Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections Exhibits

Las Vegas 100 Years Ago ||Final History of Springer Hall ||Life at Fort Union || NMHU Theater Archives||

The Donnelly Library’s Special Collections house photographs, maps, letters, and other documents that are a valuable resource for understanding the history of Highlands University and Las Vegas. With the goal of making these collections more accessible to the public, Media Arts and Technology graduate students were tasked with creating slideshows and videos on topics they chose, using material found within. Their pieces offer glimpses into the archives that will hopefully inspire others to explore, contribute to, and utilize the collections in understanding and sharing local history, culture, and identity.

Las Vegas 100 Years Ago

The photographs included in this slide show were taken chiefly from the Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation (CCHP) Photograph Collection. To search the collection, see the CCHP finding aid here. Map images were taken from the Beisman Collection. To search this collection, see the Beisman finding aid here.

 

Final History of Springer Hall

The images in this video were taken from the University Archives. To learn more about the archives, see the finding aids here.

 

Life at Fort Union

The images were taken from the Fort Union Collection. To search this collection, see the Fort Union finding aid here.

 

NMHU Theater Archives

The images in this slide show were taken from the University Archives. To learn more about the archives, see the finding aids here.

 

The Wild West Saloons of Las Vegas NM