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")
Peter Michel’s accompanying exhibit “Unbuilt” was the subject of a Tom Hawley’s Video Vault story on Channel 3 titled "Finding the Blueprints for the Las Vegas Strip's Possibilities."
Claytee White, Director of the Oral History Research Center, has provided her expertise for a number of Las Vegas Review Journal articles regarding the African-American history and the African-American community in Las Vegas. These include articles on Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech in Las Vegas in the 1960s, historical perspectives on the civil rights struggle in Las Vegas, and an article on the MLK parade in downtown Las Vegas. Claytee also appeared on KNPR's "State of Nevada" to discuss the history of the Westside in Las Vegas.
Our new Latinx Voices oral history project was also the subject of an article for the Las Vegas Review Journal that quoted Division Director Michelle Light and Claytee White.
Finally, as always, David Schwartz, Director of the Center for Gaming Research, has spoken to dozens of media outlets throughout the semester in print, radio, and television, on a variety of issues that affect the gaming industry both in Las Vegas and nationally.