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American Institute of Architects (AIA) Nevada Design & Service Awards Records
Coll #: MS-00897
Date: 2015-2016
Extent: 1,073 Digital Files (3.28 GB)
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Nevada Design & Service Awards Records (2015-2016) is comprised entirely of digital files of forms and project submittals for one of its sub-programs: the AIA Nevada Excellence In Design Awards. These projects primarily pertain to Las Vegas, Nevada, but include other locations throughout Nevada, the United States, and internationally. Project types include residences, commercial buildings, public facilities, and educational buildings.
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Amie-Pilot (Ruby) Papers
Coll #: MS-00102
Date: 1930-2002
Extent: 1 box (0.19 cubic feet, 0.21 linear feet)
The Ruby Amie-Pilot Papers (approximately 1930s-2002) contains newspaper clippings about events in West Las Vegas, Nevada, family photographs, and a memorial program from Robbie Tyler's memorial service. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings containing a portion of the cartoon series her son Ronald Terry Amie published in the Las Vegas Voice and articles about public commissions of his art work for North Las Vegas.
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Austin (Nancy) papers
Coll #: MS-00613
Date: 1966-1978
Extent: 0.42 Linear Feet/ 0.46 cubic feet (1 box)
The Nancy Austin Papers (1966-1978) consists of newspaper clippings and photographs documenting the career of Las Vegas, Nevada entertainer Nancy Austin. The photographs in the collection document Austin's entertainment career as well as other business ventures, including her own clothing line for plus-size women, called Pudgy Playmates.
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B. J. Lund & Co. Account Ledgers
Coll #: MS-00893
Date: 1902-1927
Extent: 2 boxes (1.29 cubic feet, 1.17 linear feet); 849 digital files (7.09 GB)
The B. J. Lund & Co. Account Ledgers contain account ledgers from B. J. Lund & Co. from 1907 to 1927. B. J. Lund & Co. operated out of Modena, Utah and serviced both Utah and Nevada residents. The account ledgers document items bought at B. J. Lund & Co's general store in Modena, Utah.
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Basic Magnesium, Inc. (BMI) Records and Photographs
Coll #: MS-00126
Date: 1933-1965 (bulk 1941-1942)
Extent: 5 boxes, 1 flat file (3.88 Cubic Feet, 4.96 Linear Feet)
The Basic Magnesium Inc. (BMI) Records and Photographs (1933-1965) document the planning, construction, and management of the BMI magnesium manufacturing plants near present-day Henderson in Clark County, Nevada and a magnesium mining operation in Gabbs, Nye County, Nevada. Materials include chronological reports, press releases, telegrams, budgets, building diagrams, maps, and black-and-white photographic prints. The records document employee housing and infrastructure projects, magnesium production statistics, and employee data. The photographic prints, which include many aerial images, provide a visual record of the construction of the plant, the mining operation, and the associated support facilities and employee housing.
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Bearden (Ned V., Sr.) Collection
Coll #: MS-00229
Date: 1958-1966
Extent: 1 box (0.64 cubic feet, 0.58 linear feet)
Related Materials: 0188
The Ned V. Bearden Sr. Collection (1958-1966) consists of the Rolodex for Desert York Inc., Bearden's air conditioning equipment business that operated in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning in 1946. The Rolodex contains customer names and addresses, along with installation dates and model numbers for the air conditioning equipment installed.
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Beckmann (Robert) Professional Papers
Coll #: MS-00606
Date: 1977-2013
Extent: 7 boxes and 1 flat file (4.96 linear feet, 5.88 cubic feet)
The Robert Beckmann Professional Papers (1977-2013) include photographs, sketches, plans, and proposals for murals and art installations that Beckmann designed or painted in the Las Vegas, Nevada area. The collection also includes correspondence, awards, and promotional materials for art exhibitions featuring Beckmann and other artists.
