Special Collections and Archives News
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Current Special Collections and Archives News
UNLV Rebels raised awareness for environmental issues with a teach-in 50 years ago. Today, there are still lessons from the movement.
The records span nearly a half century and focus on the billionaire's movie enterprises beginning in the late 1920s.
Metadata librarian Darnelle Melvin says the coolest thing he has found in UNLV Libraries' collections is a hand-sketched map of the original Las Vegas city land plots
A photographic look of Las Vegas during the coronavirus shut down from UNLV Special Collections.
A photographic look at the now-empty spaces along the city's iconic boulevard.
Students conducting interviews say the project allows them to reconnect to their heritage.
Special Collections and Archives In The News
In the early 1900s, Las Vegas looks nearly unrecognizable from what it looks like today: a town of just over 2,000 people, a few shops, a post office.
On Oct. 9, 1986, at the height of anti-gay hysteria during the AIDS crisis, a biracial gay couple from Reno, Nev., made a remarkable announcement: They were going to create what some called “a gay homeland” in the Nevada desert.
As Northern Nevada cities grow, a loss of affordable housing is not the only impact the region faces. The area is losing its neon signs.
A new chapter. A new beginning.
A Las Vegas university is making people smile after staging a photo shoot with a figure well-known to students and alumni at one of its empty libraries on campus.
While the UNLV campus is closed because of coronavirus concerns, nobody is using the Lied Library — save for one dutiful skeleton.