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UNLV University Libraries Photographs of the Development of the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada (PH-00394)

Abstract

The UNLV University Libraries Photographs of the Development of the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada (2016-2020) are comprised of digital photographs captured as part of the Special Collections and Archives Building Las Vegas project. Digital photographs shot in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, include color images of street scenes, neighborhoods, developments, land use, housing, flood control, parks, traffic patterns, and parts of the tourism corridor including casinos and hotels.

Finding Aid PDF
Date
2016 to 2020
Extent
4909 digital_files (92.074 GB) JPG
Resource Type
Collection
Access Note

Collection is open for research and is available online.

Publication Rights

This material is made available to facilitate private study, scholarship, or research. Copyright is owned by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Please see the UNLV Libraries Special Collections policies on Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

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Scope and Contents Note

The UNLV University Libraries Photographs of the Development of the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada (2016-2020) are comprised of digital photographs captured as part of the Special Collections and Archives Building Las Vegas project. Digital photographs shot in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, include color images of street scenes, neighborhoods, developments, land use, housing, flood control, parks, traffic patterns, and parts of the tourism corridor including casinos and hotels.

Biographical / Historical Note

Aaron Mayes has been a photographer in Southern Nevada since the early 1990s starting at the Henderson Home News, then spending nine years at the Las Vegas Sun. Prior to working with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries Special Collections and Archives as the Curator of Visual Materials, Mayes photographed campus life, social events, athletics, and promotional images as part of UNLV Photo Services.

Source:

Aaron Mayes (SCA Visual Materials Curator), personal communication, November 15, 2018.

In 2016, the UNLV University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives launched the "Building Las Vegas" collecting initiative to collect and preserve evidence about urban development and the built environment in Southern Nevada. As part of this effort, Special Collections and Archives Curator for Visual Materials, Aaron Mayes, began photographically documenting the region's built environment.

Arrangement

Materials remain in original order and are organized by shoot location.

Preferred Citation

UNLV University Libraries Photographs of the Development of the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, 2016-2020. PH-00394. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::PH00394
Acquisition Note

Materials were received in 2018 and 2022; accession numbers 2018-057 and 2022-113.

Processing Note

The digital collection files were transferred from photographer Aaron Mayes in 2018. Karla Irwin processed the collection and wrote the finding aid. In 2022, Aaron Mayes transferred additional digital files. Sarah Jones processed the digital files and updated the collection inventory.

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