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Benedict Family Papers
Coll #: MS-00821
Date: 1905, 1950s, 1969-1998
Extent: 2 boxes, 1 oversize flat folder (shared box); (0.48 cubic feet, 2.06 linear feet)
The Benedict Family Papers materials date from roughly 1905-1998 and are comprised of correspondence and letters (1969-1971) written to Howard Hughes by the public. The collection also contains correspondence written to Robert Maheu, former chief executive of Nevada operations for Howard Hughes. The collection also includes a variety of casino and gambling related product catalogs, gaming guides for Las Vegas casinos, and of research papers and reports primarily relating to sports betting and cheating.
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Blue Diamond History Committee Collection
Coll #: MS-00727
Date: 1920s-2012 (bulk 1985-2005)
Extent: 7 boxes, 1 flat file (4.82 cubic feet, 7.33 linear feet)
The Blue Diamond History Committee Collection (1920s-2012) contains materials related to the history of the Blue Diamond Mine and nearby village located about twenty-five miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection contains materials including environmental reports, photographs of the mine and its employees and their families, maps, a photocopy of a diary, mine operation records and accident reports, community calendars, and correspondence and property documents of the local post office.
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Blue Diamond Mine Corporation Records
Coll #: MS-00505
Date: 1918-2005 (bulk 1950-1990)
Extent: 17 boxes (19.14 cubic feet, 17.05 linear feet)
The Blue Diamond Mine Corporate Records (1918, 1941-2005) consist of operational and organization records of the gypsum mining and milling operations located in southwest Clark County, Nevada. Materials include operational records related to individual boring sites at the mine; milling operations and statistics; and equipment operations and statistics, including maps, field notebooks, and photographs. There are also daily, weekly, and monthly organizational records related to employee work schedules and safety reports for the mining operations, including accident reports and a safety education training program.
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Brown (Hugh H. Jr.) papers
Coll #: MS-00883
Date: 1902-1927
Extent: 1 box (0.65 cubic feet, 0.54 linear feet)
The Hugh H. Brown Jr. Papers consist of professional and personal papers from Hugh H. Brown Jr. from 1902-1927. The professional communication focuses on Brown's law practice dealing primarily with mining and railroad companies. The personal papers focus on receipts from purchases made by Brown or his wife, Marjorie.
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Bush (Q.B.) papers
Coll #: MS-00882
Date: 1957-2004
Extent: 1 box and 1 flat file (0.25 cubic feet, 1.88 linear feet)
The collection is comprised of Q. B. Bush's personal papers dating from 1957 to 2004. It includes photographs of Bush's work in the Las Vegas, Nevada casino industry. Also included are the bylaws for the Las Vegas Dealers Security Association.
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Cambeiro (Dominique) Corporation Architectural Records
Coll #: MS-00864
Date: 1979-2010
Extent: 14 rolls, 22 boxes (17.18 cubic feet, 47.58 linear feet)
The Domingo Cambeiro Corporation Architectural Records contain renderings and presentation boards depicting schools, commercial properties, public facilities, and government buildings throughout Las Vegas, Nevada between 1979 to 2010. The collection also includes architectural drawings of the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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Central Credit Collection
Coll #: MS-00542
Date: 1956-1987
Extent: 3.82 cubic feet (10 boxes)
The Central Credit, Inc. Records (1956-1987) contain meeting minutes, employee records, business ledgers, newspaper clippings, membership applications, photographs, and reports. Also included are incorporation papers, a Code of Ethics, Credit Law, Tod Early's personal calendars/diaries, and audiovisual materials. Central Credit, Inc. had branches in Reno, Las Vegas, and Tahoe, Nevada, and also in London.
