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Total manuscripts: 39

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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Bilbray, James
Coll #: 87-35
Date: 1982 - 1985
Extent: 4 linear feet (4 record storage boxes)
Location: 3:4:3 - 3:4:4
Collection consists of the legislative papers of former Nevada State Senator James Bilbray. Contains correspondence, joint resolutions, senate and assembly bills, legal documents, memos, news clippings and various booklets from Nevada state agencies and commissions. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

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
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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Carville, Governon E.P.
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1941
Extent: 2.0 linear feet (1 double oversize box)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:7:8
Collection contains newspaper clippings of events that occurred and decisions made during Carvilles time as governor of Nevada in 1941.

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.

Flangas, William Scrapbooks
Coll #: MS-00099
Date: 1974-2014
Extent: 2.6 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: A 2:5:6 - 2:5:7
This collection comprises the scrapbooks of William Flangas that document his anti-smoking efforts in Nevada from, 1974-2014. These materials include correspondence, articles, copies of assembly bills, newsletters related to smoking and health, and newsletters related to non-smokers.
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Gomes, Dennis
Coll #: 2012-14
Date: 1970s-1980s
Extent: 1 document box (.42 linear feet)
Location: 13:7:4
Collection is comprised of photo copies of materials documenting investigations of Dennis Gomes in his role as Nevada Gaming Control Board Division Chief and Law Enforcement Officer. Includes work documenting investigations at the Stardust, Tropicana and other hotels for organized crime skim. NOTE: This collection is closed until January 1, 2018 according to the Deed of Gift. Access may only be granted before then by written permission of the donor. Please contact Special Collections staff at for more information.

Governor's Commission on Status of People
Coll #: T176
Date: 1975 - 1977
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 record storage box)
Location: 2:2:1
This collection is on the Commission on the Status of People which was formerly called Commission of the Status of Women, established in 1965 by Governor Grant Sawyer. Governor Mike O'Callaghan requested the Commission to investigate state laws that adversely affect Nevadans. The Commission was appointed from 1975 - 1977 and this collection contains the reports and a variety of documents pertaining to the Commission and several publications from other states concerning the status of women.

Governor's Conference on Nevada Libraries
Coll #: 85-92
Date: 1978
Extent: 1 linear feet (1 oversize phase box)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:8:1
Collection is comprised of a scrapbook pertaining to the Governor's Conference on Nevada Librariescorrespondence re: funding and planning, newspaper clippings about available library services, copies of sample questionnaires for patrons and radio public service announcements. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Grant, Archie and Zora
Coll #: T25
Date: 1918-1990
Extent: .84 linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Location: 1:10:4
Collection is comprised of the personal papers of Archie and Zora Grant. Materials such as scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, correspondence, award certificates and membership records document Archie Grant's many contributions as a member of the Nevada State Legislature, State Board of Education, Las Vegas Housing Authority and Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. There is a significant amount of correspondence from Grant to his mother during his time with the AEF in France during WWI. One scrapbook documents Zora Grant's work as President of the Nevada Federation of Women's Clubs in the 1940s.

Harmon Family Papers
Coll #: MS-00301
Date: 1910-1961
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Location: 4:12:1 - 4:12:2
The Harmon Family Papers mainly consist of the political and personal correspondence of Las Vegas, Nevada pioneer Harley A. Harmon from 1910-1934, and his son Harley E. Harmon from 1940-1961. Also included are family scrapbooks with wedding announcements, birthday cards, children�s honors, and other ephemera.
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Hazard, H. E.
Coll #: T22
Date: 1939 - 1977
Extent: 5 linear in. (1 box)
Location: 1:10:3
Collection consists of political (as a member of the Nevada State Legislature) and personal correspondence re: supporting Union Labor, the need for proper housing for African Americans, appointment to the Council of Defense of Nevada by the Governor, and visits from the governor. Clippings on political and social issues, memorabiliawar ration books, invitations to attend JFK, LBJ and Jimmy Carters inaugurations, Democratic Party National Convention papers: application for State Gambling License (blank form). INVENTORY AVAILABLE

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 Hendeldate 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

