Finding Primary Sources

Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives contains many different types of primary sources including letters, diaries, photographs, maps, and architectural drawings. These provide firsthand testimony or direct evidence on a historical topic.

The UNLV Special Collections focuses on the history and culture of Las Vegas, Southern Nevada, the gaming industry, and UNLV itself.

Online Primary Source Collections

UNLV Libraries provides access to many different online primary source databases that include letters and diaries, newspapers, periodicals, themed and archival collections, books and pamphlets, government publications, and photos and images.

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