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:

  • 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

Below is a continually updated list of the manuscript collections available at the Cahlan Research Library. You can click on each link to view information about the collection, including an inventory. To use a manuscript collection, please make an appointment by calling 702-822-8748 or emailing

Finding Aids are added here as they are created. For less detailed records, visit our page on PastPerfect Online.