The Patrick Meiklejohn Collection of Nevada Hotel and Casino Ephemera (1970s-1994) consists of 117 decks of casino and airline playing cards and casino marketing material and ephemera, including hats, keychains, bags, pens, napkins, and hotel room courtesy items.
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Scope and Contents Note
The Patrick Meiklejohn Collection of Nevada Hotel and Casino Ephemera (1970s-1994) consists of 117 decks of casino and airline playing cards and casino marketing material and ephemera. The playing cards include decks from the El Rancho Vegas, the Four Queens, and Bonanza Fallon casinos, as well as Pan Am and Western Airlines. Marketing materials include hats, keychains, bags, pens, and napkins. There is also a representative sample of empty shampoo bottles, soaps wrappers, and other hotel room courtesy item packaging, primarily from Las Vegas, Nevada casinos.
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.
Materials remain in original order.
Biographical / Historical Note
Patrick W. Meiklejohn was born in Redlands, California in 1943. After completing a degree in film production, he began a career as a child abuse social worker in Los Angeles, California. Since retiring, Meiklejohn has returned to film, taking acting roles and working to produce an independent film.
Greg Cappis, "Former Redlander Returning Home to Film Movie," The Sun, 15 November 2013, https://www.sbsun.com/2013/11/15/former-redlander-returning-home-to-film-movie/
Patrick Meiklejohn Collection of Nevada Hotel and Casino Ephemera, 1970s-1994. MS-00343. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were donated in 1994 by Patrick Meiklejohn; accession number 94-41.
Materials were inventoried by Sarah Jones in 2018. In 2019, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Melise Leech rehoused the materials and revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.