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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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Allied Arts Council
Coll #: T109
Date: 1970 - 1996
Extent: .42 linear feet (1 document box)
Location: 2:8:4
Collection contains the organizational records including membership lists, minutes, clippings, and correspondence of the Allied Arts Council for the period from 1970s to 1990s. For additional records see Coll# 2000-16.

American Association of University Women - Las Vegas Branch (AAUW)
Coll #: 96-09
Date: 1962 - 1990
Extent: 2.94 linear feet. (7 document boxes)
Location: 5:5:1 - 5:5:2
This collection contains the organizational records of the Las Vegas Branch of the American Association of University Women which has participated in activities relating to ERA, "Get Out the Vote," and other national and community social issues. The records include administrative materials such as financial records, directories, bylaws, meeting minutes, and scrapbooks. Another series focuses on the issues and programs the AAUW has been involved with.
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American War Mothers
Coll #: 97-17
Date: 1950 - 1960
Extent: 4.89 linear feet (2 record storage cartons, 1 slim document box, and 2 oversize boxes)
Location: 6:5:1 Roller Shelf 2.2.1
Collection consists of the organizational records of the American War Mothers, a patriotic organization founded in 1918 for those mothers whose children were members of the armed services. Collection contains materials from Las Vegas and Henderson AWM chapters and includes scrapbooks, photo albums, meeting minutes, AWM booklets, and various artifacts.
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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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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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Aplin, Hilda
Coll #: T61
Date: 1927 - 1971
Extent: 1 record storage box and 1 oversize box (2.59 linear feet)
Location: 1:11:6 and Roller Shelf 1.7.3
Hilda B. Aplin was a charter member of the Las Vegas Eagles Auxiliary #1213, which was formed in April 1934. She served as the auxiliary's fourth president. The focus of this collection is on Hilda Aplin's participation in various organizations. The Las Vegas Eagles Auxiliary #1213 and its activities are the most prominent in this collection.
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Arden, Donn
Coll #: 2001-05
Date: 1917-1994
Extent: 32.5 linear feet (14 document boxes, 2 slim document boxes, 1 record storage box, 3 oversize boxes, 15 phase boxes and 2 oversize folders)
Location: 8:3:4 - 8:3:6 Roller Shelf 2.3.5 and 2.3.6
The collection consists of the papers of Donn Arden, choreographer, producer and director known for creating extravagant production shows that combined spectacular scenery and disaster with sequined and feathered showgirls. The collection documents Arden�s sixty plus years in entertainment working in showrooms all over the world from Paris to Las Vegas and New York to Los Angeles from the 1930s to the 1990s. Comprised of production notes, programs, photographs, posters, sheet music, correspondence, costume design sketches, press clippings and magazine articles, the collection documents Arden�s work in a variety of nightclubs and on large production shows. In addition to documenting Arden�s work and life in show business, the collection provides insight into the planning and execution of the production show � a genre of entertainment that has largely disappeared over the years, and of which Arden was thought to be the undisputed master. As many of Arden�s shows were featured in Las Vegas, the collection also serves to document that fabled golden era of Las Vegas entertainment of the 1950s-1960s, and provides insight into how perceptions of the Las Vegas showgirl have evolved over the years.
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Asians in Nevada
Coll #: 93-021
Date: 1901-1990s
Extent: 1.05 linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 slim document box)
Location: 4:7:3 - 4:7:4
Collection consists of various materials that deal with the history of Asians in Nevada. Includes interviews, correspondence, biographical information on prominent Chinese and Japanese-Americans and material on internment of Japanese-Americans. Other notable individuals featured in the collection include Cheryl Lin and Sue Fawn Chung. Accretions are added to the collection yearly. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

Association of Women in Science - Las Vegas Chapter
Coll #: 2002-18
Date: 1990s
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 record storage boxes)
Location: 9:11:1 - 9:11:3
Collection consists of the records pertaining to the Women in Science program/grant at UNLV in the mid 1990s, and the AWIS (Association of Women in Science) Las Vegas Chapter. This organization is now defunct.

