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
Project timeline is now available for download on the blog.
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. High school and college students, faculty, journalists, film makers, and
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. The Board of
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. The project has two objectives: 1) to create a digital collection that will