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Total manuscripts: 37

Active Republican Womens Club Collection
Date: 1977-2010
Extent: 4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Location: 11:9:3 -11:9:4
The Active Republican Womens Club Collection (1977-2010) consists of scrapbooks and a video documenting the history and activities of the Active Republican Womens Club (ARW) of Las Vegas, Nevada. The scrapbooks contain numerous newspaper clippings, photographs, and some personal correspondence. Many of the clippings have also been annotated with notes by various ARW members.
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Baker, Charles Duncon (C.D.)
Coll #: MS-00141
Date: 1951-1972
Extent: 1.8 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 1:10:5
Related Materials: 0099
The Charles Duncan (C.D.) Baker Papers (1951-1972) consist of clippings, correspondence, and political brochures related to the life and career of Las Vegas, Nevada Mayor Charles Duncan (C.D.) Baker. The collection also houses several scrapbooks of clippings and a mayoral plaque of appreciation from the City of Las Vegas.
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Berkley, Shelley Papers
Coll #: 2013-05
Date: 1982-2013
Extent: 18 boxes, 15.210 linear feet.
This collection documents the political career of Rochelle "Shelley" Berkley when she served as U.S. Representative for Nevada's 1st Congressional District. Included are correspondence and constituent mail; congressional documents and subject files, a variety of materials about Yucca Mountain, awards, and multimedia materials, including VHS and beta video tapes and an external hard drive. Topics documented include Las Vegas, health care, veteran's affairs, the hepatitis C outbreak of 2008, and Yucca Mountain and the nuclear waste controversy.
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Bible, Alan (Speeches Collection)
Coll #: MS-00506
Date: 1967-1974
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet 1 box
Location: 11:2:1
The Alan Bible Speeches Collection contains speeches made by Alan Bible while he was serving as a United States Senator representing Nevada from 1967 to 1974. The collection documents Bible's work around the state of Nevada, including dedication and commencement speeches, policy speeches, and promotion of the Democratic Party, as well as some speeches delivered in Washington, D.C.
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Campbell, Felicia
Coll #: T176
Date: 1976
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 record storage box)
Location: 2:2:1
Collection contains the records of Campbell, a member and attendee of the Nevada Governor’s Commission Government Conference on the Status of People. It consists of the minutes from member meetings, member addresses, general committee information—NV statutes—and a record of appointments. (Commission was designed to report on the state of the people).

Cannon, Howard W.
Coll #: MS2
Date: 1958 - 1983
Extent: 300.3 linear feet (715 boxes)
Location: LASR
Related Materials: 0192
Collection is comprised of the senatorial papers of U.S. Senator (from Nevada) Howard Cannon from 1959 to 1982. Cannon strongly supported the Great Society programs and the War on Poverty. As a decorated WWII pilot, he was particularly interested in aviation issues. Collection materials include correspondence, speeches, invitations, press releases, appointment books, audio, video, and film. There are specific files on Las Vegas and an index file. There are two boxes with U.S. Senator George Malone's papers. NOTE: THIS COLLECTION IS STORED IN LIED LIBRARY’S LASR SYSTEM, PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO OBTAIN BOXES.
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Clark, Ed W.
Coll #: 1017-1
Date: 1936
Extent: 2 folders
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of photographs of Las Vegas pioneer Ed W. Clark, ephemera from the 1936 Democratic National Convention, invitation and program to 1945 U.S. Presidential Inauguration and the book "Key Pittman Late Senator from Nevada -- Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress." The latter has Clark's name embossed in gold on the cover. There is also a copy of the Philadelphia Record with a story on the Democratic National Convention on the front page.

