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William R. Eadington Professional Papers (MS-00646)

Abstract

The William R. Eadington Professional Papers (1949-2009) contain personal and published writings, notes from his University of Nevada, Reno classes on gaming and economics, awards and certificates, and Executive Development Program Conference articles. Also included is European, Asian, and American gaming information and London, England's Churches' Council on Gambling reports, financial statements, correspondence, and meeting minutes. There is also audiovisual material that contains personal and commercial recordings.

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Date
1949 to 2009
Extent
7.69 Cubic Feet (11 boxes)
7.21 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
Related People/Corporations
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The William R. Eadington Professional Papers (1949-2009) contain personal and published writings, notes from his University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) classes on gaming and economics, awards and certificates, and Executive Development Program Conference articles. Also included is European, Asian, and American gaming information and London, England's Churches' Council on Gambling reports, financial statements, correspondence, and meeting minutes. There is also audiovisual material that contains personal and commercial recordings. Research files primarily include printed materials such as brochures and serials, and occasionally include hand written notes.

Biographical / Historical Note

University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Professor William R. Eadington joined the faculty as an economist in 1969. He was the first holder of the Philip J. Satre Chair in Gaming Studies, a professor of economics, and founding director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at UNR. During his tenure at the University, he served as an Academic Visitor to the London School of Economics, a Visiting Professor at the Center for Addiction Studies at Harvard Medical School, a Visiting Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Visiting Professor to the Centre for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom. He was a founding member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, and former Associate Editor of the Annals of Tourism Research. He was a member of the editorial board for the Gaming Law Review and Economics, Journal of Gambling Studies, and Annals of Tourism Research.

Eadington is the author of several books on the social and economic impacts of gambling and was an authority on gaming issues. He organized the First through Fourteenth International Conferences on Gambling and Risk Taking, dating back to 1974, and developed the Executive Development Program for Senior Casino Management through UNR, a program which has been offered annually since 1991. He was on the board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling and was its president from 2008 through 2009. He served on the boards of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling and the Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders, and was Chairman of the Governor’s Advisory Board on Problem Gambling for the State of Nevada.

On November 2, 2011, Eadington was inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame. Following his death on February 14, 2013, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) fellowship program, instituted in 2007, was renamed the Eadington Fellowship Program in his honor.

Source: "The Gaming Hall of Fame," Accessed November 9, 2015. http://gaming.unlv.edu/

Arrangement

Material is arranged alphabetically within each subject. Audio/visual materials remain in original order.

Preferred Citation

William R. Eadington Papers, 1949-2009. MS-00646. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00646
Acquisition Note

Material was donated in 2014 by Margaret Eadington; accession numbers 2014-006 and 2014-050.

Processing Note

Material was processed by Joyce Moore in 2015.

Separated Materials

Some of the publications in this acquisition were removed and catalogued individually.

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