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Oral Histories With Jewish Individuals Held At UNLV

Among the exciting moments so far in the Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project was the discovery of oral histories, many conducted as far back as the 1970s, of community leaders who happened to be of Jewish ancestry. We’re in the midst of reformatting dozens of perishable cassette tapes that include the voices of past gaming executives, business entrepreneurs, and longtime residents.

Project Timeline

Project timeline is now available for
download on the blog.

Why Did The UNLV Libraries Initiate The Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project?

The history of the Jewish people in Las Vegas in many ways parallels the history of Las Vegas. Special Collections in the UNLV University Libraries documents the history of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada. We collect, preserve, and make accessible rare or unique sources of information about our region’s people and environment.

Shelley Berkley and Art Marshall Co-Chairs of the Board of Advocates

Shelley Berkley (former U.S. Representative and Regent of the Nevada System of Higher Education) and Art Marshall (long-time Las Vegas businessman, banker, and former Nevada Gaming commissioner) have agreed to serve as co-chairs for the Board of Advocates for the Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project launched by the UNLV University Libraries in August 2014.

UNLV Libraries Receives Grant to Build the Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project

The UNLV University Libraries is gearing up to launch the Southern Nevada Jewish Community Digital Heritage Project.  We recently received a grant through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered by the Nevada State Library and Archives.