Augustine, Kathy
Coll #: 95-38
Date: 1990
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (4 record storage boxes)
Location: 5:1:1 - 5:1:2
Collection contains the personal and legislative materials relating to the career of former State Senator and State Assemblywoman, Kathy Augustine. Includes material on her work in the Nevada Legislature and the National Foundation for Women Legislators, and some campaign ephemera.

Barcus, Clyde S. & Edith Giles
Coll #: MS-00206
Date: 1848-1979, bulk 1910-1950
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: 2:4:5 Roller shelf 1.7.7
The Edith Giles Barcus Family Papers document the lives and work of three related individuals who lived in Goldfield, Nevada: noted mining engineer Edwin S. Giles who settled in Goldfield in 1907, his daughter Edith Giles who was raised in Goldfield, and Clyde Barcus, also a mining engineer, who came to Goldfield in 1923 and married Edith Giles soon thereafter. The papers date from 1848 to 1979 and document the business and personal lives of two generations of the Giles-Barcus family in Goldfield and Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection includes: property, commercial, financial, and mining records; mining and engineering reports; notes on minerals; correspondence; and photographs of the family, Goldfield, and travel shots of the western United States.
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Becker, Patricia Scrapbooks
Coll #: MS-00645
Date: 1976-2013
Extent: 3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: B 1:4:3 IS
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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Beckley Family
Coll #: MS-00232
Date: 1920-1961
Extent: .21 Linear Feet 1 box
Location: 2:2:5
Related Materials: 0148
The Beckley Family Papers date from 1920 to 1961 and briefly document the lives of the Beckley family, who were pioneers in early Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection contains family correspondence and newspaper clippings mentioning the family members.
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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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Boyer, Judith
Coll #: 2007-18
Extent: 3 linear feet (3 record storage cartons)
Location: A 1:1:1 A 1:1:2
Collection consists of material documenting Judith Boyer's work with Creative Las Vegas and Soroptomists International of Henderson.

Brewington, Ann (Pittman)
Coll #: 87-72
Date: 1984 -1987
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 3:6:5
Related Materials: 0289
Collection consists of Ann Brewington's correspondence regarding her sister Ida Brewington Pittman, wife of Vail Pittman, Governor of Nevada from 1945-51.
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Bristol, Shelly
Coll #: MS-00398
Date: 1982 - 1998
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 box)
Location: 7:8:5
The Shelly Bristol Collection dates from 1993 to 1998 and consists of the personal testimony of Bristol and her experience with AIDS and AIDS activism, her correspondence with the "Nevadans Against Prostitution," and a newsletter from WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases).
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Brookman, Eileen
Coll #: 95-14
Date: 1964 - 1992
Extent: 7.1 linear feet. (14 document boxes, 1 flat overize box)
Location: 4:2:1 - 4:2:4 Roller Shelf 2.1.3
Related Materials: 0303
Collection is comprised of the political and personal papers of Nevada assemblywoman Eileen Brookman who served from 1965 -1977 and again from 1986-1990. She was particularly active in working to establish and improve programs for senior citizens. Collection includes speeches, research notes, correspondence, campaign materials, news clippings, pamphlets, and photographs. There are also a large number of scrapbooks and extensive information on her work with B'nai B'rith.
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Brown, Lori Lipman
Coll #: MS-00346
Date: 1964-2010, bulk 1990-2000
Extent: 5.7 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Location: 4:3:4; 13:5:3-13:5:5
The Lori Lipman Brown Papers comprise a portion of former Nevada State Senator Lori Lipman Brown's professional political papers dating from 1964 to 2010. The collection documents Brown's tenure as a senator from 1992 to 1994, her involvement in Senate Bill 466 that repealed Nevada's sodomy law in 1993, and her defamation suit against Nevada Senator Kathy Augustine. Papers include Brown's Senate legislative memoranda and correspondence; documents relating to Equal Rights Nevada, the Nevada Question 2 ballot measure, and the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada; campaign advertisement materials; and personal and work-related photographs.
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Butterfield, Spencer and Georgia
Coll #: T111
Date: 1912-1975
Extent: 1.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: 2:8:5
Collection consists of news articles, photo albums and family scrapbooks documenting Spencer and Georgia Butterfields involvement in Las Vegas business and civic activities. Georgia Butterfield worked for the Office of Indian Affairs in the 1930s and was a member of the Rotary Club and Spencer Butterfield was the President of the Bank of Nevada. This collection also holds their personal and business correspondence and eulogies for Spencer Butterfield.
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Byrne, Grace Winkleman
Coll #: 1006
Date: ca. 1950s
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
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.

