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
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.
It’s been weeks since the pandemic quieted the world’s playground, snuffing out the symphony of boozy conversation, blaring car horns and slot-machine chimes that once filled the Las Vegas Strip.
UNLV’s University Libraries and department of film received a $271,580 National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Award for their project, “Inventing Hollywood: Preserving and Providing Access to the Papers of Renegade Genius Howard Hughes.” Project co-leaders Heather Addison, chair of the UNLV department of film, and Cyndi Shein, head of special collections’ technical services at UNLV Libraries, reflect on the importance of preserving the collection.
Long before he was an aviation magnate, a casino owner or a world-famous recluse, Howard Hughes was a fixture in Hollywood.