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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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Cashman, James
Coll #: T41
Date: 1901- 1961
Extent: 1.68 linear feet (4 document boxes)
Location: 1:11:4
Collection is comprised of the personal papers of the Cashman Family. In particular, James Cashman Sr., pioneer Las Vegan, businessman and founder of Cashman field. The collection contains correspondence, title deeds for the purchase of property in Clark's Las Vegas Townsite, scrapbooks, photographs, bank statements, and newspaper clippings. There is also documentation pertaining to Cashman's Garage, and labor union problems. The collection also contains papers from Cashman's wife, Leah Barker Cashman. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

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.

Clark, J. Ross
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1900 - 1963
Extent: 1.34 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:5:5
The J. Ross Clark Collection consists of one large scrapbook filled with newsclippings pertaining mainly to J. Ross Clark (brother of railroad magnate and Montana Senator William A. Clark) and the San Pedro, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City Railroad Company. There are also some biographical sketches written by family members.

Cornwall, Beda
Coll #: MS-00001
Date: 1941-1973
Extent: 3.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 2 oversized boxes)
Location: 1:1:2 and ROLLER SHELF 1:6:8
The Beda Cornwall Collection on the Citizens' Library Association of Las Vegas consists of material gathered by Beda Brennecke Cornwall that documents the activities of the Citizens' Library Association of Las Vegas during the years 1941 to 1973. Most of the materials document the efforts by the citizens group to raise money in the community to build and sustain a new public library in Las Vegas, Nevada. The remaining part of the collection relates to local and statewide libraries and biographical materials on Beda Cornwall and her husband through various documents and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings.
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Dokter, Betty Ham
Coll #: Mss36
Date: 1857 -1971
Extent: 7 folders (containing 66 items)
Location: 1:1:1
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

Down, James H. Sr. Scrapbook
Coll #: 79-209
Date: 1918-1979
Extent: 1.34 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:7:7
This collection contains two scrapbooks of family memorabilia. This includes photocopies of photos of Downs early days in Las Vegas along with newspaper clippings about his run for mayor and his time in office as County Commissioner.

Edwards, Elbert
Coll #: 90-32
Date: 1903 - 1993
Extent: 4.8 linear feet (3 record storage boxes, 1 document box, and 1 slim document box)
Location: 4:11:2 - 4:11:4
Collection consists of the papers of Elbert Edwards, educator and later, Superintendent of the Las Vegas School District. Documents include his research materials, manuscripts , reports, and interviews on numerous Southern Nevada history topics. Subjects include the Mormon Church in Southern Nevada, Clark County schools, Spanish Trail, Clark and Lincoln Counties. Other items in the collection are: the Boulder City cemetery Genealogical Records from July 1993 with a complete list of cemetery residents with plot location, biographies of Arthur Knight Hafen, Milton Lafayette Lee, John Hyram Wittwer, Henry Hudson Lee and others, and research notes about train robberies, cows and the cattle industry, old mining methods and the use of steamboats on the Colorado River. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

Ellsworth, Elmo
Coll #: T125
Date: 1965-1970
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 record storage box)
Location: 2:7:2 - 2:7:3
Collection is comprised of the business and personal papers of Elmo Ellsworth, Las Vegas businessman and booster. A member of the LV Chamber of Commerce, Ellsworth was known for greeting visitors at McCarran airport in his trademark western shirts and white Stetson hat. The collection includes documents from his employment at the Flamingo and Riviera Hotels and his work in securing conventions. Items include correspondence and room records.

