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Directory of Historical Records Organizations

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Welcome to the Directory of Nevada Historical Records Organizations! This directory provides name, contact information, and collecting strengths for institutions in Nevada that have been identified as holding historic records. This page is maintained by the State Historic Records Advisory Board (SHRAB).

If you are a representative of an organization that cares for historical records and would like to provide an update to this directory, please contact the SHRAB Chair at cshein@admin.nv.gov. If you are a researcher who would like more information about materials held by the organizations in this directory, please reach out to the organization directly.

Please note that the directory does not include municipal clerks or recorders offices. For information about the records held by Nevada counties or cities see:

Repository Address Phone Number Collecting Strengths
National Atomic Testing Museum   (Atomic Museum) 755 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-409-7366 Las Vegas; Clark County; atomic   testing; nuclear weapons testing; agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching;   arts; politics; government; railroads;
Austin Historical Society P.O. Box 25/ 180 Main St. Austin, NV 89310 775-981-0984 Austin; Lander County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; gambling; mining; railroads;
Beatty Museum & Historical Center 417 Main St. Beatty, NV   89003 775-553-2303 Beatty; Nye County;   environmental issues; research; mining; Native American Indian;
Boulder City/ Hoover Dam Museum 1305 Arizona St. Boulder City, NV 89005 702-294-1988 Boulder City; Clark County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; built environment; cultural   heritage; education; gambling; natural history; politics; government; water;   land; environmental issues; railroads; vital records;
Carson City Historical Society 112 North Curry St. Carson City, NV 89703 775-887-2174 Carson City; Carson City County;   arts; cultural heritage;
Burlesque Hall of Fame 1027 S. Main St., #110 Las Vegas, NV 89101 888-661-6465 Las Vegas; Clark County; arts;   entertainment; research; education;
Central Nevada Museum   & Historical Society P.O. Box 326 / 1900 Logan Field Rd. Tonopah, NV 89049 775- 482-9676 Tonopah; Nye County; natural   history; land; environmental issues; arts; mining; ranching; research;   railroads, Native American Indian; vital records;
Children's   Museum of Northern Nevada 813 N Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 775-884-2226 Carson City; Carson City County;   arts; education;
Churchill County Museum & Archives 1050 South Maine Street Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-3677 Fallon; Churchill County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; arts; built environment; cultural   heritage; law; courts; mining; natural history; politics; government; water;   land; environmental issues; railroads; vital records;
Clark   County Law Library 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89115 702-455-0000 Las Vegas; Clark County;   education; law; courts; government; vital records; land;
Clark   County Museum System 1830 S. Boulder Hwy. Henderson, NV 89105 702-455-7955 Henderson; Clark County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; arts; built environment; cultural   heritage; education; gambling; law; courts; mining; natural history;   politics; government; water; land; environmental issues; railroads; vital   records;
Clark County School District Archive 3875 East Harmon Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89121 702-799-5573 ext. 4017 Las Vegas; Clark County; arts;   education; research;
Comstock Firemen's Museum 125 South C St. Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-0717 Virginia City; Storey County;   education; cultural heritage;
Comstock Foundation for History and   Culture PO Box 61 Virginia City, NV 89440 775-813-8935 Virginia City; Storey County;   built environment; cultural heritage; education; mining;
Desert   Research Institute 2215 Raggio Pkwy. Reno, NV 89512 775-673-7300 Las Vegas; Clark County; Reno;   Washoe County; environmental issues; education; natural history; water; land;   research;
