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Happy Thanksgiving from the UNLV University Libraries! In celebration of the holiday, the libraries will have adjusted hours for the Thanksgiving weekend.

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Special Collections and Archives and the Center for Gaming Research are delighted to welcome our latest Eadington Fellow, Kim Manh.

🕒 September 6, 2017

Take a photo or create an inspiring image that captures the essence of your research and enter it in the Image of Research Contest. Sponsored by the UNLV University Libraries and hosted in conjunction with UNLV Research Week, the Image of Research Contest showcases the different, daring, and diverse research taking place at UNLV and in the Las Vegas community.

Emily Lapworth

🕒 September 6, 2017

Emily Lapworth, Digital Special Collections Librarian, was recently certified as a Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) by the Society of American Archivists.

🕒 September 5, 2017

Special Collections and Archives and the Center for Gaming Research are delighted to welcome our latest Eadington Fellow, Massimo Leone.

1962 advertisement by Hoefer, Dieterich, & Brown, Inc. designed to entice people in the San Francisco Bay Area to spend the weekend at Harrah’s Tahoe spending money on games, drinks, and food.
🕒 August 24, 2017

The Harrah’s brand began in 1946 with Bill Harrah when he opened a bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada. Ever since the opening of Harrah’s Reno Club, the brand has contributed to and often led trends in casino and gaming marketing and corporate strategies. For example, Harrah’s established a lucrative busing program in the 1950s, created a linked customer loyalty program in the late 1990s, and partnered with Native American nations just after the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in 1989.

The Game of LIFE at UNLV

🕒 August 23, 2017

Join the University Libraries to play the Game of LIFE at UNLV on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 1-3:30 p.m. in Lied Library.

Claytee White

Claytee White

🕒 August 22, 2017

Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research Center in Special Collections and Archives, has been selected to receive the Humanitarian Award at TMG Entertainment Network's 21st Silver State Awards - Women Awards on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Early hand-drawn illustrations from Harrah’s underage gaming prevention program from Harrah's Entertainment Corporate Archives. MS-00460. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
🕒 August 13, 2017

Hana Gutierrez gives an indepth look at the Harrah's Entertainment Corporate Archives, which contains the promotional and corporate files of Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. and its predecessors, as well as Bill Harrah’s personal papers and card game collection.

 Archivist Hannah Robinson modeling a nurse’s cape and cap that dates from the 1950s.
🕒 August 2, 2017

Lindsay Oden takes a look at the 50 year history of the UNLV School of Nursing. 

🕒 August 2, 2017

Sharon Hwang’s family has worked on the development of the Chinatown District in Las Vegas since they arrived in Las Vegas in the 1990s. Her father, Henry Hwang, was one of three founders Chinatown Plaza, which opened in 1995, and the family continues to manage the themed plaza today.

Laughlin, Nevada documentation from the Royer collection, UNLV
🕒 July 30, 2017

As the gaming industry expanded dramatically in the 1970s and 1980s, Gary Royer provided his casino managing, auditing, and accounting expertise to hundreds of corporations, casinos, and regulatory agencies in the United States. As a consultant and auditing agent, Royer created extensive research files that researchers can now peruse to gain insight about the expansion of gaming in the US in the last fifty years.

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