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Photo Collections Record

PH-00051
Las Vegas Sun Photographs

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet (5 hanging folders, 1 flat file, and 1 shared box of negatives)
Location: Photo Cabinet 3:A, Photo Collection Negatives Box 06, Oversize Photo Cabinet B

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Related Materials:
Ann Valder Collection, 1950-1983. MS-00319. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ruthe Deskin Papers, 1950-2004. MS-00357. Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Askew, Dennis Lee. Interview, August 28, 2015. OH-02464. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Smith, Judy. Interview, November 22, 2008. OH-01719. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Diglis, Joseph. Interview, March 1, 1980. OH-00460. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Armstrong, Bren. Interview, October 19, 1974. OH-00045. Oral History Research Center, Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


Collection Contents:
The Las Vegas Sun Photographs depict significant events in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1948 to 1989 that were covered by the newspaper. The photographs partially document the gubernatorial, senatorial, midterm, and local elections in Nevada in 1982. The photographs also include protests by African Americans for better wages and renters for fair housing practices, McCarran Airport, protests against the Nevada Test Site, the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas, hotels and casinos, political events, parades, dedications of buildings, and aerial photographs of the city. The photographs also depict politicians during campaign events and fundraisers, including President Ronald Reagan; U.S. Senators Howard Cannon, Pat McCarran, Chic Hecht, Paul Laxalt, and Harry Reid; Nevada governors Mike O'Callaghan and Robert List; and Lieutenant Governor Bob Cashell.