The Muriel Stevens Papers (1969-2006) consist of materials documenting Stevens' career as a television cooking show host and newspaper columnist in Las Vegas, Nevada. Newspaper articles, correspondence, ephemera, certificates, and photographs provide information about her career, and to a lesser extent, her personal life. The collection also includes publications and records documenting the Nevada State Dairy Commission and the Las Vegas hospitality industry. The Video Recordings series consists mainly of episodes of the
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The Muriel Stevens Papers (1969-2006) consist of materials documenting Stevens' career as a television cooking show host and newspaper columnist in Las Vegas, Nevada. Newspaper articles, restaurant reviews, correspondence, ephemera, certificates, and photographs provide information about her career, and to a lesser extent, her personal life. The collection also includes recipes from Stevens' columns,
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Biographical / Historical Note
Muriel Stevens (1925-2016) was a former newspaper columnist, author, chef, community leader, restaurant critic, and radio and television host. Born December 22, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1954. Stevens is known for her radio and television shows, which focused on food, nutrition, and consumer issues. She hosted a one-hour daily radio talk show for eight years before moving to television, where celebrity guests joined her on
"Muriel Stevens." Las Vegas Review Journal, December 13, 2016. Accessed December 14, 2016. http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=muriel-stevens&pid=183077119&fhid=9374.
Muriel Stevens Papers, 1969-2006. MS-00269. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 1986 by Muriel Stevens and in 2016; accession numbers 1986-067 and 2016-050.
Materials were processed by Special Collections staff. In 2015, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Angela Moor and Emily Lapworth revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards. 2016 addition was processed by Tammi Kim.