Frequently Asked Questions

There are No Easy Answers in the Archives

The Nevada State Archives receives records documenting the history of Nevada State Government. We do not have files on individuals unless they were incarcerated in the Nevada State Prison or were in the Nevada Children's Home; these records fall under confidentiality restrictions in many cases. We also have some admission information on people who were in the Nevada State (Mental) Hospital, but not actual medical records for these individuals. We don't have personnel information for Nevada State employees or elected members of State government and the Legislature.

Please see the categories below for more detail about records that are not in the State Archives; the No Easy Answers in the Archives page has a listing of general questions we've been asked in the past. If you have questions that haven't been addressed here, please contact us through our Ask an Archivist link.