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Nevada Poetry Society Records
Coll #: MS-00172
Date: 1961-1973
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 2:12:6
The Nevada Poetry Society Records are comprised of the society's records dating from 1961 to 1973. Society organizer and president, Mildred Breedlove is featured prominently in the collection. Materials include: Silver Strings: Nevada Poetry Society Anthology, a collection of poems commemorating Nevada's centennial year, individual poems, bank records, correspondence, and newsletters.
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Nevada Women's History Project (NWHP) Collection
Coll #: 99-04
Date: 1995-1998
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Location: MS 7.11.6, MS 7.12.1
Collection is comprised of select organizational records of the Nevada Women's History Project (NWHP), founded in 1996 as a means to provide visibility and support for the gathering and dissemination of the history of women in Nevada. Material in the collection reflects the early organization of NWHP Southern Region. Collection contains meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, membership lists, newsletters, press releases, and project files.
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Nita Londo Rieger Collection on Gold Star Mothers
Coll #: MS-00408
Date: 1947-1995
Extent: 1.34 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Location: RS 2.2.5
Related Materials: 0315
The Nita Longo Rieger Collection on the Desert Chapter of Gold Star Mothers consists of materials dated from 1947 until 1995 from the Desert Chapter of Gold Star Mothers Inc. located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It includes newspaper clippings about the group, a history of the chapter, photographs of meetings and member events, and programs from the dedication and rededication of a monument erected by the group.
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Nita Londo Rieger Collection on Gold Star Mothers
Coll #: MS-00408
Date: 1947-1995
Extent: 1.34 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Location: RS 2.2.5
Related Materials: 0315
The Nita Longo Rieger Collection on the Desert Chapter of Gold Star Mothers consists of materials dated from 1947 until 1995 from the Desert Chapter of Gold Star Mothers Inc. located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It includes newspaper clippings about the group, a history of the chapter, photographs of meetings and member events, and programs from the dedication and rededication of a monument erected by the group.
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Ortiz Consolidation Collection
Coll #: Mss38
Date: 1976 - 1977
Extent: 10 folders (containing 208 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of material relating to issue of consolidation/annexation of local governments in Clark County. Primarily concerns limits of the City of Las Vegas, Nevada in clippings from the newspapers, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Las Vegas Sun, 9 July 1975 through 13 November 1977. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Pearson, Alice
Coll #: MS-00465
Extent: 3 boxes (2.4 linear feet)
Location: MS 10:6:2
Personal papers of Alice Pearson, longtime member of the Mesquite Club.

