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Nevada Repositories

Institutions found in Ely: 2Browse by other county or city
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East Ely Railroad Depot Museum

1100 Avenue A
Ely, Nevada 89301
White Pine County
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Focus

The East Ely Railroad Deot Museum is housed on the historical Nevada Northern Railway complex. Its mission is to collect, preserve, study, and interpret the vast industry of eastern Nevada including mining, railroading, and smelting.

Collections

The document collection of the Nevada Northern Railroad is an astounding collection of primary source material detailing the administration, financial, legal, and technological operations of Nevada's last operating short line railroad. The museum maintains employee payrool records from 1906 until 1983 as well as some smelter worker records. Engineering drawings, blueprints, maps, and photographs are also available.

Access to Holdings

  • Open to the general public
  • In-house inventories or collection guides

Subject Areas Covered

  • Business and Industry
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Genealogy
  • Labor
  • Mining
  • Railroads
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Maps
  • Oral Histories
  • Organizational Records
  • Personal Papers/Manuscript Collections
  • Photographs

White Pine Public Museum

2000 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
White Pine County
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Contact

(775)289-4710
http://www.wpmuseum.org/

Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesay - 10am - 2pm
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 10am - 4pm

Staff

Focus

The museum focuses on the history of White Pine County, especially the Nevada Northern Railway and mining.

Collections

The Cherry Creek Depot building from 1907, a late 19th century school house from Baker Nevada, over 700 dolls, and a mining display.

Access to Holdings

  • Open to the general public
  • In-house inventories or collection guides
  • Directories
  • Card Catalog

Subject Areas Covered

  • Archaelogy
  • Agriculture
  • Business and Industry
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Ethnic Groups
  • FolkLife
  • Genealogy
  • Geology
  • Ghost Towns
  • Mining
  • Music
  • Native Americans
  • Nevada -- Early Settlers
  • Politics - Local
  • Politics - State
  • Railroads
  • Ranching
  • Religion
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Women's Groups
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Maps
  • Photographs
Institutions found in Ely: 2Browse by other county or city

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This project is funded by a UNLV SITE Grant and maintained by UNLV Special Collections