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Nevada Repositories

Institutions found in Washoe County: 7Browse by other county or city
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Julia C. Bulette Red Light Museum

5 C Street
Virginia City, Nevada 89440
Washoe County
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Contact

(775)847-9394

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday:10am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Subject Areas Covered

  • FolkLife
  • Prostitution
  • Women
  • Women's Groups
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Photographs

Nevada Historical Society

1650 N. Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada 89503
Washoe County
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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday:Office: 8am - 5pm; Galleries: 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday:10am - 5pm
  • Sunday: closed
  • Exceptions: Library: Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 4pm

Staff

  • Curator of Photography: Lee Brumbaugh
  • Librarian: Michael Maher
  • Registrar: Shery Hayes-Zorn

Focus

Nevada history, art, anthropology

Collections

Photo collections: 400,000 + images Manuscript collections: Stewart McCarran Wingfield Map collections: 55,000+ maps Newspapers: statewide microfilm project Museum collections: Datsolalee baskets, historical icons Photographs

Access to Holdings

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

Subject Areas Covered

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Archaelogy
  • Agriculture
  • Business and Industry
  • Casinos / Hotels
  • Civic/Community Organizations
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environment
  • Ethnic Groups
  • FolkLife
  • Gaming
  • Genealogy
  • Geology
  • Ghost Towns
  • Health Care
  • Hospitals
  • Labor
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Music
  • Native Americans
  • Nature
  • Nevada -- Early Settlers
  • Nevada Test Site
  • Nuclear Waste
  • Politics - State
  • Politics - Federal
  • Prostitution
  • Railroads
  • Ranching
  • Religion
  • Social Activism
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Women
  • Women's Groups
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Electronic Records
  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Films/Videotapes
  • Government Records
  • Maps
  • Oral Histories
  • Organizational Records
  • Personal Papers/Manuscript Collections

The Way it Was Museum

113 N. C Street
P.0. Box 158
Virginia City, Nevada 89440
Washoe County
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Contact

(775)847-0766

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday:10am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
  • Exceptions: Very snowy winter days

Staff

Collections

A collection of all manner of mining equipment from Comstock tools, ore cars, hoists, working models of square-set timbered mines, diagrams, stamping, tools used in smelting/separating ores, etc. Collection also includes about twenty fashion dolls (30'') displaying fashions recreated from Godey's Ladies Books.

Subject Areas Covered

  • Engineering
  • Mining
  • Railroads
  • Water
  • Women's Groups
  • Other
  • historical fashion displays

Types of Materials

  • Photographs
  • equipment and scale models

Truckee Meadows Community College, Archives

7000 Dandini Blvd.
Sier Lib L33
Reno, Nevada 89512-399
Washoe County
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Focus

The Truckee Meadows Community College Archives collects all TMCC publications, student publications (e.g. The Truckee, The Meadows, The Echo student newspaper), minutes of TMCC committees, design teams, faculty senate, standing committees and minutes of related bodies such as the Foundation. Finanical reports, building plans and photographs are also collected. There is an extensive collection of early community college planning documents and strategic plans. Papers of retired TMCC administrators and faculty are also kept.

Collections

Muriel Breland Collection: papers and files of Muriel Breland, executive assistant to the former Dean, Bert Muson and his successors, Dean and later Vice President, Patricia K. Miltenberger and Vice President Ronald Remington. Files include historical information on policies and procedures of the college and various committees. Jo Anne Dain Collection: papers and files of Jo Anne Dain, head of the TMCC business department. John Gwaltney Collection: papers and files of former TMCC President, John Gwaltney.

Access to Holdings

  • Public access by appointment only
  • Online Catalog
  • In-house inventories or collection guides

Subject Areas Covered

  • Education
  • Other
  • building plans, awards, trophies, clothing with TMCC logo

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Films/Videotapes
  • Organizational Records
  • Personal Papers/Manuscript Collections
  • Photographs

University of Nevada Reno Special Collections and Archives

University Library/MS 322
1664 N Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada 89557
Washoe County
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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 9 to 5
  • Saturday: 1 to 5
  • Exceptions:Closed Saturdays during winter, spring and summer breaks.

