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?
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.
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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
When we learned that a mysterious storage unit holding a substantial chunk of Jewish Federation’s history had been located, our archivists were elated.
This blog has been a bit quiet while I was away for the past month. With August we begin our third year of preserving the history of Jews who migrated to Southern Nevada. I came back to a desk piled high with mail, transcripts and other materials. All that is now filed away and I am excited to focus on collecting additional oral histories these coming months.
Here are a few random but
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Because we are no longer actively fundraising for the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project, we are directing all related donations to our Oral History Research Center for the pursuit of other meaningful oral history projects.