In 1861, Orion Clemens, the Secretary of the Utah-Nevada Territory was assigned the responsibility of preserving public records and became the "Keeper of Records." When Nevada became a state in 1864, the responsibility for public records transferred to the Secretary of State, Chauncey N. Noteware, who became the first de facto State Archivist. On October 4, 1965, the State Archives officially opened its doors, and Frederick Gale was named the first official Nevada State Archivist. Today, the State Archivist directs the State Archives, State Records Program, and State Imaging & Preservation Services Program.
Read more about the State Archive’s History here.
Secretary of State
(de facto State Archivist)
|1861-1864 (Territorial)||Orion Clemens|
|1864-1871||Chauncey N. Noteware|
|1871-1879||James D. Minor|
|1883-1891||John M. Dormer|
|1891-1895||Oscar H. Grey|
|1903-1911||William Gibb Douglass|
|1923-1937||William G. Greathouse|
|2009-2016||Jeffery M. Kintop|
Printable version of Nevada State Archivists Past to Present: