America's Great Gamble
NHPRC grant-funded archival processing project
America’s Great Gamble: A Project to Promote the Discovery of Sources About the Expansion of Legalized Gambling Across the United States is a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant-funded project to make four archival collections more discoverable, understandable, and usable at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries Special Collections & Archives. The processing team arranged and described four collections that document the gaming industry’s rapid growth and expansion in the US, primarily from 1970 to 2010: Katherine A. Spilde Papers on Native American Gaming (MS-00092), Eugene Martin Christiansen Papers (MS-00561), Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming (MS-00658), and Harrah's Entertainment Corporate Archives (MS-00460). This site contains UNLV Libraries documentation about this NHPRC grant-funded project, including the grant proposal and reports, links to the finding aids and MARC catalog records, and links to publicity and scholarship related to the project.
- Project narrative
- Award summary with performance objectives
- Interim narrative reports
- Final narrative report
- Researchers and creation of new knowledge