CLAYTEE D. WHITE NAMED BEST KEEPER OF LAS VEGAS’ HISTORY
Claytee D. White was recognized as the “Best Keeper of Our History” in Vegas Seven’s 2015 “Best of the City” issue. As director of the UNLV University Libraries’ Oral History Research Center, White has spent more than a decade collecting the stories of Las Vegas residents and preserving the history of Southern Nevada. Read more about her here.
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES JOINS HATHITRUST
The UNLV University Libraries recently joined HathiTrust, a partnership of research institutions committed to preserving and providing access to digitized monographs and other materials via a shared repository. Nearly 100 HathiTrust partners bring an excess of 13 million volumes of copyrighted and public domain materials to lifelong learners worldwide. More than five centuries and 400 languages represented in the HathiTrust repository are now available to the UNLV community through the Libraries’ web portal. For more information, please click here.
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES DIGITIZES 10,000 PAGES OF HISTORIC NEVADA NEWSPAPERS
Left to right: NDNP Project Co-PI Cory Lampert, Project Coordinator Dana Bullinger, Project Technician Melissa Stoner, Library of Congress Program Coordinator Deborah Thomas, and NDNP Project Co-PI Jason Vaughan.
As part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress, the UNLV University Libraries was awarded a $311,000 NEH grant to digitize 100,000 pages of historic Nevada newspapers over a two-year period. The University Libraries team has successfully scanned and shared 10,000 pages of historic Nevada newspapers thus far. Read these pages through the Library of Congress’ U.S. Newspaper Directory, Chronicling America.