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Christiansen (Eugene Martin) Papers
Coll #: MS-00561
Date: 1948-2017 (inclusive); 1975-2005 (bulk)
Extent: 254 boxes and 1 oversized box; 139.6 linear feet, 166.5 cubic feet; 854 digital files (0.803 GB)
The Eugene Martin Christiansen Papers (dating from 1948 to 2017, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1975 to 2005) contain research files, reports, and presentations about gambling written and collected by gaming consultant Eugene Martin Christiansen. Most of the collection is comprised of research files and reports about legalized gambling, casinos, hotels, racetracks, and entertainment venues, including the economic impacts of legalized gaming, feasibility studies for opening new casinos and racetracks, popularity of off-track betting, horse and dog racing, table games, gambling addiction, gaming regulation, taxes, lotteries, and Native American gaming. The collection also includes research files covering state and municipal regulation of gaming, significant individuals in the gaming industry, prominent hotels and casinos, gaming research conferences, financial reports, and international regulation of gaming. The collection also contains a small amount of business records from Christiansen’s entertainment company Feature Film Finance & Production. Collection is stored in the Lied Automated Storage and Retrieval Unit (LASR). Advanced notice may be required to access these materials.
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Circus Circus Enterprises Scrapbook
Coll #: MS-00988
Date: 1984
Extent: 1 oversized box (1.33 cubic feet, 2.06 linear feet)
The Circus Circus Enterprises Scrapbook consists of articles from 1984 related to the Circus Circus Las Vegas Hotel and their investment properties. The scrapbook includes articles on the entertainment, dining, real estate, and management of Circus Circus Enterprises in Southern Nevada.
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Company Mobility Histories Papers
Coll #: MS-00763
Date: 1972-1977
Extent: 2 boxes (1.11 cubic feet, 0.96 linear feet)
The Company Mobility Histories Papers (1972-1977) includes surveys completed by students for Nevada History 117, a course taught by Professor Ralph Roske at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Students followed locations, phone numbers, ownership, and name changes of various businesses over their time of operation. Included were hotels, convenience stores, automotive shops, construction companies, and markets, etc.
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Credit Professionals of Las Vegas Records
Coll #: MS-00569
Date: 1941-1999
Extent: 5.23 cubic feet (6 boxes)
The Credit Professionals of Las Vegas Records (1941-1999) include information about the organization and its two predecessors, the Credit Women's Club of Las Vegas, Nevada and the Credit Women's Breakfast Club of Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection includes scrapbooks, procedure manuals from the local and international division of the organization, awards received by the local division, and regional and local newsletters.
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Dombrink (John D.) Gaming Research Files
Coll #: MS-00329
Date: approximately 1951-1990
Extent: 20 boxes (7.50 cubic feet, 8.34 linear feet); 512 digital files (3.50 GB)
The John D. Dombrink Gaming Research Files (approximately 1951-1990) contain the research files of John D. Dombrink in preparation for his book The Last Resort: Success and Failure in Campaigns for Casinos, published in 1991. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, journal articles, and public reports on a variety of topics and issues related to gaming in the United States, including organized crime, commercial gaming, and regulatory practices and issues. The collection also contains manuscript drafts for The Last Resort: Success and Failure in Campaigns for Casinos with handwritten revisions and comments by Dombrink, as well as correspondence about the book’s potential publication and promotion.
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Eadington, William R. professional papers
Coll #: MS-00646
Date: 1949-2009
Extent: 7.8 linear feet (8 boxes)
The William R. Eadington Professional Papers (1949-2009) contain personal and published writings, notes from his University of Nevada, Reno classes on gaming and economics, awards and certificates, and Executive Development Program Conference articles. Also included is European, Asian, and American gaming information and London, England's Churches' Council on Gambling reports, financial statements, correspondence, and meeting minutes. There is also audiovisual material that contains personal and commercial recordings.
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Eaton, Robert
Coll #: MS-00563
Date: 1980s
Extent: .42 linear feet (1 document box)
Collection is comprised of materials relating to quality assurance for hotels developed for the American Hotel and Motel Association in the early 1980's. The Hotel Utah was one of the pilot properties for the program where Mr. Eaton was Director of Quality Assurance.

