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Impact the Future: Celebrating the Next 50 Years

By skennedy on March 7, 2018 12:56 PM | Permalink

Join the University Libraries and Dean Maggie Farrell as we host this special event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Special Collections & Archives, the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, and the Lee Business School.

Six Secrets From Special Collections with Tammi Kim

By Su Kim Chung on February 21, 2018 2:53 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, Technical Services Librarian Tammi Kim gives us a glimpse into life working among the rare treasures of the library.

The Syphus-Bunker Love Letters by Angela Moor

By Su Kim Chung on February 13, 2018 6:52 PM | Permalink

The Mary Etta Syphus family home in Panaca, Nevada, where the packet of letters were found hidden in a wall years after the house had been abandoned.  Photo taken approximately 1973. (MS-00169) 

Love letters seem like an appropriate offering for Valentine's Day, and we hope you enjoy this story from our colleague Angela Moor. A Ph.D. candidate in the UNLV History Department, Moor works part-time as a member of our archival processing team, and that is where she first encountered this poignant collection of Syphus-Bunker correspondence.

Inspire the Present: Bringing History to Life

By skennedy on February 12, 2018 10:58 AM | Permalink

Make plans to join us Friday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Goldfield Room for Inspire the Present: Bringing History to Life. We've assembled a panel of three notable Las Vegans, who often partner with Special Collections & Archives, to discuss how they use historical materials to bring Las Vegas history to life.

Unbuilt Las Vegas: Imagining Failed Dreams

By skennedy on January 30, 2018 10:11 AM | Permalink

A new exhibit, "Unbuilt Las Vegas: Imagining Failed Dreams," highlights visions of dream Las Vegas architecture that, for one reason or another, were never built. The exhibit, in the Florence “Flo” Mlynarczyk Gallery on the third floor of Lied Library, is curated by Peter Michel from architectural collections housed in Special Collections and Archives.