Dondero, Thalia M.
Coll #: 94-48
Date: 1966 - 1994
Extent: 62.2 linear feet (58 document boxes, 10 slim document boxes)
Location: 4:5:4 - 4:3:2
Collection is comprised of the political papers of Thalia Dondero during her last four years as a Clark County Commissioner from 1990 - 1994. Dondero, a long-time political and community activist in Las Vegas, currently serves on the Nevada Board of Regents. The collection consists of a variety of documents, brochures, reports and statements pertaining to Clark County, Las Vegas and Nevada. Issues covered in the collection include: environment, liquor, gambling, public works, water management and nuclear waste.
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Ford, Jean
Coll #: MS25
Date: 1958 -1998
Extent: 15.57 linear feet. (25 document boxes, 13 slim document boxes, and 1 record storage box and 1 oversize box)
Location: 1:8:6 - 1:9:5 and ROLLER SHELF 1:7:2
Related Materials: 0295
A partial collection of the political papers of Jean Ford, longtime community and political activist in Nevada. Ford served in the Nevada state legislature as an assemblywoman and senator, and was active in many women's organizations. This collection focuses primarily on her legislative work and her work on a number of women's issues facing Nevada. There are also numerous materials on her work to preserve the environment. Documents include campaign literature, financial records, correspondence, news clippings, minutes, working files, flyers, and press releases.
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Gragson, Oran
Coll #: T86
Date: 1959 - 1974
Extent: 33.25 linear feet (15 record storage boxes ; 2 document boxes and 13 oversize boxes)
Location: 1:12:5 - 2:12:5 (Boxes 1-35) and ROLLER SHELF 1:7:4 -1:7:5 (Boxes 36-43)
Collection is comprised of the political papers of Oran Gragson, Las Vegas mayor from 1959-1974. Collection includes news clippings, city documents, memos, daily planners and correspondence. The bulk of the collection consists of Gragson's mayoral files which are arranged alphabetically . Subjects include crime, labor union arbitration, race relations, pollution abatement, and there is much information concerning the city's involvement with county and federal agencies regarding law enforcement, economic opportunity projects and planning. The collection also documents Gragson's failed bid to win the 1962 Nevada gubernatorial election. In 2005, there was an additional donation of materials from Gragon's family that consisted primarily of scrapbooks kept during his various campaigns and his time in office.
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Hecht, Chic
Coll #: MS3
Date: 1983 - 1988
Extent: 60 linear feet (118 boxes)
Location: LASR
This collection contains the senatorial papers of Chic Hecht, US Senator from Nevada from 1983-1988 with documentation from the 98th, 99th and 100th Congresses. Materials include correspondence, bills, speeches, and press releases. INVENTORY AVAILABLE NOTE: THIS COLLECTION IS STORED IN LIED LIBRARY’S LASR SYSTEM, PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO OBTAIN BOXES.

Hendel, Charles A.
Coll #: T67
Date: 1906 - 1976
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 1:12:2
Collection consists of 1 binder of poetry by Hendel and a 2nd binder of prose and poetry re: the state of the world, war, Hitler, and strikes/striking. There is also included a little history/story of Weepah, NV and the attempted robbery of the post office, some biographical information on Hendel—date and place of birth, parents and their occupations, military service, political and social beliefs, being named Poet Laureate of the 45th Congress and his death. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

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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Hickey, Thomas
Coll #: 86-20
Date: 1969-1999
Extent: 56 linear feet (48 record storage cartons, 15 document boxes, 1 slim doc box and 1 oversize box)
Location: LASR
Collection consists of the political papers of Nevada state senator and legislator Thomas Hickey. State Assembly and State Legislature material relates to issues such as children, health, education, budget, nuclear testing, Yucca Mt., Dept of Energy, women's issues, women's prison, abortion, charitable organizations and mental health. Includes correspondence. INVENTORY AVAILABLE - THIS COLLECTION IS IN LASR, PLEASE CONTACT MANUSCRIPTS LIBRARIAN TO RETRIEVE

Howell, Kathryn
Coll #: MS-00481
Date: 1960-2002
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 10:4:1 Roller Shelf 2.4.6
The Kathryn Howell Papers cover 1960 to 2002. The material contains newspaper articles, correspondence, newsletters, photographs and some personal writings of Kathryn Howell, a teacher, activist, and lobbyist in Southern Nevada.
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Inspector of Election (Griffith, Robert)
Coll #: Mss4
Date: 1911
Extent: 1 folder (containing 4 slim volumes, bound)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of tally list, poll list, challenge list, and rejected ballots tally list, and cover envelope for the first election of mayor and commissioners in Las Vegas. Records of a precinct in the election for adoption of the charter of the City of Las Vegas. The poll list provides the names of each individual voting in this first election, including pioneers such as "Pop" Squires, A.S. Henderson, and Harley Harmon.

