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Frank Mitrani Photograph Collection (PH-00332)

Abstract

The Frank Mitrani Photograph Collection depicts people and events in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1953 to 2010. The photographs are primarily portraits of Las Vegas businesspeople, including realtors, salespeople, insurance agents, bankers, and executives. The photographs depict several service organizations operating in Southern Nevada, including the Rotary Club of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Jaycees, the Elks Lodge, and the Assistance League. The photographs also depict hotels and casinos, politicians and political campaigns, news organizations, schools, the Elks Lodge, healthcare professionals, weddings and engagements, and religious events.

Finding Aid - PDF
Date
1953 to 2010
bulk 1964 to 1985
Extent
11.72 Cubic Feet (69 boxes)
32.58 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Collection
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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

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Scope and Contents

The Frank Mitrani Photograph Collection depicts people and events in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1953 to 2010. The photographs are primarily portraits of Las Vegas businesspeople, including realtors, salespeople, insurance agents, bankers, and executives. The photographs depict several service organizations operating in Southern Nevada, including the Rotary Club of Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Jaycees, the Elks Lodge, and the Assistance League. The photographs also depict hotels and casinos, politicians and political campaigns, news organizations, schools, the Elks Lodge, healthcare professionals, weddings and engagements, and religious events.

Biographical / Historical Note

Frank Mitrani (January 9, 1931-) is a professional photographer who specialized in aerial photography of Las Vegas Valley, as well as photographying people and events that took place across Las Vegas. He worked as a photographer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal from 1957 to 1962, and started his own photography business in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1962, which he named Mitrani Photography (located at 1222 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada). He closed Mitrani Photography and moved to Kanab, Utah in 2010 where he currently resides with Jean Mitrani, his wife.

Source:

Frank Mitrani Photograph Collection, 1953-2010. PH-00332. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged into eleven series:

Series I. Service organization photographs, 1954-1994;

Series II. Hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada photographs, 1962-1990;

Series III. Politicians and political campaign photographs, 1962-1992;

Series IV. Southern Nevada business photographs, 1960-2007;

Series V. Southern Nevada realtor photographs, 1953-1990;

Series VI. News media company and station photographs, 1962-1992;

Series VII. Southern Nevada school, college, and university photographs, 1962-1994;

Series VIII. Healthcare professionals photographs, 1965-1992;

Series IX. Wedding and engagement photographs, 1964-1993;

Series X. Jewish community event photographs, 1960-2010;

Series XI. Various family and personal portraits and photographs, 1960-1999.

Preferred Citation

Frank Mitrani Photograph Collection, 1953-2010. PH-00332. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NvLN::PH00332
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were donated in 2002 and 2014 by Frank Mitrani; accession numbers 2002-17 and 2014-64.

Processing Information

Materials were processed by Special Collections staff. In 2016, as part of a legacy finding aid conversion project, Lindsay Oden wrote the finding aid. In 2018, as part of an archival backlog elimination project, Sarah Jones revised the collection description to bring it into compliance with current professional standards.

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