50 Treasures for 50 Years: Celebrating 50 Years of Special Collections and Archives
Fifty years after its founding, Special Collections and Archives celebrates this milestone with an exhibit showing a selection of 50 items pulled from our collections — treasures of our region. These historical documents and artifacts, well-known and not-so-well known, represent themes, topics, and individuals that illustrate the depth and scope of our collections today. It is the fascination of Las Vegas, in all its varied aspects, that drives Special Collections and Archives to document the region, not just for its glitz and glamour but for a better understanding of the city’s rapid growth, pioneers and change-makers, communities, and how this desert metropolis has survived, changed, adapted, and become home for so many diverse people.
The exhibit is on display in Lied Library through December 2017.