Fayle Family Papers
Coll #: 98-18
Date: 1900-1983
Extent: 13.94 linear feet (9 record storage boxes, 6 document boxes, 2 slim document boxes, 1 oversize box)
Location: 7:10:2 - 7:11:1
Collection consists of the personal and business papers of the Fayle family of Goodsprings, Nevada, including patriarch George Fayle and wife Jean, and son Leonard Fayle, and his wife, Anna. Collection contains documents relating to their business, civic and personal activities and includes correspondence, hotel registers, account books, quit claim deeds, mine records, and photographs. Extensive documentation on the Yellow Pine Mine.
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Ferron, William E.
Coll #: MS-00061
Date: 1917-1976
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 1:1:1
The William E. Ferron Family Papers (1917-1976) are comprised of materials that document the lives of the Ferrons, one of the pioneer families of early Las Vegas, Nevada. It includes biographical material, speeches, and ephemera on patriarch William E. Ferron and his wife, Mary Ruth Cooper Ferron, as well as their two daughters, Barbara Ferron Doyle and Shirley Elizabeth Ferron Swanson.
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Frederickson Family Papers
Coll #: 2002-15
Extent: 1.25 linear feet (1 record storage box)
Location: 9:10:6
Collection is comprised of family photographs and papers of the Frederickson Family of Goodsprings, Nevada. Includes mining deeds, receipts, correspondence and other material, some pertaining to the New Year Mine owned by John C. Frederickson. Elizabeth (Perkins) Frederickson was his wife and a school teacher in Goodsprings. She was originally from Southern California.

Garside, Sherwin "Scoop"
Coll #: 94-33
Date: 1941-1983
Extent: 2.68 linear feet (4 document boxes and 1 record storage box)
Location: 4:5:1 - 4:5:2
Collection is comprised of the papers of Las Vegas journalist Sherwin "Scoop" Garside - local history collection includes photos of the Old Spanish Trail to be used for publicity, correspondence from the Nevada State Centennial Commission, history of minesTonopah, Goldfield, Bullfrogetc., copies of articles written by Garside, family photos and general photographs of people and places, negatives of Las Vegas, Searchlight, St. George Utah and several unlabeled negatives.

Gem Bar & Casino
Coll #: 2007-12
Date: 1911-1913
Extent: 1 pamphlet box
Location: 12:12:6
Two ledgers from "The Gem" Bar and Casino (originally constructed in 1905) dating from 1911-1913 that was owned by John Wesley Horden on Block 16 in downtown Las Vegas.

George, Sadie and Hampton
Coll #: 2001-15
Date: 1890s-1920
Extent: 2.10 linear feet (5 document boxes)
Location: 9:4:4
Collection is comprised of the correspondence of Kiel Ranch residents Sadie and Hampton George. Notable correspondents include Helen Stewart. Two significant letters tell of the infamous Kiel Brothers murder/suicide at the Kiel Ranch. Collection also contains title deeds to various properties.
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George, Willard
Coll #: 2007-26
Date: ca, 1915-1950
Three oversize photo albums of sepia-tone photographs of Hollywood movie stars wearing furs designed by Willard George, son of Sadie and Hampton George. Includes name of stars, descriptions of furs. Dating primarily from the 1920s-1940s

Gillhouse, Fred & Eva
Coll #: T56
Date: 1951 - 1966
Extent: .42 linear feet (1 document box)
Location: 1:11:5
Collection is comprised of correspondence, speeches, and newsclippings of Eva Gillhouse, Las Vegas author (with Frank Eaton) of "Pistol Pete: Veteran of the Old West." Also contains presentation notes, Mesquite Club material, memos from the Southern Nevada Historical Society, and numerous publications from Friends of the Bancroft Library in Berkeley, California. Photographs from the collection appear in the Eva Gillhouse Photo Collection (0032).

Hammond, Lena
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1910-1920s
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 oversize box)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:5:7
Collection contains a scrapbook and photo album of miscellaneous family photos of picnics, posing in Sunday best, etc. circa 1920s. Also included are newspaper articles from the Tonopah Times Bonanza about the history of and behind the local school, local mines, the railroad etc. and a legal document declaring the executor of the estate of Teresa M. Kendall.

Harmon Family Papers
Coll #: 89-01
Date: 1910 - 1920
Extent: 3.51 linear feet (3 document boxes, 2 record storage boxes and 1 folder)
Location: 4:12:1 - 4:12:2
Collection consists of the political and personal correspondence of Las Vegas pioneer Harley A. Harmon. There are family scrapbooks with his wedding announcement, birthday cards, childrens honors etc.: correspondence includes letters and greeting cards, certificates of acceptance into groups like the Fraternal Brotherhood of Eagles, etc.; news clippings of running for County Clerk, District Attorney, Governor and reporting on his death, and a Western Union Telegraph from Franklin Roosevelt looking forward to counting Nevada as a Democratic state in the upcoming presidential election. There are also clippings about the rise of his son in politics. Additional materials added in 2003. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

