Nevada Today: Researchers work to preserve neon signs in Northern Nevada. “As Northern Nevada cities grow, a loss of affordable housing is not the only impact the region faces. The area is losing its neon signs. ‘Many neon signs are at risk of demolition,’ Dr. Katherine Hepworth, associate professor of visual journalism at the Reynolds School of Journalism, said. ‘Others are being converted to LED lighting (most notably, the Reno arch), irreparably removing key elements of their historical significance.'”
Nevada Today: New Library Digital Collection: City Directories. “The University Libraries has recently digitized early city directories of Reno, Sparks, and the surrounding areas, which date from 1900. These directories provide information on residents and businesses, such as names, addresses, and occupations. Some directories also include the cities’ government structure, as well as indices of clubs, churches, schools, cemeteries, and hospitals.”
University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Bringing Stories of Southern Nevada’s Latinx Communities to Life. “The Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada team has collected more than 100 oral histories from the region’s Latinx population. Now those deeply personal stories will be shared with a wider audience as part of a novel approach to oral histories: a student-led podcast. The effort, which debuts in fall, is the result of a recent collaboration between KUNV radio and the University Libraries’ Oral History Research Center. The inaugural season, Latinx Voices Unveiled, features the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project.”
University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada Hits 100-Interview Milestone. “The Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project is celebrating an important milestone: the collection of 100 oral histories from Latinx residents in Southern Nevada in just under a year.”
KUNR: What’s Happening To Northern Nevada’s Neon? . “Will Durham, Executive Director of The Nevada Neon Project, has some 100 signs from Elko to Vegas, Wells to Reno. He watches properties doomed for destruction, and then works with sign companies to safely remove the signs and nabs them before they’re lost. His nonprofit is planning a modern neon museum in Reno, which would bring the signs back to their full brilliance and show them off.” There’s also information in here about a project to preserve the typography of Reno, Nevada.