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What's New in Special Collections

Six Secrets from Special Collections with Darnelle Melvin

By Su Kim Chung on May 31, 2018 1:25 PM | Permalink

 

UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives Metadata Librarian Darnelle Melvin.

In our Secrets from Special Collections series, UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives staff members divulge what they consider to be the hidden gems of the library, sharing answers, based on their own experiences, to six intriguing questions. Here, Special Collections & Archives Metadata Librarian Darnelle Melvin gives us a glimpse into life working among the rare treasures of the library.

The Visual Art of Printing: The Curious and Their Collections (Part I) by Peter Michel

By Su Kim Chung on May 23, 2018 6:30 PM | Permalink

From the German Baroque to Revolutionary France, with Bill Harrah’s playing cards in between, the art of printing and printmaking has captured the eye of collectors. This Reading Room exhibit highlights the visual arts of printing from three collections representing three very different collectors: a European scholar of literature, an unknown American collector of Napoleana, and a Nevada gaming mogul.

In part one of this series on his exhibit "The Visual Art of Printing," curator Peter Michel discusses a rare collection of German Baroque literature housed in Special Collections & Archives. 

A German Baroque literature Collection at UNLV?

Special Collections & Archives in the News: Spring 2018

By Su Kim Chung on May 2, 2018 5:45 PM | Permalink

The spring semester has seen Special Collections & Archives staff and initiatives featured in a number of news stories. Just in case you’ve missed any of them, we’ve gathered them all in one place for you to peruse.

Aaron Mayes’ spring exhibit “Built” was profiled in both Desert Companion (“Visual Art: We Built this City”) and Las Vegas Weekly (“Aaron Mayes’ Built Considers the Constructed Landscape of Las Vegas")