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Inside the Elmo C. Bruner Architectural and Real Estate Appraisal Records by Angela Moor

By Su Kim Chung on February 27, 2019 4:50 PM | Permalink


Green Shack appraisal document from the Elmo C Bruner Architectural and Real Estate Appraisal Records 

Archival processing assistant Angela Moor is a PhD candidate in the UNLV History Department and is currently completing her dissertation. She is the co-author, with Dorothy Wright, of Clark County Commissioners 1909-2009: A Century of Service.

Inside the Karl Carsony Papers by Lee Hanover

By Su Kim Chung on February 4, 2019 5:06 PM | Permalink


Figure 1: Archival objects from the Karl Carsony Papers, including Carsony’s boater hat, balancing cane, acrobat hoops, three golf balls, and a souvenir wine bottle.

Prior to leaving for the doctoral program in history at UC Riverside, Lee Hanover received his BA and MA degrees in History from UNLV while serving as an archival processing assistant in UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives

New From Digital Collections: Introduction to the Command Line

By Su Kim Chung on February 4, 2019 2:48 PM | Permalink


Learn how to navigate your computer using the Command Line by Miranda Barrie 

How do you create a new folder? Pick the option below that applies to you:

            a.Right-click on my desktop and click ‘Create New Folder’
            b.Click on the tool button and then click ‘New Folder’
            c.Will it into existence, I have the power within me
            d.I don’t. I like my files to be free range.

Latinx Voices: Elsa Lopez

By skennedy on January 22, 2019 3:04 PM | Permalink

Senior UNLV elementary education major Elsa Lopez is currently learning more about her cultural background while working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project for the Oral History Research Center in Special Collections and Archives at the UNLV University Libraries. The project is collecting oral histories from Latinx residents of Southern Nevada to add more of the Latinx experience to our region’s historical record.

Eadington Fellow Brian Nussbaum: In Residence Jan 4 - Jan 16

By Su Kim Chung on January 4, 2019 3:59 PM | Permalink

Brian Nussbaum, Ph.D., an assistant professor of homeland security and cybersecurity in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany, is the latest Eadington Fellow in the Center for Gaming Research. He will present his research at a colloquium on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Amargosa Room at Lied Library. 

Latinx Voices: Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez

By skennedy on December 12, 2018 1:28 PM | Permalink

Fans of KUNV Radio may recognize Laurents Bañuelos-Benitez's voice. The UNLV alumnus and current UNLV graduate student developed his first passion at UNLV while working at the campus radio station. Now as one of the students working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project in the University Libraries, Bañuelos is embracing his passion and understanding for Latinx cultures while collecting oral histories from Latinx residents in Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. A native Nevadan, Bañuelos is the son of Mexican and Salvadoran immigrants. He was born at University Medical Center and grew up in east Las Vegas. He graduated from Clark High School before attending UNLV. The first person in his family to graduate from a four-year university in the United States, Bañuelos earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2017. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in education, with hopes of working with underserved youth in the Clark County School District.

New from Digital Collections: Learn how to collect Twitter data by Miranda Barrie

By Su Kim Chung on December 3, 2018 3:07 PM | Permalink

Why We Archive: Preserving the stories of a community coming together By Miranda Barrie

You can access the first tutorial in the 1 October Twitter Collection series here.

On October 2, 2017 I woke up in Santiago, Chile to a notification that there had been a shooting in my hometown of Las Vegas. I opened the Twitter application and began scrolling through my timeline, looking for mentions of the size and scale of the shooting. I started to see the numbers of injured persons rise as I repeatedly swiped down to refresh the site. I had no idea where my family members were, and no one was picking up the phone. Feeling panicked, I began doing the only thing I felt I could do at the time: amplifying the needs of the community by retweeting calls for blood donations from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Latinx Voices: Marcela Rodriguez-Campo

By skennedy on November 19, 2018 2:57 PM | Permalink

Marcela Rodriguez-Campo

Now in the second-year of her doctoral program at UNLV, Marcela Rodriguez-Campo is the senior-most students working on the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada projects in the Oral History Research Center at UNLV University Libraries Special Collections & Archives. Rodriguez-Campo, who identifies as a Colombiana, a Latina, and a dual citizen, joined the project to help elevate the voices and experiences of Latinx people in our region's historical record.