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Special Collections

Hearts and Flowers in the Archives

By Su Kim Chung on February 13, 2017 7:57 AM | Permalink

These children pose on the steps of the Boulder City City Hall in this undated photograph from our Manis Collection. The building first served as a school for children of Boulder Dam construction workers. The girls wear costumes decorated with hearts as "Uncle Sam" looks on. It may or may not have been Valentine's Day, but we still think it's fitting for February!

Decembers to Remember in Special Collections

By Su Kim Chung on December 3, 2016 12:23 PM | Permalink



Above: This photograph of a snow-laden tree in Las Vegas in 1930 is part of our Doris Hancock Collection. Mrs. Hancock was a teacher at the John S. Park School for 39 years, retiring in 1963.

December is a month of holidays and celebrations. For some of us, that traditionally means it's time to deck the halls! We thought we'd add to the festivities by sharing a few images from the archives. These wintry scenes (and other ephemera) help document the spirit of the season in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada over the past hundred years.

A photo essay by Nancy Hardy, Special Collections Outreach and Reference Assistant