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  • UNLV Women’s History Walking Tour

    From its beginnings in 1951 until today, countless women have contributed to UNLV’s history as students, staff, faculty, administrators, and benefactors.

    This walking tour is designed to introduce you to some of the women who have impacted the university over its 50+ year history. It is a fun and informative way to experience the beauty of UNLV’s campus and to explore the ways that the university’s history is inscribed on the campus itself.

    Some of the women you will be introduced to on the tour include Assemblywoman Flora Dungan, educator Maude Frazier, Regent Juanita Greer White, and former UNLV president Carol Harter.

    Print out the map here to experience the self-guided tour.

  • Centennial Information

  • Did You Know?

    Brief facts highlighting the history of Nevada's women over the last century.

    … that Florence Murphy became the first woman to hold a pilot’s license in the state of Nevada when she received her commercial pilot’s license in 1944?

    … that the city of Las Vegas passed an ordinance in 1958 banning women as casino dealers that was not repealed until 1970?

    … that the women of Las Vegas came together to create the Mesquite Club in 1911 as a social club committed to improving the young city and worked to pass suffrage?

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