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Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming available for researchers

By David G. Schwartz on September 1, 2017 2:36 PM | Permalink

The UNLV University Libraries has made the Gary W. Royer Collection on Gaming available to researchers through the Special Collections and Archives Division at Lied Library.

Royer is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who served as an auditing agent, supervisor of internal control for the Nevada Gaming Control Board, and President of the Casino Control Corporation. In the late 1970s, Royer founded the Casino Control Corporation (CCC), a management consulting firm that focused on researching and creating management and internal control procedures for facilities and corporations involved in the gaming industry, particularly in Nevada and New Jersey. CCC provided management services to casinos, manufacturers, distributors, and regulatory agencies involved in the gaming industry both in the United States and internationally.

Linked Data Research in Digital Collections

By Su Kim Chung on June 12, 2017 4:21 PM | Permalink


Cory Lampert and Silvia Southwick pose with a linked open data map. 

You may be used to thinking of baseball when you hear the word "triples" but you might not after reading this article on the recent linked data research done by our colleagues in Digital Collections. Learn more about the concept of linked open data, the cutting edge research conducted by Cory Lampert and Silvia Southwick, and how they are working toward applying their research into more effective ways that users can search our collections.

Special Collections: A Laboratory for the Study of Las Vegas and Gaming

By Su Kim Chung on October 23, 2015 2:00 PM | Permalink

Students examine material from the Syphus-Bunker Papers (T-85) for a class assignment. 

Have you ever wondered  what comes out of the research conducted in Special Collections? A new blog post for UNLV Research Week, "A Laboratory for the Study of Las Vegas and Gaming," provides some insight into the many scholarly works that have utilized our important historical manuscript collections and books.  We hope that it will inspire students and faculty in a variety of disciplines to think about the kinds of discoveries that they can make about our region's rich history and the history of gaming in UNLV Special Collections. 

Application Cycle for 2014-15 Eadington Fellowships is Open

By David G. Schwartz on March 20, 2014 12:26 PM | Permalink

The Center is now accepting applications for its 2014-15 cycle of Eadington fellowships. There is a major difference with this year's program: Resident (four week) fellowships can now be scheduled during the summer as well as during the academic year. Here is the full text of the announcement:


The Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas ( invites academic faculty and graduate students to apply for the 2014-15 cycle of William R. Eadington fellowships, which facilitate research into many aspects of both gambling and Las Vegas at UNLV Special Collections.  Although primarily in English, the holdings include many texts in French, German, and Italian spanning the 17th to 21st centuries as well as manuscript collections, casino corporate archives, promotional and publicity files, and government publications. 

The Center awards two kinds of Eadington fellowships.

2030 Challenge lecture series

By Jeanne Brown on November 3, 2006 9:00 AM | Permalink
The first speaker in the Klai Juba Lecture Series "The 2030 Challenge: Environmental Design in the Face of Climate Change" was Ed Mazria. The posting in this blog on the 2010 Imperative relates highlights from his lecture. The tape of his presentation is in the Architecture Studies Library. More on Ed Mazria and his accomplishments is at Pliny Fisk spoke at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Architecture on October 20. The tape of his presentation is now available in the Architecture Studies Library. The announcement of his lecture, the 2nd in this fall's Klai Juba Lecture Series, includes a brief summary of Fisk's work in sustainable design. More can be found on the web pages of his non-profit organization The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems