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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 Since then, she has helped dozens of researchers in their quest to find significant and interesting historical documents and photographs on the history of Las Vegas.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 From This Author

snow at fremont street
Dec 22, 2017
Arts & Culture

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
May 6, 2016
UNLV History

From Bob Hope to Jimmy Kimmel, top entertainers have long been honored at UNLV commencement with honorary degrees.


showgirl costume design
Dec 15, 2015
Arts & Culture

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
Oct 15, 2015
Research

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
May 6, 2015
Arts & Culture

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.