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Las Vegas and Nevada Collections,
Resources, and Databases

Hoover Dam Photo, UNLV Libraries Special Collections Department

Hoover Dam photograph, UNLV Libraries Special Collections

UNLV Libraries Special Collections

UNLV Libraries Special Collections is the largest repository of original historical material relating to Las Vegas. The collections Includes manuscripts, photographs, newspapers and maps; topics cover the range of Las Vegas: history, architecture, planning, development, gaming, strip extravaganzas, costume design and more. Whats new: 40 years of Special Collections
Peter Michel, Director, (702) 895-2243


UNLV Libraries Architecture Studies Library

The Architecture Studies Library, a branch of the UNLV Libraries located in the Sogg Architecture Building, collaborates with the Las Vegas American Institute of Architects to document building and architecture in the Las Vegas valley. The Architecture Studies Library also collects Las Vegas planning materials including maps and aerials, master plans, and codes.
Head librarian, Jeanne Brown, (702) 895-4369 Whats new: AIA 2007 Archive

UNLV Libraries Microforms

The UNLV Libraries Microforms has several major collections of Nevada/Las Vegas materials on microfilm or microfiche, including Nevada newspapers and Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.
Microforms Specialist: Katherine Keller, (702) 895-2187


UNLV Libraries Government Publications

The UNLV Libraries Government Publications has a collection of state and local documents.