What's New in Special Collections and Archives

Every month, Special Collections and Archives will highlight some of our newly processed collections. Here are some of the highlights for December.

UNLV Libraries Collection of French and Spanish Lotteries and Playing Cards, approximately 1800-1825. MS-01128. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.

  • The UNLV Libraries Collection of French and Spanish Lotteries and Playing Cards contains hand-painted games and lotteries from France and Spain. Included in the collection "Vida de un Jugador '' from Madrid, Spain, as well as "Petit jeu de loterie" and "Nouvelle petite loterie amusante" from France. The collection also contains two sheets of uncut, engraved Piquet playing cards with caricatures of French stereotypes from the French Revolution.
  • Subjects: Card games; France; Spain; Lotteries

"Help Nevada Get in the Scrap!" Poster, approximately 1941-1945. MS-01129. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.

  • "Help Nevada Get In The Scrap!" Poster (approximately 1941-1945) is a single poster produced by the Office of Civilian Defense during World War II as part of the "Victory Home" (V-Home) campaign. The poster outlines what common household items like tin cans, iron and steel scrap, and stockings and rags can be salvaged and sent to war production plants. The poster also lists the five point program of all V-Homes and also includes spaces where households could write the names of their Block Leader, Salvage Chairman, and Air Raid Warden. This poster lists Nellie Cashman of Las Vegas, Nevada as the Block Leader.
  • Subjects: World War, 1939-1945--Posters; Propaganda

Frank Wright, Richard Bryan, and Thomas J. Hickey panel discussion, 2002 January 11. OH-02225. [Cite format consulted: Audio recording or Transcript.] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.

  • Panel discussion entitled Las Vegas: Past, Present, Future with Frank Wright, Richard Bryan, and Thomas J. Hickey moderated by Robert Tracy on January 11, 2002 for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) of Nevada annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this discussion, the three panelists discuss Las Vegas' past and the history that both created the city and informs public opinion about it, the present and the challenges the growing city faces socially and economically, and the potential future directions the city might take to ensure continued prosperity. The discussion began with the panelists presenting prepared remarks and continued to an extended question and answer session with the meeting attendees.
  • Subjects: Oral histories (document genres); Community development; Community organization -- Nevada -- 20th century; Urban Planning -- Las Vegas -- Nevada; Las Vegas (Nev.) -- History

Las Vegas Media Group roundtable interview, 2009 May 26. OH-02509. [Cite format consulted: Audio recording or Transcript.] Oral History Research Center, Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.

  • Roundtable oral history interview with members of the Las Vegas Media Group conducted by Lisa Gioia-Acres on May 26, 2009 for the UNLV University Libraries Oral History Collection. Interviewees include Frank Mitrani, Dick Taylor, Rich Freeland, Don Payne, and John Ellem. Each participant identifies themselves and explains how and why they became members of the Las Vegas Media Group. They discuss the history of the group, how it came together, where they decided to meet, who qualified to join, and then talk about earlier members lost to death or departure. The remainder of the interview is various anecdotes and stories told by the participants.
  • Subjects: Oral histories (document genres); Photography; Public relations; Community organization -- Nevada -- 20th century; Clubs -- Nevada

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