The History of Howard Hughes and HUAC by By Kyle Gagnon and Hannah Tran

A Spectre is Haunting Hollywood: The History of Howard Hughes and HUAC - Part I

Image of newspaper clipping from the Howard Hughes Motion Picture Papers (MS-01036)

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

Paluzzi Panoramic Photo Project by Amy Check

A long panoramic photograph of the Las Vegas valley unrolled across two tabletops. The image is printed in color and held down using weights.)
Take a look at this panoramic! This view of the Las Vegas valley needs two tables to fully unroll.

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 NEH "Inventing Hollywood" Grant Project Team

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 Chavez 

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

Inventing Hollywood: NEH Grant Project Lifts Off in UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives

 Filing cabinet used to store newspaper clippings about “The Outlaw”, one of Hughes’ most controversial films.
Filing cabinet used to store newspaper clippings about “The Outlaw”, one of Hughes’ most controversial films.

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

Honoring Atomic Veterans: Alice P. Broudy Papers

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

Special Collections Open By Appointment Only

Special Collections & Archives reference desk with plexiglass shields and Covid prevention signs.
Special Collections & Archives Reference Desk

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 special.collections@unlv.edu) to…Read More

Inside the Karl Carsony Papers by Lee Hanover

Archival objects from the Karl Carsony Papers, including Carsony’s boater hat, balancing cane, acrobat hoops, three golf balls, and a souvenir wine bottle.

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

The…Read More

Documenting COVID-19 in Las Vegas

UNLV University Libraries Photographs of the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Las Vegas, Nevada, PH-00428/ Photo by Aaron Mayes

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:

Visual Documentation: Visual…Read More

Researcher Profile: Emily Budd

Emily Budd's Memorial for Queer Rhyolite, a temporary monument to dreams in the dust,  a public piece installed for the inaugural Bullfrog Biennial at the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite, NV in October 2019
Emily Budd's Memorial for Queer Rhyolite, a temporary monument to dreams in the dust, a public piece installed for the inaugural Bullfrog Biennial at the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite, NV in October 2019. Image courtesy of Emily Budd.

Our Researcher Profile series highlights researchers and who have used resources in Special Collections & Archives for a variety of projects…Read More

Researcher Profile: Maribel Estrada Calderón

Maribel Estrada Calderon examining the the Fort Mojave Indian School Records.
Maribel Estrada Calderón examines the Fort Mojave Indian School Records (MS-00034) for a class research project.

Our Researcher Profile series highlights researchers and who have used resources in Special Collections & Archives for a variety of projects ranging from articles and…Read More

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