May is National Bike Month, so we thought we’d roll out this free- wheeling assortment of bicycling images from our photograph collections. For us, Bike Month is the perfect opportunity to share photos of both notable and everyday Southern Nevadans enjoying the many pleasures of life on two wheels. By Nancy Hardy, Special Collections Outreach and Reference Assistant
What's New in Special Collections
Carlos Lemus, Application Programmer, UNLV Libraries Special Collections. (Next to Carlos is a cutout of Carmella Rickman from the Carmella Rickman Papers, MS-00541)
In our Secrets from Special Collections series, UNLV Libraries Special Collections staff members reveal a few lesser-known aspects about the archives and offer up personal insight into research and discovery, sharing answers, based on their own experiences, to six intriguing questions. Here, Carlos Lemus, Application Programmer, gives us a glimpse into life working among the rare treasures of the library and the system that stores the maps to these treasures.
When you first began working in Special Collections, what was the one item or collection that made your jaw drop, and why?
Yom HaShoah marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and is observed during the Week of Remembrance, this year beginning the evening of May 4th. (Holocaust remembrance event at the Jewish Federation, circa 1998-2000. Jewish Federation of Las Vegas Records, MS-00602)
No voices recorded among our archived oral histories are more powerful or heart wrenching than those of Southern Nevadans who recounted their personal memories of one of the greatest war crimes of the modern world. These oral histories, along with biographical essays and video interviews with Holocaust survivors, are accessible online to everyone as part of the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project.