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Cahlan Research Library



One of the rows of shelves holding the library's manuscript collections

The Cahlan Research Library maintains various manuscript collections and records related to the history of Las Vegas and the surrounding area. Some of the papers included in the collection are:

  • Clark County naturalization records from 1909 to 1956
  • The personal papers of Helen J. Stewart and John Cahlan & Florence Lee Jones-Cahlan
  • The Clark County Civil Defense, including pamphlets from the 1950s
  • 1930s business records from the Boulder Club and Pair-O-Dice Club

manuscript2Please note that the collection guide changes frequently. For the most up-to-date information, contact the Manuscripts Curator.
Guide to Manuscript Collections [PDF - 1 MB]

To access the collection guide you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0. or higher. Once you have opened the file perform a search in Adobe Acrobat by clicking on the binoculars symbol. If you do not know a specific name but have a topic instead (such as "Hoover Dam") use that to search with. Record your information and bring it with you to the Library to assist in your research. 


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