Vol 75, No 5 (2014)


Cover Page
This month’s cover features a film transparency image facing west down Fremont Street in Las Vegas, host city of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, circa 1953. The image shows the neon signs for the Pioneer Club (featuring the famous Vegas Vic), Westerner, and Monte Carlo Club, among others.

To appreciate the evolution of Las Vegas, there is an alternate version of the cover showing the same view of Fremont street circa 1909.

Both images are from the University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries’ Digital Collections. To explore more historical images of the Las Vegas region, visit http://digital.library.unlv.edu/.

Images courtesy of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.