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Gil Shaw Photograph Collection (PH-00396)


The collection is primarily comprised of photographs shot by photo enthusiast and Congregation Ner Tamid member, Gil Shaw. Photographs primarily depict events such as annual meetings, social events, and High Holy Day services held at and by Congregation Ner Tamid from 2004 to 2014. Also included are photographs depicting the 1983 construction of Congregation Ner Tamid's new campus in Henderson, Nevada.

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1983, 2004-2014


0.41 Cubic Feet (1 shared box)
1.42 Linear Feet
3871 digital_files (USB flash drive, 5.41 GB) JPEG

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Scope and Contents Note

The collection is comprised of both physical and digital photographs shot by Gil Shaw in 1983 and from 2004 to 2014. Shaw is a long-term resident of Las Vegas, Nevada and one of the founding members of Congregation Ner Tamid (CNT). The photographs in this collection depict the construction of CNT's campus in Henderson, Nevada in 1983 as well as photographs of different events held by or at CNT.

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 website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.


Materials remain in original order.

Biographical / Historical Note

Gilbert Shaw, better known as Gil, is an original member of Congregation Ner Tamid, a Reform synagogue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Shaw was raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Los Angeles, California. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the US Navy and became a combat correspondent and was trained as a journalist and photographer. In 1973 Shaw and his family moved to Los Vegas, Nevada where he took on a sales position and eventually became a regional manager for Familian Pipe and Supply Company. Shaw has been an active member of Congregation Ner Tamid since it's beginnings in 1974. In 1983 Shaw shot photographs every month documenting the construction of the new Henderson campus of Congregation Ner Tamid. Over the years Shaw has photographed various events at Congregation Ner Tamid. As of 2016 Shaw teaches photography at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV.

Related Collections

Shaw, Gil. Interview, 2006 May 3. OH-02665. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Gil Shaw Photograph Collection, 1983, 2004-2014. PH-00396. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2016 by Gil Shaw; accession number 2016-030.

Processing Note

The collection was minimally processed by Tammi Kim in 2016 at the time of accessioning. The materials were quickly reviewed to provide a general description of the contents of each box and an estimate of dates represented in the materials. Digital word document files were converted from DOC to PDF/A, digital photograph files were already in JPEG format.

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