Staff

  • Robert Blesse (Head, Special Collections and Archives) [specoll@unr.edu]
  • Jacquelyn Sundstrand, Manuscripts and Archives Librarian
  • Kathryn Totton, Photograph Curator
  • James Bantin, University Archivist
  • Addison Wilhite, Technical Services

Collections

Major collections in Special Collections include the history and development of Nevada and the Great Basin region, including the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada and the Lake Tahoe region; Great Basin Indians -- Washoe, Paiute and Shoshone tribes; Women in the West -- women's autobiographical experiences in the trans-Rocky Mountain west; contemporary Book Arts and the history of printing; Congressional Collections -- papers of Nevada's members of Congress; Nevada fiction; Nevada Women's Archives; Nevada Architectural Archvies; University Archives -- materials that document the history and development of the University of Nevada, Reno.

Access to Holdings

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

Subject Areas Covered

  • Architecture
  • Archaelogy
  • Agriculture
  • Business and Industry
  • Casinos / Hotels
  • Civic/Community Organizations
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Environment
  • Ethnic Groups
  • FolkLife
  • Gaming
  • Genealogy
  • Geology
  • Ghost Towns
  • Labor
  • Mining
  • Native American
  • Nature
  • Nevada-Settlers
  • Nevada Test Site
  • Nuclear Waste
  • Politics - Local
  • Politics - State
  • Politics - Federal
  • Prostitution
  • Railroads
  • Ranching
  • Religion
  • Social Activism
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Women
  • Women's Groups
  • Other
  • Book Arts

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Films/Videotapes
  • Maps
  • Oral Histories
  • Organizational Records
  • Personal Papers/Manuscript Collections
  • Photographs
  • artwork; architectural drawings

W.M. Keck Museum

Mackay School of Mines, MS 168
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557
Washoe County
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Contact

(775)784-4528
http://www.mines.unr.edu/museum

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday: 8am-5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Exceptions: Closed University holidays

Focus

Earth Science and Mining History

Collections

Mackay Family Silver, created by Tiffany Co., 1878. 60,000+ mineral specimens including large Nevada gold and silver collection Fluorescent mineral display Large collection of mining artifacts including a mine cage and bullion scales Nevada fossils, including mastodon and ichthyosaur.

Access to Holdings

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

Subject Areas Covered

  • Education
  • Ghost Towns
  • Mining
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Maps
  • Personal Papers/Manuscript Collections
  • Photographs
  • mineral and fossil specimens, mining artifacts

Washoe County Library System

301 S. Center St.
Reno, Nevada 89501
Washoe County
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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - 10am -8pm
  • Tues -Thurs - 10am - 6pm
  • Friday -10am -5pm
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - 10am - 5pm
  • Exceptions - Holidays

Collections

Collection contains numerous city and territorial directories including the First Directory of Nevada Territory (1862), the Nevada Directory for 1868-9, Polk city drectories from the Reno-Carson City area spanning 1884-1994, and the Nevada Bell telephone directories from 1924-1990. Also Hill- Donnelly Cross-Reference directories for Reno. Newspapers/periodicals include Reno Evening Gazette, Reno Gazette Journal and Nevada State Journal.

Access to Holdings

  • Open to the general public
  • Online Catalog
  • Card Catalog

Subject Areas Covered

  • Archaelogy
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Native Americans
  • Prostitution
  • Other

Types of Materials

  • Books/Serials
  • Ephemera (clippings, pamphlets)
  • Films/Videotapes
  • Government Records
  • Maps
  • telephone and city directories, and regional newspapers
Institutions found in Washoe County: 7Browse by other county or city

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Please direct any questions to Su Kim Chung, Manuscripts Librarian at UNLV Special Collections. If you have a specific question about Special Collections, contact the appropriate staff member.

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