DISCOVERY Children's Museum 360 Promenade Pl. Las Vegas, NV 89106 702-382-3445 Las Vegas; Clark County;   education;
Douglas County Historical Society 1477 Highway 395 North, Suite B Gardnerville, NV 89410 775-782-2555 Gardnerville; Douglas County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; built environment; cultural   heritage; education; mining; railroads; vital records;
East Ely Rairoad Depot Museum 1100 Avenue A Ely, NV 89301 775-289-1663 Ely; White Pine County;   education; railroads; mining; built environment; research; cultural   heritage;
Eureka Opera House P.O. Box 284 Eureka, NV 89316 775-237-6006 Eureka; Eureka County; arts;
Eureka   Sentinel Museum P.O. Box 82 Eureka, NV 89316 775-237-5010 Eureka; Eureka County; arts;   education; mining;
Fallon Paiute Shoshone   Tribe Cultural Department, Community Learning Center 8955 Mission Road Fallon, NV 89406 775-423-8065 Fallon; Churchill County;   education; cultural heritage; Paiute; Shoshone; Tribal; Native American   Indian; environmental issues;
Friends of the Sutro Tunnel PO Box 1264 Carson City, NV 89702 775-900-0507 Carson City; Carson City County;   built environment; mining; Adolph Sutro; Comstock mining region;
Great Basin Indian Archives 1500 College Parkway Elko, NV 89801 775-327-2146 Elko; Elko County; Western   Shoshone documents; records; legal documents; research; oral histories;   family history; secondary sources;
Hawthorne Ordinance   Museum P.O. Box 2008 Hawthorne, NV 89415 775-945-5400 Hawthorne; Mineral County; built   environment; cultural heritage; education; non Nevada records;
Henderson Historical   Society 121 So. Water St. Henderson, NV 89015 775-568-1088 Henderson; Clark County; built   environment; politics; government;
Historic Fourth Ward School Museum P.O. Box 4 Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-0975 Virginia City; Storey County;   built environment; cultural heritage; education; mining; railroads; vital   records;
Historical Society of Dayton Valley P.O. Box 485 Dayton, NV 89403 775-246-6316 Dayton; Lyon County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; arts; built environment; civil   rights; cultural heritage; education; gambling; law; courts; mining; natural   history; politics; government; water; land; environmental issues; railroads;   Chinese; Italian; Native American Indian; Catholic; Episcopalian;
Howard   W. Cannon Aviation Museum 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-455-7968 Las Vegas; Clark County;   education; arts; aviation;
Humboldt Museum (North Central Nevada Historical Society) P.O. Box 819 Winnemucca, NV 89446 775-623-2912 Winnemucca; Humboldt County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; arts; built environment; cultural   heritage; education; gambling; law; courts; mining; natural history;   politics; government; water; land; environmental issues; railroads;
Inter-Tribal   Council of Nevada, Inc. 10 State Street, Reno NV 89510 775-355-0600 Reno; Washoe County; Tribal;   education; cultural heritage; government; Tribal law; Native American Indian;   Washoe Tribe; Alaska Native; civil rights;
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority 3150 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-892-0711 Las Vegas; Clark County; built   environment; civil rights; LGBTQ; cultural heritage; education; gambling;   law; courts; natural history; politics; government; water; land;   environmental issues; railroads;
Las Vegas Natural History Museum 900 Las Vegas Blvd., North Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-384-3466 Las Vegas; Clark County;   cultural heritage; natural history; archaeology;
Legislative Counsel   Bureau Research Library 401 South Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 775-684-6800 Carson City; Carson City County;   law; courts; politics; government;
Lost City Museum 721 S Moapa Valley Blvd Overton, NV 89040 702-397-2193 Overton; Clark County; built   environment; Native American Indian cultural items;
Lyon County Museum 215 South Main St. Yerington, NV 89447 775-463-6576 Yerington; Lyon County; mining;   water; land; environmental issues;
Marzen   House Museum 25 Marzen Ln. Lovelock, NV 89419 775 442-0010 Lovelock; Pershing County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; cultural heritage; mining;
McGill Ely Pharmacy   Museum #11 Fourth St. McGill, NV 89318 775-289-4710 McGill; White Pine County;   education; arts; pharmaceuticals; research;
