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Patterson, Lamont papers
Coll #: MS-00454
Date: 1955-1996
Extent: 1.3 cubic feet, 1.08 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Lamont Patterson Papers date from 1955 to 1996 and document the career of William “Lamont” Patterson (1916-1997), a jazz columnist for the Las Vegas Sun. The collection includes drafts of newspaper columns, professional correspondence, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, radio program transcripts, concert programs, and ephemera relating to Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, and other performers. There is also a wooden plaque that was presented to Patterson from the Sands Hotel and Casino that includes a piece of the original Copa Room stage.
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