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From the Digital Collections Blog...

No excuses not to talk about anti-Semitism

In recent weeks, anti-Semitic events have injected ugliness into Las Vegas.  The stir it caused disrupted lives, introduced naïve people to the fear of bomb threats and verbal slurs. Hateful actions and words are never acceptable. Nor is it acceptable to ignore or deny such actions exist. Who verbally assaults another person with an intolerable term? Who defaces a school or place of worship?

UNLV Libraries Introduces a New Way to Browse Southern Nevada’s Jewish Heritage

Listen to the Voices

Cassette tapes. Remember these? In the 1970s, cassette tapes were commonplace. Then as technology replaced cassette recorders, the trusted tapes were stored for posterity. However, time is not always kind to tapes. So one of the objectives of this project was to digitize the stored tapes.
Reformatted for digital preservation, we recently added more interview clips to the bio pages on the People section of this site. 

African Americans: The Las Vegas Experience Airs on February 20!

Mark your calendars for the first broadcast of the documentary African Americans: The Las Vegas Experience, Monday, February 20, 09:00 pm on Vegas PBS Channel 10.

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah! It’s that time again to greet everyone with a smile and best wishes for the coming year.

Jerry Countess as captured by Aaron Mayes' lens and creative eye

If a photograph can take a moment and fill it with truth, this photo taken by my UNLV Special Collections colleague, captures the soul of Jerry Countess. Entitled "Missing Rachel," our colleague Aaron Mayes works his magic to artistically capture Jerry remembering his wife.

Muriel Stevens: Added spice and sweetness to Las Vegas history

“If you cook with love, they’ll love your cooking.” ~ Muriel Stevens is quoted as saying in her obituary this week. This mantra infused much of Muriel’s career as a television chef and newspaper columnist. I can only imagine having a chance to dine with her or cook together.

WWII Find on the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

       

Why Frank Sinatra donated to CNT and more stories...

What happens when you ask a group of high school students to let you watch as they look at your website? You watch to see if they are interested enough to explore the vast amount of information that you have saved to the site. You wonder if their curious nature will inspire them to dig deeper into the site. Or will they jump to their Twitter or Instagram pages?  

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Photograph of dinner party guests at the Thunderbird Hotel, Las Vegas, circa 1950s-1960s:
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Proposal for the Sahara Boardwalk Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, documents supporting petition for New Jersey Gaming License, 1980:
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Masconomo House dinner menu, Sunday, September 12, 1880:
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