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Discover rare or unique research materials in Special Collections about Las Vegas, Southern Nevada and gaming.
Architect's proposal for the façade and porte-cochère of the Sands Hotel, circa 1952. Sands Hotel Collection.
A group at an event for the National Association of for the Advancement of Colored People in Las Vegas. Alice Key Collection.
Fremont Street looking west, Las Vegas, Nevada, circa 1920. Ferron-Bracken Photograph Collection.
Copa Girls with ostrich feathers, 1965. Sands Hotel Collection.
Gamblers at a casino on the Strip, circa 1940s. Sherwin Scoop Garside Photograph Collection.
Men pose with wagon load of ore from the Frances Mohawk Mine, Goldfield, Nevada, circa 1904-1909. Tonopah Goldfield Album.
Claudine Williams in front of a model of Harrah’s Las Vegas, circa 1992-1997. Claudine Williams Collection.
“A Future Look to Downtown Las Vegas: 1984 and Beyond, A Master Development Plan.” Published by the City of Las Vegas.
The Von Tobels and the Beckleys with their first artesian well in Las Vegas, 1909. Jacob. E. Von Tobel Photograph Collection.
Nevada Southern University first commencement, June 3, 1964. UNLV Photograph Collection.

News From Special Collections

  • 04.06.2017 Visiting the Island: The Tropicana’s History in Documents by David G. Schwartz
  • 03.31.2017 Christiansen Reports on Gaming Facilities Contain Deep Insights on Economic Activity, by Lindsay Oden
  • 03.20.2017 Collection highlight: Martin Stern Jr.'s architectural vision for Autoworld, by Jimmy Chang and Tyler Stanger
  • 03.14.2017 Mining for Gold (and Silver) in Special Collections by Peter Michel
  • 02.24.2017 Girl Scout Records in UNLV Libraries, by Angela Moor