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As part of our mission to promote learning, discovery, and scholarship, Special Collections seeks opportunities to introduce new and seasoned researchers in the use of our materials.


As part of our goal to support teaching and learning at UNLV, Special Collections encourages faculty and graduate students to incorporate the use of our materials into their research and teaching. Classes meet in the Special Collections interior reading room, and can be tailored to individual class subjects and instructor requirements. Please note that instructors are required to be present with their class during instruction sessions in Special Collections. 

  • Please fill out this online form at least two weeks in advance with the relevant information so that we have enough time to prepare and select the materials for your class.

Virtual Instruction

To aid faculty who wish to introduce their students to Special Collections and Archives and don't have time to include a physical visit, the following videos are available to view. Please feel free to download the videos or copy the links and include in your WebCampus syllabus.

  • Introduction to Special Collections and Archives: A brief introduction on how Special Collections and Archives documents the history of Las Vegas, the southern Nevada region, gaming, and UNLV along with an overview of the types of material and subject matter that we collect and preserve.


Visitors and patrons are welcome to explore the Special Collections reading room on their own, but outside organizations may also schedule a more detailed tour with staff where we can provide general or customized information on our collections. Please email if you would like to arrange a tour of the reading room, preservation lab, or digitization lab.