of draft manuscripts of the books Where I Stand: Records of a Reckless Man written by Hank Greenspun and Alex Pelle, and drafts of the manuscript Rebel with Many Causes, originally entitled Idol Smasher, a biography written about Hank Greenspun by Ed Reid.
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Hulse Manuscript
Coll #: 1023-2
Date: 1973
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of the original manuscript (typescript) copy of James W. Hulse's book "Lincoln County, Nevada -- 1864-1909: History of a Mining Region" with handwritten edits noted throughout the text. Also contains letter from Hulse to UNLV Library Director Hal Erickson regarding the manuscript.

Kaufman, Perry Papers
Coll #: MS-00414
Date: 1930-1974
Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: MS 7:12:5
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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Leavitt, Cecil
Coll #: 1023-3
Date: ca.1960s
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of photocopied typescript of "History of Bunkerville" which was written by Cecil Leavitt (resident of Bunkerville) as a term paper for a history course.

Levy Family Papers
Coll #: MS-00814
Date: 1928-1989
Extent: 6 boxes, 2 flat files (9.3 Linear Feet, 3.8 Cubic Feet)
Location: B-01.06.2, B-01.06.4, BIS-01.06.3, MS MC 12:L
Collection is comprised of scrapbooks, photographs, awards and certificates, and ephemera mainly dating from approximately the 1950s to 1970s gathered by the Levy family of Las Vegas, Nevada. This collection documents the personal and professional lives of three generations in the Levy family: Harry C. Levy, Al Levy, and Andrew “Drew” Levy. Materials in this collection also include photographs and clippings about the Levy Realty Company and about the various public positions held by Harry C. Levy, such as Las Vegas city commissioner.
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Luckman, John
Coll #: T58
Date: 1977 - 1978
Extent: 1 doc box
Location: 1:11:5
Collection contains the typescripts and page proofs of the following gaming books: Gambler's Bedside Book edited by John K. Hutchens; The Big Player by Roger Rapoport and Ken Uston; How to Play and Win at Poker by John Montgomery (page proofs). Published copies of all three books are in UNLV Special Collections stacks.

Marshall, Gladys Boggs Papers
Coll #: MS-00149
Date: 1907-1974
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: 1:11:5 Roller Shelf 1.5.5
The Gladys Boggs Marshall Papers are comprised of works by the poet Gladys Boggs Marshall written from 1907 to 1974. The papers include several of her poems, a manuscript draft of her unfinished paper "History and Story of Las Vegas," a scrapbook of photographs, and news clippings.
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Moore, James
Coll #: MS-00083
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of three photocopied typescripts: The Dice Killer, Casino Dealer's Best Friend, and Expert at the Blackjack Tables.

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.

Powell, Stephen
Coll #: Mss40
Date: 1972
Extent: 1 folder (containing 69 typescript pages)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of the manuscript copy of Powell's gambling bibliography based on the collections at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The published copy is in the Special Collections book stacks.

Ron Saccavino Papers
Coll #: MS-00780
Date: 1999-2005
Extent: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Location: MS 11.11.4
The Ron Saccavino Papers (1999-2005) contain a book written by Saccavino in 1999 titled Everything You Want to Know About Las Vegas Dealers, a Dealer of the Year information packet, and three copies of "The Dealers News" newsletters.
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Roske, Ralph Papers
Coll #: MS-00313
Date: 1917-1989
Extent: 5.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 4:11:6, MS 4:10:1, MS Map Case 11:J
The Ralph Roske Papers (1917-1989) consist of Ralph Roske's book manuscripts, lecture notes, and correspondence. The collection includes extensive lecture notes on the Civil War, United States history, and Nevada history. It also includes Roske's research and manuscripts on Nevada, California, and the Civil War, and student papers.
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Sawyer, Byrd
Coll #: 90-052
Date: 1880-1969
Extent: 9 boxes (6.5 linear feet)
Location: MS 4.10.2- MS 4.10.5
Related Materials: 0256
Collection is comprised of the papers of Byrd Wall Sawyer and contains a variety of materials related to Nevada history. Collection includes Nevada State Library materials and publications, news clippings, correspondence, speeches and memos relating to Reno, Carson City and Washoe County. There are research notes and copies of the books; "Midwifery" and "The Open Range of Nevada, 1826-1900." The collection also contains some photographs and numerous slides of foreign countries. There are also audio recordings and video of the Boulder City anniversary. book manuscript - "Here is Nevada"; bibliography 1939; Co-authors - Byrd Wall Sawyer and Effie Mona Mack INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Smith, Benjamin Franklin
Coll #: MS-00080
Date: ca. 1960s
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of (photocopied typescript) the autobiography of professional gambler Benjamin Franklin Smith, ("Lady Luck and I") who gained fame after creating a system to beat the blackjack tables, and newsclippings about Smith from Las Vegas newspapers.

