The map collection
dates from the early exploration of Nevada and the Southwest to
the present. Included are the series of nineteenth century military
and railroad surveys and atlases; later state railroad and highway
maps; geological and topographical survey maps; and the official U.S.
surveys as well as those created or annotated by individual geologists,
hydrogeologists and engineers. The map collection also contains
a comprehensive series of Las Vegas city maps, government land
office surveys and plats (including the original U.S. Land Office
survey maps of Clark County), as well as plats and site plans
created by real estate developers.
Southern Nevada and Las Vegas: History in Maps
A digital collection featuring over 80 historic maps.
for Locating Special Collections Maps in the UNLV Online Catalog
The department has
a growing collection of film, video and audio tape. Included are
oral histories (some video-taped), 16mm film and video cassettes
of entertainers from hotel/casino publicity offices, gaming and
promotional videos, audio tapes of gaming conferences, news video
from television station KTNV channel 13, and feature films about
Las Vegas or gambling. (The screenplays of films shot in Las Vegas
have been donated to UNLV Special Collections by the Nevada Motion
Picture Division.) Additional media collections are available
in the Media Resources Department.
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