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UNLV Libraries Gets Federal Grant To Preserve Gaming's History


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UNLV University Libraries Special Collections has been awarded a grant to preserve and make accessible three separate collections of gaming and gambling research.

The National Archives has issued a $129,600 grant from its National Historical Publications and Records Commission to UNLV's University Libraries Special Collections. 

The libraries, which houses the Center for Gaming Researcjh and one of the largest collections of research material on gaming, will use the grant to archive and preserve three collections.

Once the two year project is completed, the documents will be accessable to researchers worldwide.

The three collections are Katherine Spilde Papers on Tribal Gaming (1974-2012), the Eugene Christiansen Papers on Gaming (1970-2008), and the Gary Royer Papers on Gaming (1955-1996).

The project - titled "America's Great Gamble: A Project to Promote the Discovery of Sources About the EXpansion of Legalized Gambling Across the United States" - will begin on April 1, according to UNLV.

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