Get Involved

Tell Your Story:

The Oral History Research Center is continually seeking relevant stories about the African American experience in Las Vegas. To share your memories contact us at: 702-895-2222.

Showcase Collections and Share Personal History:

If you are a cultural heritage organization in Southern Nevada with materials of interest to the African American community, please get in touch. The goal of this project is to create a comprehensive research portal centralizing access to relevant resources. Please send us a link to your institution's website, online project, or digitized resources. If your staff would like assistance digitizing material, UNLV University Libraries can provide digitization support (including use of scanners, technical specifications, metadata assistance, and web delivery).

If you would like to host a community scanning day for your patrons, UNLV can help facilitate a personal archiving day where community members come to a designated location to learn more about this project and scan selected personal materials. Participants receive digital copies and may contribute their memories to the project. Contact Digital Collections for more information.

If you have a large collection of personal items, UNLV Special Collections can assist with evaluating the collection.


To help financially support this project, please contact Claytee White at (702) 895-2222 or You can also give online by designating the Oral History Research Center when you make your gift.

Thank you for your support of this project.


To Participate:
Oral History Research Center
UNLV University Libraries
University of Nevada Las Vegas

To Donate Collections:
UNLV Special Collections
UNLV University Libraries
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Peter Michel, Director, UNLV Special Collections (

To Obtain Assistance Digitizing Materials or to set up a Community Scanning Day:
UNLV Digital Collections
UNLV University Libraries
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Cory Lampert, Head of Digital Collections (

"The African American Collaborative serves a unique and important role in documenting and preserving the diverse history of Las Vegas’s vibrant black community. The African American Collaborative helps make this local history easily accessible to the public to promote a sense of identity, place, and pride in Las Vegas and to preserve this rich heritage for future generations."

~Todd Robinson, Associate Professor, UNLV History Department