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Las Vegas News Bureau Photograph Collection (PH-00049)

Abstract

The Las Vegas News Bureau Photograph Collection (1984) consists of black-and-white and color photographic prints, negatives, and slides depicting Las Vegas, Nevada from approximately 1940 to 1989. The images primarily depict hotels on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, including Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the Flamingo Hotel & Casino, and the Desert Inn Hotel and Casino. Also included are images of the convention center in Las Vegas and Cashman Field, as well images of entertainers performing on the Las Vegas Strip. The collection consists entirely of photographic reproductions.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1984
Extent
3.46 Cubic Feet (16 hanging folders, 1 flat file, 6 boxes, 1 shared box of negatives, and 1 shared binder of slides)
4.67 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

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Scope and Contents

The Las Vegas News Bureau Photograph Collection (1984) consists of black-and-white and color photographic prints, negatives, and slides depicting Las Vegas, Nevada from approximately 1940 to 1989. The images primarily depict hotels on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, including Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, the Flamingo Hotel & Casino, and the Desert Inn Hotel and Casino. Also included are images of the convention center in Las Vegas and Cashman Field, as well images of entertainers performing on the Las Vegas Strip. The collection consists entirely of photographic reproductions.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Desert Sea News Bureau was founded in 1947, but was soon renamed the Las Vegas Review Bureau in 1949 after it became a division of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. The Las Vegas Review Bureau ran promotional campaigns for the city of Las Vegas, Nevada until the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority absorbed them in 1992. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) was founded in 1955. The LVCVA owns and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center and advertises for the area.

Source:

Gragg, Larry. "Las Vegas News Bureau," Online Nevada Encyclopedia, May 23, 2011. http://www.onlinenevada.org/articles/las-vegas-news-bureau.

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection is entirely comprised of photocopies. Originals are held by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Preferred Citation

Las Vegas News Bureau Photograph Collection, 1984. PH-00049. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::PH00049
Immediate Source of Acquisition

In 1984, the Las Vegas News Bureau allowed UNLV Special Collections and Archives to reproduce the images; accession number 84-1.

Processing Information

In 2020, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Ryan DiPaolo wrote the finding aid and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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