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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

  • 03.16.2015 Eadington Lecture Preview: Indian Gaming, American Anxiety
  • 03.11.2015 Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Donates Historical Photo Collection
  • 03.09.2015 Exhibit Highlight: The Game Ball: March Madness 1990
  • 03.09.2015 Eadington Gaming Fellow Laurie Arnold | In Residence March 4-18
  • 01.30.2015 Staff Highlight: Claytee White & Black History Month 2015