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Archer, John
Coll #: 1029-1
Date: 1973
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of galleys (spiral bound) of John Archer's book "The Archer Method of Winning at Blackjack." Published volume can be found in Special Collections stacks at: GV1295.B55 A7

Becker, Patricia Scrapbooks
Coll #: MS-00645
Date: 1976-2013
Extent: 3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: B 1:4:3 IS
The Patricia Becker Scrapbooks reflect the professional activities of "Patty" Becker from 1976 to 2013. Materials include photographs, awards, correspondence, and newspaper articles documenting Patricia Becker's career. Included are articles related to her appointment as the Executive Director of the UNLV International Gaming Institute in 2005 as well as a Harrah's Senior Executive Organization Chart from 1984 to 1993.
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Binion's Horseshoe
Coll #: 91-30
Date: 1920s-2003 (inclusive), 1970-1989 (bulk)
Extent: 9 linear feet (8 record storage boxes, 2 document boxes)
Location: 4:9:3 - 4:9:6
The collection spans a significant period in the history of Binion’s Horseshoe Club, one of the most notable casino-hotels in downtown Las Vegas, which was owned and operated by the Binion family from 1951 to 2004. Its contents reflect the contributions of patriarch and local celebrity Benny Binion to the gaming industry and his effect upon gaming in Las Vegas. Primarily covering the last decade of Binion’s life up until his death in 1989, the collection details the proceedings and media coverage of the World Series of Poker, hosted at the Horseshoe from 1970 until 2004, a significant endeavor that fundamentally changed the way that poker was viewed and played in the industry. The records also provide documentation on the promotional and advertising activities of the casino, as well as reflecting the influence of the Binions, especially Benny, in Las Vegas. The records consist mostly of publicity and promotional materials that include press releases and press kits, news and ad clippings, photographs, and advertising campaigns and ad copy, mainly generated by the office of Binion press agent Henri Bollinger.
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Boardwalk Hotel and Casino Records
Coll #: MS-00093
Date: 1995-2005
Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Location: A 3:10:1 - A 3:10:2
The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino records, dating from 1995 to 2003, contain two security and exchange documents, promotional and entertainment materials, player's club information and photographs. Also included are plans for an operational tracking system of players.
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Boyd Gaming Corporate Archive
Coll #: MS-00513
Date: 1994-2006
Extent: 3 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Location: 11:4:4 - 11:4:6
The Boyd Gaming Corporation Records (1994-2006) consists of brochures, ephemera, magazines, reports, and video tapes of the Boyd Gaming Corporation, a Las Vegas, Nevada business specializing in gaming and hotel development.
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Central Credit Collection
Coll #: 2008-20
Date: 1956-1987
Extent: 5 linear feet (5 record storage cartons)
Location: A 1:3:4 - A 1:3:7
Central Credit was established by Todd Early, a cashier at the Mapes Hotel in Reno, in 1956 to provide Reno casinos a centralized warehouse for casino check and credit information based upon "early returns", daily lists of returned checks provided by subscribing casinos. Casino cashiers called Central Credit on a direct line to check a customer's past credit, allowing casinos to share player information through secure lines. Later, banks and law enforcement agencies utilized Central Credit to assist in the identification of suspected bad checks. In 1964 Todd Early established Central Credit Inc. in Las Vegas to serve the Las Vegas casinos which were for several years unwilling to participate in any information sharing service. In 1970 a group of London casinos subscribed to Central Credit. The collection consists of corporate documents; financial records and ledgers; computer system/database development; phone logs; file cards; metal flip panels with Lindex strips; photographs; directories; business cards; Todd Early�s personal calendars/diaries.

Charter Hospital of Las Vegas
Coll #: 90-71
Date: 1968 - 1987
Extent: .42 linear feet (1 document box)
Location: 4:10:6
Collection is comprised of various professional papers, reports, articles and documents related to compulsive gambling and pathological gambling from Charter Hospital of Las Vegas. Some papers focus on treatment programs such as Gambler's Anonymous. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Christiansen, Eugene
Coll #: 2009-24
Extent: 200 linear feet
Location: A 4:1:1 - 4:5:3, A 4:6:4
The Eugene Christiansen Collection consists of the archives and reference library of Christiansen Capital Advisors (CCA) , a consulting firm for both private industry and government, including state and local governments; state lotteries and regulatory agencies; tribal governments; public and private racetrack, casino, and leisure corporations; litigation support; and institutional investors and venture capital firms. CCA produced studies of the economics, management, operations, taxation, valuation, and regulation of leisure and entertainment businesses in more than fifty states, provinces, and foreign countries, with particular focus on gaming and wagering. The subjects of these studies have included sports, entertainment, communications, casinos, sports wagering, lotteries, and all segments of the racing and pari-mutuel wagering industries.