Phillips, Peggy Hyde Papers
Coll #: MS-00401
Date: 1929-1998
Extent: 3.3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: MS 7:8:5, RS 1.6.4
The Peggy Hyde Phillips Papers (1929-1998) document the lives of Peggy Hyde Phillips, her first husband Charles, and her son Michael. Materials include family photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and documents from Michael Hyde’s time as a student at the United States Air Force Academy. The collection also includes a near-complete run of issues from February 1, 1963 through May 8, 1964 of the Paradise Press weekly newspaper from Paradise, an unincorporated township in Clark County, Nevada.
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Pittman, Ida Brewington Papers
Coll #: MS-00243
Date: 1906-1977
Extent: 0.63 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 leather portfolio)
Location: MS 2:1:3, RS 1.6.6
The Ida Brewington Pittman Papers date from 1906 to 1977 and are comprised of news clippings documenting the life of her husband, former Nevada Governor Vail Pittman. Most of the clippings are undated. Other subjects covered in the news clippings range from articles on oil wells to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Nevada. The collection also contains some ephemera from Pittman's gubernatorial inauguration as well as letters, speeches and copies of various legislative resolutions.
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Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada
Coll #: 96-01
Date: 1980-1995
Extent: 17 document boxes (7.14 linear feet)
Location: 5:2:2 - 5:2:5
Collection consists of the administrative and educational records of Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada. Much of the collection focuses on administrative concerns such as grants and fundraising, and speakers, but there is also material pertaining to education and programs sponsored by PPSN. Types of material include brochures, flyers, grant records, news clippings, and training materials. Access to certain materials is restricted -- please see finding aid for details.
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Professional Black Women's Alliance Records
Coll #: MS-00498
Date: 1997-2003
Extent: 3.7 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 10.2.4, MS Map Case 11:A
The Professional Black Women’s Alliance Records (1997-2003) consist of correspondence, photographs, and programs from the Professional Black Women’s Alliance. Most programs pertain to the organization’s annual Rose Awards, which celebrate black female role models from the Las Vegas, Nevada community. The collection also contains a large poster from the 1999 Rose Awards ceremony.
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Raben, Barbara Collection on the Las Vegas Jewish Community
Coll #: MS-00655
Date: 1976-2015
Extent: 8.9 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 flat file)
Location: Annex B 1:5:7, Annex B IS 1:5:4, MS Map Case 11:K
Related Materials: MS-00386, MS-00426, OH-02278
Collection is comprised of materials (1976-2015) collected by Barbara Raben that document her personal life and her involvement with the Las Vegas Jewish community, specifically Hadassah Southern Nevada Chapter and the Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA) of Clark County, Nevada. Hadassah and JFSA records make up the bulk of the collection and mainly consist of photographs and programs from events held by the organizations. Four Hadassah scrapbooks document the group's activities and events during the 1970s, 1990s, and first decade of the 21st century. A JFSA report provides an overview of the organization from 2013 to 2014. A small amount of personal papers document Raben's store The Candy Factory and her graduation from the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in 2013.
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Raben, Barbara Collection on the Las Vegas Jewish Community
Coll #: MS-00655
Date: 1976-2015
Extent: 8.9 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 flat file)
Location: Annex B 1:5:7, Annex B IS 1:5:4, MS Map Case 11:K
Related Materials: MS-00386, MS-00426, OH-02278
Collection is comprised of materials (1976-2015) collected by Barbara Raben that document her personal life and her involvement with the Las Vegas Jewish community, specifically Hadassah Southern Nevada Chapter and the Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA) of Clark County, Nevada. Hadassah and JFSA records make up the bulk of the collection and mainly consist of photographs and programs from events held by the organizations. Four Hadassah scrapbooks document the group's activities and events during the 1970s, 1990s, and first decade of the 21st century. A JFSA report provides an overview of the organization from 2013 to 2014. A small amount of personal papers document Raben's store The Candy Factory and her graduation from the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in 2013.
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Reiter, Mary Jane Griffith
Coll #: MS-00262
Date: 1927-1958
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet, 018 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 3:2:3
The Mary Jane Griffith Reiter Papers date from 1926 to 1964. The papers document Nevada history and her family’s business and civic work; they contains her grandmother's will, a ledger detailing the costs and expenses for rental properties, and reports and minutes from the Colorado River Commission. It also includes a 1964 bibliography of materials on Nevada.
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Renee Lee Papers
Coll #: MS-00587
Date: 1950s-2012
Extent: 3.2 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Location: MS 12.1.1 - 12.1.2
The Renee Lee Papers span from the 1950s to 2012 and document the life of singer and actress Renee Lee through photographs, her original music scores, newspaper clippings, and a mid-career resume. The collection also includes an alphabetized card catalog of the private performances Lee booked from 1998-2012.
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Republican Women of Las Vegas, Nevada Records
Coll #: MS-00371
Date: 1953-1992
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 2:3:5
The collection is comprised of the records of the Republican Women of Las Vegas, Nevada dating from 1953 to 1992. The collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, invitations, fliers, magazines, and awards.
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Rickman, Carmella
Coll #: MS-00541
Date: 1950s-1970s
Extent: 7.1 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 framed poster)
Location: MS 12.4.4, MS 12.4.5, Main Stacks West Wall
Collection is comprised of the personal papers of Carmella Rickman aka Carmella, the Sophia Loren of Burlesque. Comprised of photographs, promotional ephemera (cards, table tents, etc), magazines featuring Carmella, newspaper clippings featuring her performances, costume ca. 1975, large poster, and lifesize cutout.

Rockwell, Earl Papers
Coll #: MS-00145
Date: 1852-1978
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: MS 1.11.5
The Earl Rockwell Papers (1852-1978) consists of clippings, diaries, books, correspondence, and ephemera related to Las Vegas, Nevada pioneer Earl Rockwell. The collection documents Rockwell's life in Las Vegas and Elmira, New York and also contains seven nineteenth century diaries that belonged to Rockwell's grandmother, Amanda Brees.
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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.

