Manuscripts Collection

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.