Harrington, Elizabeth
Coll #: T165
Date: 1975 - 1979
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 2:3:3
This collection contains the original drafts of the thirteen essays that Elizabeth Harrington wrote about her life in early Las Vegas. These articles were written from her memory and experiences of life in Las Vegas from ca. 1904-1940s, and were published in the Nevadan section of the Las Vegas review-journal from 1975-1979.
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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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Hewett, D. F.
Coll #: 1017-2
Date: 1967
Extent: 1 folder (containing one item)
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of one letter on Department of Interior letterhead from employee D.F. Hewett (who worked with the geological survey) to UNLV Library Director Hal Erickson regarding his memories of old Las Vegas (first came to Las Vegas in 1906 and the changes hes seen) and Ericksons donation request.

Iaconis, Stella (Champo)
Coll #: 1031-7
Date: 1924 - 1927
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection contains papers from Stella Champo Iaconis,an Italian immigrant who was raised on a ranch in Cow Springs on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Iaconis worked as a waitress in many different establishments including the Paradise Club, Greeen Shack, Apache, and Desert Inn. She was noted for her philanthropy later in life as a charter member of St. Jude's Women's Auxiliary, Salvation Army Auxiliary, and Southern Nevada Museum Guilde. She was a charter member of the Italian American club as well. The collection contains a school autograph book, grammar school certificate of promotion, a certificate in business writing and three photo albums containing general family photographs.

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.

Lake-Eglington, Olive
Coll #: MS-00142
Date: 1905-1983
Extent: 0.20 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 1:10:6
The Olive Lake-Eglington Family Papers (1905-1983) consist of correspondence, school records, newsclippings, and ephemera collected by Olive Lake-Eglington, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada from 1904 until the early 1980s. Materials document the early pioneer history of southern Nevada. Items of unique interest in the collection include a 1907 temperance pledge and World War II ration books from 1943.
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Las Vegas High School
Coll #: Roller Shelf
Date: 1909-29
Extent: 1 OVERSIZE box (1.5 linear feet)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:4:8
Collection contains a scrapbook from the class of 1929. In this scrapbook are programs from Sr. class drama productions, reunion invitations and news clippings and articles from the 30th, 40th, 45th and 50th class reunions. There is also a guest book for the 50th class reunion.

Logan Family Collection
Coll #: 2011-16
Date: 1906
Extent: .21 linear feet (1 slim document box)
Location: 7:8:4
Collection is comprised of photos, documents, correspondence, and memoirs related to the life and family of Thomas Logan, (1861-1906) sheriff of Nye County, shot and killed while apprehending a suspect on April 7, 1906 in Manhattan, NV.

Lyman, Marguerite Rice
Coll #: 1014
Date: 1817 - 1964
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of six typescripts concerning Southern Nevada history, the Muddy Mission, Spring Valley, and profiles of Rice family pioneers. Emphasis on Mormon church activities.

Marshall, Gladys Boggs
Coll #: T57
Date: 1910 - 196(?)
Extent: 1 slim doc box
Location: 1:11:5 Roller Shelf 1.5.5
Collection includes several poems by Gladys Boggs Marshall, a manuscript draft of her unfinished paper "History and Story of Las Vegas," news clippings, and a scrapbook. PARTIAL COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

McGonagill, Irma
Coll #: T60
Date: 1904 - 1905
Extent: 2 folders
Location: 1:11:5
Collection contains the informal records of early Nevada mining in Tonopah, Nevada including the outlines for a section of Irma McGonagills memoir and a few fleshed out paragraphs and the beginnings of Chapter 1. There is also a stock certificate for the Silver Bow Mining Company. (see also Photo Collection 0246)

McWilliams, Iona (Mrs. J. T.)
Coll #: T62
Date: 1936 - 1960
Extent: 3 boxes; 15 linear inches
Location: 1:11:6
Collection is comprised of the papers of Las Vegas pioneers J.T. McWilliams and wife Iona McWilliams. J.T. McWilliams, a surveyor and civil engineer, founded the original Las Vegas townsite ("McWilliams Town") and owned a large portion of Lee Canyon, much of which he donated to become a public park. Collection is comprised of McWilliams financial ledgers from 1905 listing property sales by block and lot in the original Las Vegas townsite, expenses and a copy of the deed to his Goodsprings property. Other items include receipts, correspondence photographs, maps (including those of the original Las Vegas townsite), ads for McWilliams maps, and surveying manuals.

Miller, Linda
Coll #: 2012-09
Date: 2000s
Extent: .42 linear feet (1 document box)
Collection is comprised of large scrapbook containing documentation on Linda Miller's efforts (in conjunction with the Southern Nevada Women's History Project) to errect the statue of Helen Stewart on the grounds of the old Las Vegas Mormon Fort. Scrapbook contains numerous photos, newspaper clippings, programs and information on Miller's Chautauqua work portraying Helen Stewart at many events throughout Nevada.

Mortensen, Verna
Coll #: T78
Date: 1960 - 197(?)
Extent: 1 slim doc box
Location: 1:12:4
Collection consists of materials pertaining to Verna Mortensen's work with the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and their efforts to preserve the Mormon (Las Vegas) Fort. Contains newspaper clippings, federal grant application for restoration of the Fort, DUP brochure, and a paper on the history of the lower Colorado Region. The collection also contains two detailed eulogies of Mortensen, a native of Bunkerville, NV who had lived in St. George, UT and Las Vegas, NV.

Munson, Fred A.
Coll #: T139
Date: 1926 - 1970
Extent: 1 record storage box
Location: 2:4:6
The Fred Munson collection a number of greeting cards, postcards, and photographs. The photos are mostly of unidentified family and travel. Collection also contains newspaper clippings about Munson's unique stone house. Munson was a gravel maker who made most of the gravel used in Hoover Dam but the collection does not contain any documents pertaining to his work.

Rockwell, Earl
Coll #: MS-00145
Date: 1852-1978
Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: 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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Rockwell, Leon
Coll #: MS13
Date: 1841 -1967
Extent: 11 document boxes, 6 cartons (9.62 linear feet)
Location: 1:4:3 - 1:5:1
Collection consists of materials documenting the life of Las Vegas pioneer Leon Rockwell. Many of these materials provide excellent documentation of everyday life and special events in Las Vegas and Nevada from the 1920s-1940s. Collection is comprised of diaries, correspondence, photographs, postcards, Las Vegas community event programs, ledger sheets, business cards and scrapbooks. There are a number of books in the collection as well. Items range in date from early 1895 to 1967. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Romans, Lorenzo
Coll #: T90
Date: 1894
Extent: 1 record storage box (1 linear foot)
Location: 2:11:2
Collection consists of the photographs and papers of Lorenzo Romans a realtor who spent most of his life in Los Angeles and moved to Las Vegas late in life. A newspaper clipping in the collection describes how Romans originally came to Las Vegas in 1894 and stayed at the Las Vegas Rancho as a guest of Helen Stewart during a land speculating trip. The article provides Romans' vivid recollections of the Las Vegas landscape in the 1890s and his swim in the Las Vegas springs. Collection consists primarily of photographs both loose and in photo albums along with some correspondence and post cards. The majority of the photographs are either family photos or depict the Los Angeles area; there is little else relating to Las Vegas.

Ronzone Family Papers
Coll #: 2005-27
Date: 1900-1991
Extent: 1 record storage box, 1 slim document box (1.21 linear feet)
Location: 11:2:2
Collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, and photographs documenting the life of the Richard "Dick" Ronzone, County Commissioner, and former owner of Ronzone's Department Stores in Las Vegas. Some campaign materials are included. Also includes information on his mother, Bertha Ronzone (founder of Ronzone's Department Store) , and his wife, Anne Ronzone.
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San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City Railroad
Coll #: MS7
Date: 1905 - 1923
Extent: 24.74 linear ft. (43 boxes)
Location: 1:2:1 - 1:3:1 and ROLLER SHELF 1:6:8 & 1:7:1
Collection is comprised of the records of the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad whose construction led to the founding of the city of Las Vegas. The papers cover a wide range of the company's operations. There is correspondence relating to lots in the Las Vegas town site, numerous accounting reports, freight lists, invoices and other administrative materials from 1905-1923. There are also records of Arden Station (located 10 miles south of the Las Vegas Station) and miscellaneous materials relating to the Union Pacific Railroad.
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Slavin, Sarah
Coll #: 95-050
Date: 1905 - 1965
Extent: 1 record storage box (1 linear foot)
Location: 5:1:4
This collection focuses on Las Vegas physician Dr. Hale Slavin and his family. It includes school papers, family photographs, correspondence and memorabilia. Dr. Hale Slavin was hired 1938 by Clark County as county physician and obtained funds from the County Commission to install surgical facilities in the Clark County General Hospital - later University Medical Center (UMC).

