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Southern Nevada's Planes, Trains, and Automobiles by Stefani Evans

By Su Kim Chung on September 14, 2018 4:55 PM | Permalink

 

Rosemary Vassiliadis, Clark County Director of Aviation

The UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives launched the Building Las Vegas collecting initiative in 2016 to collect and preserve evidence about this dramatic growth. This focused effort ensures future students and researchers -- urban planners, geographers, architects, historians, sociologists, and others -- can study and learn from our unique built environment. Stefani Evans, a UNLV doctoral student in history, is Project Manager.

Six Secrets from Special Collections with Sarah Jones

By Su Kim Chung on August 28, 2018 4:09 PM | Permalink

In our Secrets from Special Collections series, UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives staff members divulge what they consider to be the hidden gems of the library, sharing answers, based on their own experiences, to six intriguing questions. Here, Visiting Special Collections & Archives Technical Services Librarian Sarah Jones gives us a glimpse into life working among the rare treasures of the library.

The Robert Woodruff Collection Exhibit

By skennedy on August 27, 2018 1:46 PM | Permalink

UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives’ new exhibit, The Robert Woodruff Collection, is located in the Flo Mlynarczyk Gallery on the third floor of UNLV’s Lied Library and will run through the end of the fall semester. The exhibit is filled with large scale reproductions of this original photographs, as well as original papers and other items from his collection.

Las Vegas Centennial Commission Awards $50K Grant for Latinx Voices Project

By skennedy on August 16, 2018 2:13 PM | Permalink

The Las Vegas Centennial Commission has awarded UNLV University Libraries a $50,000 grant to support the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project. Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada is an oral history and community engagement project aimed at expanding the diversity of the voices that UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives preserves.

Collection Highlight: Lifting the Lid on Early Photograph Albums by Melise Leech

By Su Kim Chung on August 2, 2018 2:06 PM | Permalink

 

Crowd watching sporting event at park opening in Los Angeles, CA, c. 1911

Melise Leech is an archival processing assistant  in UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives. 

Among the many interesting, unique, and important photograph collections in the UNLV Special Collections and Archives there are also smaller collections holding photographs that – while perhaps not as historically important– offer a glimpse of the lives and times of the people who owned them. These small collections hold photographs that open a window into what their owners considered important; family, home, work, holidays . . . even poignant momento mori taken to preserve the memory of a lost child.