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Hollywood Gambling Movie Poster Collection

Identifier
MS-01079
Abstract

The Hollywood Gambling Movie Poster Collection (1934-1997) contains film posters, lobby cards, and photographic prints that feature gambling, casinos, or Las Vegas, Nevada. The posters were collected by Steve Lott, CEO of the Boxing Hall of Fame, and include four different sizes including one-sheet posters, three-sheet posters, lobby cards, and 8" x 10" film stills. The majority of the posters feature films produced from the 1940s to the 1960s including Casablanca, Flame of Barbary Coast, Mississippi Gambler, and Frontier Gambler.

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Barbara Cloud Personal Papers

Identifier
MS-01085
Abstract

The Barbara Cloud Personal Papers date from approximately 1880 to 2004 and consist of Cloud's personal research into her family history, as well as her early work as a graduate student at the University of Washington. The collection contains Cloud's thesis manuscript, published doctoral dissertation, and an award given to Cloud by Washington State Historical Society. Materials also include reproductions of family photographs, research files, copies of J. A. Slover's autobiography later published by Cloud and her mother, and Slover's original handwritten autobiography from 1907.

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Las Vegas LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada Audiovisual Collection

Identifier
MS-01098
Abstract

The Las Vegas LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada Audiovisual Collection contains seventeen VHS tapes which contain recordings of "Beyond the Rainbow" a Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada Cable show; the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada 1998 and 1999 Honorariums; and news program relating to "Pride Ride 2000." "Beyond the Rainbow" was a weekly cable show sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada created not just to reach the LGBTQ+ community, but anyone interested in learning more about the community and the issues faced by its members. Programming explored a number of topics including employment, personal safety, families, relationships, diversity, and spirituality.

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Catherine Compton Scrapbook Pages

Identifier
MS-02000
Abstract

The Catherine Compton Scrapbook Pages (1945) contain pages from Catherine Compton's scrapbook documenting the period of time she lived in Las Vegas, Nevada from April to July 1945 with her husband Ross when he attended the B-29 Flexible Gunnery School as part of his training assignments with the U.S. Army Air Corps. The materials include a postcard and dinner menu from the Hotel Last Frontier where the Comptons celebrated their first anniversary dinner. The scrapbook pages include postcards for locations the couple visited around Southern Nevada including Fremont Street, the Union Depot, and the Boulder Dam. Also included is a newspaper clipping and ribbon from the annual Helldorado Days Parade and two photograph reproductions of the Comptons.

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Lido de Paris Costume Designs

Identifier
MS-01088
Abstract

The Lido de Paris Costume Designs contain 29 full color costume designs likely created for the Lido de Paris show in Paris, France which ran during the 1950s and 1960s. The designs are unsigned, but likely created by costume designer Louis Folco. Some designs match costumes worn in the 1956 "C'est Magnifique" show.

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Republican Women of Southern Nevada Political Action Committee Records

Identifier
MS-01087
Abstract

The Republican Women of Southern Nevada Political Action Committee Records (2012-2016) contain committee and financial records of the Republican Women of Southern Nevada Political Action Committee (RWSN PAC). The majority of the materials are representative of Priscilla Campbell's time as treasurer of RWSN PAC. Materials include campaign contribution reports, financial statements, meeting agendas and minutes, and souvenir programs for the organization's annual gala.

Archival Collection

Thomas L. Morgan Real Estate Development Records

Identifier
MS-01091
Abstract

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Anna and Jo Pitney Personal Papers

Identifier
MS-02003
Abstract

The Anna and Jo Pitney Personal Papers are comprised of materials documenting the lives of Anna J. Pitney and her wife, Jo Pitney, a long-time Las Vegas lesbian couple. They were together since 1955 and traveled together often. The collectionIt includes correspondence, news clippings, photographs and photograph albums, travel notes, and a memoir of their lives written by Jo.

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Beda Cornwall Collection on the Citizen's Library Association of Las Vegas

Identifier
MS-00001
Abstract

The Beda Cornwall Collection on the Citizen's Library Association of Las Vegas consists of material gathered by Beda Brennecke Cornwall that documents the activities of the Citizen's Library Association of Las Vegas during the years 1941 to 1973. Most of the materials document the efforts by the citizens group to raise money in the community to build and sustain a new public library in Las Vegas, Nevada. The remaining part of the collection relates to local and statewide libraries and biographical materials on Beda Cornwall and her husband through various documents and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings.

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Howard Cannon Papers

Identifier
MS-00002
Abstract

The Howard Cannon Papers (1958-1988) contain the personal, administrative, and legislative papers of Howard W. Cannon, U.S. Senator from Nevada between 1959 to 1983. The collection primarily pertains to Cannon's time in office from the 86th Congress in 1959 to the 97th Congress in 1983. Materials include correspondence, speech transcripts and supporting research material, press releases, reports, memoranda, newspaper and magazine clippings, and Senate voting records. The collection also includes constituent correspondence and casework related to legislative issues such as foreign relations, social security, veterans, tax reform, labor, aviation, nuclear testing and waste, civil rights, and environmental protection.

For a detailed inventory, please contact Special Collections and Archives (special.collections@unlv.edu).

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