Squires, C. P. & Delphine
Coll #: MS9
Date: 1887 -1964
Extent: 5 document boxes (2.10 linear feet)
Location: 1:3:1
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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Stewart Ranch Burial Records
Coll #: Mss7
Date: 1905 -1913
Extent: 128 p., bound ; 34 cm
Location: 1:1:1
This collection consists of a record book recording burials for the Las Vegas area before Woodlawn Cemetery was established. Contains names, ages and descriptions of deceased, dates of death, causes of death, and lists burial plots numbers at the Stewart Ranch from 1905-1913. Record book contains a sketch of burial plots and corresponding numbers on flyleaf of book.

Stewart, Helen J.
Coll #: T87
Date: 1869-1978
Extent: 4 boxes (20 linear in.)
Location: 2:12:6 - 2:11:1
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 womens 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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Stewart, William M.
Coll #: Mss51
Date: 1854 - 1872
Extent: 1 folder (containing 12 items)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of several pieces of correspondence from William Morris Stewart, one of the first U.S. Senators from Nevada (1864-1874 and 1886-1904), and author of the National Mining Laws. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Syphus - Bunker Papers
Coll #: T85
Date: 1891 -1994
Extent: 1 record storage box, and 1 doc box
Location: 1:12:5
Collection is comprised primarily of the correspondence of John Bunker and Mary Etta Syphus from 1891-1895. Mary Etta was one of ten children of Luke and Christina Syphus, a pioneer Mormon family who settled in Panaca, Nevada in the late 1800s. In September 1895, Mary Etta married John Bunker, but passed away just two months later in November 1895. The earliest correspondence was written when Bunker was living in El Dorado Canyon Nevada and Syphus in Panaca Nevada, and the later correspondence when Bunker was in Logan Utah and Syphus attending the BYU Academy Church Normal School in Provo UT. There is additional correspondence between Mary Etta Syphus and various friends along with some certificates and wedding announcements. The collection also includes a genealogy chart and the Syphus family history. Collection contains both originals, and typed transcriptions of the correspondence. Subjects discussed include the Muddy River, sicknesses, weather, neighbors, LDS church, school and leisure activities.

Tales of Las Vegas (Students of Modern History)
Coll #: Mss6
Date: 1924 - 1925
Extent: 54 p., bound : ill. ; 31 cm
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of two [unpublished] manuscript copies of "Tales of Las Vegas." This early history of Las Vegas was created by Las Vegas high school students in the Modern History course in 1924 and was later revised by the students in the United States History course in 1925. Illustrated throughout with photographs of early Las Vegas. All photographs are captioned.

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.

Von Tobel Store
Coll #: 96-11
Date: 1964 -1994
Extent: 1 record storage box
Location: 5:5:4
The Von Tobel Store collection contains store policies, employment materials, handbooks, and promotional items.

Von Toebel Family Collection
Coll #: MS-00098
Extent: 2.17 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: Roller Shelves
The collection comprises personal papers of Pat van Betten that document her work with the League of Women Voters and the Nevada Nurses Association from 1985 to 2011. Van Betten worked on health care reform for the League of Women Voters – Las Vegas which resulted in the passage of the pioneering legislation known as the Patient Protection Act. The health-care reform material dates from 1997 to 2006 and includes documents related to the Act as well as correspondence, printed e-mail, meeting minutes, plans, and other supporting material. The collection also documents van Betten's work with the Nevada Nurses Association – Las Vegas Chapter, and documents conferences of the Nevada Nurses Association, as well as material celebrating the history of nursing in Nevada. These materials date 1985 – 2006 and include a filmstrip with slides focusing on the work of school nurses in the Clark County School District.
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Wengert Family
Coll #: MS-00192
Date: 1907-1967
Extent: 1.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Location: 2:8:6
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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