Cahlan, Florence Lee Jones
Coll #: T128
Date: 1945 - 1982
Extent: 21 document boxes, 7 record storage boxes
Location: 2:7:4 - 2:6:5
Related Materials: 0045
Collection consists of papers of Florence Lee (Jones) Cahlan and her husband John Cahlan. (Jones) Cahlan worked as a reporter for the Review Journal and Cahlan served as editor for many years. The collection contains materials documenting their personal lives, community interests, articles and manuscripts , and drafts and notes for their book Water -- A History of Las Vegas. Subjects include Nellis AFB, Nevada American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, Las Vegas Jubilee, high-speed ground transportation, Service League/Junior League and Nevada State Museum.
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Campaign for Choice
Coll #: 95-11
Date: 1989 - 1990
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 4:3:4
Collection is comprised of materials regarding the Campaign for Choice, organized in 1989, to carry out the initiative on the Nevada ballot regarding abortion. Materials include financial documents, minutes, newspaper clippings, fact sheets, video and audiotapes, and artifacts such as campaign buttons and bumper stickers.
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Cashman, James
Coll #: MS-00144
Date: 1911-1969
Extent: 1.58 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Location: 1:11:4
Related Materials: 0013
The James Cashman Sr. Papers date from 1911 to 1969 and contain correspondence, photographs, insurance records, and bank records related to entrepreneur James "Big Jim" Cashman and his businesses. The collection documents Cashman's life and activities in Nevada; among the materials compiled after his death are a biography of Cashman and a family history of his wife, Leah Barker.
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Children's Service Guild
Coll #: 93-29
Date: 1947 - 1990
Extent: 2.68 linear feet (4 document boxes and 1 record storage box)
Location: 4:7:4 - 4:7:5
Collection contains documents compiled by the Children's Service Guild, a volunteer group organized in 1969 to provide support for children through Clark County Family and Youth Services. Much of the collection consists of news clippings pertaining to juvenile crime and other juvenile-related issues in Las Vegas. The collection also contains materials pertaining to the operation of Clark County Juvenile Court Services.
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Clark County Bicentennial
Coll #: T103
Date: 1974 - 1976
Extent: 6 linear feet (6 record storage boxes)
Location: 2:9:3 - 2:9:5
Collection consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and project proposals for the Clark County Bicentennial celebration. It also includes Newsletters and information about the involvement of women in the community all referencing the Bicentennial celebration.

Clark County Child Care Association
Coll #: T83
Date: 1957-1975
Extent: .42 linear feet (1 document box)
Location: 1:12:4
Collection is comprised of the organizational records of the Clark County Child Care Association, a professional association of child care center operators. The collection contains correspondence, financial records, minutes and membership information. There are numerous chronological gaps in the records.
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Clark County Economic Opportunity Board
Coll #: MS16
Date: 1962 - 1973
Extent: 4.41 linear feet (10 document boxes, 1 slim document box)
Location: 1:5:1 - 1:5:2
Collection is comprised of the administrative and program records of the Clark County Economic Opportunity Board from 1963 - 1973. The CCEOB was responsible for administering and disbursing funds allocated from the federal government's Economic Opportunity Act. The collection includes minutes, reports, budget and financial reports, correspondence, news clippings, press releases, and numerous files on programs funded by the CCEOB such as Operation Independence and Head Start.
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Clark County Mother of the Year
Coll #: 89-53
Date: 1970 - 1987
Extent: .84 linear feet (2 document boxes)
Location: 4:12:3
Collection is comprised of material on the Clark County Mother's Day Celebration from 1970 - 1978, and the Clark County Mother of the Year Awards from 1979-1987. Documents include correspondence and biographies. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Clarke, Rosemary
Coll #: 97-04
Date: 1970
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 6:6:1
Collection contains news clippings about Clarkes election to the Nevada State Assembly, a photograph of her with Jesse Jackson, her work in mental illness awareness and education and correspondence about her election.

