Special Collections and Archives Researcher Profile: Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown on a recent visit to Death Valley National Park.

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 profile focuses on Kevin Brown, a research associate in the University of California, Santa Barbara’s, Environmental Studies Program who has also worked as a journalist and as a researcher for the National Park Service and the American Society for Environmental History.Read More

What's New in Special Collections and Archives

Every month, Special Collections and Archives will highlight some of our newly processed collections. Here are some of the highlights for September.

Las Vegas Land & Water Company Records from the Las Vegas Valley Water District, 1918-1989. MS-00912. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. Explore the complete finding aid.

  • The Las Vegas Land & Water Company Records from the Las Vegas Valley Water District (1918-1989) are primarily comprised of…Read More

Special Collections and Archives Researcher Profile: Amy Raymer

Amy Rayner giving a tour of a mid-century modern house in Las Vegas.

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 profile focuses on local resident Amy Raymer who has lived in Las Vegas for 24 years and served as a volunteer for The Neon Museum and Nevada Preservation Foundation for the past 11 years developing educational materials and creating and presenting tours on various aspects of Las…Read More

Seeking Usability Testing Participants For New Special Collections and Archives Portal

Image of Special Collections & Archives Portal homepage.
Image of Special Collections & Archives Portal homepage.

Do you have 20-30 minutes to spare to help improve online access to the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives? We’re recruiting participants for a remote usability testing to evaluate the functionality of the new UNLV Special Collections and Archives Portal. No prior knowledge is necessary.

The new Portal allows site visitors to access both digitized materials and descriptions of our archive collections. We want to see how regular users…Read More

Special Collections & Archives Researcher Profile: Kennen Sparks

Graduate student and Special Collections and Archives researcher Kennen Sparks on a recent visit to the Las Vegas Strip.

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 Kennen Sparks, who is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in the Geography Department at Miami University, Ohio. He graduated with a BA in International Studies from Utah State University in 2019…Read More

Howard Hughes' Lost Film: Uncovering Swell Hogan by Jimmy Chang

Swell Hogan actors and production staff on set, including Ralph Graves (center) and possibly Howard Hughes (third from left). Howard Hughes Motion Pictures Papers, MS-01036.

Jimmy Chang is a processing assistant 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

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

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