Eadington Fellow Colloquium: 'Family-Style' Burlesque and Women as Spectators


May. 27, 2022, 3pm to 4pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Amargosa Room


This Eadington Fellow Colloquium will look at how Harold Minsky expanded "family-style" burlesque at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas, and the role women spectators played in the style's success.

William R. Eadington Fellow: Samantha Smith, Ph.D. student in history, Michigan State University

Samantha Smith is a Ph.D. student in history at Michigan State University with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies. Their research focuses on the histories of nightlife and entertainment in Chicago and Las Vegas during the 20th century. They have an MLIS (with a certificate in Archival and Cultural Heritage Resources and Services) from Dominican University and an MA in Public History from Loyola University Chicago.

The William R. Eadington Fellowship program is sponsored by the UNLV Center for Gaming Research in the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives and funds scholarly research into the Libraries' unique collections on gaming and Las Vegas.

Admission Information

Free and open to all. 

RSVP requested.

Contact Information

Special Collections & Archives
Su Kim Chung

External Sponsor

University Libraries