The Myram Borders Papers (1965-1998) contain articles written by Borders, newspaper clippings, court transcripts, photographs, slides, agendas, meeting minutes, and a copy of the joint operating agreement between the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Las Vegas Sun. Also included are media kits for the Desert Inn Hotel and Casino and the Stealth Fighter Public Debut, an annual report to Sheriff John Moran concerning organized crime, and a copy of the MGM fire litigation.
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The Myram Borders Papers (1965-1998) contain articles written by Borders, newspaper clippings, court transcripts, photographs, slides, agendas from the State Gaming Board, meeting minutes from the Privacy and Security Committee, and a copy of the joint operating agreement between the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Las Vegas Sun. Also included are media kits for the Desert Inn Hotel and Casino and the Stealth Fighter Public Debut, an Annual Report to Sheriff John Moran concerning organized crime, and a copy of the MGM fire litigation. There are also items collected by Borders including t-shirts, a Four Queens ashtray, a campaign poster and a record album by Beverly Harrell, campaign buttons, a remembrance book for Joy Hamann, and El Rancho Hotel coffee shop napkins and placemats.
American journalist Myram Borders was born on May 21, 1936 in Kentucky. She moved with her family to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1940, where she attended Las Vegas High School and the University of Nevada, Reno earning a degree in journalism. After graduation, Borders was hired as a wire service news reporter by United Press International (UPI) and was assigned to the Reno office. She later transferred to San Diego, California and then to Los Angeles, California. In 1965 she was named Bureau Manager for the Las Vegas, Nevada office. Borders was the first woman bureau manager for UPI in the western United States. For a brief period in the 1980s she headed the Las Vegas office for Gannett Newspapers, which published more than 180 newspapers in the United States, including The Reno Gazette Journal.
Borders was the Commissioner of Consumer Affairs for the State of Nevada from 1990 to 1992. In 1992 she became Manager of the Las Vegas News Bureau, which was a branch of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, a position she held until her retirement in 2002. On September 30, 2017 she was inducted into the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame at the Nevada Press Association dinner in Carson City, Nevada.
"NPA Hall of Fame honors journalist Myram Borders," accessed July 5, 2018,https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/news-columns/jane-ann-morrison/npa-hall-of-fame-honors-journalist-myram-borders/
Materials are arranged alphabetically.
Myram Borders Papers, 1965-1998. MS-00617. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated by Myram Borders in 2013; accession number 2013-018.
In 2014, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Dallas Reiber revised the collection description and created an ArchivesSpace finding aid. In 2018, Joyce Moore rearranged the materials, and revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.