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Join us for this special event series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the UNLV University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives.

Preserve the Past: A Musical Essay with Judy Jones

Friday, January 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

Judy Jones shares excerpts from her upcoming memoir about life as a Copa Girl at the Sands Hotel during the Rat Pack-era. Mixing backstage stories with live classic music performances, this is an unforgettable performance you won’t want to miss.


Exhibit Opening: Built

Friday, February 9, 5:30-7 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit featuring photography by Aaron Mayes and items from Building Las Vegas.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert E. Lang, Executive Director of the Lincy Institute, Director of Brookings Mountain West, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, and Professor of Urban Affairs


Inspire the Present: Bringing History to Life

Friday, March 9, 5:30-7 p.m.

Panelists: Tom Hawley, 3 News Las Vegas Reporter, Dr. Michael Green, UNLV Associate Professor of History, and Geoff Schumacher, Director of Content for The Mob Museum


Impact the Future: Celebrating the Next 50 Years

Friday, April 6, 5:30-7 p.m.

Join the University Libraries and Dean Maggie Farrell as we host this special event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Special Collections & Archives, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, and the Lee Business School.

For this joint golden-anniversary event, we’ve assembled the Deans and Directors of each of these key UNLV units to discuss what we’re doing and where we’ve been, and look ahead to the different, daring, and diverse projects that will impact the next 50 years in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.

Panelists include Dr. Brent Hathaway, Dean & Ted and Doris Lee Professor of Business, Alisha Kerlin, Interim Director of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, Michelle Light, Director of Special Collections and Archives, and Dr. Stowe Shoemaker, Dean of William F. Harrah College of Hospitality. Maggie Farrell, Dean of University Libraries, will serve as moderator.

Seating is limited.

Click here to register. 

All events will be hosted in the Goldfield Room at Lied Library.

If you have special accommodation needs, contact Lonnie Marshall in advance at 702-895-4517 or