Su Kim Chung

Head of Special Collections Public Services

Su Kim Chung has been immersed in the history of UNLV and Las Vegas since she began work in the Libraries' Special Collections Division in 1999. Since then, she has helped dozens of researchers in their quest to find significant and interesting historical documents and photographs on the history of Las Vegas. In 2012, the revised and updated second edition of her popular photo history book Las Vegas Then and Now was published by Thunder Bay Press.

Articles by Su Kim Chung

couple laying on lawn
UNLV History | February 14, 2019
The old UNLV yearbooks in Special Collections offer a look at campus love in decades past.
A look back at UNLV's earliest Homecoming events.
UNLV History | October 17, 2018
A look back at UNLV's earliest Homecoming events.
snow at fremont street
Arts and Culture | December 22, 2017
Snow is a near-magical experience in Las Vegas, preserved in photos long after the snow melts. Here are a few of our favorites from the UNLV archives.
Frank Sinatra
UNLV History | May 6, 2016
From Bob Hope to Jimmy Kimmel, top entertainers have long been honored at UNLV commencement with honorary degrees.
showgirl costume design
Arts and Culture | December 15, 2015
Jubilee!, the last of the classic showgirl shows will soon be no more. Go behind the scenes of the Strip's most celebrated stages in the entertainment archives of the UNLV Libraries.
Researchers look through photographs
Research | October 15, 2015
The discoveries made in the Libraries' Special Collections challenge the way that people think of Las Vegas and its place in the American landscape. Here's a taste.
Swimming pool scene at the Riviera Hotel
Arts and Culture | May 6, 2015
The vast archives within University Libraries preserve the history of the now-shuttered casino. Su Kim Chung, head of special collections public services, offers a peek inside.
Students in a tug-of-war
UNLV History | August 28, 2014
Fall events gathered UNLV's first students for fun on the shores of Lake Mead and formal dances in the old gymnasium.
Business and Community | January 30, 2014
As the state celebrates its 150th year, special collections librarian Su Kim Chung shares her picks for the most important records on early Las Vegas history.