Crowd watching sporting event at park opening in Los Angeles, CA, c. 1911
Melise Leech is an archival processing assistant in UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives.
Among the many interesting, unique, and important photograph collections in the UNLV Special Collections and Archives there are also smaller collections holding photographs that – while perhaps not as historically important– offer a glimpse of the lives and times of the people who owned them. These small collections hold photographs that open a window into what their owners considered important; family, home, work, holidays . . . even poignant momento mori taken to preserve the memory of a lost child.