What's New In Special Collections

Special Collections & Archives' Preservation Project to Document Dec. 6 Shooting

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Sarah Jones, head of technical services for UNLV Special Collections & Archives, sorts memorial materials left on campus. UNLV Libraries has launched a preservation project to document the Dec. 6 shooting at UNLV. The initiative will include the collection of various documentation, stories, and artifacts, including objects and messages left at impromptu memorials placed around campus. (Aaron Mayes/UNLV Special Collections & Archives)

UNLV Special Collections & Archives is launching a preservation…Read More

What's New in Special Collections: Scott Rayer Collection

Every month, Special Collections and Archives will highlight some of our newly processed collections. Here are some of the highlights for December.

Scott Rayer Collection of Television Programs about Las Vegas, Nevada, 1988-2023. MS-01130. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete Scott Rayer collection.

  • The Scott Rayer Collection of Television Programs about Las Vegas, Nevada (1988-2023) contains digitized…Read More

New academic initiative will document sexual entertainment and economies

Items from the Shar Rednour and Jackie Strano Papers on S.I.R. Productions
Items from the Shar Rednour and Jackie Strano Papers on S.I.R. Productions. (Photo by Aaron Mayes/Special Collections & Archives)

The UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives, in conjunction with the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies (IGES) in the UNLV College of Liberal Arts, has established a new initiative to preserve the history of sexual entertainment, culture, and economies in Southern Nevada and beyond.

“Sexual Entertainment and Economies” will include collections on sex worker rights…Read More

What's New in Special Collections: Amy Ayoub Papers

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Special Collections & Archives

Every month, Special Collections and Archives will highlight some of our newly processed collections. Here are some of the highlights for November.

Amy Ayoub Papers, 1906-2022. MS-01157. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete Amy Ayoub finding aid.

  • The Amy Ayoub Papers (1906-2022) document the life and career of Amy Ayoub, a long-time resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs,…Read More

What's New in Special Collections: Robert Lang Papers

Every month, Special Collections and Archives will highlight some of our newly processed collections. Here are some of the highlights for October.

Robert Lang Professional Papers, 1976-2020. MS-01143. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete Robert Lang finding aid.

  • The Robert Lang Professional Papers (1976-2020) mainly contain urban planning research and reports from former University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) professor and public policy expert Robert Lang. Materials…Read More

What's New in Special Collections: Rich Rizzo Papers

Every month, Special Collections and Archives will highlight some of our newly processed collections. Here are some of the highlights for September.

Rich Rizzo Professional Papers, approximately 1960-2022. MS-01106. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete Rich Rizzo finding aid.

  • The Rich Rizzo Professional Papers (approximately 1960-2022) are composed largely of photographs documenting the life of Las Vegas, Nevada dancer and choreographer Rich Rizzo in shows such as Jubilee! and Lido de…Read More

UNLV Special Collections & Archives Receives Recordings at Risk Grant

Materials from the Production Company Audiovisual Collection
Materials from the Production Company Audiovisual Collection

Oral histories of casino workers and executives. Aerial footage of Las Vegas. Entertainment acts from the Stardust Casino. Publicity records on a Las Vegas casino owner and entrepreneur. 

These items are among the collections that will be digitized as part of “Doubling Down: Preserving the Stories of the Workers and Dreamers Behind the Las Vegas Casino Industry” and preserved in UNLV University Libraries Special Collections & Archives. The project was recently awarded a Recordings at Risk Grant from the Council on…Read More

What's New in Special Collections: William Mors Collection

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Special Collections & Archives

Every month, Special Collections and Archives will highlight some of our newly processed collections. Here are some of the highlights for August.

William Mors Audiovisual Collection, approximately 1980-2001. MS-01147. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete William Mors finding aid.

  • The William Mors Audiovisual Collection (approximately 1989-2001)…Read More

LSTA Grant to Support Conservation Equipment Updates

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Special Collections & Archives

Sarah Quigley and Michael Don Fraser received a $75,000 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records to update and modernize preservation and conservation equipment in the UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives.

The new equipment will enable Special Collections and Archives to ensure appropriate long-term preservation for our rare and unique collections ensuring long term access for students and community.

Quigley is the director of…Read More

Researcher Profile: Roland Betancourt

Photo of students looking at a faux roman mosaic in the Caesars Palace casino - there are slot machines in the background. It shows the use of ancient Roman imagery as decor in the Casears Palace casino.
Dr. Roland Betancourt's art history students from UC Irvine examine a faux Roman mosaic in the Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, May 2022.

Our Researcher Profile series highlights researchers and who have used resources in Special Collections & Archives for a variety of projects ranging from articles and books to exhibits and documentaries and more. 

This week's post…Read More

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