Mineral County Museum 400 Tenth St. Hawthorne, NV 89415 775- 945-5142 Hawthorne; Mineral County;   cultural heritage; education; law; courts; mining; natural history; politics;   government; water; land; environmental issues; railroads; vital records;
The National Museum of Organized Crime (Mob Museum) 300 Stewart Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-229-2734 Las Vegas; Clark County; arts;
National Automobile Museum 1 Museum Dr. Reno, NV 89501 775-333-9300 Reno; Washoe County; education;   research; arts; automobiles;
The Neon Museum 770 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-387-6366 Las Vegas; Clark County; arts;   education; popular culture; research;
Nevada   Department of Transportation Research Library 1263 S Stewart St. Carson City, NV 89712 775-888-7895 Carson City; Carson City County;   transportation
Nevada Historical Society 1650 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89509 775-688-1191 Reno; Washoe County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; built environment; cultural   heritage; gambling; law; courts; mining; natural history; politics;   government; water; land; environmental issues; railroads; vital records;
Nevada Humanities P.O. Box 8029 Reno, NV 89507 775-784-6587 Reno; Washoe County; Las Vegas;   Clark County; cultural heritage; education;
Nevada Judicial   Historical Society 201 South Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 Unavailable Carson City; Carson City County;   law; courts;
Nevada Museum of Art 160 W. Liberty St. Reno, NV 89501 775-329-3333 Reno; Washoe County; arts;   water; land; environmental issues; Native American Indian;
Nevada Northern Railway   Museum 1100 Ave A Ely, NV 89301 775-289-2085 Ely; White Pine county; built   environment; civil rights; cultural heritage; mining; water; land;   environmental issues; railroads, vital records;
Nevada State College, MaryDean Martin Library 1300 Nevada State Henderson, NV 89002 702-992-2800 Henderson; Clark County;   education;
Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records 100 N. Stewart Carson City, NV 89701 775-684-3310 Carson City; Carson City County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; arts; built environment; civil   rights; cultural heritage; education;   gambling; law; courts; mining; politics; government; water; land; environmental   issues; railroads;
Nevada State Museum, Carson City 600 N. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 775-687-4810 Carson City; Carson City County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; arts; built environment; cultural   heritage; education; gambling; law; courts; mining; natural history;   politics; government; railroads; archaeological sites; paleontology; field expedition records; Native American   Indian; Chinese; Basque; African American;
Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas 309 S. Valley View Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107 702-486-5205 Las Vegas; Clark County;   railroads; mining; LGBTQ; casinos; gambling; arts; built environment; civil   rights; law; courts; politics;   government; water; land; environmental issues; natural history; Gay; Lesbian;   Hawaiian; Pacific Islander; African American;
Nevada State Railroad   Museum, Carson City 2180 S. Carson St. Carson City, NV 89701 775-687-6953 Carson City; Carson City County;   built environment; mining; natural history; politics; government; water;   land; environmental issues; railroads;
Nevada State Railroad Museum, Ely 1100 Avenue A Ely, NV 89301 775-289-1663 Ely; White Pine County; built   environment; civil rights; cultural heritage; mining; water; land;   environmental issues; railroads; vital records;
Nevada Supreme Court Law Library 201 South Carson Street Carson City, NV 89701 775-684-1640 Carson City; Carson City County;   law; courts; politics; government; non Nevada records;
Noowuh Knowledge Center (Shoshone Indian Tribe) 1540 Newe Circle Elko, NV 89801 207-504-6765 Elko; Elko County; education;   research; cultural heritage; arts; Noowuh; Ohndahvitch; Shoshone; Native   American Indian;
Northeastern Nevada Museum 1515 Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-3418 Elko; Elko County; arts;   education; wildlife; research; built environment;
Pahrump Valley Museum &   Historical Society 401 E Basin Ave Pahrump, NV 89060 775-751-1970 Pahrump; Nye County; mining;