Clark, Thomas PhD
Coll #: 89-73
Date: 1953 - 1987
Extent: 3.78 linear feet (9 document boxes)
Location: 4:12:4 - 4:12:5
Collection is comprised of the research files of UNLV linguistics professor and author, Thomas Clark, Ph.D. It includes gambling “How-to” guides distributed by the casinos, World Series of Poker Annuals, articles about the history and future of gambling, a copy of An Introduction to Casino Management, a Gaming Control Board Questionnaire and other State Gaming Board information. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Dombrink, John
Coll #: 93-14
Date: 1977
Extent: 11 linear feet (9 record storage boxes)
Location: 4:8:4 - 4:7:2
Collection contains an oral history by Mary Glass, and newspaper articles about gambling: effects gambling has on a community, gambling and crime, who should control gaming and the limits of the Nevada Board of Gaming, and a history of gambling in Nevada. Also included in this collection are issues of the Las Vegas Valley Almanac, Nevada Employment Salary Statistics and casino hotel guides.

Friedman, William
Coll #: T94
Date: 1974 - 1982
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 record storage boxes)
Location: 2:11:3
Collection contains manuscript copies of the first and second editions of Bill Friedman's Casino Management and the rough draft of the second edition.

Gambling Ephemera Collection
Coll #: 1025
Extent: 3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: Roller Shelf 1:6:7
This collection contains gambling memorabilia and information from around the world, items ranging from a report from the Commission to Investigate Alleged Police Corruption and a Dictionary of Police Terms used in the Knapp Commission Hearings to game rule books (in various languages), slot machine company promotional pamphlets and general newspaper articles about “beating the house”. Also included in this collection are 2 silver dice from Mexico, 2 wooden/plastic dice from Aruba-Bonaire Curacao, a $20 roll of fake silver dollars and Las Vegas Tourism Board lapel pins.

Gamlin, Art
Coll #: T76
Date: 1949 - 1950
Extent: 1 linear foot (1 record storage box)
Location: 1:12:4
Collection consists of sales binder of Arthur Gamlin & Co., a manufacturer of gaming tables, located in Kansas City, MO in 1949. Binder contains detailed price lists based on cloth costs, sizes and colors for table games such as blackjack, chemin de fer, craps and faro. Other materials in the collection include photographs, and negatives of the various gaming table layouts available.

Goldriver Limited Partnership and Goldriver Finance Corporation
Coll #: MS-00681
Date: 1989-1990
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:2.6
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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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.

Hamilton, John
Coll #: 94-29
Date: ca. 1980-1991
Extent: 2 linear feet (2 record storage boxes)
Location: 4:6:6
Collection contains Keno pay charts INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Harrahs Entertainment Inc. Corporate Archives
Coll #: 2002-33
Date: 1940-1997
Extent: 73.78 linear feet (61 boxes, 117 binders)
Location: 10:12:4 - 10:10:1 Roller Shelf 2.4.1 and 2.4.2
The Harrah�s Entertainment, Inc. Collection was consciously created and developed as a corporate archives by Harrah�s corporate communications department and includes extensive promotional, entertainment and financial publications and files, and hundreds of photographs documenting the history and growth of the company, the construction and openings of its resort complexes, it�s operations, and the people who worked and performed at Harrah�s. The collection also contains a complete set of Harrah�s employee magazine Harrah-scope, from 1955, as well as corporate annual reports, newspaper clippings, advertising copy and designs, film, and videotape. There is extensive material about Bill Harrah himself, his large antique car collection, a collection of historic playing cards, as well as a large assortment of promotional items from the openings of various Harrah�s properties, and personal and corporate mementos. FINDING AID AVAILABLE

Harvey's Casino
Coll #: 2003-20
Date: ca. 1920s-1990s (inclusive); 1970s-1990s (bulk)
Extent: 24 linear feet
Location: Oversize periodicals shelf opposite 1:1:1- 1:2:6 Roller Shelf 2.4.4
Collection is comprised of of materials from Harvey's Hotel and Casino (Lake Tahoe) and includes documents, artifacts and gaming machines. The bulk of the collection consists of binders containing historical notes on casinos in every Nevada county, that were compiled by Harvey Fuller for Harvey's Casino owner, Harvey Gross, as research for a planned casino chip and token museum. Inventory of binders available. Please consult Manuscripts Librarian for access.

Hirsch, C. J.
Coll #: 87-111
Date: 1955 - 1987
Extent: 7 doc boxes, 1 slim doc, and 1 record storage box
Location: 3:9:4 - 3:9:6
Collection is comprised of the papers of Charles Hirsch, noted casino accountant for the Sands Hotel, news clippings of interviews with Hirsch on running a casino and "can you beat the system" etc., books, general correspondence about meetings and upcoming speeches for the American Society for Quality Control - Las Vegas Chapter, a copy of the Sands Hotel Master Gaming Report 1965. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Hollywood Casino Corporation Collection
Coll #: MS-00682
Date: 1992-1995
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.2.6
The Hollywood Casino Corporation Collection contains press releases, financial research, and press kits produced by the Hollywood Casino Corporation, a gaming corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas with properties in Illinois, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico dating from 1992 to 1995.
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Hollywood Casino Corporation Collection
Coll #: MS-00682
Date: 1992-1995
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1.2.6
The Hollywood Casino Corporation Collection contains press releases, financial research, and press kits produced by the Hollywood Casino Corporation, a gaming corporation headquartered in Dallas, Texas with properties in Illinois, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico dating from 1992 to 1995.
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Horse Racing Stamp
Coll #: 1029-5
Date: 1974
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of commemorative stamp saluting horse racing, first day of issue fact sheet, and a copy of Stamp News (3/18/74) featuring a story on the horse racing stamp.

International Association of Gaming Attorneys
Coll #: MS-00250
Date: 1977-1986
Extent: 2.2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Location: 2:1:6 - 3:1:1
The International Association of Gaming Attorneys (IAGA) collection is comprised of materials collected from various corporations and casinos in Nevada and New Jersey, ranging from 1977 to 1986. There are a wide array of documents including: gaming license applications from corporations in Nevada and New Jersey, copies of casino control acts from New Jersey, gaming publications, gaming conference proceedings, gaming commission reports, newsletters and correspondence of the National Association of Gaming Attorneys (NAGA).
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International Totalizator Systems Incorporated Records
Coll #: MS-00684
Date: 1992-1993
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:2:6
The collection contains press releases, press kits, and a newspaper article about International Totalizator Systems Incorporated, a computerized lottery wagering system manufacturer based in Carlsbad, California. The records date from 1992 to 1993.
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Jimenez, Miguel
Coll #: Mss20
Date: 1951
Extent: 1 folder ( 5 pages)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of two stock certificates, No. 9049 and 9986, of the Las Vegas Thoroughbred Racing Association; letter (n.d.) from Miguel G. Jimenez, Los Angeles, to Chalres (Charles) R. Horden, Las Vegas, authorizing purchase of stock of LVTRA; receipt for payment of 5 units of stock in LVTRA, dated 31 August 1951.

Kunkle, Victor
Coll #: 88-65
Date: 1864-1971
Extent: 1 flat box
Location: Roller Shelf 1:8:7
Collection consists of the following artifacts: dice sets from Las Vegas hotels, Clark County deputy badges, and a large coin and currency collection drawn from all over the world.

