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American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Las Vegas Records (MS-01107)

Abstract

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Las Vegas Records (1998-2022) contain materials related to AIGA Las Vegas Chapter including board meeting agendas and minutes, financial records, and annual reports. The majority of the collection consists of annual design competition materials (referred to as "Peep Shows" until 2003 when it changed to "Work Shows"), which include invitations, marketing material, and program books. Also contained in the collection are event posters, national design competition materials, and AIGA annual design books and journals. The majority of the collection focuses on AIGA Las Vegas events.

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Date
1998 to 2022
Extent
4.94 Cubic Feet (7 boxes, 1 oversized box, 1 flat file)
8.50 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Records
Access Note

Collection is open for research.

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 American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Las Vegas Records (1998-2022) contain materials related to AIGA Las Vegas Chapter including board meeting agendas and minutes, financial records, and annual reports. The majority of the collection consists of annual design competition materials (referred to as "Peep Shows" until 2003 when it changed to "Work Shows"), which include invitations, marketing material, and program books. Also contained in the collection are event posters, national design competition materials, AIGA annual design books and journals, and a proclamation from Mayor Carolyn Goodman declaring May 20, 2022 "AIGA Las Vegas Day." The majority of the collection focuses on AIGA Las Vegas events.

Biographical / Historical Note

American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA) Las Vegas was started in 1996 and officially founded in 1997. The chapter supports designers and creative entities in Las Vegas region by organizing events such as lectures, competitions, and social events. AIGA Las Vegas provides education, support, and networking assistance to both professionals and students. The main AGIA was founded in 1914, and remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. It is now known as "AGIA, the professional association for design."

Source:

"About Us - Mission," AIGA Las Vegas. Accessed October 6, 2022. https://lasvegas.aiga.org/about-us/mission/

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Preferred Citation

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Las Vegas Records, 1998-2022. MS-01107. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. http://n2t.net/ark:/62930/f1s779

EAD ID
US::NvLN::MS01107
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2022 by Don McElhattan; accession number 2022-076.

Processing Note

In 2022, Sarah Jones sorted the materials, weeded out duplicates, foldered materials, and created the finding aid in ArchivesSpace.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Visual Materials Curator, Aaron Mayes, as part of UNLV Special Collections and Archives visual material holdings. The original acquisition contained 7.42 linear feet of duplicate materials that were removed and returned to the donor.

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