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The State Archives

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The Nevada State Archives preserves and provides access to records that document the history of Nevada's government dating back to 1851. The Archives' holdings include more than 19,000 cubic feet of territorial and state government records and over 14,000 images of Nevada peoples and places.

The State Archives does not hold county records.  For birth, marriage, and divorce records, contact the County Clerk/County Recorder or the Office of Vital Statistics.  The State Archives has death records from 1920-1954 only.

Mission Statement

The Nevada State Archives identifies, preserves, and provides equitable access to the documentary heritage of the diverse peoples of Nevada and serves as its institutional memory.

Vision Statement

To ensure that state government is accountable, transparent, and supportive to the citizens of Nevada.


Research Room

The research room is open to the public 
Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 
Excluding State Holidays 

 No appointments are needed from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

To make an appointment Monday through Friday before 10:00 AM or after 2:00 PM 

please call 775-684-3310 

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Upcoming Events

Image of a government style buildingState Government Records

Search the Archives' collection of State and Territorial records.

Image of a quill writing in an open bookAbout the Archives

Learn about the history of the State Archives.

Image of a government style building with a red flag on topTransferring Records to the Archives

Learn how to transfer records to the State Archives for historical preservation.  

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Learn how to schedule a tour of the State Archives.

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Information about available research services.


Image of a gavelArchival Regulations and Laws

Nevada Revised Statute and Administrative Code resources related to the State Archives.  

Image of a certificateThe Archival Profession

Information about being an archivist, the Code of Ethics, and Core Values can be found at the Society of American Archivists (SAA) website

Image of a 2 people and 2 talking bubblesThe State Historical Records Advisory Board

Information about the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB)