NEW! The UNLV Libraries Showgirls
Collection is now available at www.library.unlv.edu/showgirls/
collection documents the unique history of the Las Vegas entertainment industry. Many artists and entrepreneurs were influential in the birth of a Las Vegas icon: the showgirl. Showgirls
features unique materials relating to costume design and theatrical productions associated with the history of Las Vegas entertainment.
The collection features costume design sketches, photographic prints, and illustrations featuring various productions and the theatrical artists who created them: including producers, dancers, and choreographers. There are 211 items selected from seven collections: the Donn Arden Collection, the Las Vegas Show Costumes Design Collection, the Las Vegas News Bureau Collection, the Jean Devlyn Design Scrapbook, the Harold Minsky Collection, the Sands Hotel Collection, and the JosÃ© Luis ViÃ±as Collection. All collections are housed at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Special Collections at the University Libraries.
Collection Development: Peter Michel, Director of Special Collections
Metadata Consultant: Kathy Rankin, Special Collections Cataloger
Cory Lampert, Digitization Projects Librarian
Annie Sattler, Digitization Technician/Indexer
Linda Ittenbach, Graphics/Multimedia Designer
John Fox, Information Systems Specialist
Kee Choi, Web Technical Support Manager
Michael Yunkin, Web Content/Metadata Manager
Hong Zhang, Application Developer