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Culinary Workers Union Collection Comes Alive Through Tech in Digital Collections Lab by Jasmin Bryant

By Su Kim Chung on November 15, 2017 4:22 PM | Permalink

 

Photographs of Frontier Victory rally , Culinary Union, Las Vegas (Nev.), 1998 January 31. Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Las Vegas, Nevada Photograph Collection (PH:00382)

In one photograph a diverse group of union workers hold up a banner together that boldly declares, “Whatever it takes. As long as it takes.” In another, Rev. Jesse Jackson holds his fist in the air during a labor union rally on the Strip. And in a series of negatives, the moment is captured when one of the longest labor strikes in American history finally ends, with jubilant workers embracing each other and applauding. These are just a few among the thousands of images that can be found within the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226 Photograph Collection, now available online.

Who in the World is Roberta Kane?

By skennedy on November 2, 2017 2:05 PM | Permalink

Join the UNLV University Libraries for "Who in the World is Roberta Kane?" on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 5-7 p.m. in the Goldfield Room in Lied Library. This special reception will feature Roberta Kane, the daughter of Mike and Sallie Gordon and the first known Jewish baby born in Las Vegas.

Special Collections & Archives Completes Work on NHPRC Grant “America’s Great Gamble”

By Su Kim Chung on October 23, 2017 11:48 AM | Permalink

Special Collections and Archives project staff recently completed work on the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) grant-funded project, “America’s Great Gamble: A Project to Promote the Discovery of Sources About the Expansion of Legalized Gambling Across the United States.” The $129,600 grant allowed SCA to hire two full-time project archivists, and two student assistants who were able to process and describe four of our most significant modern gaming collections.

Celebrate Special Collections & Archives 50th Anniversary

By Su Kim Chung on October 20, 2017 10:54 AM | Permalink

You are invited to attend our campus celebration to commemorate 50 years of Special Collections and Archives on Thursday, November 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lied Library lobby. We will have remarks from University Libraries Dean Maggie Farrell, Senior Vice Provost Carl Reiber, and Director of Special Collections and Archives Michelle Light. We'll be serving special 50th anniversary cupcakes and inviting everyone to explore our 50 Treasures for 50 Years exhibit.

Special Collections and Archives in the News

By Su Kim Chung on September 25, 2017 11:11 PM | Permalink

 

A collage from the News 3 Video Vault episode on the 50 Treasures for 50 Years exhibit. (Courtesy of Tom Hawley)

UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives has featured in a number of local media stories recently. From our 50th anniversary exhibit to our Building Las Vegas panels at the Fifth Street School to our talented staff, these stories highlight the important role that we play in documenting the history of our region. We hope you enjoy reading or listening to the stories below!