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Inside the Elmo C. Bruner Architectural and Real Estate Appraisal Records by Angela Moor

By Su Kim Chung on February 27, 2019 4:50 PM | Permalink


Green Shack appraisal document from the Elmo C Bruner Architectural and Real Estate Appraisal Records 

Archival processing assistant Angela Moor is a PhD candidate in the UNLV History Department and is currently completing her dissertation. She is the co-author, with Dorothy Wright, of Clark County Commissioners 1909-2009: A Century of Service.

Inside the Karl Carsony Papers by Lee Hanover

By Su Kim Chung on February 4, 2019 5:06 PM | Permalink


Figure 1: Archival objects from the Karl Carsony Papers, including Carsony’s boater hat, balancing cane, acrobat hoops, three golf balls, and a souvenir wine bottle.

Prior to leaving for the doctoral program in history at UC Riverside, Lee Hanover received his BA and MA degrees in History from UNLV while serving as an archival processing assistant in UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives

Mining for Gold (and Silver) in Special Collections by Peter Michel

By Su Kim Chung on March 14, 2017 5:02 AM | Permalink

Above: A view of Tonopah in the early 1900s (Leon Rockwell Collection, PH: 0008-0159)

If March brings to mind the luck of the Irish and a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, it might be a good time to highlight Nevada’s last great Gold Rush, and the towns along the rainbow. Over the years, UNLV Libraries Special Collections has acquired numerous documents and photographs from the great gold and silver mining boom in Tonopah and Goldfield. Selections from many of these collections are accessible online through our Southern Nevada: The Boomtown Years digital collection. The history revealed in these collections, of Goldfield and Tonopah and the men who made, and lost their fortunes there, offers researchers new perspectives on an intriguing aspect of turn-of-the century Nevada and the Western frontier.