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Northern Nevada Neon Photograph Collection (PH-00439)

Abstract

The Northern Nevada Neon Photograph Collection (1913-2010) is comprised of photographs of neon signs located mainly in northern Nevada cities and towns, including Elko, Ely, Carson City, Hawthorne, Reno, and Winnemucca. The collection consists of both digitized and born-digital photographs from multiple institutions and were gathered as part of a joint grant project.

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Date
1913 to 2010
Extent
2166 digital_files (20.990 GB) TIF
Resource Type
Collection
Access Note

Collection is open for research. Material is digital and available online in the UNLV Special Collections and Archives portal.

Publication Rights

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 Note

The Northern Nevada Neon Photograph Collection (1913-2010) is comprised of photographs of neon signs located mainly in northern Nevada cities and towns, including Elko, Ely, Carson City, Hawthorne, Reno, and Winnemucca. The collection consists of both digitized and born-digital photographs from multiple institutions and were gathered as part of a joint grant project.

Biographical / Historical Note

The Northern Nevada Neon Survey was a collaboration between UNLV University Libraries Special Collections and Archives and the University of Nevada, Reno to photograph and collect information about neon signs primarily in Northern Nevada. The survey was designed to capture the artistic and historical significance of the neon art form. The project was a significant addition to documenting and preserving Nevada's neon heritage.

Arrangement

Materials remain as they were received.

Related Collections

The following resources may provide additional information related to the materials in this collection:

Southern Nevada Neon Survey Records, 2002-2018. PH-00401. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Neon in Nevada Photograph Collection, 1913-1989. PH-00225. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Northern Nevada Neon Photograph Collection, 1913-2010. PH-00439. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::PH00439
Acquisition Note

Materials were transferred to UNLV Special Collections and Archives in 2021 by University of Nevada, Reno; accession number 2021-105.

Processing Note

In 2021, Sarah Jones created an inventory using UNLV Libraries Digital Collections metadata and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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