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Get Booked Financial Records (MS-00473)

Abstract

The Get Booked Financial Records (1993-1998) comprise the early business records of Get Booked, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) bookstore located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection documents the initial purchase of the business as well as monthly financial records and promotional coupons.

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Date
1993-1998
Extent
3.24 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)
2.71 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Records
Related People/Corporations
Creator: Get Booked
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Get Booked Financial Records (1993-1998) comprise the early business records of Get Booked, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) bookstore located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection documents the initial purchase of the business as well as monthly financial records and promotional coupons.

Biographical / Historical Note

Robert Schlegel sold his bookstore, Bright Pink Literature, Las Vegas, Nevada's first lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) bookstore, to Wes Miller and Marlon Tinana in June of 1993. Tinana and Miller changed the name of the bookstore, located near East Naples Drive and Paradise Road, to Get Booked. In the LGBT newspaper the Las Vegas Bugle, Wes Miller explained that naming the business "Get Booked" was his response to a experience being arrested near the store location in 1992 and his political statement against police operations in the early 1990s. Get Booked became an anchor for the Las Vegas gay community and artists, writers, performers, and political figures frequently gathered for events. Miller became the sole owner of the store in 1994 after Tinana sold his shares and Raul Mangubat was appointed general manager in the same year. Get Booked remains in operation and is one of Las Vegas, Nevada's largest LGBTQ retailers.

Sources:

"A Brief History of Get Booked" GetBooked.com. Accessed February 22, 2019. http://getbooked.com/about/

"Bright Pink Literature (Get Booked)," Gay History in Nevada and Las Vegas. Accessed February 22, 2019. http://outhistory.org/exhibits/show/las-vegas/articles/bright-pink-lit

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Related Collections

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

Las Vegas Bugle Collection on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, 1984-2002.

MS-00476. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Las Vegas, Nevada.

Las Vegas Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection, 1955-1997. MS-00251. Special

Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Get Booked Financial Records, 1993-1998. MS-00473. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS00473
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated by Dennis McBride in 2003; accession number 2003-018.

Processing Note

Material was processed and inventoried by a Special Collections staff member. In 2014, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Hannah Robinson wrote a collection description and entered the data into ArchivesSpace. In 2019, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Sarah Jones rehoused the materials and revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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