Curriculum Guide for African Americans: The Las Vegas Experience Now Available

Now Available on Demand - African Americans: The Las Vegas Experience

 

This video may be viewed on the PBS website.

 

 

No excuses not to talk about anti-Semitism

In recent weeks, anti-Semitic events have injected ugliness into Las Vegas.  The stir it caused disrupted lives, introduced naïve people to the fear of bomb threats and verbal slurs. Hateful actions and words are never acceptable. Nor is it acceptable to ignore or deny such actions exist. Who verbally assaults another person with an intolerable term? Who defaces a school or place of worship?

UNLV Libraries Introduces a New Way to Browse Southern Nevada’s Jewish Heritage

 

Have you ever been disappointed by a long list of search results? Us, too.

Sometimes, when researching people, organizations, and communities there is more to the story than what can easily be retrieved from a traditional database. Librarians at UNLV have been looking at ways to highlight not just one piece of the puzzle, but how the pieces are related.  

Listen to the Voices

Cassette tapes. Remember these? In the 1970s, cassette tapes were commonplace. Then as technology replaced cassette recorders, the trusted tapes were stored for posterity. However, time is not always kind to tapes. So one of the objectives of this project was to digitize the stored tapes.

Reformatted for digital preservation, we recently added more interview clips to the bio pages on the People section of this site. 

African Americans: The Las Vegas Experience Airs on February 20!

Mark your calendars for the first broadcast of the documentary African Americans: The Las Vegas Experience, Monday, February 20, 09:00 pm on Vegas PBS Channel 10.   The documentary brings to life the Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas project. It features several oral histories, photographs, stories, and more that were preserved and made accessible as part of this project.

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah! It’s that time again to greet everyone with a smile and best wishes for the coming year.

Jerry Countess as captured by Aaron Mayes' lens and creative eye

If a photograph can take a moment and fill it with truth, this photo taken by my UNLV Special Collections colleague, captures the soul of Jerry Countess. Entitled "Missing Rachel," our colleague Aaron Mayes works his magic to artistically capture Jerry remembering his wife.

Muriel Stevens: Added spice and sweetness to Las Vegas history

“If you cook with love, they’ll love your cooking.” ~ Muriel Stevens is quoted as saying in her obituary this week. This mantra infused much of Muriel’s career as a television chef and newspaper columnist. I can only imagine having a chance to dine with her or cook together.