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:
Please note that the collection guide changes frequently. For the most up-to-date information, contact the Manuscripts Curator.
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.