The National Organization for Women, Las Vegas Chapter Records document the philosophy, activities, and politics of the National Organization for Women (NOW) from 1966 to 2009 with most materials covering the period of 1971 to 1974. The records demonstrate the activities and political positions of NOW and they include correspondence, policies, memoranda, files, publications, and ephemera from the Las Vegas, Nevada chapter.
The Dennis McBride Collection on Las Vegas, Nevada LGBTQ Organizations (approximately 1984-2008) contains photographs, magazines, and documents relating to various LGBTQ organizations and events in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photographs of prominent community members, including Strutt Hurley, William "Bill" Schafer, Rob Schlegel, and Dennis McBride attending events such as National Coming Out Day and pageants organized by the Southern Nevada Association of Pride, Inc. (SNAPI). Also included in the collection are magazines, newspaper clippings, and documents relating to various issues such as Nevada's "Question 2", a ballot measure that prevented same-sex marriages from being conducted or recognized in Nevada; offical reports on the AIDS epidemic; and student organizations like Students for an Equal America (SEA) and Human Understanding Despite Differences Lifts Everyone (HUDDLE). This collection also contains digital scans of some of the photographs in the collection.
The Southern Nevada Chapter of the American War Mothers Organization Records (1947-1995) are comprised primarily of scrapbooks containing correspondence and minutes, numerous newspaper clippings, and photographs. Also included are pamphlets on American War Mothers organizational rituals, bylaws, history, ceremonial ephemera, flags, and a Henderson Chapter Charter. The materials also contain items relating to the North Las Vegas Chapter, the Rose Garden Chapter, and the State Chapter.
The Nevada Desert Experience Records (1951-2009) are comprised of files from the anti-nuclear organization, the Nevada Desert Experience (NDE), as well as its predecessor, the Sagebrush Alliance, and those of earlier unincorporated protests at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). Materials include board of directors meeting minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, personnel records, event speeches, correspondence, newspaper clippings, cartoons and other artwork, newsletters, brochures, fliers, research files on nuclear issues and other anti-nuclear organizations, and congressional testimony. The records also contain audiovisual materials, photographic prints and slides, screenplays, manuscripts, and newspapers related to the NDE's media efforts.
The Barbara Raben Collection on the Las Vegas Jewish Community (1976-2018) is comprised of materials collected by Barbara Raben that document her personal life and her involvement with the Las Vegas, Nevada Jewish community, specifically the Hadassah Southern Nevada Chapter and the Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA) of Clark County, Nevada. Hadassah and JFSA records consist of photographs and programs from events held by the organizations. Materials also document Raben's business, The Candy Factory, and her connections to the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.
The Jewish Nevada Records document the organization's philanthropic activities in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1978 to 2018. The majority of the collection represents the organization's activities under the name the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. The collection includes administrative files, annual reports, marketing materials, donation records, video recordings of interviews and events, and audio recordings of board meetings. The collection also includes photographic prints and negatives of events hosted by Jewish Nevada.
Oral history interview with Joyce Bush conducted by Claytee D. White on September 20, 1995 for the UNLV University Libraries Oral History Collection. In this interview, Bush discusses the formation of her non-profit organization, International Youth for Christ Choir. She explains that she developed the idea in 1994, based on the "True Love Waits" abstinence program of the Baptist Church. She explains how the organization was formed, the process of building a board of directors, ideas about fundraising, publicity, and soliciting donations, attracting youth to the organization, her hopes for the future of the organization, and the reasons corporate sponsorship was unlikely because they tend not to support religious groups.
Oral history interview with Lynn Scott conducted by Gayle Allen for the KDWN Radio Lifelines Oral History Interviews on Nursing.
This interview is undated but likely took place between 1988 and 1999, the time span that "Lifelines with Gayle Allen" was taped by KDWN Radio.
Lynn Scott, a registered nurse and clinical manager of transplant services at University Medical Center, discusses organ transplant procedures. She shares how (at the time of the interview) kidney transplants are the only organ transplant available within the state of Nevada and what patients must do to have these and other transplant procedures completed. Lynn talks about the decision to become an organ donor, how a hospital would know if a person is a donor, and the differences in opinion of supporting organ donorship.
Oral history interview with Judith Harriman and Mary Laub conducted by Stefani Evans on October 31, 2017 for the Boyer Early Las Vegas Oral History Project. In this interview, Harriman and Laub discuss their early life and early interest in service organizations. They talk about the establishment of the Assistance League of Las Vegas (ALLV), organizing fundraisers, and philanthropic projects they were involved in. Harriman and Laub describe how ALLV has worked with school children in Las Vegas, the formation of Assiteens Auxiliary, and the formation of Desert Sage Auxiliary.
The Golden Agila Lions Club Records (1996-2019) contain organizational and membership files for the Golden Agila Lions Club, a Filipino-American civic organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection includes information about chartering the organization as an official club and includes membership lists, newsletters, and records that document the Golden Agila Lions service and social activities. The collection includes newspaper clippings documenting the Golden Agila Lions Club and the Filipino community from various Las Vegas-based Filipino and Asian-American newspapers. Two issues of Today's Filipino Magazine from 2018 and 2019 are also included in this collection.