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Phyllis Martin Papers (MS-00749)


The Phyllis Martin Papers (1988-1999) is comprised of North Las Vegas, Nevada reports and marketing materials, Nevada Women's History Project event invitations and pamphlets, a Kiel Ranch historical site building survey and Friends of Kiel Ranch newsletter, and newsletters, event programs, and photographs related to women's political involvement in Nevada. The collection includes materials relating to Martin's career in the Office of Economic Development, her involvement as a historian in the preservation of Kiel Ranch, and roles on planning committees for various local events.

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1988 to 1999


1.56 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
2.27 Linear Feet

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Scope and Contents Note

The Phyllis Martin Papers (1988-1999) contains material related to Martin’s political involvement in North Las Vegas, Nevada, her work for the North Las Vegas Office of Economic Development, preservation efforts of Kiel Ranch in North Las Vegas, and her interest in the Nevada Women's History Project. The collection highlights Martin's connection to the Democratic Party nationally and locally, particularly Harry Reid, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and local chapters of national women’s organizations. Materials include North Las Vegas city reports and marketing materials, Kiel Ranch building surveys, various pamphlets, newsletters, photographs, political pins, a tote bag, and a Nevada Women's History Project customized print woven blanket.

Access Note

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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 are arranged alphabetically.

Biographical / Historical Note

Phyllis Martin worked for the City of North Las Vegas Office of Economic Development in the 1980s and 1990s, where she held various positions including economic development specialist and economic development administrator. Martin also served as the secretary-treasurer for the board of directors of the Friends of Kiel Ranch Historical Site, and as the historian for the 1988 Kiel Ranch Historic American Building Survey. She was also interested in the Nevada Women's History Project, which aimed to highlight women important to Nevada's history. Martin was active in local politics through organizations such as the Southern Nevada Women's Political Caucus and the Women's Lobby.

Preferred Citation

Phyllis Martin Papers, 1988-1999. MS-00749. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 1999; accession number 1999-005.

Processing Note

In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Billy Marino rehoused and arranged the materials, wrote the finding aid, and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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