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Happy Thanksgiving from UNLV Special Collections and Archives

By Angela Moor on November 27, 2019 3:30 PM | Permalink

Orange menu from Don the Beachcomber restaurant

Thanksgiving Dinner menu, Don the Beachcomber, Sahara Las Vegas, approximately 1963, UNLV University Libraries Menu Collection, MS-00436

As we at Special Collections and Archives get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families and friends, we’d like to share some menus of Las Vegas Thanksgiving dinners from years past and express our gratitude for the hard work across our division this year that has made the UNLV University Libraries Menu Collection open for research.

Edward C. Light Schematic Drawings of the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" Seaplane by Jimmy Chang

By Angela Moor on November 15, 2019 11:07 AM | Permalink

This collection highlight blog post was written by Jimmy Chang, an archival processing assistant on the Archival Backlog Elimination Project. Jimmy Chang received his bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Architecture with a tract in hospitality design. His thesis focused on the rediscovery, promotion, creation, and development of history through the connections between architecture and fiction, and he has worked with roofing and architectural companies before working as an archival assistant at UNLV Libraries Special Collections and Archives. He is currently working toward entering the fields of architectural history and conservation.

This post celebrates the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" Seaplane which took its one and only flight November 2, 1947 and the Edward C. Light Schematic Drawings of the Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" Seaplane, 1941-1950, held by UNLV Special Collections and Archives.