The Nevada Mining Photograph Collection depicts mining activities, miners, and mining towns in Nevada from 1868 to 1937. The photographs primarily depict the towns of Tonopah, Nevada and Goldfield, Nevada, including mills, buildings, mine shafts, and panoramic views of the landscape. The photographs also depict Beatty, Lost City, Delamar, Candelaria, Winnemucca, Virginia City, Rhyolite, Elko, and Reno, Nevada. The photographs also include portraits of early settlers in Nevada, Native Americans, children, parades, celebrations, and funerals.
The Bob Hampton Photographs of Construction Projects in Southern Nevada depict various construction projects near Las Vegas, Nevada from 1954 to 1967. The photographs primarily depict the construction of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Other projects include buildings for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the Nevada Club, a hangar for Nellis Air Force Base, the Las Vegas Courthouse, the Chancellor Apartments in Las Vegas, and a highway interchange.
The Boulder City 31ers Photograph Collection depicts the construction of the Hoover (Boulder) Dam and the development of Boulder City, Nevada from 1930 to 1987. The photographs primarily depict construction of the Hoover Dam, but they also depict workers, dormitories, the Colorado River, stores, and Black Canyon.
The Antonio Morelli Photograph Collection documents the professional and private life of the Sands Hotel Orchestra conductor, Antonio Morelli, from 1932 to approximately 1970. The majority of the photographs show events, Copa Room showgirls, and the orchestra at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada during the 1950s and 1960s. Subjects depicted in the photographs include a Copa girl with an atomic bomb crown, Joe W. Brown's Horseshoe million dollar display at Binion's Hotel and Casino, and Antonio Morelli performing with Jimmy Durante and Carl Cohen.
The Harvey's Hotel and Casino Postcard Collection (approximately 1940-1990) contains postcards primarily from Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada hotel and casinos. The remaining postcards depict casinos in other Nevada locations, other U.S. states, France, The Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. There are also a small number of non-casino postcards from areas around southern Nevada.
The Stuart and Flora Mason Photographs (1940-1999) contain photographs of hotels, casinos, and other buildings constructed by Taylor International Corporation, which was owned by the Mason Family. The photographs depict the Aladdin, Venetian, Tropicana, Riviera, MGM Grand, and International hotels and casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada. The photographs also depict buildings in Miami and Coral Gables, Florida, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Collection is comprised of personal and community photos collected by Stan Armstrong dating from the 1940s to the 2000s. The collection also consists of photos of the historic Westside neighborhood of Las Vegas, Nevada and its African American community. Also included are promotional posters from Stan Armstrong's documentaries and memorial service programs of members of the African American Community.
The Howard Hughes Public Relations Photograph Collection depicts the activities of businessman Howard Hughes from 1930 to 1950. The photographs primarily depict aircraft flown by Hughes or designed by the Hughes Aircraft Company, including the XF-11 reconnaissance plane, the HK-1 Hercules (or "Spruce Goose"), and the Hughes H-1 Racer. The photographs also depict celebrations following Hughes's circumnavigation flight in New York City, New York and Chicago, Illinois in 1938. Lastly, the photographs include Hughes testifying in front of the Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program in 1947.
The Jamey Stillings Photograph Collection (2009-2019) is primarily comprised of photographs taken by professional photographer, Jamey Stillings, of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and the Hoover Dam project, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System project, and the Crescent Dunes Solar project. The Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge and the Hoover Dam project depict the construction of the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge from 2009 to 2012. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System project depict aerial views of Ivanpah Solar in the Mojave Desert of California from 2010 to 2014. The Crescent Dunes Solar project consists of a range of aerial and ground-based work documenting SolarReserve's Crescent Dunes Solar, a 110MW concentrated solar plant with molten salt storage near Tonopah, Nevada, from 2014 to 2015.