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Horden-Graglia Family Photographs (PH-00090)

Abstract

The Horden-Graglia Family Photographs depict the Horden-Graglia Family in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1910 to 1941. The photographs primarily depict Joseph and Frances Graglia and their children John and Anne. The photographs also depict historical buildings, including the Hotel National, the Pair o’ Dice Nite Club, the Union Hotel, and the Las Vegas School. The photographs also include Elinor Horden, who performed as a showgirl in Las Vegas in the 1950s.

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Date
1910-1941
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet (2 hanging folders and 1 shared box of negatives)
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Scope and Contents

The Horden-Graglia Family Photographs depict the Horden-Graglia Family in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1910 to 1941. The photographs primarily depict Joseph and Frances Graglia and their children John and Anne. The photographs also depict historical buildings, including the Hotel National, the Pair o’ Dice Nite Club, the Union Hotel, and the Las Vegas School. The photographs also include Elinor Horden, who performed as a showgirl in Las Vegas in the 1950s.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Graglia Family was one of the first non-indigenous families to move to Las Vegas, Nevada at the beginning of the twentieth century. Joseph and Frances Graglia moved to Canada from Italy, and then made their way to the United States in 1890. They settled in Southern Nevada sometime before 1913. Parish records at Las Vegas’s first Catholic church, St. Joan of Arc, document their church activities. Their son John was born in 1907 in Canada, and their daughter Anne was born in Nevada in 1915. Along with Frank Detra, the Graglias owned and operated the Pair o Dice Nite Club in Las Vegas.

Elinor Horden was a dancer and Las Vegas showgirl. She was born in 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Las Vegas in the early 1950s. She married Charles Horden in 1955. Her sister-in-law was Jayne Horden Graglia, who was the wife of John Graglia.

Sources:

"Elinor Horden, 1930-2014, Obituary." Las Vegas Review-Journal. December 26, 2014. http://obits.reviewjournal.com/obituaries/lvrj/obituary.aspx?n=elinor-horden&pid=173749718

U.S. Census Bureau, “1920 United States Census.” Accessed November 2, 2015. http://www.mocavo.com/1920-United-States-Census/126212/004966348/480#row-0

Rafferty, Kevin. “Roman Catholicism in Nevada.” Online Nevada Encyclopedia, November 3, 2008. http://www.onlinenevada.org/articles/roman-catholicism-nevada

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Related Materials

The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Horden, Elinor. Interview, February 13, 1980. OH-00886. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Horden-Graglia Family Photographs, 1910-1941. PH-00090. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NvLN::PH00090
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1979 by Elinor Horden; accession number 1979-239.

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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.

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