Edgerton, Germeshausen, and Grier, Inc. Annual Reports
Coll #: MS-00669
Date: 1966-1990
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
The Edgerton, Germeshausen, and Grier, Inc. (EG & G) Annual Reports (1966-1990) include annual reports, notices for annual meetings, and proxy statements published by EG & G, a United States national defense contractor and provider of weapons development and research. The years of 1977, 1978, and 1982-1989 are not represented. The material contains information on EG & G's facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Evans (Dorothy Casner) personal papers
Coll #: MS-00048
Date: 1940 - 1954
Extent: 1 folder (shared box); 0.02 cubic/linear feet
Related Materials: 0147
The Dorothy Casner Evans Personal Papers consist of a business card from Dave Roberts & Son, undated; Nevada Chauffeur's License for Mrs. D. M. Casner, 1954; and an invoice for items sold to Dave Roberts from Campbell & Kelly, Inc., Dr. Foundry and Machine Works, 1940 June 30.
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Fayle Family Papers
Coll #: 98-18, 2009-18
Date: 1895-1998 (bulk 1920-1982)
Extent: 25 boxes and 3 flat files (16.04 cubic feet; 17.06 linear feet)
The Fayle Family Papers (1895-1998) document the family's personal and business interests in Goodsprings, Nevada and Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection contains mining documents, business records, and photographs from Leonard Fayle’s work with the Las Vegas Valley Water District, where he documented reservoirs, dams, and both abandoned and functioning mines. The photographs also include family members, vacations, and Southern Nevada fraternal organization pictures.
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Ferron, William E.
Coll #: MS-00061
Date: 1917-1976
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Related Materials: 0001
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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Foote Mineral Company Annual Reports
Coll #: MS-00666
Date: 1966-1978
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
The Foote Mineral Company Annual Reports contain annual reports and statements of earnings published by the Foote Mineral Company from 1966 to 1978. Material contains information on Foote's lithium carbonate plant in Silver Peak, Nevada.
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Foote Mineral Company Annual Reports
Coll #: MS-00666
Date: 1966-1978
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
The Foote Mineral Company Annual Reports contain annual reports and statements of earnings published by the Foote Mineral Company from 1966 to 1978. Material contains information on Foote's lithium carbonate plant in Silver Peak, Nevada.
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Forbuss (Robert L.) papers
Coll #: MS-00888
Date: 1945-2011
Extent: 3 boxes, 1 folder (shared box), 1 flat file (shared box) (1.08 cubic feet, 2.75 linear feet)
The Robert L. Forbuss papers (1945-2011) are comprised of the personal papers of Las Vegas, Nevada educator and businessman, Robert L. "Bob" Forbuss. The collection materials include photographs of Forbuss throughout his life, including his early childhood, as well as some photographs of his mother, Marjorie Forbuss, during the 1940s and 1950s. The collection documents Forbuss's early childhood through adulthood and includes materials such as personal correspondence and Forbuss's baby book. There are also papers documenting Forbuss's professional life including his involvement with local politics and businesses. The collection includes records for J&B Strategic Alliances, LLC., a consulting company that he co-founded with former Las Vegas mayor, Jan Jones.
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Frank's Cafe Discount Ticket
Coll #: MS-00046
Date: undated
Extent: 1 folder (shared box); 0.01 cubic/linear feet
Frank's Cafe Discount Ticket (undated) consists of a coupon for Frank's Cafe, $2.50 for $2.25. The Cafe was located at 122 South First Street, Las Vegas, Nevada. The discount ticket was sold to Jose A. Ramos and signed by F. Rivero.
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Franklin Mint Reports
Coll #: MS-00678
Date: 1968-1975
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
The material consists of annual reports, interim reports, and meeting reports (1968-1975) distributed to its shareholders by the Franklin Mint, a privately owned corporation that manufactures and markets collectables such as coins, dolls, diecast cars, and other commemorative items. The reports describe the company's activities and financial performance.
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Gay Business Directories Collection
Coll #: MS-00750
Date: 1992-2015
Extent: 2 boxes (1.47 cubic feet, 1.29 linear feet)
The Gay Business Directories Collection, compiled by Dennis McBride, dates from 1992 to 2015 and consists of gay and lesbian business telephone directories from sixteen North American markets, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver.
