Special Collections and Archives News
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Current Special Collections and Archives News
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.
The historical newspaper, published from 1963 to 2014, focused on Las Vegas’ Black community.
UNLV Special Collections exhibition showcases the work produced by activists, artists, and researchers dedicated to protecting the land and species that make Nevada unique.
“Menus, Theater, and the Marketplace” lecture scheduled July 14.
A bottomless hole, a tiny fish, and an ongoing preservation legacy that took a UNLV professor all the way to the Supreme Court and created one of North America's most important conservation sites.
Explore the UNLV Libraries’ Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
Special Collections and Archives In The News
The Las Vegas showgirl was beautiful, majestic, and larger than life. In full feathers and heels, a showgirl could measure 10 feet tall. She exuded poise and panache, and her revealing costume was bedecked in glimmering Parisian crystals and expensive fur. She was a city icon who helped Las Vegas become the Entertainment Capital of the World.The showgirl is a distant memory for most, but there is hope that she will one day return to the stage.
While one Strip resort is doubling down on families, more are going 21+ and the city has a message for parents.
An exhibit celebrating more than 100 years of the electric sign company YESCO in Las Vegas will be on the move.
In late ‘79, Ceasars Palace coordinated a Frank Sinatra residency to celebrate the singer’s 40 years in show business with the newly remodeled resort.
The original rooftop sign seen here was changed by the time of the second grand opening 3/3/47.
On the grounds of Hotel Last Frontier, the Strip’s first theme resort, Bill Moore opened an actual theme park, a re-creation of old west town populated with artifacts from the collection of “Doby Doc” Caudill, souvenir shops, contemporary retail, casino, restaurant, and banquet hall.