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.

Corbett, Carol
Coll #: 2006-24
Date: 1970s-2000s
Extent: 7 linear feet (7 record storage cartons)
Location: 11:11:6 - 11:12:3
Personal papers documenting Carol Corbett's professional and personal life in Las Vegas including work with the Clark Co. Recorder's Office, Nevada Women's Archives, Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB). Also documents how her life was impacted by coming out as a lesbian in Las Vegas in the 1980s.

Cragin, (Seely) Mrs. E. W.
Coll #: 77-76
Date: 1940
Extent: .21 linear feet. (1 slim document box)
Location: 2:2:5 Roller Shelf 1.5.4
Related Materials: 0017
Collection contains material gathered by Mrs. E.W. (Seely) Cragin (wife of Las Vegas mayor Ernie Cragin) and includes information on women's organizations in Las Vegas, correspondence, news clippings, photos and programs. There is also information on the christening of SS Las Vegas Victory.

Credit Women-International Scrapbooks and Manuals
Coll #: MS-00569
Date: 1941-1999
Extent: 5 Linear Feet 3 boxes (2 oversized boxes)
Location: 11:6:4 - 11:6:6
The Credit Professionals of Las Vegas Records span from 1941 to 1999 and include information about the organization and its two predecessors, the Credit Women's Club of Las Vegas and the Credit Women's Breakfast Club of Las Vegas in Nevada. The collection includes scrapbooks, procedure manuals from the local and international division of the organization, as well as awards received by the local division, and regional and local newsletters.
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Crisler, Clara M.
Coll #: Mss34
Date: 1875 -1944
Extent: 9 folders (containing 25 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Related Materials: 0062
Collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, news clippings and mementos of Clara M. Crisler, a leader in the social, political, and cultural life of Nevada. Crisler accumulated a personal library of over five thousand books that were later donated to UNLV in 1960 (Nevada Southern at the time). COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

Cunningham, Cynthia
Coll #: 87-37
Date: 1974 -1977
Extent: 2 linear feet (3 boxes + 1 box of audio-visual material)
Location: 3:4:5
Collection is comprised of the personal papers of Cynthia Cunningham, a Las Vegas resident who served on the State Board of Education, 1971-1979, and was involved in numerous volunteer organizations. Collection includes material on her work with the Equal Rights Amendment, sexism in the schools and the Health Systems Agency of Clark County. Collection includes audiotapes, films, posters and news clippings on the ERA and organization bylaws, memberships, agendas, minutes, correspondence and publications on the Health Systems Agency. There is little information on Cunningham herself.
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Cunningham, Erma
Coll #: T65
Date: 1941 - 1952
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 1:12:2
Collection consists of curriculum lists (attendance records and grades) from 1941 - 1948 for the Eldorado School District in Nelson, Nevada (Clark County). INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Daniels, Beth
Coll #: 93-035
Date: 1980s
Extent: 5.0 linear feet (5 record storage boxes)
Location: 4:6:1 - 4:6:3
Collection consists of the transcripts and research notes of Beth Daniels, a Las Vegas-based romance novelist.