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Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Records
Coll #: MS-00744
Date: 1904-1930
Extent: 5.4 Linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 flat file)
The Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company Records (1904-1930) consist of correspondence, invoices, receipts with voucher checks, mining leases, insurance policies, payroll accounts, published notices and articles. Also included is a monthly Goldfield Consolidated Mines reports ledger from February 1914 to October 1916 for mines located in the south central Nevada area.
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Goldriver Limited Partnership and Goldriver Finance Corporation
Coll #: MS-00681
Date: 1989-1990
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
The Goldriver Limited Partnership and Goldriver Finance Corporation Records contain financial records and an informational packet for prospective investors in Goldriver Limited Partnership and its subsidiary the Goldriver Finance Corporation from 1989 to 1990. Goldriver Limited Partnership owned and operated Sam’s Town Gold River Hotel and Gambling Hall in Laughlin, Nevada.
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Grogan (Stephen P.) Papers
Coll #: MS-00867
Date: approximately 1960 to 2020
Extent: 35 boxes, 2 flat files, 1 slot machine (36.71 cubic feet, 25.46 linear feat); 37 digital files (0.512 GB)
The collection is comprised of Stephen P. Grogan's personal papers (from approximately the early 1970s to 2020) that primarily document his career working in the gaming industry in Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection documents Grogan's involvement with Vegas Pacific business partnership, Skilleo Games, Action Gaming, and EWM Investments. The collection also includes papers documenting Grogan's business ventures in Colorado as well as his writing career. Included in this collection are drafts of Grogan's novels and plays. Some materials are stored in the Lied Automated Storage and Retrieval Unit (LASR). Advanced notice may be required to access these materials.
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Hanley (Thomas) Collection of Newspaper Clippings
Coll #: MS-00567
Date: 1970s
Extent: 1 box (0.19 cubic feet, 0.21 linear feet))
The Collection of Newspaper Clippings on Thomas Hanley is comprised of photocopied newspaper articles from the Las Vegas Sun and Las Vegas Review-Journal, dating from 1956 and 1972. The materials relate to the life and career of Thomas Hanley, a union boss accused of several murders and convicted of the murder of Al Bramlet.
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Hezzelwood (Larry) collection
Coll #: MS-00089
Date: 1953 - 1954
Extent: 1 folder (shared box), (0.01 cubic feet, 0.1 linear feet)
The Larry L. Hezzelwood Collection (1953-1954) contains correspondence pertaining to the creation of a titanium processing plant in Boulder City, Nevada as part of the Aero Metals Corporation of Las Vegas, Nevada. Larry L. Hezzelwood served as secretary and treasurer of the Aero Metal Corporation.
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Hickey, Liliam Lujan Papers
Coll #: MS-00103
Date: 1940-2010
Extent: 3.1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
The Liliam Lujan Hickey Papers (1940-2010) document her run for the Nevada State Board of Education District A as well as her work with the Latin Chamber of Commerce. The collection contains assorted newspaper and magazine articles, documents, books, a transcript of her oral history interview, photographs, correspondence, and awards.
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Hotel Nevada Guest Register
Coll #: MS-00634
Date: 1910-1911
Extent: 1 box (0.66 Linear Feet)
The Hotel Nevada Guest Register (1910-1911) consists of one register from the Hotel Nevada, which opened on the southeast corner of Main Street and Fremont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1906. This particular volume lists guest names and their home cities located on the corner of Fremont and Main Streets.
