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African American Experience Community Scanning Day Photograph Collection (PH-00437)

Abstract

The African American Experience Community Scanning Day Photograph Collection (approximately 1958-1980, 2004) is comprised of digital surrogates of photographic prints and ephemera that document the experiences of the African American community in Las Vegas, Nevada. Materials were donated by members of the Las Vegas community as part of a community scanning day event hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's University Libraries in 2013.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1958-1980, 2004
Extent
12 digital_files (0.527 GB) JPG, TIF
Resource Type
Collection
Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Arrangements must be made in advance to access digital files; please contact UNLV Special Collections and Archives for additional information.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be protected by copyrights and other rights. See Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

Collection Type
Scope and Contents

The African American Experience Community Scanning Day Photograph Collection (approximately 1958-1980, 2004) is comprised of digital surrogates of photographic prints and ephemera that document the experiences of the African American community in Las Vegas, Nevada. Materials were donated by members of the Las Vegas community as part of a community scanning day event hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's University Libraries in 2013.

Biographical / Historical Note

Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas was a large-scale, grant-funded community-driven documentation project (2012-2016) of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) University Libraries to collect, preserve, and make accessible the history of African Americans in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project started in 2012, when a community advisory board identified cultural heritage organizations with collection materials and created a website to serve as an online portal to centrally deliver content. The project website includes over 4,000 digital items which include text, images, and multimedia. The online portal also includes over 70 oral history interviews conducted by the UNLV Libraries' Oral History Research Center. In 2016, the final phase of the project was completed with the Vegas PBS produced documentary African Americans: the Las Vegas Experience.

Source:

"About the Project," Documenting the African American Experience in Las Vegas: A Project of the UNLV University Libraries, Accessed February 23, 2021. http://digital.library.unlv.edu/aae/about.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by donor.

Preferred Citation

African American Experience Community Scanning Day Photograph Collection, approximately 1958-1980, 2004. PH-00437. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::PH00437
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated by members of the Las Vegas, Nevada community in 2013; accession number 2021-009.

Processing Information

In 2021, Tammi Kim accessioned the collection and created the finding aid in ArchivesSpace.

Existence and Location of Originals

The materials in this collection are digital surrogates. The donors retained the original items.

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