Daughters of the American Revolution
Coll #: MS-00292
Date: 1950-2010
Extent: 21.2 Linear Feet (17 boxes and 6 oversize boxes)
Location: Francisco Garces Chapter: 3:9:6 - 3:10:2 and Roller Shelf 1:8:5 - 1:8:6; Old Spanish Trail: 7.7.2-7.7.5; Valley of Fire Chapter: 3:9:6 - 3:10:2 and Roller Shelf 1:8:5 - 1:8:6; Nevada State Society: Roller Shelf: 1:8:5 - 1:8:6
The Southern Nevada Daughters of the American Revolution Records primarily document the activities of three Southern Nevada chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution from 1950 to 2010. The materials center around the records of three chapters from Southern Nevada: Old Spanish Trail, Francisco Garces, and Valley of Fire. Materials include administrative records, scrapbooks, photographs, news clippings, and correspondence about the activities of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters, and also contain records from the Nevada State Society.
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Daughters of Union Veterans
Coll #: MS-00234
Date: 1861-1970, bulk 1948-1954
Extent: 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 2:2:5
The Daughters of Union Veterans (DUV) of the Civil War, Las Vegas, Nevada Records comprise various materials from the organization ranging from the years 1861 to 1970, with a bulk of the material dating from 1948 to 1954. The contents consist of a scrapbook of memorabilia and newspaper clippings, magazine articles profiling the Grand Army of the Republic, reissues of Harper�s Weekly from 1861, and the correspondence and ephemera of Henrietta Denny.
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Decker, Clarabelle
Coll #: 86-09
Date: 1926 - 1980
Extent: .42 linear feet (2 slim document boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Location: 3:2:3
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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Coll #: 2001-04
Date: 1940s-1980s
Extent: 6.67 linear feet (4 record storage boxes and 4 document boxes)
Location: 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

Denton, Hazel Baker
Coll #: 97-03
Date: 1907 - 1955
Extent: 4.52 linear feet (6 document boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Location: 6:7:6 - 6:6:1 Roller Sehlf 2.1.8
Related Materials: 0312
Collection is comprised of the personal papers and writings of Hazel Baker Denton, educator and writer. In addition to her work with the Lincoln Co. Board of Education, National Education Association of Nevada, and the Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs, Denton was also elected to the Nevada State Assembly twice. Collection consists of correspondence, personal diaries, news clippings and speeches. Other materials include drafts and published versions of her writing including the columns "Caliente All the Time" and "While the Toast Burns" and the book Ironing Day. Personal items such as baby books and scrapbooks also form part of the collection.
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Deskin, Ruthe
Coll #: MS-00357
Date: 1950-2004
Extent: 1.4 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: 5:1:1 and 13:5:6
The Ruthe Deskin Papers document the career of Nevada journalist and youth activist Ruthe Deskin from 1950 to 2004. The papers include newspaper articles, award certificates, photographs, and legal documents that illustrate Deskin's five decades of work in journalism and in the Las Vegas, Nevada community. As personal assistant to the editor of the Las Vegas Sun, Deskin regularly published a column called "Back and Forth," and she also served as the President of the Las Vegas Press Club and Nevada State Press Association.
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Diamond, Renee
Coll #: MS-00377
Date: 1972-2000
Extent: 7.4 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Location: 5:7:4 - 5:7:6
The Renee Diamond Papers consist of material relating to Renee Diamond's political career and social justice activism from 1972 to 2000. The collection includes campaign documents, correspondence, news articles, and ephemera from her campaigns for Nevada State Assembly, the Equal Rights Amendment, National Organization for Women, and personal files that relate to her career and associated organizations.
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Dick, Mida Mae
Coll #: MS-00259
Date: 1945-1986
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: 3:2:3
The Mida Mae Dick Collection on Las Vegas Entertainment (1945-1986) consists of clippings and programs about the Las Vegas, Nevada entertainment scene. The bulk of the materials concern shows and nightlife at notable hotels and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Dokter, Betty Ham
Coll #: Mss36
Date: 1857 -1971
Extent: 7 folders (containing 66 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Related Materials: 0012
Collection consists of selected papers of the Ham family, one of Las Vegas most notable and influential families. Contains postcards, news clippings, booklets, membership cards, certificates, correspondence of Ella Mereness (mother of Alta Mereness Ham), and other papers relating to Artemus W. Ham Sr., his wife Alta (Mereness) Ham, and their children: Artemus W. Ham Jr., Betty Ham (Doctkter), and Robert C. Ham. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

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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Dondich, Josie (Johnson)
Coll #: 86-21
Date: 1942 - 1962
Extent: .42 linear feet (1 document box)
Location: 3:2:6
Collection is comprised of correspondence, clippings and photographs from Josie Dondich, owner of the Cut Rate Liquor Store in Las Vegas in the 1940s and 1950s. Correspondence of note includes that regarding the death of Dondich's son, Alex, in a POW camp during WWII. There are also a number of letters from Senator Pat McCarran and ephemera from Las Vegas hotels. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

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