Smith, J.D. Papers
Coll #: MS-00722
Date: 1922-1972
Extent: 1.7 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: 2.4.6
The collection is comprised of various account and appointment books dating from approximately 1922 to 1972 kept by Las Vegas, Nevadan dentist, Dr. Jay Dayton "J. D." Smith, who operated a dental practice near 1st and Fremont streets. Also included in this collection are sympathy cards to Dr. Smith's family upon his passing, copies of his obituary from the Las Vegas Sun, copies of the Las Vegas Age with a front page article on Dr. Smith's appointment as U.S. Marshal, and a copy of the book K.O. Knudson: His Life by James Monroe Harvey.
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Tales of Las Vegas (Students of Modern History)
Coll #: Mss6
Date: 1924 - 1925
Extent: 54 p., bound : ill. ; 31 cm
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of two [unpublished] manuscript copies of "Tales of Las Vegas." This early history of Las Vegas was created by Las Vegas high school students in the Modern History course in 1924 and was later revised by the students in the United States History course in 1925. Illustrated throughout with photographs of early Las Vegas. All photographs are captioned.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Collection of Transcripts and Journal Articles about Gambling
Coll #: MS-00730
Date: 1987-1992
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:2:4
Collection contains transcripts from various American television news programs and journal articles about gambling from 1987 to 1992. The topics are broad and include various forms of gambling, problem gambling, and gaming venues.
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Waite, Lu Jones
Coll #: MS-00132
Date: 1968
Extent: 2 manuscripts in 1 doc box
Location: MS 1:10:2
Collection consists of the manuscript for Lu Jones Waite's novel -- Out of the West. Waite wrote a number of fictional works which were centered around Mormon families and the Mormon faith.

Walter Gibson Typescripts of Books on Gambling
Coll #: MS-00370
Date: 1940s
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.4.5
The Walter Gibson Typescripts of Books on Gambling consist of manuscripts written by Walter Gibson for Sidney Radner in the 1940s. The collection includes three typescript copies of manuscripts titled, So you Want to be a Crapshooter? Or All Craps are Crooked; Poker and How to Play It; and How Gamblers Win at Cards. There are handwritten notes on the typescripts.
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Walter Gibson Typescripts of Books on Gambling
Coll #: MS-00370
Date: 1940s
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.4.5
The Walter Gibson Typescripts of Books on Gambling consist of manuscripts written by Walter Gibson for Sidney Radner in the 1940s. The collection includes three typescript copies of manuscripts titled, So you Want to be a Crapshooter? Or All Craps are Crooked; Poker and How to Play It; and How Gamblers Win at Cards. There are handwritten notes on the typescripts.
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Whitmore, Sidney R. Collection on Southern Nevada
Coll #: MS-00068
Date: 1846-1937
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet 5 folders (shared box)
Location: 1:1:1
Related Materials: 0219
The Sidney R. Whitmore Collection spans 1846 to 1937. The collection contains a stockholder list of the Moapa Fruit Land Co., land descriptions, a quitclaim deed, and a history of the Whitney/ Syphus family. Also in the collection are various copies of photos of the Southern Nevada and Utah landscape.
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Wiley, Richard Papers
Coll #: MS-00077
Date: 1976-2007
Extent: 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: B 2.3.7, B 2.4.1
The Richard Wiley Papers contains drafts and final versions of nine published and three unpublished novel manuscripts written by Richard Wiley from 1976 to 2007.
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