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In January, Violet Fox joined the Special Collections & Archives team as the Digital Collections Wikimedian-in-Residence. In this three month grant-funded role, she’ll add information about selected collections into Wikidata, making those resources more visible to search engines and more findable by researchers.
I’m glad for the opportunity to introduce myself and the project I’m working on! I’m a metadata librarian currently living in Washington, D…Read More
Special Collections & Archives in the UNLV University Libraries is getting political with it’s latest donation - more than 35 years of Las Vegas Sun editorial cartoons from cartoonist Mike Smith.
“We are so thrilled that Mike Smith and the Las Vegas Sun have chosen to donate this collection to our university,” said Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries at UNLV. “Students in political science, history, fine arts, and other professions will be able to access this archive and gain insight into what was…Read More
The creative process to draft and create a film follows a complex path. It goes through various stages of edits and additions in order to create a film as close to the image in the producer's mind. The Howard Hughes Motion Pictures Papers (HHMPP) stored at UNLV Special Collections and Archives showcases this creative process in all its…Read More
We are pleased to welcome our first Eadington Fellow of 2021, Dr. Fred Woods who has served as a Professor of Religious Education at Brigham Young University since 1998. From 2005 to 2010, he held a Richard L. Evans Professorship of Religious Understanding and was appointed in 2019 to a BYU endowed Moral Education Professorship. He is also a Senior Associate of Pembroke College, University of Oxford.
Dr. Woods is the author of several books and numerous articles. He is best known for his…Read More
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