Ronzone Family Papers
Coll #: MS-00509
Date: 1900-1991
Extent: 1.4 Linear Feet, 1.6 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
Location: MS 11.2.2
This collection documents the history of the Ronzone family of Las Vegas, Nevada, their department store, and Dick Ronzone's involvement in local politics. Other topics covered include Ann (Roeth) Ronzone's community activities from 1950 through the 1990s. Most materials range from the 1950s through the early 1990s and include newspaper clippings, documents, correspondence, certificates, yearbooks, publications, artifacts, and photographs.
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Ruby Amie-Pilot Papers
Coll #: MS-00102
Date: 1930s-2002
Extent: 1.3 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)
Location: MS Map Case 11:O
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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Ruby Amie-Pilot Papers
Coll #: MS-00102
Date: 1930s-2002
Extent: 1.3 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)
Location: MS Map Case 11:O
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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Ruthe Deskin Papers
Coll #: MS-00357
Date: 1950-2004
Extent: 1.9 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 OSF)
Location: MS 5:1:1, MS Map Case 11:N
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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Service League [Las Vegas]
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1948-1970
Extent: 4 oversize boxes, 4 double oversize boxes (6.68 linear feet)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:4:1 - 1:4:3
Collection consists of the Las Vegas Service League scrapbooks containing newspaper articles about the members, various charitable acts performed by the league and league gatherings. (see also Junior League of Las Vegas collection 97-12 and the Junior Service League of Las Vegas on the roller shelf)

Shade Tree Shelter
Coll #: 96-006
Date: 1990 - 1994
Extent: 3 record storage boxes ( 3.75 linear feet)
Location: 5:3:1 - 5:3:2
The Shade Tree is a Las Vegas-based homeless shelter for women and women with children. The Shade Tree Collection contains staff logbooks for 1991 - 1994 and volunteer journals for 1990 - 1991 for this women's and children' safe house.

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

Smith, Arlene Mathews Papers
Coll #: MS-00069
Date: 1910-1978
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 1:11:3
Related Materials: 0129
The Arlene Mathews Smith Papers are comprised of materials pertaining to the area around Panaca, Nevada, dating from 1910 to 1978, with a bulk of the items from the 1920s. The papers were collected while she lived in Panaca and consist of records and booklets from the 4-H Boys and Girls Club, two copies of the "Lincoln Lantern" dated 1927, a photo album, and memorabilia.
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Soroptimist International of Henderson/Green Valley Chapter Records
Coll #: MS-00359
Date: 1980-2004
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: B 2:3:4
Soroptimist International Henderson / Green Valley Chapter Records from 1980 to 2004 include meeting minutes, programs, photographs, conference materials, promotional material for various fund raisers, awards, and a gavel.
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Soroptomists International of Greater Las Vegas
Coll #: MS-00443
Date: 1968-2000
Extent: 20.6 Linear Feet (19 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Location: 9:8:4 - 9:9:5
The Soroptimist International of Greater Las Vegas and Paradise Valley Records document the activity of two Las Vegas, Nevada chapters of the women's advocacy group Soroptimist International from 1968 to 2000. The records contain membership information, by-laws, correspondence, scrapbooks, publications, memoranda, and ephemera about women's issues, environmental concerns, and the club's activities in the Greater Las Vegas and Paradise Valley chapters. The records also contain information from conferences held by Soroptimist International, including audio cassette recordings of speeches and presentations.
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Southern Nevada Antique Bottle Club
Coll #: T160
Date: 1967 - 1975
Extent: 1document box (.42 linear feet)
Location: 2:3:2
Collection is comprised of the organizational records of the Southern Nevada Antique Bottle Club and includes membership information and newsletters.

Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys Records
Coll #: MS-00808
Date: 1979-2016
Extent: 5 boxes (5.2 Linear Feet, 5.7 Cubic Feet), 929 Digital Files (4 DVDs, 0.823 GB) PDF/A
Location: BIS-01.10.3
Collection is comprised of records (approximately 1979 to 2016) created by the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys (SNAWA). The collection contains administrative files from past SNAWA board members including past SNAWA presidents, secretaries, and treasures. The collection also includes records such as attendee lists, registration forms, and seminar evaluation forms from continuing legal education (CLE) events organized by SNAWA for attorneys in Southern Nevada.
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Southern Nevada Historical Society
Coll #: MS-00205
Date: 1948-1983
Extent: 2.10 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Location: 2:4:4
The Southern Nevada Historical Society Records document the management and development of the Southern Nevada Historical Society (SNHS) as well as various historical projects in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada that the society sponsored from 1948 to 1983. The records include SNHS correspondence (1951-1978), meeting minutes(1958-1983), and accounting information (1959-1980). It also contains copies of the SNHS Backtrails Newsletter, promotional material for events, membership lists, and research materials for various projects related to the history of southern Nevada and Las Vegas.
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Southern Nevada Women's Political Caucus
Coll #: 94-46
Date: 1983 - 1984
Extent: 2 document boxes (.84 linear feet)
Location: 4:5:4
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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St. Denis, Ruth
Coll #: MS-00249
Date: 1905 - 1984
Extent: 1 record storage box, 1 document box, 3 oversize boxes (6.76 linear feet)
Location: MS 2:1:3, RS 1:8:3 - 1:8:4
The Ruth St. Denis Collection pertains to the St. Denis School of Dance in Los Angeles, CA. The collection contains scrapbooks filled with magazine cutouts from early 20th century- performers and celebrities. It also includes a variety of books on costume and dance. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Stern, Belle Tyktin Papers
Coll #: MS-00296
Date: 1939-1997
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 3:10:3
The Bella Tyktin Stern Papers (1939-1997) document the life and travels of Bella Tyktin Stern. Half of the collection focuses on the trips she took within the state of Nevada as a guide for Nevada Discovery Tours, featuring travel itineraries and travel brochures. The other half is dedicated to biographical materials, including personal correspondence, legal documents, and an untranslated copy of Stern's unpublished autobiography, Unser Kampf.
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Stewart, Helen J.
Coll #: T87
Date: 1869-1978
Extent: 3.3 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 2.12.6, MS Map Case 11:I
Related Materials: 0104
Collection consists of the personal papers of Helen J Stewart, owner of the Las Vegas Ranch and an active participant in the social, political, and business life of early Las Vegas. A founding member of the Mesquite Club (oldest women's service organization in Las Vegas), she became an authority on state history and developed an extensive collection of Indian baskets. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE
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Stuckey, Evelyn
Coll #: 86-056
Date: 1949 - 1969
Extent: 8 linear ft
Location: 3:2:6 Roller Shelf 1.8.2
Related Materials: 0284
The Evelyn Stuckey Collection focuses on the Las Vegas Rhythmettes, a unique dance/pep club for girls that was active at Las Vegas High School in the 1950s and 1960s. It includes news clippings, magazine articles, photographs, correspondence and a number of other documents pertaining to Rhythmettes founder Evelyn Stuckey and the Rhythmettes organization.
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Sue Fawn Chung Collection on Asians in Nevada
Coll #: MS-00332
Date: 1956-2005
Extent: 2.7 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Location: MS 4:7:3 - 4:7:4
The Asians in Nevada collection consists of various materials collected by Sue Fawn Chung in the course of her research on the history of Asians in Nevada. It includes interviews, correspondence, biographical information on prominent Chinese- and Japanese-Americans, and material on internment of Japanese-Americans during during WWII.
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Swift, Joan papers
Coll #: MS-00804
Date: 1989-1994
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 01:10:03
The Joan Swift Papers include photos, speeches, congratulatory letters, candidate night invitations, county elected official bios, campaign materials, Clark County newsletters, and news clippings. Photographs and a draft of Swift’s memoirs to her grandchildren are also included in this collection.
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Swift, Joan papers
Coll #: MS-00804
Date: 1989-1994
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 01:10:03
The Joan Swift Papers include photos, speeches, congratulatory letters, candidate night invitations, county elected official bios, campaign materials, Clark County newsletters, and news clippings. Photographs and a draft of Swift’s memoirs to her grandchildren are also included in this collection.
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Tom Hansen Collection on the Jubilee! Stage Show
Coll #: MS-00106
Date: 1995-2012
Extent: 2.7 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Location: B 1.1.1, MS Map Case 11:O
The Tom Hansen Collection on the Jubliee! stage show documents his work with this Las Vegas production from 1995 to 2012. The files include programs, set designs, lyrics, programs, badges, business cards, photographs, costume drawings, and video/audio tapes of the Jubilee! auditions and rehearsals.
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Trudell, Harriet
Coll #: MS-00540
Date: 1949-2006
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location: MS 13:6:3
The Harriet Trudell Papers span 1949-2006. The collection consists of personal items such as items from Trudell's high school, personal correspondence, holiday cards and photos of family, friends, trips and gatherings. Harriet Trudell was a Democratic Party advocate, feminist, Civil Rights activist, campaign advisor, and precinct organizer. The bulk of the collection contains documents from Trudell's various political activities. These items include correspondence from political entities, election memorabilia in the form of buttons and bumper stickers, information on political campaigns, and documents concerning the National Organization of Women (NOW).
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U - Wah - Un Study Club Collection
Coll #: MS-00198
Date: 1919 - 1987
Extent: 2 doc boxes
Location: MS 2:8:5
The U - Wah - Un Study Club was a women's literary club formed in Las Vegas in 1919. The collection covers activities of the club from its founding to 1987 and includes year books, a scrapbook, financial records, minutes and biographies. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE
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Ullom - Brockman
Coll #: T152
Date: 1889 -1943
Extent: 1 document box
Location: 2:3:1
Collection contains the personal records of union of the two old pioneering families Ullom and Brockman. Included are photocopies of photographs--the typical family snapshots, personal postcards, letters, telegrams, wedding announcement, school papers and newspaper clipping reporting on the death of the son.

UNLV Libraries Collection on Goldfield, Nevada
Coll #: MS-00010
Date: 1903-1966
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: 1:3:1 - 1:3:2
The collection on Goldfield, Nevada Collection (1903-1966) documents mining, civic activities and organizations, such as the Goldfield Women's Club. Included are mining company minutes, ledgers, stock certificates, a Nelson-Gans fight program, correspondence, receipts, and bank records. Also included is a copy of a suit, Goldfield Consolidated Water Company v Nevada Tax Commission, along with other water and sewer information.
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Valda and Esper Esau Collection on Lido de Paris
Coll #: MS-00520
Date: 1958-1991
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 11.5.2
The Valda and Esper Esau Collection on Lido de Paris (1958-1991) consists of clippings, ephemera, and programs documenting the career of entertainer Valda Esau, who danced in the Lido de Paris show at the Stardust Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in the late 1950s. Additionally, the collection contains a full-color program of the first edition of the Lido de Paris at the Stardust Hotel.
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Valder, Ann
Coll #: 90-060
Date: 1950-1983
Extent: 1.7 linear feet (5 boxes)
Location: MS 4:10:6
Collection is comprised of the papers of Ann Valder, a journalist who wrote for the Las Vegas Sun. Collection contains a variety of articles written by Ann Valder, personal correspondence, biographical information, American Cancer Society correspondence, news releases and a number of articles from different authors.
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Van Betten, Patricia Healthcare and Nursing Papers
Coll #: MS-00098
Date: 1985-2009
Extent: 2.65 Linear Feet, 4 boxes
Location: A 2:5:4
The Patricia van Betten Healthcare and Nursing Papers (1985-2009) are comprised of personal correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, and reports of Patricia van Betten, who worked with the League of Women Voters and the Nevada Nurses Association from 1985 to 2011. The collection details several Nevada organizations including the Nevada Chapter of the Health Care Reform Project (HCRP), the League of Women Voters, and the Nevada Nurses Association. Also of interest, the collection contains written material, video recordings, and compact discs pertaining to health curriculum for the Clark County School District.
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Vinas, Jose Luis
Coll #: 2003-10
Date: 1960-1988
Extent: 4.9 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 10.1.2, MS Map Case 11:I, RS 2.4.1
Collection consists of the costume designs, news clippings, and photographs of noted Las Vegas costume designer, Jose Luis Vinas, who designed for producer Frederic Apcar in shows such as Vive Les Girls and Casino de Paris. Includes original costume designs done for Vive Les Girls, Casino de Paris and Siegfried and Roy.

Virginia James Papers
Coll #: MS-00523
Date: 1949-1982
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: MS 11.2.4
The Virginia James Papers (1949-1982) consist of the correspondence and contracts of Las Vegas, Nevada performer Virginia James. The materials document James' employment history at the Tropicana, Flamingo, and Sands hotels and her involvement in the famous "Les Folies Bergere" show, which debuted in Las Vegas in 1959.
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Wengert Family Papers
Coll #: MS-00192
Date: 1907-1967
Extent: 3.3 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: MS 2.8.6, MS Map Case 11:N
The Wengert Family Papers (1907-1967) consists of clippings, correspondence, ephemera, and scrapbooks detailing the lives of Las Vegas, Nevada pioneers Cyril S. Wengert and Lottie Ward Wengert. Much of the material documents Lottie Ward�s life in Iowa before her 1921 marriage to Wengert and ultimate move to Las Vegas. The collection also houses three scrapbooks of family photographs from the 1920s.
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