Las Vegas City Commission Minutes
Coll #: MS 80-188
Date: 1911-1960
Extent: 18 oversize volumes
Location: Special vertical shelves next to MS stacks
Related Materials: pdf
Collection is comprised of twelve volumes of original City of Las Vegas Commission Minutes that served as the official record of the proceedings of all Las Vegas City Commission meetings from 1911-1960. They are accompanied by 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. 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 Sports Teams Collection
Coll #: MS-00595
Date: 1988-2008
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: 10:3:1
The Las Vegas Professional Sports Teams Collection (1988-2008) consists of brochures, ephemera, and programs from various Las Vegas, Nevada sports teams. Teams include the Coyotes, Dustdevils, Flash, Thunder, Silver Streaks, and Wranglers. The sports include basketball, ice hockey, inline hockey and indoor soccer.
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Coll #: 1024
Date: 1714-1980
Location: Roller Shelf 1:6:7
This collection is comprised of lottery tickets, advertisements, prize breakdowns and drawing schedules from around the world. There are 3 lottery tickets dated 1714 and 1715 the proceeds of which were to finance the cutting of a canal in Connecticut; an announcement of a lottery to be held for household goods in 18th century England; and several other lottery tickets and drawing schedules from 18th and 19th century United States and Europe. There is also included in this collection an undated deck of 25 cards called the “Hands of Poker” printed in London, England, and a letter from the Postmaster General announcing a new law making it illegal to mail lottery information dated in 1876.

Lottery Enterprises Incorporated Records
Coll #: MS-00685
Date: 1993
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:2:6
The collection contains press releases and press kits from Lottery Enterprises Incorporated, a San Diego, California company that produces vending machines for lottery instant tickets. The records date from 1993.
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Luckman, John
Coll #: T58
Date: 1977 - 1978
Extent: 1 doc box
Location: 1:11:5
Collection contains the typescripts and page proofs of the following gaming books: Gambler's Bedside Book edited by John K. Hutchens; The Big Player by Roger Rapoport and Ken Uston; How to Play and Win at Poker by John Montgomery (page proofs). Published copies of all three books are in UNLV Special Collections stacks.

Malcolm, David G.
Coll #: 85-122
Date: 1944 - 1978
Extent: x
Location: 3:1:3
Collection consists of the papers of David G. Malcom. Much of the collection includes documents from his work within the audit division of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Other materials focus on Basic Magnesium Inc. (BMI) and Henderson history. Contains an almost complete run of BMI newsletters such as the Big Job and Basic Bombardier. There are also a variety of news clippings (invention of the electric meter, price of silver, the movie industry), brochures and articles from Las Vegas and Reno in the 1950s and 1960s.

Mancuso Casino Collection
Coll #: MS-00504
Date: 1994-1996
Extent: 6.3 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Location: 10:2:6 - 10:1:2
The Maggie Mancuso Collection on Martin Scorsese's Casino (1994-1996) consists primarily of photographs of Las Vegas, Nevada set locations for the 1995 motion picture Casino, which were collected by the location manager of the picture, Maggie Mancuso. The collection also contains an original shooting script of the film. Additionally, there are some location files for the 1996 picture, Mars Attacks!
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Mandalay Resort Group Archives
Coll #: 2005-34
Date: 1995-2004
Location: LASR
80 record storage cartons of publicity and promotional materials (and scrapbook and surfboard) from Mandalay Resort Group to included Circus Circus and Mandalay Bay Hotel/Casino [Mandalay Resort Group was subsumed under MGM Mirage Inc this year]. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE NOTE: THIS COLLECTION IS STORED IN LIED LIBRARY’S LASR SYSTEM, PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO OBTAIN BOXES.
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Meiklejohn, Patrick
Coll #: 94-41
Date: ca. 1980s-1990s
Extent: 3 record storage boxes
Location: 4:5:2 - 4:5:3
Collection consists of 100+ decks of casino playing cards and miscellaneous casino memorabilia of undetermined amount and cost.

MGM Mirage - Diversity Offices
Coll #: 2008-26
Date: 1990s-2000s
Extent: 7 record storage cartons (7 linear feet)
Location: back stacks - see Su Kim
Collection is comprised of additional materials from MGM Mirage offices -- Diversity Offices.

MGM Mirage Corporate Archives
Coll #: 2002-11
Extent: 3 oversize boxes, 6 record storage cartons
Location: A: 3.10.2 - 3.10.6
Collection consists of photographs and ephemera from MGM properties including the Bellagio, Mirage, and Golden Nugget. This is will be part of an ongoing donation from MGM Mirage Corporate Offices and includes previous accessions.

