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Nathan Adelson Hospice Records (MS-00318)

Abstract

Collection consists primarily of administrative records and event photographs from the Nathan Adelson Hospice (NAH) in Las Vegas, Nevada from its founding in 1978 to 2016. Included are annual reports, board meeting minutes, by-laws, promotional materials, issues of Monarch, the hospice newsletter, and some press clippings. Also included in this collection are commemorative birthday books for NAH co-founder, Irwin Molasky, and his wife, Susan Molasky. A small amount of material is related to the Nathan Adelson Memorial Hospice Book Collection.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1978 to 2016
Extent
1.66 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)
2.17 Linear Feet
5738 digital_files (16.429 GB) JPG, MP4, DOCX
Resource Type
Records
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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Arrangements must be made in advance to access digital files; please contact UNLV Special Collections and Archives for additional information.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Collection Type
Scope and Contents

Collection consists primarily of administrative records and event photographs from the Nathan Adelson Hospice (NAH) in Las Vegas, Nevada from its founding in 1978 to 2016. It includes annual reports, board meeting minutes, by-laws, promotional materials, issues of Monarch, the hospice newsletter, and some press clippings. Also included in this collection are commemorative birthday books for NAH co-founder, Irwin Molasky, and his wife, Susan Molasky. A small amount of material is related to the Nathan Adelson Memorial Hospice Book Collection.

Biographical / Historical Note

Nathan Adelson Hospice, founded in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1978, provides hospice and palliative care to over 350 patients per day. It is named after Nathan Adelson, administrator of Sunrise Hospital, who died from stomach cancer in 1978. Adelson’s son Merv built Sunrise Hospital along with business partner Irwin Molasky; after Nathan’s death, the developers recognized the need for pain management healthcare and responded with Southern Nevada’s first home hospice. Nathan Adelson Hospice opened the area's only inpatient hospice in 1983, and a second inpatient facility in 1999. Known as an industry leader, it is the only hospice accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and the only non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada.

Source:

"About Us." Nathan Adelson Hospice. Accessed February 5, 2015. http://www.nah.org/about-us.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order. The 2016 addition is arranged roughly by topic.

Preferred Citation

Nathan Adelson Hospice Records, 1978-2016. MS-00318. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00318
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 1990 and 2016; accession numbers 90-59 and 2016-071.

Processing Information

Accession 90-50 was processed by Emily Lapworth in 2015. The 2016-071 addition was minimally processed by Tammi Kim at the time of accessioning. The materials were quickly reviewed to provide a general description of the contents of each box and an estimate of dates represented in the material. Loose papers were foldered. Video files and digital photographs were ingested off of a sample of three optical disks. One MOV video file was converted to MP4 for access. No further work was performed on the materials. In 2021, Sarah Jones revised the finding aid to include the born-digital material.

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