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Our manuscript holdings, which focus on Nevada and the West, consist of over 3000 collections, ranging in size from a single folder to several hundred cubic feet. The bulk of the materials date from the 1850s to the present.

In addition to the general collection, there are individual manuscript collections. The society is almost done cataloging both collections into our PastPerfect database.

We are hoping that by 2014, we will have a new website and will be able to post these lists online.

Included are personal papers, topical collections, records of businesses, churches, local governments and schools, as well as civic, educational, charitable, professional, labor and social organizations. All collections have brief guide descriptions; individual registers or indexes are available for the larger collections.

The Library is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 12-4 p.m.
Among our major collections are the papers of:

Russell McDonald
(index to biographical files)

Works Progress Administration, NV

U.S. Senator William M. Stewart

Manhattan Silver Mining Co.

U.S. Senator Patrick A. McCarran

Harold's Club

George Wingfield

AFL-CIO, Nevada

Virginia & Gold Hill Water Co.

Women's Christian Temperance Union, NV

Malone Engineers

Knights of Pythias, NV

Truckeee-Carson Irrigation District

Gold Hill Miner's Union

Nevada Nurses Association

the Episcopal Church in Nevada

Nevada Federation of Womens Clubs

the Inter-Tribal Council in Nevada

The Society has been working on compiling lists of our Manuscript collections that will be placed on our website within the upcoming year.

If you would like to find out what collections the Society has available, please try the beta ArchiveGrid system from OCLC Research.

Nevada Silver Mining Company Stock


 Nevada Silver Mining Company Stock Certificate

For more information about manuscript collections or on how to donate materials, please contact:
Shery Hayes-Zorn, Acting Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Michael Maher, Librarian This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it