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Howard Hughes Public Relations Reference Files
Coll #: MS-00380
Date: 1931-1997 (bulk 1946-1976)
Extent: 116 boxes (120.08 cubic feet, 106.89 linear feet)
The Howard Hughes Public Relations Reference Files (1931-1997) were compiled by Richard "Dick" Hannah, vice-president of the Los Angeles public relations firm Carl Byoir & Associates, which was hired to direct public relations for Hughes’ companies. The collection is primarily composed of newspaper clippings organized into reference files. A significant number of the files contain articles about Howard Hughes’ personal life, the operations of his companies, and legal and political disputes involving Hughes and his companies. The files also document a range of other subjects related to his business ventures, including aviation, aerospace, defense industries, motion picture studios, film stars, communism in Hollywood, and the House on Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Later in life Hughes became obsessed with how he was being portrayed in the media. In addition to collecting magazine articles, newspaper clippings, transcripts, screenplays, and books that referenced him. He also collected newspaper clippings about the activities of print media outlets, columnists, radio-television stations, current and former employees, and competitors. The collection also contains newspaper clippings about Watergate, organized crime, gambling, and Las Vegas and contains press releases, correspondence and records generated by Carl Byoir & Associates as well as Rosemont Enterprise, Inc.
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Hughes Electronics Corporation Records
Coll #: MS-00485
Date: 1935-2003 (bulk 1984-2003)
Extent: 23 boxes (25.3 cubic feet, 24.02 linear feet)
Related Materials: See also Photo Collection #0321.
The Hughes Electronics Corporation Records (1935-2003) contain the files and publications of the corporate communications department and records donated by Robert K. Roney, a leading engineer at Hughes. These records document the growth of the company in Southern California, from building experimental aircraft for Howard Hughes, to developing and manufacturing radar and guided missile systems for the United States military and NATO forces, to developing and manufacturing communication satellites and space probes for NASA, and becoming the largest manufacturer of communication satellites and provider of satellite TV. The collection contains press releases, executive biographies, executive speeches, annual reports, corporate directories, organizational charts, correspondence files, technical reports and notes, promotional materials, as well as articles and publications detailing the history of the company. The collection also includes audiovisual materials and photographs. The audiovisual series details the history of the company through news footage and documentaries about Howard Hughes, aviation, corporate mergers, interviews with executives and promotional videos.
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Huntridge Family Entertainment Center and Huntridge Theater
Coll #: MS-00656
Date: 1980-1981
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 box)
The Huntridge Family Entertainment Center and Huntridge Theater Records (1980-1981) consist of a photographic album documenting the construction and opening of the Huntridge Family Entertainment Center in 1980 as well as some photographs of the historic Huntridge Theater.
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Irwin and Susan Molasky Papers
Coll #: MS-00661
Date: early 1900s - 2012
Extent: 1.9 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
The Irwin and Susan Molasky Papers (early 1900s-2012, bulk 1970-2012) primarily contain materials related to real estate development work by Irwin Molasky with his company, the Molasky Group of Companies, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, the collection includes personal photographs (early 1900s-2011, bulk 1970-2011) of family members, friends, and events, as well as a Proclamation from Clark County, Nevada to establish the Molasky Family Park.
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J. R. Lane Illuminating, Lubricating, and Fuel Oil Company Receipt Book
Coll #: MS-00147
Date: 1908
Extent: 0.23 cubic feet (1 box)
The J. R. Lane Illuminating, Lubricating, and Fuel Oil Company Receipt Book (1908) consists of one receipt book listing the names of customers and purchases made in Rhyolite, Nevada in 1908. This material was formerly known as the Nell Laird Collection.
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Jewish Nevada Records
Coll #: MS-00602
Date: 1978-2012 (bulk 1999-2004)
Extent: 82 boxes and 10 flat files (93.5 cubic feet, 101.34 linear feet)
The Jewish Nevada Records document the organization's philanthropic activities from 1978 to 2012. The collection includes administrative files, annual reports, marketing materials, donation records, video recordings of interviews and events, and audio recordings of board meetings. The collection also includes photographic prints and negatives of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas.
