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John Lester Luckman Gambler's Book Club Collection (MS-00150)

Abstract

John Lester Luckman (1924-1987) was the founder of Gambler’s Book Club, a Las Vegas, Nevada-based publishing house for books about gambling. The collection contains photocopied manuscripts for three books published by the Gambler’s Book Club, written and edited by Ken Uston and Roger Rapoport, John Montgomery, and John K. Hutchens. Copies of all three books are available in UNLV Special Collections stacks.

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Date
1977-1978
Extent
0.49 Cubic Feet (1 box)
0.42 Linear Feet
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

John Lester Luckman (1924-1987) was the founder of Gambler’s Book Club, a Las Vegas, Nevada-based publishing house for books about gambling. Together with his wife Edna, he helped many previously unpublished authors get published. He also wrote six books about gambling under the pen name Walter I. Nolan.

The collection contains photocopied manuscripts for three books published by the Gambler’s Book Club, written and edited by Ken Uston and Roger Rapoport, John Montgomery, and John K. Hutchens. Copies of all three books are available in UNLV Special Collections.

Arrangement

Material remains in original order.

Preferred Citation

John Lester Luckman Gambler's Book Club Collection, 1977-1978. MS-00150. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS00150
Acquisition Note

Collection was donated in 1978 by John Luckman; accession number T58.

Processing Note

Collection was processed in 2017 by Joyce Moore. In 2017, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Chris Bruce revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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