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.

UNLV University Libraries | Special Collections | Mission and Purpose:

Beth El Congregation is established

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January 1, 2005
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Temple Bet Knesset Bamidbar is established

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January 1, 1991
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Shaarei Tefilla Congregation is established

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January 1, 1981
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Generations of the Shoah--Nevada (GS-N) is established in Las Vegas

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October 1, 2010
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