Oral history interview with Ida Webb conducted by Claytee D. White on February 29, 1996 for the African Americans in Las Vegas: a Collaborative Oral History Project. In this interview, Webb discusses her childhood in the American South. She discusses her family's move from Tallulah, Louisiana to McNary, Arizona, and then their migration to Las Vegas, Nevada. Webb shares her experiences as a young African American mother in Las Vegas in the 1940s and the things her and her husband did to provide for their family. She shares her views on her marriage and her views on African American culture of the time. Webb discusses her husband's civic involvement and his job at the Las Vegas Sun. She details her experiences working in the hospitality industry for such early casinos as the El Rancho Hotel & Casino, The Flamingo Hotel & Casino, and the Last Frontier Hotel & Casino. She shares her own civic involvements and her participation in the Culinary Workers Union Local 226.
Oral history interview with Hal Erickson conducted by Alice Brown on April 01, 1998 for the UNLV University Libraries Oral History Collection. In this interview, Erickson discusses starting work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas libraries in 1965 and his first impressions of the library. Erickson discusses the organizational and catalog systems of the library and his efforts to improve library organization.
The Historic Building Survey Collection (1930-2001) contains materials on the preservation of historic buildings in Southern Nevada, Arizona, and Utah from Dr. Ralph Roske's History 117 course taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The collection is comprised of surveys which include descriptions, photographs, blueprints, newspaper clippings, pamplets, and fliers related to historic houses, businesses, and public sites.
The Company Mobility Histories Papers (1972-1977) includes surveys completed by students for Nevada History 117, a course taught by Professor Ralph Roske at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Students followed locations, phone numbers, ownership, and name changes of various businesses over their time of operation. Included were hotels, convenience stores, automotive shops, construction companies, and markets.
The Coates Playing Cards Collection (1920s-1960s) consists of sixty-six decks of playing cards collected by Mrs. Phillip A. Coates. The collection includes promotional decks from various businesses, including the Southern Pacific Lines railroad and the Grace Line steamship company. The majority of the decks are of a narrower design to be used in playing canasta or bridge, with many being multi-deck sets.
The Dennis Lee Askew papers date from 1966 to 2013 and contain "Rock Talk" columns from the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, posters, photographs, correspondence, audio cassette tapes, one DVD of the "Rock Talk" television special, and newspaper clippings.
The Scrapbook of Newspaper Clippings on Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1945-1951) consists of a single scrapbook of newspaper clippings documenting the death and mourning of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1945. Most of the clippings are derived from the Cleveland Press and The Plain Dealer. A few articles pertain to the first year of the Harry S. Truman Administration and the Korean War.
The Morton "Mort" Saiger Portraits and News Articles (1960-1987) consists of four newspaper and journal articles about Saiger and the Last Frontier Hotel Casino, two professional photographic portraits of Saiger, and a presentation plaque from the International Golf Club.