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Perry Kaufman Papers (MS-00414)

Abstract

The Perry Kaufman Papers (1930-1974) are comprised of research material gathered by Kaufman for his doctoral dissertation, "The Best City of Them All: A History of Las Vegas, 1930-1960." Kaufman's research focused on the Las Vegas, Nevada Chamber of Commerce's role in promoting Las Vegas as a tourist destination. The collection primarily consists of newspaper clippings from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun. It also includes Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce minutes and publications, research on the history of Las Vegas, and Kaufman's notes and writings.

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Date
1930-1974
Extent
2.0 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Resource Type
Collection
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 Perry Kaufman Papers (1930-1974) are comprised of research material gathered by Kaufman for his doctoral dissertation, "The Best City of Them All: A History of Las Vegas, 1930-1960." Kaufman's research focused on the Las Vegas, Nevada Chamber of Commerce's role in promoting Las Vegas as a tourist destination. The collection primarily consists of newspaper clippings from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun. It also includes Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce minutes and publications, research on the history of Las Vegas, and Kaufman's notes and writings.

Biographical / Historical Note

Perry Kaufman was born in Casper, Wyoming on September 13, 1942. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri in 1966. He served in the US Army in Vietnam in 1966 to 1967. He earned his doctorate in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1974. He taught history at Burlington County College in Pemberton, New Jersey for several years.

Source:

Kaufman, Perry. “The Best City of Them All: A History of Las Vegas, 1930-1960.” Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1974.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order.

Related Collections

The following interviews were conducted by Perry Kaufman and may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Albright, George "Bud." Interview, 1975. OH-00015. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Armstrong, Bryne. Interview, 1975. OH-00046. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bell, Lloyd. Interview, 1972 April 13. OH-00106. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Binion, Benny. Interview, 1975. OH-00017. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cahlan, John Francis. Interview, 1975. OH-00153. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Franklin, George E. Interview, 1981 March 09. OH-00617. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Greenspun, Hank. Interview, 1975. OH-00733. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Johnson, Lubertha. Interview, 1972 April 17. OH-00956. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Perry Kaufman Papers, 1930-1974. MS-00414. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NVLN::MS00414
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2000 by Perry Kaufman; accession number 2000-07.

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Materials were processed by Special Collections staff.

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