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UNLV University Libraries Photographs of the Jewish Community of Southern Nevada (PH-00389)

Abstract

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) University Libraries Photographs of the Jewish Community of Southern Nevada (2016-2017) is comprised of digital images captured as part of the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project. The photographs include members of the Southern Nevada Jewish community, synagogues Temple Beth Sholom (current and original site), Congregation Ner Tamid (including aerials), Chabad of Las Vegas, Temple Sinai, and Midbar Kodesh Temple. There are also photographs of The Desert Torah Academy's Robert Cohen Educational Campus, the future site of Chabad of Green Valley, the Holocaust Resource Center, Manpower Las Vegas’s 50th anniversary celebration, and the House of Straus.

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Date
2016-2017
Extent
296 digital_files (4.08 GB) JPG
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Collection is open for research. Some collection material has been digitized and is available online.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is made available to facilitate private study, scholarship, or research. Copyright is owned by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Please see the UNLV Libraries Special Collections policies on Reproductions and Use on the UNLV Special Collections website for more information about reproductions and permissions to publish.

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) University Libraries Photographs of the Jewish Community of Southern Nevada (2016-2017) is comprised of digital images captured as part of the Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project. The photographs include members of the Southern Nevada Jewish community, synagogues Temple Beth Sholom (current and original site), Congregation Ner Tamid (including aerials), Chabad of Las Vegas, Temple Sinai, and Midbar Kodesh Temple. There are also photographs of The Desert Torah Academy's Robert Cohen Educational Campus, the future site of Chabad of Green Valley, the Holocaust Resource Center, Manpower Las Vegas’s 50th anniversary celebration, and the House of Straus.

Biographical / Historical Note

"The Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project at the UNLV University Libraries is a multi-year initiative to collect, preserve, and provide access to primary sources documenting the history of the Jewish community of Southern Nevada. The project's goals are to conduct oral histories that capture first hand testimony about Jewish life in Las Vegas; to seek personal and organizational archives about the community and ensure their preservation; to provide online access to selected historical resources that support research, teaching, and learning; and to engage the Jewish and Las Vegas communities in appreciation of this rich history."

Source: "About." Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project – UNLV University Libraries. Accessed June 22, 2016. http://digital.library.unlv.edu/jewishheritage/about

Aaron Mayes has been a photographer in Southern Nevada since the early 1990's starting at the Henderson Home News, then spending nine years at the Las Vegas Sun. Prior to working with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Libraries Special Collections as the Curator of Visual Materials, Mayes photographed campus life, social events, athletics, and promotional images as part of UNLV Photo Services.

Preferred Citation

UNLV University Libraries Photographs of the Jewish Community of Southern Nevada, 2016-2017. PH-00389. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

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US::NVLN::PH00389
Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials were received periodically in 2016 and 2017; accession numbers 2016-025, 2016-034, and 2017-026.

Accruals

Additions to this collection are expected through the year 2017.

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