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UNLV Special Collections
houses unique, rare, and specialized research material that documents the history, culture and physical environment of the city of Las Vegas, the Southern Nevada region, the gaming industry, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas.The collections include books, pamphlets, posters, serials and periodicals, scrapbooks, archives and manuscripts, maps, architectural drawings, photographs, video and audio tapes.

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Special Collections Profile

Images from our current exhibit, "Vision and Vision-makers of the American West"

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Dreaming the Skyline



The Art of Dining


Boomtown Years

Boomtown Years


Historic Landscape of Nevada

The Historic Landscape of Nevada





  Las Vegas and Water in the West
Las Vegas
and Water

Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes

UNLV Libraries Digital Collections contain online access to unique images, documents & more.
UNLV Special Collections' Exhibits contains a broad range of Nevada subjects in a virtual environment.
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Contact Information:
Department of Special Collections
Box 457010
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7010
(702) 895-2234
fax: (702) 895-2253

If you have a specific question about Special Collections, contact the appropriate staff member.