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Scott Henry Photographs of the Las Vegas, Nevada Latinx Community (PH-00442)

Abstract

The Scott Henry Photographs of the Las Vegas, Latinx Community (approximately 1983-2000) consist of 42 photographic prints depicting members of the Latinx community in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thirty-eight of the prints were used as part of a collaborative project between Scott Henry, photographer and editor for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Thomas Rodriguez, a prominent member of the Latinx community in Las Vegas, for an exhibit of the Las Vegas Latinx community. Henry and Rodriguez together planned who to photograph for the exhibit. The photographs demonstrate the impact that the Latinx community has on the region's political, economic, and social growth and development. A number of the photographs show early members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), including John Mendoza, Delia Martinez, Tom Rodriguez, Bob Agonia, Corrine Gutierrez, Nick Flores, Grace Salazar, and Gus Ramos.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1983 to 2000
Extent
0.17 Cubic Feet (1 folder (shared box))
0.11 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
Creator/Contributor Links
Photographer: Henry, Scott
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Scope and Contents

The Scott Henry Photographs of the Las Vegas, Latinx Community (approximately 1983-2000) consist of 42 photographic prints depicting members of the Latinx community in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thirty-eight of the prints were used as part of a collaborative project between Scott Henry, photographer and editor for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Thomas Rodriguez, a prominent member of the Latinx community in Las Vegas, for an exhibit of the Las Vegas Latinx community. Henry and Rodriguez together planned who to photograph for the exhibit. The photographs demonstrate the impact that the Latinx community has on the region's political, economic, and social growth and development.

A number of the photographs show early members of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), including John Mendoza, Delia Martinez, Tom Rodriguez, Bob Agonia, Corrine Gutierrez, Nick Flores, Grace Salazar, and Gus Ramos. Other photographs depict scenes from the everyday life of local artists, dancers, teachers, small business owners, and multi-generational families. The images in this collection are proof prints used by Henry and Rodriguez in the planning of their exhibit; Henry also provided the final images for the exhibit. The verso of each print contains a caption used in the exhibit, curated by Thomas Rodriguez and Scott Henry, that provide personal histories of the individuals captured in the images. All photographs are also available as digital files.

Biographical / Historical Note

Scott Henry was a photographer and editor for the Las Vegas Review-Journal in the 1980s. Born in Carlyle, Illinois, Henry's interest in photojournalism began at the age of thirteen taking photographs for the weekly Carlyle Union Banner. He attended Northwestern University and worked for the Chicago Daily News. Henry graduated in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Henry moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and joined the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 1979 as a news photographer and photo editor. He later relocated to California and joined the Marin Independent Journal in 1987 as photo editor and chief photographer. There he served as online editor and director until 2015, when he took over as sales director for online advertising. Henry retired in 2018 after 31 years at the Independent Journal. As of 2021, Scott Henry resides in Petaluma, California, and is an avid musician and cyclist.

Source:

"Scott Henry," Marin Independent Journal, July 23, 2018.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged as they were received.

Related Materials

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

Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Community Collection, approximately 1973-2019. MS-00935. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thomas Rodriguez Professional Papers, 1974-2020. MS-01017. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Preferred Citation

Scott Henry Photographs of the Las Vegas, Nevada Latinx Community, approximately 1983-2000. PH-00442. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::PH00442
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated by Thomas Rodriguez and Scott Henry in 2021; accession number 2021-136.

Processing Information

In 2021, Sarah Jones processed the collection and wrote the finding aid in ArchivesSpace. Aaron Mayes digitally captured the collection material and created archival TIFFs and JPG access copies.

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