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Jerry Tarkanian Memorabilia (MS-00767)


The Jerry Tarkanian Memorabilia (1990-1992, 2013) contains two plaques, newspaper clippings, two magazine articles, and one photograph.

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0.66 Cubic Feet (1 oversized box)
1.35 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents Note

The Jerry Tarkanian Memorabilia (1990-2013) contains two plaques of laminated newspaper articles showing the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Runnin' Rebels 1990 NCAA Championship win, newspaper clippings, two magazine articles about Tarkanian, and one photograph.

Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.


Material remains in original order.

Biographical / Historical Note

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian was born in Euclid, Ohio on August 8, 1930. He coached college basketball for 31 seasons, from 1973 to 1992, he coached the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, leading them four times to the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, winning the national championship in 1990.

The floor of UNLV's home arena at the Thomas & Mack Center was named "Jerry Tarkanian Court" in 2005 and in 2013, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Jerry Tarkanian passed away on February 11, 2015.

Source: "UNLV's Jerry Tarkanian, Rebel with a cause vs. NCAA, has died," accessed July 3, 2018,

Preferred Citation

Jerry Tarkanian Memorabilia, 1990-1992, 2013. MS-00767. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Acquisition Note

Accession number: 2000-25.

Processing Note

In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Joyce Moore revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards and created an ArchivesSpace finding aid.

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