News: Special Collections and Archives

drawing of showgirl costume
Arts and Culture | July 8, 2021
UNLV Special Collections' archive of Las Vegas entertainment materials tell the story of this unique form of entertainment.
Artist Mike Smith standing next to file cabinets filled with his art
Business and Community | March 10, 2021
More than 13,000 illustrations from noted Las Vegas Sun editorial cartoon artist Mike Smith will be preserved, archived, and made available for research.
view of LDS temple and Las Vegas cityscape
Research | January 27, 2021
BYU professor presents Eadington lecture on the research he uncovered at UNLV Libraries.
UNLV History | April 22, 2020
UNLV Rebels raised awareness for environmental issues with a teach-in 50 years ago. Today, there are still lessons from the movement.
advertisements for classic movie
Campus News | April 9, 2020
The records span nearly a half century and focus on the billionaire's movie enterprises beginning in the late 1920s.
Darnelle Melvin in front of displays of metadata.
People | April 6, 2020
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 look down an empty Fremont Street.
Business and Community | March 26, 2020
A photographic look of Las Vegas during the coronavirus shut down from UNLV Special Collections.
View of empty Vegas Strip walkway with sign that says: Times are tough, but so are we.
Business and Community | March 20, 2020
A photographic look at the now-empty spaces along the city's iconic boulevard.
A man and woman embrace at the Latinx/UNLV meeting.
Business and Community | July 17, 2019
Students conducting interviews say the project allows them to reconnect to their heritage.
A pile of books is topped by a special edition of Candide by Voltaire.
Research | June 4, 2019
June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy. As men fought their way through France, it was books like these that helped sustain them during wartime.
Two workers lean in to work on a model of the Bellagio.
Arts and Culture | April 25, 2019
Eadington Fellow Dorothy Barenscott examines what role art plays in the rebranding of the Vegas gaming experience.
A woman plays chuck-a-luck
Research | June 6, 2018
As gaming proliferates nationwide, what becomes of women who become addicted, and turn to crime? An Eadington Fellow aims to find out.