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Brian "Paco" Álvarez Professional Papers (MS-01013)

Abstract

The Brian "Paco" Álvarez Professional Papers (1997-2014) are comprised of the personal papers of Las Vegas, Nevada museum curator and arts advocate Brian "Paco" Álvarez. Cultural heritage institutions and events represented in this collection include the Neon Museum's relocated of the La Concha structure, the "Vegas VIP: Vegas Viewed in Postcards" exhibit and "Post Modern 2005" at the Mob Museum for the City of Las Vegas centennial celebration in 2005, and various photograph exhibits at the Liberace Museum. Also included in the collection are documents related to KUNV radio station "Gimme My KUNV" awareness event regarding the station's commitment to diverse radio shows.

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Date
1997 to 2014
Extent
1.30 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
1.08 Linear Feet
Resource Type
Papers
Related People/Corporations
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.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Brian "Paco" Álvarez Professional Papers (1997-2014) are comprised of the personal papers of Las Vegas, Nevada museum curator and arts advocate Brian "Paco" Álvarez. Cultural heritage institutions and events represented in this collection include the Neon Museum's relocated of the La Concha structure, the "Vegas VIP: Vegas Viewed in Postcards" exhibit and "Post Modern 2005" at the Mob Museum for the City of Las Vegas centennial celebration in 2005, and various photograph exhibits at the Liberace Museum. Also included in the collection are documents related to KUNV radio station "Gimme My KUNV" awareness event regarding the station's commitment to diverse radio shows.

Biographical / Historical Note

Brian "Paco" Álvarez is a Las Vegas, Nevada native who works as a historian, museum curator, and arts advocate in Las Vegas. He worked with the Las Vegas News Bureau, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority, the Neon Museum, the Las Vegas Arts Council, and the Liberace Foundation and Museum on exhibits and loans celebrating the history of Las Vegas. Álvarez was born March 1, 1974 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is an artist, musician, and works as an arts advocate across many institutions and committees in Las Vegas. His work has been highlighted in events such as Life is Beautiful, at UNLV, and in local museums. Álvarez holds a bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is the founder of Fabulous Story Tours and Psionic Art Works, two start-ups based in Las Vegas.

Arrangement

Materials remain in the order they were received.

Related Collections

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

Brian (Paco) Alvarez oral history interview, 2020 January 28, 2020 February 13, and 2020 February 25. OH-03681.

Preferred Citation

Brian "Paco" Álvarez Professional Papers, 1997-2014. MS-01013. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

EAD ID
US::NVLN::MS01013
Acquisition Note

Materials were donated in 2020 by Brian Alvarez; accession number 2020-007.

Processing Note

In 2020, Sarah Jones rehoused the collection, wrote the finding aid, and entered the data into ArchivesSpace.

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