University of Nevada, Las Vegas Special Collections and Archives



University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Special Collections was founded in 1967 within UNLV’s University Library. Our department documents the history and culture of Las Vegas and southern Nevada, and it is within this context that we have established collections documenting the GLBTQ history of Las Vegas. It was not until 1984 that Special Collections began acquiring significant Nevada GLBTQ materials. Most of the university’s queer material has been collected and donated by historian and author, Dennis McBride, who is currently completing his manuscript on the history of gays in Las Vegas. Mr. McBride regularly augments the collections.

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Audrey J. Li



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