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A Spectre is Haunting Hollywood: The History of Howard Hughes and HUAC - Part I
Kyle Gagnon is a third year UNLV film student and Hannah Tran is a senior at UNLV majoring in film and English. Both are student assistants 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…Read More
Amy Check received her BA in Psychology from UNLV in 2016. She has worked in Digital Collections since 2013, first as a student assistant, before transitioning to a staff position in 2017. Her previous work includes the National Digital Newspaper Project and the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project. …Read More
Introducing the Inventing Hollywood: Preserving and Providing Access to the Papers of Renegade Genius Howard Hughes Project Team!
The processing project team for the "Inventing Hollywood: Preserving and Providing Access to the Papers of Renegade Genius Howard Hughes" NEH grant has been hard at working surveying the collection, preparing inventories, and beginning conservation work. The team is a diverse group of students, part-time processing assistants, and a project archivist. Their educational backgrounds, personal interests, and work experiences come together to form a strong, dynamic team. UNLV Special Collections and Archives is excited to have such a strong team!
Celene is a second year UNLV film student and student assistant for the NEH grant project.
I am currently in my second year at UNLV as a film…Read More
Over the summer, the UNLV University Libraries and the UNLV Department of Film received a $271,580 National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Award for their project, “Inventing Hollywood: Preserving and Providing Access to the Papers of Renegade Genius Howard Hughes.” A small team recently…Read More
November 11 is a day to honor the veterans who have served our nation. UNLV archivist Joyce Moore has just completed the description of material focused on veteran Major Charles A. Broudy, USMC, who served in World War II, the Korean War, and at the Nevada Test Site. Major Broudy died of cancer in 1977 and, as a result, his wife, Alice Patricia “Pat” Broudy, has dedicated much of her life to the cause of “atomic veterans,” a term used to describe United States veterans who were exposed to ionizing radiation during their military service.
The Alice P. Broudy Papers on Broudy v United States (MS-00097) document the landmark…Read More
Because we have limited staff and student workers to manage the reference desk and pull materials, Special Collections & Archives will have limited access. We are open for NSHE/UNLV users Monday 9:00 am-1:00 pm and Wednesday 1:00-5:00 pm. For all other users and hours, please make an appointment (via phone at 702-895-2234 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org) to…Read More
Figure 1: Archival objects from the Karl Carsony Papers, including Carsony’s boater hat, balancing cane, acrobat hoops, three golf balls, and a souvenir wine bottle.
Prior to leaving for the doctoral program in history at UC Riverside, Lee Hanover received his BA and MA degrees in History from UNLV while serving as an archival processing assistant in UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives.
Like many university libraries and archives across the country, UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives has been documenting the community impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to create a permanent collection for future researchers. Our collecting efforts are focused on how the coronavirus has affected everyday life in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, and includes the following types of materials: