Papers of Helen J. Stewart, 1869-1948

black and white portrait photograph of Helen Stewart
Helen J. Stewart, the “first lady of Las Vegas.” Photo copyright Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas.

Correspondence and papers, 1869-1948, concerning raising a family, running a farm and cattle ranch, the death of Helen Stewart’s husband, Archibald, and the development of the Las Vegas area. Known as the “First Lady of Las Vegas,” Mrs. Stewart was active in the establishment of the town and its early organizations. Other family papers are included in the collection.

Access to this collection is restricted because of preservation concerns. See manuscripts curator for more information. The transcribed letters of Helen J. Stewart are available as a pdf, which is linked above.


Search Terms:
Stewart Ranch

Stewart, Archibald Richard, Sr.
Stewart, Archibald Richard, Jr.
Stewart, Helen Jane
Stewart, Flora Eliza “Tiza”