Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance Grants

Period of Performance

2/1/2012 - 1/31/2014

Funding Totals

$6,000.00 (approved)
$6,000.00 (awarded)

Purchase Environmental Monitoring Equipment and Preservation Materials to Preserve Photograph and Film Archives

FAIN: PG-51608-12

Las Vegas Convention Center (Las Vegas, NV 89109-9096)
Brian P. Alvarez (Project Director: May 2011 to February 2013)
Lisa Jacob (Project Director: February 2013 to March 2014)

The purchase of preservation supplies to rehouse 3 million still images, 1,500 reels of moving images and videotapes, 100 audiotapes, and 100 historic cameras and related artifacts in the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives. The collection dates from 1947 to the present and focuses on historical events, civic life, business and industry, architecture, entertainment, and the arts in southern Nevada.

The Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives which is part of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority(LVCVA)is estimated to be the largest and most comprehensive post World War II collection of Southern Nevada imagery in the world. The News Bureau archives is a dynamic collection comprised of catalogued and uncataloged film negatives, film reels, photographic prints, ephemeral materials and artifacts. The collection spans the period beginning in 1947 and continues through present day. The collection is estimated at over 3 million images. The grant would support the purchase of preservation supplies to re-house the film reels, film negatives, photographic, ephemeral and artifact collections contained in the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives. The goals of this conservation project are derived from recommendations based on a Conservation Assessment survey of the collection that was completed in 2011.