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The Visual Art of Printing: The Curious and Their Collections (Part III) by Peter Michel

By Su Kim Chung on June 15, 2018 11:05 AM | Permalink

From the German Baroque to Revolutionary France, with Bill Harrah’s playing cards in between, the art of printing and printmaking has captured the eye of collectors. This Reading Room exhibit highlights the visual arts of printing from three collections representing three very different collectors: a European scholar of literature, an unknown American collector of Napoleana, and a Nevada gaming mogul.

In the third and final part of this series on his exhibit "The Visual Art of Printing," curator Peter Michel considers an intiguing collection of Napoleana housed in Special Collections & Archives.

Title page: Siege and capture of the Palace of Tuileries from Tableaux Historiques de la Révolution Française, Jean Duplessi-Bertaux, 1817.

Napoleon and his Iconography: The Curious Collectors of Napoleana

Eadington Fellow Tim Simpson: In Residence June 11 - July 6

By Su Kim Chung on June 14, 2018 1:37 PM | Permalink

 

We are delighted to welcome our latest Eadington Fellow, Dr. Tim Simpson, to the Center for Gaming Research in Special Collections & Archives.

Tim Simpson is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, University of Macau, where he has worked since 2001. He is the co-author (with UK-based photographer Roger Palmer) of the volume Macao Macau (Black Dog Publishing, 2015), and editor of the book Tourist Utopias: Offshore Islands, Enclave Spaces and Mobile Imaginaries (Amsterdam University Press, 2017). He is currently working on a monograph, under contract with University of Minnesota Press, entitled Macau: Casino Capitalism and the Biopolitical Metropolis.

"Raising the Curtain": A Large-Scale Digitization Project at UNLV Libraries by Cory Lampert, Emily Lapworth & Sarah Jones

By Su Kim Chung on June 12, 2018 1:31 PM | Permalink

 

”Publicity Photographs” ent000158-001. Jerry Jackson Papers MS-00573. 

Cory Lampert, Head of Digitial Collections in UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives, and her colleagues Emily Lapworth (Digital Special Collections & Archives Librarian) and Sarah Jones (Visiting Special Collections & Archives Technical Services Librarian) "raise the curtain" on a fabulous new digital collection that has made it possible to access hundreds of documents and photos on Las Vegas entertainment history. 

Built Exhibit Highlight: SAHARA AVENUE by Aaron Mayes

By Su Kim Chung on June 6, 2018 1:59 PM | Permalink

 

Visual Materials Curator Aaron Mayes discusses the Sahara Avenue wall section of his BUILT exhibit which is currently on display on the 1st floor of Lied Library in his blog post, "Sahara Avenue: Dissecting the Built environment of the Las Vegas Valley As Seen Along one of the City’s Major Thoroughfares."

Opening reception for Built: A Photographic Survey of the Built Environment of the Las Vegas Valley exhibit at Lied Library. February 20, 2018. (Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Services)

The Visual Art of Printing: The Curious and Their Collections (Part II) by Peter Michel

By Su Kim Chung on June 4, 2018 5:55 PM | Permalink

From the German Baroque to Revolutionary France, with Bill Harrah’s playing cards in between, the art of printing and printmaking has captured the eye of collectors. This Reading Room exhibit highlights the visual arts of printing from three collections representing three very different collectors: a European scholar of literature, an unknown American collector of Napoleana, and a Nevada gaming mogul.

In part two of this series on his exhibit "The Visual Art of Printing," curator Peter Michel considers Bill Harrah's extensive playing card collection housed in Special Collections & Archives.

Bill Harrah and his Collections

Six Secrets from Special Collections with Darnelle Melvin

By Su Kim Chung on May 31, 2018 1:25 PM | Permalink

 

UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives Metadata Librarian Darnelle Melvin.

In our Secrets from Special Collections series, UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives staff members divulge what they consider to be the hidden gems of the library, sharing answers, based on their own experiences, to six intriguing questions. Here, Special Collections & Archives Metadata Librarian Darnelle Melvin gives us a glimpse into life working among the rare treasures of the library.

The Visual Art of Printing: The Curious and Their Collections (Part I) by Peter Michel

By Su Kim Chung on May 23, 2018 6:30 PM | Permalink

From the German Baroque to Revolutionary France, with Bill Harrah’s playing cards in between, the art of printing and printmaking has captured the eye of collectors. This Reading Room exhibit highlights the visual arts of printing from three collections representing three very different collectors: a European scholar of literature, an unknown American collector of Napoleana, and a Nevada gaming mogul.

In part one of this series on his exhibit "The Visual Art of Printing," curator Peter Michel discusses a rare collection of German Baroque literature housed in Special Collections & Archives. 

A German Baroque literature Collection at UNLV?

Special Collections & Archives in the News: Spring 2018

By Su Kim Chung on May 2, 2018 5:45 PM | Permalink

The spring semester has seen Special Collections & Archives staff and initiatives featured in a number of news stories. Just in case you’ve missed any of them, we’ve gathered them all in one place for you to peruse.

Aaron Mayes’ spring exhibit “Built” was profiled in both Desert Companion (“Visual Art: We Built this City”) and Las Vegas Weekly (“Aaron Mayes’ Built Considers the Constructed Landscape of Las Vegas")