This is part 3 of 6 finding aids for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Creative Services Records (1959-2016). This finding aid contains the photographic negatives, contact sheets, and digital files produced by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 1990 to 1999 as an official record of the institution's development, activities, and community. Clients include UNLV colleges and departments, the University's administration, the UNLV Foundation, athletic departments, and the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Images include academic activities, athletic events, faculty and administration, student life, campus life, campus development, architecture, and public relations.
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Scope and Contents Note
This is part 3 of 6 finding aids for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Creative Services Records (1959-2016). This finding aid contains the photographic negatives, contact sheets, and digital files produced by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 1990 to 1999 as an official record of the institution's development, activities, and community. Clients include UNLV colleges and departments, the University's administration, the UNLV Foundation, athletic departments, and the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). Images include publicity shoots, posed groups and individuals, construction photographs, theatrical plays, artwork, classrooms, sports promotional photographs, campus architecture and pedestrians, and activities occurring at UNLV and throughout Las Vegas, Nevada. Special events include commencement ceremonies, celebrations, parties, rallies, awards and recognitions, presentations and lectures, conferences, workshops, and athletic events. Also included in the collection is an assortment of print materials, such as theater and music programs, as well as audio cassettes and film reels from anniversary events around campus.
Collection is open for research. Arrangements must be made in advance in order to access digital files; please contact UNLV Special Collections and Archives for additional information. Where use copies do not exist, production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.
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.
Materials are in chronological order.
Biographical / Historical Note
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Creative Services unit offers photography, video production, and graphic design services for the UNLV community. In September 1971, UNLV established a formal unit to create and collect photography on campus. Prior to 1971, photographs were contracted out to freelance photographers or collected from various outside sources, such as local newspapers. UNLV Creative Services is responsible for creating visual materials for on-campus clients and taking photographs of events such as athletics games, student life, and commencement ceremonies.
Clients include the various colleges of UNLV, administration, the UNLV Foundation, athletic departments, and the Nevada System of Higher Education. Images are used in university publications, programs, and brand marketing for print and online media. Prior to 1996, the department captured images entirely on film; the use of digital cameras began in 1996 in conjunction with film. In 2003, Creative Services began exclusively taking digital photographs.
Over the years Creative Services has gone by different names including the Photo Department, UNLV Photography, and UNLV Photo Services. It has been part of the Audio Visual department, Telemedia Services, the Office of Information Technology, and Marketing and Public Relations. As of 2022, Creative Services is part of the University Communications department in the Division of Integrated Marketing and Branding.
“What We Do.” UNLV Division of Integrated Marketing and Branding. Accessed October 23, 2022. https://www.unlv.edu/integratedmarketing/services
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Creative Services Records, 1959-2016. PH-00388. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Materials were received periodically; accession numbers AC 45, AC 113, AC 113B, AC 114, 2016-002, 2017-099, and 2017-114.
In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Maggie Bukowski, Jimmy Chang, and Melise Leech rehoused and arranged the materials, wrote the finding aid, and entered the data into ArchivesSpace. In 2022, Sarah Jones divided the finding aid into multiple resource records due to size.