MGM Mirage Corporate Archives - Accretion
Coll #: 2009-26
Date: 2009
Extent: 1 document box (.42 linear feet)
Location: 11:4:2
Additional materials from MGM Mirage for their corporate archives collection - promotional materials from the City Center development at its December 2009 opening. Consists of promotional materials, brochures, publicity packets, and catalogs from the various properties such as Aria and the Mandarin Oriental. Also contains material on the public art installation at City Center.

MGM Mirage Corporation
Coll #: 2002-11
Date: 1990-2005
Extent: 15.07 linear feet, 31 boxes.
The collection encompasses news clippings, correspondence, marketing and events, photographs and a variety of audio-visual materials from 1990-2005. There are advertising, contracts, and corporate officer's bios as well as conference materials and an impact study done by the American Gaming Association. Diversity efforts of the corporation are also documented.

Moore, James
Coll #: 1015
Extent: 1 folder
Location: 1:1:2
Collection consists of three photocopied typescripts: The Dice Killer, Casino Dealer's Best Friend, and Expert at the Blackjack Tables.

Nevada Council on Problem Gambling
Coll #: 2004-19
Date: 1978-1995
Location: 10:4:2
Collection consists of material documenting the orgins of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling. COLLECTION GUIDE AVAILABLE

Nevada Gaming 50th anniversary
Coll #: T156
Date: 1981
Extent: 1 doc box
Location: 2:3:1
Collection consists of material commemorating the 50th anniversary of the legalization of casino gaming in Nevada and includes plaques, news releases, articles, etc.

New York New York Hotel/ Casino -- 9/11 Heroes Tribute Display Collection
Coll #: 2002-28
Date: 2001-2002
Location: 10:12:3
Collection consists of materials documenting the Heroes of 9-11 display to be installed at the New York New York Hotel/Casino in December 2002. Includes press kit, presentation booklet, videotapes, and news clippings.

Nora MD, Rena
Coll #: MS-00584
Date: 1978-2009
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: A 1:7:6
The Rena Nora Papers on Gambling Addiction (1978-2009) consist of the personal correspondence, research notes, and publications of psychiatrist Rena Nora. In addition to positions in New Jersey and New York, Dr. Nora was the Chief of Psychiatric Services at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she focused on issues of compulsive gambling. The papers also house several compact disks which contain presentations that Dr. Nora gave at various conferences on problem gambling in the United States.
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Ponticello, John
Coll #: 87-20
Date: 1963 - 1970
Extent: 1 document box
Location: 3:4:1
Collection consists of copies of a variety of gaming related materials that include gaming licenses, gaming applications, work cards for Clark County and Las Vegas. The main focus of the collection is on The Research Gambling Game Project, conducted by Ponticello through th the Oregon Research Institute and for the University of Michigan. INVENTORY AVAILABLE

Powell, Stephen
Coll #: Mss40
Date: 1972
Extent: 1 folder (containing 69 typescript pages)
Location: 1:1:1
Collection consists of the manuscript copy of Powell's gambling bibliography based on the collections at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The published copy is in the Special Collections book stacks.

Powell, Stephen
Coll #: 2009-13
Extent: 2 record storage cartons, 1 doc box and 3 index card boxes (2.83 linear feet)
Location: 4:12:2
Collection is comprised of research and bibliograpghical materials and notes of Stephen Powell on gaming and his published bibliography of gaming.

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

Puerto Rico Administracion del Deporte Hipico Press Releases
Coll #: MS-00679
Date: 1970-1973
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:4:1
The records consist primarily of press releases (January 1970-March 1973) from the Administracion del Deporte Hipico, the Puerto Rican government agency that oversees horse racing in that country. The press releases include general announcements and financial reports for 1969 through 1972. Also included are a few form letters mailed to the organization's supporters. The government agency was later renamed Administracion de la Industria del Deporte Hipico.
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Puerto Rico Administracion del Deporte Hipico Press Releases
Coll #: MS-00679
Date: 1970-1973
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
Location: B 1:4:1
The records consist primarily of press releases (January 1970-March 1973) from the Administracion del Deporte Hipico, the Puerto Rican government agency that oversees horse racing in that country. The press releases include general announcements and financial reports for 1969 through 1972. Also included are a few form letters mailed to the organization's supporters. The government agency was later renamed Administracion de la Industria del Deporte Hipico.
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