To celebrate National Library Week, our Special Collections and Archives staff and students have recreated an historical image from the UNLV Photo Collection of staff and visitors in Special Collections and Archives from 1975. Pictured from left to right in the original photo are Elton Garrett, a Boulder City historian and collector; Hal Erickson, then the Director of the UNLV Library who established Special Collections & Archives in 1967; Virginia "Teddy" Fenton, a Boulder City historian and collector; Connie Degerness, a Boulder City Historian; and Dr. Robert Davenport, then a UNLV History Professor. They are examining the L.F. Manis Photograph Collection, the largest photographic collection at UNLV, which was compiled by Lloyd F. (Johnny) Manis who operated the Boulder Dam Service Bureau and later the Boulder Dam Visitors Center.
In the updated photo, also examining the Manis Collection, are Peter Michel, Special Collections & Archives Curator; Cory Lampert, Head of Digital Collections; Su Kim Chung, Head of Special Collections Public Services; Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research Center; and Aaron Mayes, Curator for Visual Materials in Special Collections and Archives.
Not to be outdone, our Special Collections & Archives student workers also recreated the image using the L. F. Manis Photograph Collection. Picture from left are Kayla Ott, Student Assistant in Digital Collections; Tierre Cabbell, Student Assistant in Digital Collections; Max Gonzalez, Student Assistant in Special Collections Public Services; Melanie Pu, Student Assistant in Special Collections Public Services; and Cindi Mercado-Rosas, Student Assistant in Digital Collections.
Thank you to Kelsey Mazmanyan, Digiziation Lab Manager and Student Supervisor in Digital Collections, for creating and executing this fun concept for National Library Week.