Researcher Profile: Erica Vital-Lazare

Erica Vital-Lazare, professor of creative writing and Marginalized Voices in Dystopian Literature at the College of Southern Nevada.

Our Researcher Profile series highlights researchers and who have used resources in Special Collections & Archives for a variety of projects ranging from articles and books to exhibits and documentaries and more. 

This week's profile focuses on Erica Vital-Lazare, the multi-talented artist and professor of creative writing and Marginalized Voices in Dystopian Literature at the College of Southern Nevada. Her work has been featured in Catalyst,…Read More

2022-23 Eadington Fellow Application Period Open

Three patrons at the craps table in the El Rio Club on the Westside, circa 1960s. Lloyd Gill Photo Collection (PH 0083:0012).

The Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites interested scholars to apply for the 2022-23 cycle of William R. Eadington fellowships, which facilitate research into many aspects of both gambling and Las Vegas at UNLV Special Collections and Archives in the University Libraries.

In the 2022-23 academic year, the Center will award two types of Eadington fellowships:

  • Four-week Resident Fellowships offer a $3,000 stipend and can be completed any time before…Read More

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 June.

James D. O'Brien Photographs, approximately 1900-1929. PH-00378. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.

  • The James D. O'Brien Photographs (approximately 1900-1929) are photograph albums and scrapbooks created by James D. O'Brien, surveyor, mining engineer and prospector. O'Brien's photographs feature locations throughout Central…Read More

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 May.

Lido de Paris Costume Designs, approximately 1950-1969. MS-01088. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.

  • The Lido de Paris Costume Designs contain 29 full color costume designs likely created for the Lido de Paris show in Paris, France which ran during the 1950s and 1960s. The designs are unsigned, but likely created by costume…Read More

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 April.

Cherina Kleven Papers, 1989-2014. MS-01092. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.

  • The Cherina Kleven Papers (approximately 1988-2014) document the career of Cherina Kleven who was the first Asian-American appointed as Assistant Fire Chief for Las Vegas Fire & Rescue. The materials…Read More

A Wikidata Sprint: Exposing Underrepresented UNLV Archival Materials

Screenshot of the late Marzette Lewis, Clark County community activist who now is represented in Wikidata (Q110771906), taken from http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/d12n52c2n.

Beth Mawhinney will receive her MLIS from the University of Denver in June. She is currently working as a Digital Assets curator at the University of Denver, and recently completed a "Wikimedian in Residence" internship in the Digital Collections Department with Special Collections and Archives. Read More

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 March.

Linda Alterwitz and Elizabeth Stone oral history interview, 2022 February 15. OH-03829. [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 interview.…Read More

Multicolor: the other Technicolor by Quinlan Craig

Photograph of the Multicolor, Ltd. factory in Los Angeles, California, MS-01036.

Quinlan Craig is an undergraduate student assistant working on the "Inventing Hollywood: Preserving and Providing Access to the Papers of Renegade Genius Howard Hughes" joint project sponsored by the UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives and the UNLV Department of Film, which is funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the…Read More

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 February.

Gerald Schaffer Professional Papers, approximately 1954-1999. MS-01065. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.

  • The Gerald Schaffer Professional Papers (approximately 1954-1999) contain materials from Schaffer's time working as a political executive assistant, private…Read More

The Performance Lost to Time: Howard Hughes’ "Everybody’s Acting" by Jimmy Chang

Jimmy Chang is a processing assistant working on the "Inventing Hollywood: Preserving and Providing Access to the Papers of Renegade Genius Howard Hughes" joint project sponsored by the UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives and the UNLV Department of Film, which is funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

According to some versions of the story, early reviewers considered Swell Hogan (1926), Howard Hughes’ first film,…Read More

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