Special Collections and Archives
This Libraries department, which houses our Oral History Research Center and Center for Gaming Research, works to build world-class collections documenting Southern Nevada; foster discovery and access; safeguard collections for future generations; create new knowledge; and promote scholarship and lifelong learning.
Reflections: The Las Vegas Asian American & Pacific Islanders Oral History Project
A multi-generational oral history and community engagement project to collect and preserve the diverse history of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities of Las Vegas and surrounding areas through the Oral History Research Center and Special Collections and Archives.
Honor With Books
A $100 donation allows you to place the name(s) of a friend or loved one on one of our special digital bookplates. Whether it’s memorializing a friend or celebrating a graduation, birthday, retirement, or wedding, these are thoughtful gifts that support the libraries.
UNLV University Libraries hosts several endowments that you can support. These include the Flora and Stuart Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coaches Endowment, the Dunn Family Collection Endowment and the April Becker Endowment which both support our Teacher Development and Resources Library, and the Las Vegas Oral History Program endowment, which supports our Oral History Research Center. You also may establish your own endowment. The minimum amount to establish an endowment at UNLV is $30,000.
Oral Histories/Special Collections and Archives Donations
If you would like to contribute your oral history interview, photos, maps, books, or other documents to our Special Collections and Archives, contact Sarah Quigley, Director of Special Collections and Archives, at 702-895-2293 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Donations and Other Gift Materials
University Libraries welcomes book donations and other formats that enhance the Libraries ability to support the teaching and research missions of the university. Gifts are accepted with the understanding and agreement that the Libraries makes all necessary decisions as to retention, use, and removal. Learn more about our guidelines for accepting gift materials.
Dean's Leadership Circle
All UNLV University Libraries donors who make an annual gift of $1,000+ automatically become a member of our Dean’s Leadership Circle. All UNLV University Libraries Advisory Board members are Dean’s Leadership Circle members. All Dean’s Leadership Circle members also receive an annual gift, and are invited to seasonal cocktail parties and an annual recognition event to celebrate their giving and learn about exciting initiatives the Libraries is pursuing.
Dean’s Leadership Circle gifts are transformative for the Libraries and have supported a number of significant projects including:
Your Libraries Legacy
Be a part of The Patricia A. Iannuzzi Society for Legacy Gifts and Endowments through your planned gift creating a legacy for your passion.
If you would like to include UNLV University Libraries in your will or trust, please use the following language:
I direct that UNLV University Libraries through The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation, a charitable organization (tax ID 94-2790134) located at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway/Box 451006, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1006, shall receive (indicate specific percentage) percent of my estate, free from and undiminished on account of any debts, expenses of administration, or death taxes. This bequest is unrestricted and the Library Advisory Board may use and expend the same for the benefit of UNLV University Libraries in any manner it deems appropriate.
You also may make UNLV University Libraries a beneficiary of your IRA, life insurance policy, or other retirement instrument.
All legacy and endowment donors are recognized on The Patricia A. Iannuzzi Society for Legacy Gifts and Endowments donor wall on the first floor of Lied Library.