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Six Secrets from Special Collections with Sarah Jones

By Su Kim Chung on August 28, 2018 4:09 PM | Permalink

In our Secrets from Special Collections series, UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives staff members divulge what they consider to be the hidden gems of the library, sharing answers, based on their own experiences, to six intriguing questions. Here, Visiting Special Collections & Archives Technical Services Librarian Sarah Jones gives us a glimpse into life working among the rare treasures of the library.

Six Secrets from Special Collections with Darnelle Melvin

By Su Kim Chung on May 31, 2018 1:25 PM | Permalink

 

UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives Metadata Librarian Darnelle Melvin.

In our Secrets from Special Collections series, UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives staff members divulge what they consider to be the hidden gems of the library, sharing answers, based on their own experiences, to six intriguing questions. Here, Special Collections & Archives Metadata Librarian Darnelle Melvin gives us a glimpse into life working among the rare treasures of the library.

Special Collections & Archives in the News: Spring 2018

By Su Kim Chung on May 2, 2018 5:45 PM | Permalink

The spring semester has seen Special Collections & Archives staff and initiatives featured in a number of news stories. Just in case you’ve missed any of them, we’ve gathered them all in one place for you to peruse.

Aaron Mayes’ spring exhibit “Built” was profiled in both Desert Companion (“Visual Art: We Built this City”) and Las Vegas Weekly (“Aaron Mayes’ Built Considers the Constructed Landscape of Las Vegas")

Six Secrets From Special Collections with Tammi Kim

By Su Kim Chung on February 21, 2018 2:53 PM | Permalink

In our Secrets from Special Collections series, UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives staff members divulge what they consider to be the hidden gems of the library, sharing answers, based on their own experiences, to six intriguing questions. Here, Technical Services Librarian Tammi Kim gives us a glimpse into life working among the rare treasures of the library.

Six Secrets from Special Collections with Cory Lampert

By Su Kim Chung on September 13, 2016 6:15 PM | Permalink

Cory Lampert, Head, Digital Collections, Special Collections Division

In our Secrets from Special Collections series, UNLV Libraries Special Collections staff members divulge what they consider to be the hidden gems of the library, sharing answers, based on their own experiences, to six intriguing questions. Here, Cory Lampert, Head of Digital Collections gives us a glimpse into life working among the rare treasures of the library.

When you first began working in Special Collections, what was the one item or collection that made your jaw drop, and why? Describe.

Six Secrets from Special Collections with Aaron Mayes

By Su Kim Chung on July 25, 2016 10:14 AM | Permalink

 

Aaron Mayes, Visual Materials Curator, Special Collections Division

In our Secrets from Special Collections series, UNLV Libraries Special Collections staff members reveal a few lesser-known aspects about the archives and offer up personal insight into research and discovery, sharing answers, based on their own experiences, to six intriguing questions.Here, Aaron Mayes, curator for visual materials, gives us a glimpse into life working among the rare treasures of the library.

1. When you first began working in Special Collections, what was the one item or collection that made your jaw drop, and why? Describe.

UNLV Libraries Receives LSTA Grant to Partner wtih Vegas PBS

By Su Kim Chung on March 22, 2016 12:33 PM | Permalink

 

March 1960 meeting at the Moulin Rouge Hotel Coffee Shop to end segregation on the Las Vegas Strip. City officials and NAACP members met to eliminate segregation in public accommodations and jobs and discuss calling off demonstrations on the Strip in the City of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada. From left to right: Woodrow Wilson (NAACP), Lubertha M. Warden Johnson, Bob Bailey (NAACP), Clesse Turner (County Commissioner), Butch W. E. Leypoldt (Sheriff), Hank Greenspun (Las Vegas Sun), Dr. James B. McMillan (President of the NAACP), Oran Gragson (Mayor), Dr. Charles I. West, Ray K. Sheffer (Chief of Police), Art Olsen (County Commissioner), possibly David Hoggard, and Donald Clark (NAACP). Marie McMillan Collection PH 0334:0008

Getting Social with Special Collections

By Su Kim Chung on February 29, 2016 5:33 PM | Permalink

 

UNLV Libraries Special Collections Facebook Page (March 2016 snapshot)

With an amazing variety of historical material ranging from maps and photographs to costume designs and rare books and much more, UNLV Libraries Special Collections is never short of material to enlighten and entertain our researchers about Las Vegas,  southern Nevada, gaming, and UNLV history.  For many years we have made our materials more accessible to the public by digitizing thousands of items and making them available in our digital collections for researchers all over the world.