Pipers Opera House 12 N. B Street Virginia City, NV 89440 775-847-0433 Virginia City; Storey County;   arts; education; archaeological sites;
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and   Visitors Center P.O. Box 256 Nixon, NV 89424 775-574-1090 Nixon; Washoe County; education;   Native American Indian; Paiute; cultural history; wildlife;
Reno-Sparks   Indian Colony Archives and Records 34 Reservation Road Reno, NV 89502 775-785-1335 Reno; Washoe County; arts; civil   rights; cultural heritage; education; politics; government; water; land;   environmental issues; non Nevada records; Native American Indian;
Sparks Museum and Cultural Center 814 Victorian Ave Sparks, NV 89413 775-335-1144 Sparks; Washoe County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; arts; built environment; cultural   heritage; education; gambling; mining; politics; government; railroads; vital   records;
Spring   Mountian Ranch State Park 6375 Hwy 159 Blue Diamond, NV 89004 702-875-4141 Blue Diamond; Clark County;   agriculture, ranching, land, natural history;
Springs Preserve P. O. Box 98947 Las Vegas, NV 89107 702-822-7709 Las Vegas; Clark County;   cultural history; education; water; Native American Indian; land; natural   history; research; wildlife;
Stewart Indian School Cultural Center   & Museum 1 Jacobsen Way Carson City, NV 89701 775-687-7608 Carson City; Carson City County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; arts; built environment; civil   rights; LGBTQ; cultural heritage; education; natural history; water; land;   environmental issues; railroads; Native American Indian; Tribal; Baptist; Mormon;
Thunderbird   Lodge Preservation Society, Lake Tahoe P.O. Box 6812 Incline Village, NV 89450 775-832-8750 Incline Village; Washoe County;   built environment; cultural heritage; gambling; mining; water; land;   environmental issues; railroads; non Nevada records;
Tonopah Historic Mining Park P.O. Box 965 Tonopah, NV 89049 775-482-9274 Tonopah; Nye County; built   environment; cultural heritage; mining; railroads;
Truckee Meadows Community   College Archives Elizabeth Sturm Library   LIB 114 Truckee Meadows, NV 89512 775-674-7600 Reno; Washoe County; education;
University of Nevada Las   Vegas, Special Collections & Archives 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Box 457010 Las Vegas, NV 89154 702-895-2234 Las Vegas; Clark County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; arts; built environment; civil   rights; LGBTQ; cultural heritage; education; gambling; law; courts; mining;   politics; government; water; land; environmental issues; railroads;   entertainment; non Nevada records; African American; Asian American and   Pacific Islander; Latinx; Native American Indian; Jewish;
University   of Nevada, Reno Special Collections and University Archives 1664 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89557 775-682-5665 Reno; Washoe County; built   environment; LGBTQ; cultural heritage; education; law; courts; mining;   natural history; politics; government; water; land; environmental issues;   railroads; African American; Indigenous; Native American indian; churches;
Virgin Valley Heritage   Museum 35 W Mesquite Blvd Mesquite, NV 89027 702-346-5295 Mesquite; Clark County;   agriculture; animal husbandry; ranching; cultural heritage; education; law;   courts; mining; natural history; water; land; environmental issues; non   Nevada records; religion;
Washoe County Law Library 75 Court Street, Room 101, Reno, NV 89501 775-328-3250 Reno; Washoe County; law;   courts;
Washoe   Tribe of Nevada and California Tribal Historic Preservation Office & Cultural Resource Office 919 U.S. Hwy 395 N Gardenerville, NV 89410 775-265-8600 Gardnerville; Douglas County;   cultural history; Washoe Tribe; Native American Indian;
Western Folklife Center 501 Railroad St. Elko, NV 89801 775-738-7508 Elko; Elko County; agriculture;   animal husbandry; ranching; arts; water; land; environmental issues; non   Nevada records; fieldwork;
White   Pine Public Museum 2000 Aultman St. Ely, NV 89301 772-289-4710 Ely; White Pine County;   railroads; education; wildlife;
Wilber   D. May Center (Museum, Arboretum, and Botanical Garden) 1595 N Sierra St Reno, NV 89503 775-785-5961 Reno; Washoe County; arts;   education; wildlife; ranching; cultural history;

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