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Cave Nightclub Records (MS-00519)

Abstract

The Cave Nightclub Records (1992-1994) are comprised of materials generated during the planning and construction of the Cave Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada. It opened in 1992 as a straight nightclub. It changed ownership in 1993, and reopened on September 3, 1993 as a gay nightclub and closed early in 1995. The collection contains policy documents, building plans, and promotional and publicity materials, as well as artifacts, including waiter uniforms from the nightclub.

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Date
1992-1994
Extent
1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Resource Type
Records
Related People/Corporations
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 website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Cave Nightclub Records (1992-1994) are comprised of materials generated during the planning and construction of the Cave Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada. It opened in 1992 as a straight nightclub. It changed ownership in 1993, and reopened on September 3, 1993 as a gay nightclub and closed early in 1995. The collection contains policy documents, building plans, and promotional and publicity materials, as well as artifacts, including waiter uniforms from the nightclub.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Cave Nightclub opened as a straight club at 5740 West Charelston in Las Vegas, Nevada in July 1992. The club had a caveman theme with novelty cocktails and an interior that resembled a cave. The club closed in 1993.

In 1993, Jim Long and Carl Fenske, the new owners of the club, hired Ed Uehling and Marlon Tinana as managers to transform The Cave into a gay nightclub. Tinana and Uehling had experience in managing Gipsy, a popular gay nightclub in Las Vegas, and also owned a gay bookstore, Get Booked.

The new club opened the weekend of September 3-5, 1993 and became popular. Despite early success the club had financial, personnel, and other problems. Marlon Tinana left The Cave on January 1, 1994. The club closed early in 1995.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Related Collections

The following resource may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Uehling, Ed. Interview, 2000 March 14. OH-01855. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Cave Nightclub Records, 1992-1994. MS-00519. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00519
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2006 by Dennis McBride; accession number 2006-22.

Processing Note

Materials were processed by Dennis McBride in 2011. In 2015, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Angela Moor revised and enhanced the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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