Henderson, A.S.
Coll #: T113
Date: 1898 - 1960
Extent: .42 linear feet (1 document box; 1 oversize folder)
Location: 2:8:5
This collection is comprised of the papers of A. S. Henderson, a native Nevadan who served on the Eighth Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada from 1946 to 1960. The collection focuses primarily on his prominent career as a district court judge in Las Vegas. Little is mentioned about his service as an educator, district attorney, or legislator. Types of documents in the collection include Hendersons correspondence, campaign statements, certificates and proclamations, his memorial book, newspaper clippings, an 1879 edition of Eureka and Its Resources, and ephemera.
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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

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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Jones, Clifford (Cliff)
Coll #: 2012-19
Location: back stacks
Collection is comprised of materials from the estate of former Lieutenant Governor and gaming executive Cliff Jones. Includes photographs, plaques, correspondence, trophies. A number of photographs document the family's time in the Dutch West Indies in the 1920s and there is correspondence from family members including his sister, noted Las Vegas journalist, Florence Lee Jones Cahlan.

Klein, Freda
Coll #: 97-06
Date: 1967-1993
Extent: 1 slim doc box
Location: 6:6:1
Collection consists of a scrapbook of certificates, news clippings, photographs, and correspondence relating to Kleins personal career in the Nevada Employment Security Department, and college/university career.

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 Sheriffs for election race to Assembly District 3, campaign and fundraising materials-mailers, etc.

Lanman Collection
Coll #: 1031-9
Date: 1828 -1923
Extent: 5 folders
Location: 1:1:2
Lanman wrote a Dictionary of the United States Congress and General Government in the late 19th century. This collection contains the title page and the table of contents of the Dictionary and responses to his solicitation requesting biographical information from notable government figures such as Silas Rody Ashley, Thomas Fitch, Gordon N. Matt, , Henry Worthington, S.M. Worts, and Ernest B. Norris. Of particular interest with reagard to Nevada are the original holograph letters of James W. Nye and William M. Stewart.

List, Cathy
Coll #: 2003-14
Date: 1977-1980
Location: Roller Shelf 2:4:4
Scrapbook of Cathy List, wife of Nevada Governor Bob List , covering their years in the governor's mansion, 1977-1980.

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

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

Malone, Theresa
Coll #: 2002-21
Date: 1997-2002
Location: 9:12:1
Collection is comprised of Theresa Malone's files regarding the Nevada State Board of Education meeting of September 8, 2001. Includes material on the proposed closure of the Austin, Nevada elementary school that was overturned by the State Board.

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

Mojave, Kern River, and El Dorado Natural Gas Pipeline Project
Coll #: MS-00671
Date: 1987-1988
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Location: B 1.3.2
The Mojave, Kern River, and El Dorado Natural Gas Pipeline Project Reports (1987-1988) include both the draft and final report published by the California State Lands Commission on the environmental impact of an interstate natural gas route. Potential routes in Southern Nevada are proposed in the project.
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Nevada Commission on Tourism
Coll #: 97-01
Date: 1986-1990s
Extent: 2.0 linear feet
Location: 6:7:5 - 6:7:6
Collection consists of news clippings, magazine articles, and manuscripts regarding the Las Vegas office of the Nevada Commission on Tourism.

Nevada Motion PictureDivision
Coll #: MS5
Extent: 24 doc boxes
Location: 1:1:3 - 1:1:6
Collection is comprised of film scripts from the Motion Picture and Television Division of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development. All film and television scripts were set around Las Vegas or in the Nevada desert. Notable titles include "Vegas Vacation," "Honeymoon in Vegas," and "Leaving Las Vegas." INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Nevada State Park System
Coll #: T23
Date: [1883] - 1981
Extent: 3 boxes (15 linear in.)
Location: 1:10:3 - 1:10:4
Collection consists of select records from the Nevada State Park System. Includes administration and planning documents, financial records, correspondence and news clippings. Collection includes documentation on the Spring Mountain Ranch, Valley of Fire, Death Valley National Monument, and general information on caves.

Parks, David R.
Coll #: 2000-14
Extent: 1 document box (.42 linear feet)
Location: 8:9:3
Collection is comprised of a small selection of personal papers from Nevada's first openly-gay assemblyman, David R. Parks. Includes business records on the Camp David Bath House in Las Vegas and a campaign sign from Parks' 1996 campaign.

