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Culinary Workers Union Collection Comes Alive Through Tech in Digital Collections Lab by Jasmin Bryant

By Su Kim Chung on November 15, 2017 4:22 PM | Permalink


Photographs of Frontier Victory rally , Culinary Union, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1998 January 31. Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Las Vegas, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH:00382)

In one photograph a diverse group of union workers hold up a banner together that boldly declares, “Whatever it takes. As long as it takes.” In another, Rev. Jesse Jackson holds his fist in the air during a labor union rally on the Strip. And in a series of negatives, the moment is captured when one of the longest labor strikes in American history finally ends, with jubilant workers embracing each other and applauding. These are just a few among the thousands of images that can be found within the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226 Photograph Collection, now available online.

Eugene Christiansen Papers Now Available for Research

By David G. Schwartz on September 1, 2017 2:32 PM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries has made the Eugene Martin Christiansen Papers available to researchers through the Special Collections and Archives Division at Lied Library.

Christiansen is a consultant and chairman of Christiansen Capital Advisors, LLC. He has worked as a consultant for the commercial gaming and entertainment industries since 1976, and written extensively on gambling legalization and regulation, the economic impacts of legalized gambling, taxation of gambling and entertainment, Native American gaming, and pari-mutuel wagering. Christiansen is a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Making a Splash in Special Collections - A Photo Essay by Nancy Hardy

By Su Kim Chung on July 16, 2016 11:33 PM | Permalink


Five young bathers at the swimming hole at Ladd’s Resort Las Vegas, ca. 1920s (E. W. Cragin Photo Collection, PH: 0017-0022)

In summertime, UNLV Libraries Special Collections’ reading room offers a cool retreat from the heat. It’s a quiet place to study, to do research, or simply to spend time learning about Las Vegas’ historic past. During this hottest time of the year, we thought we’d share images from our photo collections that show how early residents and visitors managed to cope with sizzling temperatures at various Las Vegas resorts over the years.

October 24 - International Day of Climate Action: Documenting Environmental Activism in Special Collections

By Su Kim Chung on October 23, 2015 2:28 PM | Permalink

Wild horses roam the Nevada Test Site. U.S. Department of Energy Photograph Collection on the Nevada Test Site PH-00282

In honor of International Day of Climate Action  on October 24, archival collections assistant Lindsay Oden ('15 MA History) has written a thoughtful blog post on our many important collections that document the history of environmental activism work in Las Vegas and southern Nevada.

As Oden notes, "These collections help researchers explore how and why Southern Nevada became such a highly contested region to activists, anti-war protesters, and the military. Moreover, these collections illustrate fundamental aspects about Nevada’s history: they portray complicated interplays between humanity and the land, indigenous and non-indigenous settlers, humans and animals, and scientific curiosity and compassionate caution." 

New Databases for Music and Dance!

By Cheryl Taranto on July 12, 2013 4:08 PM | Permalink

The UNLV Music Library now has four new databases in the areas of music and dance!  Listed below, they are available 24/7 to all UNLV affiliated faculty and staff.   Check them out!  If you have any questions about these or any of our resources, contact us at or 895-2541.

Need a Score? Check out our Classical Scores Library!

By Cheryl Taranto on April 22, 2009 2:09 PM | Permalink
Need a score?  Can't find it in our catalog?  Try our Classical Scores Library, an electronic database of over 12,000 scores in PDF format.  UNLV affiliated patrons can look up scores, print them for study, or just browse. This database of scores is available electronically 24/7 at a computer near you!  You can get to the Classical Scores Library through the link on the Music Library website under Music Research.