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Six Secrets from Special Collections with Michael Frazier

By Su Kim Chung on October 24, 2016 7:35 AM | Permalink

Michael Frazier, Book and Paper Conservator, 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, Book and Paper Conservator Michael Frazier 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.

Staff Highlight: Michael Frazier Receives CIMA Service Award

By Su Kim Chung on May 30, 2014 10:09 AM | Permalink

Special Collections conservator Michael Frazier received the Conference of Inter-Mountain Archivists Service Award at the organization's annual meeting in Carson City, NV on May 15-16, 2014. The award is bestowed annually to individuals who have demonstrated considerable service and leadership in the intermountain west region, and who have made significant contributions to the CIMA organization and/or the archival profession.

CIMA Service Award for Michael Frazier


By Tom Sommer on March 20, 2013 10:01 AM | Permalink


April 21 -27, 2013

This year, University Libraries will participating in National Preservation Week.

Libraries all over the country will present events, activities, and resources  that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

In honor of Preservation Week, University Libraries will be hosting a Preservation Open House, on the 3rd Floor of the Lied Library.  April 27th, 2013; Saturday (2:00 -5:00 pm).

Münchener Kalender

By Su Kim Chung on February 1, 2013 12:00 AM | Permalink

A clamshell box was created for a collection of Münchener Kalender . The Preservation Lab used a slightly different technique of printing the title on the lining, and framing it within the outer case. This creates a striking effect. We also tried to match the title fonts with the original of the collection. The outside of the clamshell is wrapped in Canapetta Bookcloth, and the interior is lined with Nideggen paper. This collection can be found in Special Collections. Call # Oversize CR 1820 M86x.


By Tom Sommer on April 4, 2012 12:20 PM | Permalink

APRIL 22-28, 2012

Celebrate in Las Vegas by attending:

Saturday, April 28th; 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Program begins at 1:00 pm.
Tours begin at 2:00 pm.

Please RSVP by e-mail:

ALSO, look for our preservation booth at

UNLV's Festival of Communities
Saturday, April 21st; 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.

You are invited to preserve and connect with your past.
Learn more about the preservation program, in Special Collections, during these events.

MayDay/Save Our Archives @ UNLV Special Collections

By Su Kim Chung on May 8, 2009 5:09 PM | Permalink

In conjunction with the Society of American Archivists' "May Day / Save Our Archives" event, Conservator Michael Frazier and his staff have inventoried, consolidated, and re-positioned the disaster recovery supplies in Lied Library. These items would be used to salvage library and archival materials in the case of an emergency recovery event. Read more about May Day at:

Preservation/Conservation Laboratory Open House

By Tom Sommer on August 20, 2008 11:51 AM | Permalink

Hey, it's been a long time since we've seen you.

We want to fix that!

The Preservation/Conservation Laboratory is having an open house, for all library staff.

Date: Friday, September 12th, 2008.

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Place: Special Collections at the Lied Library, on the 3rd floor.

Refreshments will be served.

And, we'll be conducting tours of THE LAB throughout the afternoon.

If you have never seen THE LAB, this is your chance.

If you haven't been up in a while, let us reintroduce you to preservation and conservation.

We are going to answer your questions about what we do and how we do it.