The UNLV Libraries Collection of MGM Mirage Corporation Promotional Materials and Reports includes promotional materials, newspaper and magazine clippings, financial reports, annual reports, diversity reports, press releases, and press kits for the MGM Mirage Corporation in Las Vegas, Nevada, dating from 1973 to 2007.
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Scope and Contents Note
The UNLV Libraries Collection of MGM Mirage Corporation Promotional Materials and Reports includes promotional materials, newspaper and magazine clippings, financial reports, annual reports, diversity reports, press releases, and press kits for the MGM Mirage Corporation in Las Vegas, Nevada, dating from 1973 to 2007. This collection includes materials previously described as "Promotional and publicity material : MGM Grand Hotel and Theme Park," "Promotional and publicity material : MGM Grand Hotels, Inc," "Form 10-K : annual report pursuant to section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934," "Promotional and publicity material : Mirage Hotel & Casino," "Prospectus, MGM Grand Hotel Finance Corp. : $200,000,00 11 3/4% first mortgage notes due 1999, $230,000,000 12% first mortgage notes due 2002," "MGM Grand : grand opening commemorative 1993."
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 and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.
Collection is arranged by material type.
Biographical / Historical Note
The MGM Mirage Corporation, a predecessor of the company known as MGM Resorts International, is a Las Vegas, Nevada-based gaming and hospitality company that owns and operates 27 unique offerings throughout the United States and Asia. The company’s roots can be traced back to 1969 when Kirk Kerkorian, owner of Tracinda Corporation, a private investment firm, built the Martin Stern Jr. designed International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. At that time, the International Hotel was the world’s largest hotel. That same year, Kerkorian purchased the movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and in 1973 built the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip with Martin Stern Jr. as designer. The MGM Grand would take the title as the world’s largest hotel at that time. In 1986, Grand Name Co. was formed and renamed MGM Grand Inc. a year later. The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino was sold to Bally Manufacturing in 1986, who renamed the hotel Bally’s. In 1993, Kerkorian built a new MGM Grand in Las Vegas that again would be the world’s largest hotel complex at that time.
In 1999, MGM Grand Inc. acquired Primadonna Resorts from Gary Primm. This added Whiskey Pete’s, Buffalo Bill’s and the Primm Valley Resort, all in Primm, Nevada, to MGM’s portfolio. In 2000, Kirk Kerkorian approached Steve Wynn, owner of Mirage Resorts Inc., with an offer to purchase his company at $17 a share. The offer was rejected but later a deal was reached at $21 a share. With this deal, MGM Grand Inc. now known as MGM Mirage, acquired full shares of the following hotel and casinos: Mirage Hotel and Casino, Bellagio, Treasure Island, Monte Carlo, Boardwalk, Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Golden Nugget Laughlin, and Beau Rivage in Mississippi.
In 2005, MGM Mirage acquired Mandalay Resort Group adding to its Las Vegas portfolio: Mandalay Bay, Luxor, Excalibur, Circus Circus, and THEhotel (now the Delano). In 2010, the company was renamed MGM Resorts International to reflect the brand as a global entertainment company.
“Company,” MGM Resorts, accessed April 17, 2018. https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/company.html
“MGM Resorts International Company Profile,” UNLV Center for Gaming Research, accessed April 17, 2018. gaming.unlv.edu/abstract/fin_mgm.html
UNLV Libraries Collection of MGM Mirage Corporation Promotional Materials and Reports, 1973-2007. MS-00972. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were acquired periodically by UNLV Special Collections and Archives from a variety of sources; accession number 2019-099.
In 2019 as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Miguel Dominguez and Joseph Puentes compiled the materials from multiple sources that included subject files and previously cataloged material. Miguel Dominguez and Joseph Puentes wrote the finding aid.