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Heroines of “Sin City” Pulp Fiction by Nancy Hardy

By Su Kim Chung on March 18, 2016 3:19 PM | Permalink


UNLV Libraries Special Collections includes many unexpected items of ephemera and literature, from elegant 19th Century hotel menus to lurid crime novels based in a fictionalized Las Vegas. 

For Women’s History Month, Public Services Outreach Assistant Nancy Hardy investigates a few of the female characters who populate the tantalizing guilty-pleasure paperbacks of Las Vegas-based pulp fiction that are a unique part of Special Collections.


Cover image of The Only Girl in the Game by John D. McDonald (UNLV Libraries Special Collections)

Celebrating the Nevada Women's Archives

By Su Kim Chung on March 11, 2016 12:41 PM | Permalink

Mesquite Club mother/daughter luncheon, Las Vegas, Nevada, probably late 1920s or early 1930s. The oldest women's club in Las Vegas, it was founded in 1911 and still exists today. Betty Ham Dokter Collection PH 0012 0001.