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Katherine A. Spilde Papers on Native American Gaming
Coll #: MS-00092
Date: 1789, 1793, 1823-1832, 1851, 1859, 1883, 1886, 1903, 1908-1909, 1970-2015, (bulk 1990-2015)
Extent: 59.64 cubic feet (77 boxes, 8 oversize boxes, 3 flat files, 1 item)
The Katherine A. Spilde Papers on Native American Gaming include materials collected by anthropologist Katherine Spilde about Native American gaming and the greater gaming industry. The materials date from 1789 to 2015, with the bulk of materials dating from 1995 to 2010. Materials dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are reproductions of key court opinions and treaties concerning Native American rights and sovereignty. The majority of the materials document Native American gaming following the passage of the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The papers detail Native American gaming enterprises both on and off reservations, the socioeconomic impact of gaming, and the legislative history of Native American gaming in the United States. The papers include research and subject files created by Dr. Spilde during her employment with the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC), the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development (HPAIED). The collection includes socioeconomic reports; testimonies; correspondence; memos; press releases; photographs; audiovisual materials; promotional materials from casinos and tourist attractions; brochures; fact sheets; summaries; booklets; pamphlets; advertisements; tourism materials; journal articles; legal briefs; legislative documents; court opinions; Dr. Spilde’s notes; presentations; packets, agenda, schedules, and itineraries from conferences; magazines; Native American and community newspapers; and newspaper articles. The collection includes materials about over one hundred federally recognized Native American nations. Also included are materials that document the socioeconomic impact of gaming, the international gaming industry, criminal activities related to gaming, advertising about gaming and casinos, lotteries, internet gaming, compulsive gaming, and bankruptcy as a result of gaming.
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Kovell, Hank Papers
Coll #: MS-00105
Date: 1945-2012
Extent: 0.23 Cubic Feet, 0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
The Hank Kovell Papers document his life as a publicity agent in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1945 to 2012. The collection includes photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a script entitled, "The Visitor," publications, and the newsletter entitled, "The Frontiersman."
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Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Records
Coll #: MS-00366
Date: 1911-2020
Extent: 22 boxes, 2 oversized box, 2031 digital files (13.01 cubic feet, 14.64 linear feet, 33.800 GB)
The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Records (1911-2020) contain organizational documents from the Chamber’s history, including administrative and financial records, legal documents such as ordinances and legislation, newsletters and promotional guides, advertising and publicity materials for the city and its retailers, and original photographic prints, negatives, and reproductions. The collection also contains audiovisual materials featuring Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce events from approximately 1997 to 2013.
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Las Vegas City Commission Records
Coll #: MS-00237
Date: 1911-1960
Extent: 18 Oversize Volumes, 1 box (14.61 cubic feet, 2.11 linear feet)
The Las Vegas City Commission Records (1911-1960) is comprised of bound and unbound materials from the original Las Vegas City Commission. Twelve of the bound volumes are minutes that served as the official record of the proceedings of all Las Vegas City Commission meetings from 1911-1960. There are also three volumes of City of Las Vegas ordinances dating from 1911 to 1958, one volume of legal documents from 1944-1945 and two large volumes containing an alphabetical subject index to the topics covered in the minutes. Unbound materials cover the period 1921 to 1946 and include minutes, resolutions, ordinances, correspondence, financial records, proclamations and other documents related to city business. They provide a valuable historical record of a wide variety of business and community activities in Las Vegas in the first fifty years of its incorporation.
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Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Records
Coll #: MS-00687
Date: 1993-1999
Extent: 1 box (0.19 Cubic Feet, 0.21 Linear Feet)
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority Records (1993-1999) contain memorandums written by Rossi Rallenkotter, the Vice President of the Authority's marketing division to Las Vegas hotel sales and travel directors. The memorandums provide monthly visitor statistics. The collection also includes information on riverboat gambling legislation and the capacities of function/ meeting rooms in various Las Vegas hotels.
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Las Vegas Downtown Project Marketing Materials
Coll #: MS-00654
Date: 2013-2014
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
The Las Vegas Downtown Project Marketing Materials (2013-2014) are comprised of publications pertaining to the Downtown Project in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection includes issues of the weekly publication Downtown Project and press kits promoting the variety of events, restaurants and meeting places in the Downtown Project area.
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