The Bella Tyktin Stern Photographs contain black-and-white photographs and negatives of Bella Tyktin Stern in locations around Las Vegas, Nevada from 1943 to 1960. The locations include Mt. Charleston Ski-Bar Ranch, the Last Frontier Hotel, Scotty's Castle in Death Valley, California, the Grand Canyon, Arizona, and Valley of Fire, Nevada.
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Scope and Contents Note
The Bella Tyktin Stern Photographs contains black-and-white photographs and negatives of Bella Tyktin Stern in locations around Las Vegas, Nevada from 1943 to 1960. The locations include Mt. Charleston Ski-Bar Ranch, the Last Frontier Hotel, Scotty's Castle in Death Valley, California, the Grand Canyon, Arizona, and Valley of Fire, Nevada.
The collection is open for research.
Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.
Materials are arranged into three series:
Series I. Mt. Charleston Ski-Bar Ranch, 1943-1960;
Series II. Last Frontier Hotel, 1944-1957;
Series III. American Southwest, 1944-1960.
Biographical / Historical Note
Bella Tyktin Stern (born Bella Tyktin, 1914-2001) was an avid traveler and resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born in Bialystok, in what is now Poland. Her family fled west after World War I, stopping in Germany and Palestine before arriving in the United States around 1938. She taught English as a member of the Society for Ethical Culture in New York City, New York. By 1963, she was an officer of the Universal Securities Corporation in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the 1980s, she worked as a guide for Nevada Discovery Tours. Before her death in 2001, Stern was affiliated with many organizations and institutions, including the Last Frontier Hotel, Sunrise Hospital, and the Educational Foundation for Foreign Study.
Bella Tyktin Stern Photographs, 1943-1960. PH-00224. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 1988 by Bella Tyktin Stern; accession number 1988-108.
Materials were processed by Special Collections staff. In 2015, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Lindsay Oden wrote the collection description in compliance with current professional standards.