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Future Generations will learn from Oral Histories

The voices and recollections of Las Vegas residents who have experienced local history bring Las Vegas history to life. We call them oral histories. They are not memoirs, but a conversational look at experiences and observations. For me, it is a great honor to listen to the recollections of longtime local residents: what brought them to live here, where their ancestral roots were, and living in Las Vegas for a number of years has been like, and how it has changed over the years.

New and Revised Collection Guides: January 2016

New and revised collection guides

Photographs from the Eileen Brookman Papers, MS-00620.

Below are links to newly published or revised collection guides:

Archives 101: The Mark Fine Papers

Archival collections provide information not just about the individual donor or creator of the collection, they also provide a look at other individuals and organizations that he or she was involved with, or evidence of broader historical trends or processes. For example, developer Mark Fine donated his papers to UNLV Special Collections this year, and his collection,"The Mark Fine Papers," is not just about him as an individual.

Preserving Las Vegas

The Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project is part of UNLV Special Collections' broader mission to collect, preserve, and make available the history of Southern Nevada.

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SNJHP Web portal coming soon!

A Tale of Four Katz

If it’s true that most of our personal histories will be forgotten within one and half generations of our passing, then the work an oral historian has great purpose. From the oral histories collected so far for this project, a picture of early Las Vegas is developing. What was it like for early Jews who settled here? How did they meet and offer friendship to each other? There was no synagogue.

Jewish Heritage Project Online Collection Guides - Now Available!

Photograph of Hadassah members looking at an album, 1960-1975. From the Mary Barkan Collection on the Las Vegas Jewish Community, 1964-1997. MS-00426.

Recent Object Comments
Joe Pignatello's Villa D'Este menu:
Thank you for your interest in UNLV's Digital Collections! We are happy we could help bring back such fond memories, wish we could have tried the food too!
Rebel Yell, 1968-12-03:
Thanks for your interest in UNLV's Digital Collections, we hope that you find the information you are looking for. In addition to The Rebel Yell newspaper, UNLV Special Collections also...
Photograph of the installation of a neon sign for El Rancho Vegas (Las Vegas), 1941:
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Photograph of Howard Hughes, 1937:
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Photograph of the MGM Grand Hotel during its expansion (Las Vegas), 1981:
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Thanksgiving dinner menu, 1883, The Arlington:
Thanks for your interest in UNLV Libraries' Digital Collections! These menus have historical value for researchers studying culture and society, and they also have aesthetic value as example of design....

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