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New Libraries Exhibit Features Items from University Archives

By Su Kim Chung on October 10, 2016 3:59 PM | Permalink

A new exhibit in Lied Library curated by social sciences librarian Heidi Johnson features a number of original documents, photographs, yearbooks, and copies of the UNLV student newspaper Rebel Yell drawn from the University Archives in Special Collections. The original documents were essential to chronicling the history of student activism at UNLV over six decades.  

“Documents from the University Archives offer examples of students working with administrators to change curricula and programming to meet the needs of a diverse student body,” said Michelle Light, director of Special Collections at UNLV University Libraries. “The exhibit contains powerful examples that showcase how student activism has helped initiate conversations on campus that led to change within the university.”

Read more about the exhibit  "Please I'd Like to Grow" Sixty Years of Student Activism at UNLV in this blog post, or better yet, stop by and take a look at the exhibit on the first floor of Lied Library just behind the Book N' Bean. An interactive questionnaire also offers exhibit visitors the chance to make their thoughts known on the important social issues facing the campus and Las Vegas today.