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PG-51405-11Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsLas Vegas Convention CenterConservation Assessment of the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives2/1/2011 - 7/31/2012$6,000.00BrianP.Alvarez   Las Vegas Convention CenterLas VegasNV89109-9096USA2010Archival Management and ConservationPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access6000060000

Hiring a consultant to assess the preservation needs of three million prints and negatives, 500 film reels, and 100 audiotapes in the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives that document the history and culture of southern Nevada from 1947 to the present, including images of atomic testing and of the construction boom during this period.

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 NEH grant would support the hiring of a Photograph Conservator from the Northeast Document Conservation Center of Andover, Maryland to survey the Las Vegas News Bureau Photo and Film Archives. This assessment will consist of a one day site visit and written report to assist in creating a preservation strategy for the archives. The survey will include recommendations for reformatting, housing, storage and conservation treatment.