MS-79

ABSTRACT  

This collection contains three gambling chips from the 633 Club, also known as the Flamingo Club, in Newport, Kentucky.
 

SUMMARY INFORMATION

Creators: Seifried, Matthew

Span Dates: between 1930s-1961

Extent: 3 gambling chips (1.5” diameter each)

Languages: These materials are in English.

Repository Location: Eva G. Farris Special Collections and Schlachter University Archives, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
 

ACCESS POINTS

Subjects:
Gambling
Gambling and crime--Kentucky
Newport (Ky.)--History--20th century
Organized crime

Names:
633 Club
Flamingo Club

Places:
Newport (Ky.)

Formats:
Game pieces
 

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Archival Materials:
MS-3 Claude W. Johnson, Jr. Committee of 500 Records, Eva G. Farris Special Collections, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University

MS-4 Social Action Committee of the Newport Ministerial Association Records, Eva G. Farris Special Collections, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University

MS-5 H. Lew Wallace Newport History Collection, Eva G. Farris Special Collections, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University

ADMINISTRATIVE/BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

Matthew Seifried collected the 633 Club gambling chips out of his personal interest in the history of gambling in Newport, Kentucky. His grandfather’s brother, Christian Seifried, was heavily involved in the Social Action Committee’s efforts to reform Newport during the late 1950s and early 1960s. One of the establishments Christian Seifried targeted for reform was the popular 633 Club, also commonly known as the Flamingo Club. Arthur Dennert opened the club in the 1930s at 633 York Street in Newport and the club was later owned by the Levinson brothers (Ed, Louis, and Mike). It ceased gambling operations around 1961.  
 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Collection contains three gambling chips from the 633 Club, also known as the Flamingo Club, in Newport, Kentucky.  
 

CONTAINER LISTING

Description           

Date  

Box

Folder

633 Club gambling chips

 

between 1930s-1961

SC Realia Box 1

2


CONDITIONS GOVERNING ACCESS AND USE

Conditions Governing Access: This collection is open for research access.  

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the reproduction of copyrighted material. The User assumes full responsibility and any attendant liability for the fair use of materials requested in total compliance with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) that may arise through the use of any requested materials.

Preferred Citation: [Box #, Folder #], MS-79 Matthew Seifried Gambling Chips Collection, Eva G. Farris Special Collections, W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University
 

ACQUISITION AND APPRAISAL

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift from Matthew Seifried, 2016 (NKU2016-006)
 

NOTES

Processing Information: Processed by Anne Ryckbost, 2016