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2018-19 Eadington Fellows Application Cycle Open

By David G. Schwartz on March 28, 2018 2:36 PM | Permalink

The Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites interested scholars to apply for the 2018-19 cycle of William R. Eadington fellowships, which facilitate research into many aspects of both gambling and Las Vegas at UNLV Special Collections in the University Libraries.
In the 2018-19 academic year, the Center will award two types of Eadington fellowships:

Harrah's Entertainment Corporate Archives Available to Researchers

By David G. Schwartz on September 21, 2017 6:48 AM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries has made the Harrah’s Entertainment Corporate Archives available to researchers through the Special Collections and Archives Division at Lied Library.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation, formerly called Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., is a gaming corporation based in Nevada. Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and its predecessors can be traced back to 1946 when businessman William (Bill) Fisk Harrah purchased a casino in Reno, Nevada and named it Harrah's Reno Club. In 1956 Bill Harrah, the sole owner, expanded the Harrah's brand and opened Harrah's Tahoe Club in Stateline, Nevada. In 1971 Harrah decided to take the company public and Harrah's Inc. made its initial public offering. After Bill Harrah's death in 1978, Holiday Inns, Inc. purchased Harrah's Inc. In 1985 Holiday Inns, Inc. was renamed Holiday Corporation. In 1990 Holiday Corporation created The Promus Companies, a corporate spin-off that included the Harrah's brand. In 1995 Promus rebranded as Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. and continued expanding across the United States. The company was renamed Caesars Entertainment Corporation in 2010.

Special Collections OPEN October 28th

By Su Kim Chung on October 27, 2016 3:25 PM | Permalink

Special Collections will be open for all your research needs on the Nevada Day holiday Friday, October 28th. President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Nevada to be a state on October 31, 1864, although the commemorative "Nevada Day" has been celebrated instead on the last Friday in October in recent years. Above, from our UNLV University Libraries Collection on Goldfield, Nevada (MS-00010), take a look at secretary M. E. Blanchard's notes on the Nevada Day festivities of the Goldfield Women's Club in 1908. The document is a good example of the many charming treasures awaiting discovery among our vast and varied manuscript collections.  

Welcome to the UNLV Linked Data Blog!

By Cory Lampert on January 6, 2014 1:19 PM | Permalink


We will be posting updates and information about the UNLV Linked Data Project on this blog. Check back as new information will be posted soon. For questions about the project please contact Silvia Southwick, Digital Collections Metadata Librarian at

Interested in freeing your metadata?


UNLV Announces New Digital Collection: Showgirls

By Cory Lampert on February 27, 2007 12:37 PM | Permalink
main_graphic.jpg NEW! The UNLV Libraries Showgirls Collection is now available at The Showgirls collection documents the unique history of the Las Vegas entertainment industry. Many artists and entrepreneurs were influential in the birth of a Las Vegas icon: the showgirl. Showgirls features unique materials relating to costume design and theatrical productions associated with the history of Las Vegas entertainment.

Digitization Workshop DVD available

By Cory Lampert on December 20, 2006 10:38 AM | Permalink
We have just received the DVD copy of the November Digitization Workshop. If you were unable to attend the presentations by Roy Tennant and Ann Lally, they are now available (with Powerpoint slides) on DVD. We are currently looking into the best options for making the video available, in the meantime please contact Cory Lampert for more information. Thanks!

New Digital Collection: Cities Around the World

By Cory Lampert on November 29, 2006 2:15 PM | Permalink
citiesphoto.jpg The University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee has just released a brand new digital collection of over 5,500 photographic images from the slide collections of the American Geographic Society Library. 3,284 color slides were chosen for this project from the extensive Harrison Forman slide collection. Forman’s special interest was in Asia, but his collection also covers cities across all continents. The selected images span the years from 1958 to 1978 The Cities Around the World Collection ( focuses on the main subject areas of: City & Town Life, Architecture, Views, Transportation, and People.

UNLV Libraries hosts Digitization Workshop

By Cory Lampert on November 22, 2006 10:12 AM | Permalink
In the first months on the job this summer, Dean Patty Iannuzzi asked me to write a white paper compiling important questions that need to be addressed to help direct the future of digitization projects at the Libraries. Library staff can access the paper on the Libraries staff website. As a result of the paper, the Libraries hosted an all-staff professional development event last week.

Welcome to the Digitization Projects Blog!

By Cory Lampert on November 21, 2006 1:05 PM | Permalink
Thanks for stopping by! This blog serves as an information source for updates on UNLV Libraries digitization activities, digital collections news, and items of interest from the field of digital libraries. Digital collections at the University of Nevada Las Vegas are managed and created in the Web and Digitization Services (WDS) department of the Libraries. UNLV uses CONTENTdmâ„¢ as its digital media management system, which helps facilitate collaboration and sharing of digital collections. This blog will also provide updates and information regarding CONTENTdm development and implementation. Currently, there are two major digital collections in production. The Showgirls project focuses on historic materials relating to Las Vegas showgirls and features scanned digital images of original costume design sketches and photographic prints. The Nevada Test SIte Oral History Project is being created in conjunction with the UNLV Department of History and consists of oral history interview transcripts and digital audio. The digitized content has been collected to create a much-needed research collection on the Nevada Test Site.