Pittman, Ida (Brewington)
Coll #: 85-077
Date: 1945 - 1977
Extent: 1 document box, 1 slim document box (.63 linear feet) and 1 oversize folder
Location: 2:1:3
This collection contains many news clippings about Ida Brewington Pittman's husband Vail, who was governor of Nevada 1945-1950. The collection also contains letters of condolences over Vail Pittman's death, original speeches from the Vail Pittman Elementary School's dedication, copies of resolutions, an inaugural invitation, some financial notes, travel papers, address lists, and notes about phone calls. Most of the items in this collection pertain to her husband's life rather than her own.
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Pittman, Key
Coll #: 1003
Date: 1939-1940
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of correspondence between U.S. Senator Key Pittman (via his clerk James A. White) and various constituents who have sent him books on a variety of subjects. The possibility of conflict in Europe is mentioned in some of the letters.

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.

Price, Bob
Coll #: 85-89
Date: 1975 - 1980
Extent: 3 boxes
Location: 2:1:3 - 2:1:4
Collection is comprised of the legislative records of Nevada assemblyman Robert Price. Much of the collection concerns a legislative subcommittee appointed to investigate insurance practices in Nevada. Documents include clippings, letters, minutes, testimony, press releases and reports related to automobile insurance in Nevada. Other legislative concerns included in this collection relate to housing, flood control, fire protection, tax regulations, gaming regulations and the Nevada Gaming Commission. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Robinson, Dr. Robert E. (Bob)
Coll #: MS-00416
Date: 1970-1986
Extent: 6 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Location: 8:12:3 - 8:12:5
The Robert E. Robinson Legislative Papers comprise materials relating to Robert Robinson's career in the Nevada State Legislature as an assemblyman and senator from 1970 to 1986. Papers include correspondence, assembly bill research, assembly bill proposals, assembly roll calls, and materials from special committee meetings from state assembly sessions. The collection also contains Robinson's campaign material, including financial disclosures, press releases, advertisements, and correspondence with the voters.
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Royer, Gary
Coll #: MS-00658
Date: approximately 1955-1996
Extent: 54 linear feet (243 binders)
Location: A 4:7:1-7; A 4:8:1-7; A 4:9:1-5
The Gary Royer Collection on Gaming comprises gaming laws, regulations, financial data, and historical materials (approximately 1955-1996) collected by Gary W. Royer in his roles as Certified Public Accountant, gaming consultant, and Nevada Gaming Control Board Audit Division Agent. Material focuses on gaming in the United States, and is particularly strong in documentation on the states of Nevada and New Jersey. Legal materials include statues, codes, regulations, revenue reports, Nevada Gaming Commission minutes, and Nevada State Gaming Control Board minutes. Material on casinos, racetracks, and sports betting facilities features data on select organizations, monthly revenue reports, occupancy rates, operations manuals, annual reports, policies and procedures manuals, and profile sheets. Material on Indian gaming (tribal gaming) includes surveys, reports, operations, regulatory handbooks, and tribal-state compacts. Also included are general casino management and operational procedures manuals, conference materials, and audit guides.

Schwartz, Howard Collection on Gaming
Coll #: MS-00104
Date: 1853, 1968-2007
Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet (1 box)
The Howard Schwartz Collection on Gaming documents the gaming industry in the United States from 1853, 1968-2007. The collection includes manuscripts, periodicals, newspaper articles, ephemera, profit and probability profiles and a report from the National Gambling Impact Study Commission.
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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, Frank
Coll #: Mss33
Date: 1892 -1947
Extent: 13 folders (containing 118 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of manuscripts written by Frank Williams from 1892 to 1946. The bulk of the writing was done in the 1940s and concerns his life, local histories of Goodsprings, Potosi, Mesquite Valley and the Yellow Pine Mining District. It also contains reports and material reflecting his role as University Regent (1909-1912 and 1923-1942) and his four terms in the State Assembly. Also includes various addresses and articles regarding mines and mining, the evils of gambling, and his life in Las Vegas and Vanderbilt with wife, Edith C. Williams.
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