Special Collections and Archives Researcher Profile: Peter Grema

Peter Grema researching the Clark County Economic Opportunity Board Records (MS-00016) in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room, spring 2021.

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 post focuses on the work of Peter Grema, an undergraduate at the…Read More

Wikimedian in Residence: Part II

Image of Historic Westside Legacy Park under construction, May 26, 2021
Courtesy of Aaron Mayes, Visual Materials Curator

In January, Violet Fox joined the Special Collections & Archives team as the Digital Collections Wikimedian-in-Residence. In this grant-funded role, Violet adds information about selected collections into Wikidata, making those resources more visible to search engines and more findable by researchers. 

In my first post on the Special…Read More

Conservation work on the Howard Hughes Motion Picture Papers by Ryan DiPaolo

Archival processing assistant Jimmy Chang cuts acid-free boards to create a custom storage solution for metal advertising proofs of The Outlaw (1943).”

Ryan DiPaolo is the project archivist 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 Read More

2021-22 Eadington Fellowship Application Period Open

Close up of historical book page show colored drawing of cards from a deck

The Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites interested scholars to apply for the 2021-22 William R. Eadington Fellowships in Gaming Research. The Eadington Fellowship facilitates research into many aspects of both gambling and Las Vegas at UNLV Special Collections and Archives in the University Libraries.

In the 2021-22 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 September 1,…Read More

Paluzzi Panoramic Photo Project: Part II by Amy Check

Robert “Bob” Paluzzi with his Cirkut Camera at Super Bowl XXXII in San Diego, January 1998. Image courtesy of Victoria Paluzzi.

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. 

Welcome to the second and final blog post about the UNLV Special Collections…Read More

Robert Paluzzi Photography Collection Digitization Project Featured On Video Vault

Still of Video Vault segment with Tom Hawley. (Courtesy of KSNV).

A project to digitize rare historical panoramic photographs was recently featured on a segment of Video Vault on KSNV with Tom Hawley.

The Paluzzi Digitization Project is a six-month grant initiative funded by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to physically arrange and rehouse the Robert Paluzzi Panoramic Photograph Collection (PH-00414). Paluzzi was a long-time Caesar's Palace…Read More

Eadington Fellow John Eglin - In Residence April 12 - April 26

Dr. John Elgin sitting at a table with a laptop examining a historical book

We are pleased to welcome this month’s Eadington Fellow Dr. John Eglin, Professor of History, University of Montana, Missoula. A member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and North American Council on British Studies, Eglin’s work explores the relationship between culture and politics in British society from the late 1600s until the end of the 1700s. 

His past work includes The Imaginary Autocrat: Beau Nash and the Invention of Bath.  London: Profile Books, 2005, and Venice Transfigured: The Myth of…Read More

Wikimedian in Residence

Wikimedian-in-Residence Violet Fox poses in front of a fun sign during her trip to the Neon Museum on a visit to Las Vegas.

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

Mike Smith Editorial Cartoon Collection Donated To Special Collections & Archives

Mike Smith, Editorial Cartoon for the Las Vegas Sun (Photo courtesy Christopher DeVargas/Las Vegas Sun)

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

"Sky Devils": a glimpse into the screenwriting process by Ryan DiPaolo

Photograph of Howard Hughes in his plane, January 1936. Howard Hughes Public Relations Photograph Collection, 1930-1950. PH-00373. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

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