May is Jewish American Heritage Month

Did you know that ten years ago President George W. Bush proclaimed that May 2006 to be the first Jewish American Heritage Month? The Library of Congress hosts a web site where you can explore the national perspective of those of Jewish ancestry in the United States’ history. http://www.jewishheritagemonth.gov/?loclr=fbloc

For your viewing pleasure: Growing Up Jewish in Las Vegas

In January and February, two small groups of adults who grew up Jewish in Las Vegas gathered to discuss their memories of what it was like to be young and Jewish here.  As with other projects of the Oral History Research Center, it is fun and insightful to hear the reminiscences of the group participants. They often spark a recollection from what another shares.

Child Survivors and Their Lessons: Illuminating the Future

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Headlines from Temple Beth Sholom Bulletin
Headlines from Temple Beth Sholom "Full-of Bulletin," 2003 and 2004

 

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.