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What's New in Special Collections

Glenn Davis - Las Vegas Photographer by Maryse Lundering-Timpano

By Su Kim Chung on December 12, 2016 3:46 PM | Permalink


Glenn Davis photographed a sailboat on Lake Mead near the crest of Boulder Dam from the upstream Nevada side. The dam was officially renamed Hoover Dam in 1947.  (PH: 0020-0126)

UNLV history graduate student Maryse Lundering-Timpano worked as a summer intern in Special Collections this past June and July creating finding aids for our many historic photograph collections. Here she describes a collection of particular interest to her.


Here Davis photographed the main construction site of the Boulder Dam project from the downstream side. (PH: 0020-0072)

Decembers to Remember in Special Collections

By Su Kim Chung on December 3, 2016 12:23 PM | Permalink



Above: This photograph of a snow-laden tree in Las Vegas in 1930 is part of our Doris Hancock Collection. Mrs. Hancock was a teacher at the John S. Park School for 39 years, retiring in 1963.

December is a month of holidays and celebrations. For some of us, that traditionally means it's time to deck the halls! We thought we'd add to the festivities by sharing a few images from the archives. These wintry scenes (and other ephemera) help document the spirit of the season in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada over the past hundred years.

A photo essay by Nancy Hardy, Special Collections Outreach and Reference Assistant