Jeffrey, Jack
Coll #: 99-12
Date: 1980-1981
Extent: 1 record storage box, 1 document box
Location: 7:12:2
This is a partial collection of the legislative papers of Nevada state assemblyman Jack Jeffrey, who represented Boulder City, part of Henderson and the Moapa Valley area. Collection is comprised of records from the 1980-81 session of the Nevada State Legislature. Contains appropriations report, Springer Legislative reports, fiscal notes, assembly and senate bills and resolutions, and Minutes from the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
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Krenzer, Sandi
Coll #: 96-19
Date: 1990-1994
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 5:8:2
Collection contains a brief biography of Krenzer, a copy of a brief description of her achievements from “Distinguished Women in Southern Nevada”, a letter of endorsement from the Nevada Conference of Police and Sheriff’s for election race to Assembly District 3, campaign and fundraising materials-mailers, etc.

Las Vegas Board of Commissioners
Coll #: MS-00245
Date: 1921-1946
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 2:1:3
The City of Las Vegas, Nevada Board of Commissioners Records comprises documents produced by the City of Las Vegas Board of Commissioners from 1921 to 1946. The records document the transition of the Las Vegas municipal government from a commission form of government (1911-1944) to a council-manager form of government (1944-present). Materials include meeting minutes,resolutions, budgets, petitions, leases, reports, and correspondence. Subjects include the Las Vegas Land and Water Company, a World War One Memorial Building, city elections, the Las Vegas drainage channel, the Las Vegas city library, and the Department of Recreation.
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Las Vegas/Clark County Urban Action Committee.....
Coll #: 90-84
Date: 1972 - 1974
Extent: 1 document box
Location: 4:9:1
The Las Vegas/Clark County Urban Action Committee Task Forces were formed to study and report findings for consolidation of Clark County and Las Vegas government entities. Collection is comprised of the reports, meeting minutes and recommendations of this task force.

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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Lowman, Zelvin
Coll #: T104
Date: 1966-1976
Extent: 8 record storage boxes (8 linear feet)
Location: 2:9:6 - 2:8:3
Collection is comprised of the legislative papers of Zelvin Lowman who served in the Nevada State Legislature from 1966-1976. Collection includes publications, correspondence, reports and newspaper clippings pertaining to his time in office. Subjects include Clark High School, capital punishment, medical malpractice, Las Vegas/Clark County consolidation, ERA. PARTIAL INVENTORY AVAILABLE

MacEachern, Jan
Coll #: 97-15
Date: 1958-1980s
Extent: 7.0 linear ft.
Location: 6:6:2 - 6:6:6 Roller Shelf 2.2.3
Collection consists of the papers of Jan MacEachern, Nevada political activist and teacher. Collection consists of clippings, programs, correspondence, financial reports, rosters, and photographs relating to her work on various Las Vegas and Boulder City legislative and local political advisory boards such as League of Women Voters, Boulder City Democratic Club, and Common Cause. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

Malone, Mike
Coll #: 98-21
Date: 1984-1996
Extent: 8 record storage boxes
Location: 7:11:3 - 7:11:6
Collection is comprised of the papers of Mike Malone, Nevada State Assemblyman and former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer. Collection consists of newspaper clippings, campaign material, minute books, assembly and senate materials from the 1983 and 1989 legislative sessions. PARTIAL COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

May, Paul
Coll #: T97
Date: 1969 - 1984
Extent: 1 record storage box and 2 document boxes
Location: 2:11:5 - 2:11:6
Collection is comprised of the papers of Paul May, who represented Las Vegas in the Nevada State Legislature. Collection contains correspondence, legislative documents, reports of taxation in Nevada, and invitations to casino and show openings, and community events. PARTIAL INVENTORY AVAILABLE

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

MX Missile
Coll #: T157
Date: 1981
Extent: 1 doc box
Location: 2:3:1
MX review committee and subcommittee reports and draft environmental statement for the MX Missile Project.

Nevada Democrat Newsletter
Coll #: 87-150
Date: 1965 - 1970
Extent: 2 doc boxes
Location: 3:10:2
Collection contains copies of the Political Race Dope Sheet, a humorous description of candidates designed to resemble a horse race sheet, and copies of the Clark County Democrat.

Nevada Political Buttons
Coll #: MS-00302
Date: 1972-2000
Extent: 0.7 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: 4:12:2
The Nevada Political Buttons Collection contains campaign buttons from 1972 to 2000. The collection includes buttons for political candidates at the federal, state, and local levels, including Bill Clinton and Al Gore for President of the United States, Harry Reid for United States Senate from Nevada, Bob Miller for governor of Nevada, and various candidates for Nevada's state legislature and other elected positions. The collection also contains buttons from some of Nevada's local political organizations, including Las Vegas, Nevada's branch of the Culinary Union, Nevada Fair Pay Coalition, and No Nuclear in Nevada.
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Poll tax [receipt] (State of Nevada)
Coll #: Mss13
Date: 1915
Extent: 1 folder (containing 1 item)
Location: 1:1:1
Consists of the poll tax receipt of Oscar Ikonen [Enonen?] from Esmeralda County, Nevada. The Poll Tax Collector is the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Co., and Clyde P. Johnson is listed as County Auditor. It is dated April 1, 1915.

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.

Rodgers, Kerin Scianna
Coll #: 97-08
Date: 1973 - 1986
Extent: 1 record storage carton (1 linear foot)
Location: 6:6:1
Collection is comprised of news clippings, campaign materials, correspondence and photographs pertaining to Rodgers’ work with the Democratic party and her political activities in Southern Nevada and Las Vegas. Rodgers also owned the Gipsy, a Las Vegas gay dance bar located on Paradise Road near Naples Ave.

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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Squires, C. P. & Delphine
Coll #: MS9
Date: 1887 -1964
Extent: 5 document boxes (2.10 linear feet)
Location: 1:3:1
Related Materials: 0002
This collection contains the family papers of Las Vegas pioneers Charles "Pop" Squires (editor of the Las Vegas Age and member of the Colorado River Commission) and his wife, Delphine, who helped found Christ Church Episcopal and the Mesquite Club. The Squires Papers concentrate on the Las Vegas years (1905- 1964), although there is some material from earlier periods. The Civic interests series contains miscellaneous items relating to early life in Las Vegas (1905-1958). The Manuscripts series contains book and short story manuscripts, articles, press releases and radio scripts written by Squires and his wife. The Correspondence series reflects the period 1910-1958 (many letters relating to his work on the CRC including some from President Herbert Hoover) with a few items dated earlier. The Family series contains items related to family life such as report cards, certificates, Parent Teacher Association, club activities, news clippings, and church activities. These items cover the years 1887- 1951.
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Trudell, Harriet
Coll #: 2007-31
Date: 1948-2006
Extent: Two record storage cartons
Location: 13:6:4
Collection is comprised of personal papers of Harriet Trudell, noted Democratic political activist in Las Vegas from 1970s-present

Vergiels, John
Coll #: 87-060
Date: 1972-1993 (inclusive), 1975-1983 (bulk)
Extent: 4 boxes
Location: LASR
The Senator John M. Vergiels Papers document his career in the Nevada Legislature in the 1980s. Materials include legislative reports, bills, correspondence, committee reports and studies from the Nevada Legislature. Subjects covered include nurses, living wills, animal rights, and occupational therapy among others. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Williams, Aaron
Coll #: 87-036
Date: 1965 - 1975
Extent: 2 boxes (10 linear in.)
Location: 3:4:4 - 3:4:5
Related Materials: 0234
Collection is comprised of the papers of Aaron Williams, North Las Vegas City Councilman and Clark County Commissioner. Consists mainly of material from scrapbooks and newspaper clippings chronicling Williams' political career and the issues he dealt with. Issues included are those related to community and infrastructure development, such as airports, sewage treatment plants, senior citizens, health, and urban planning, as well as local government activities during the late 1960's and early 1970's. The remainder of the materials in the collection consist primarily of correspondence from 1966-1976, various certificates, and a very limited number of items pertaining to affirmative action programs and the organization "Poor People Pulling Together."
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