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Future Farmers of America exhibit at the Nevada State Fair, Churchill County (1960).
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This collection (NvSA-000170) contains the records of the Department of Education from 1866-1994. The 123 c.f. of materials consist of correspondence, reports, budgets, audits, hearing records, minutes, and newsletters.

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State Board of Education


37 c.f.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

This series consists of the annual and biennial reports made by this first education officer in the State to the Governor. It also includes financial reports, statistical information, and correspondence.

View the digitized Biennial Reports from 1866 to 1931 on our digital content platform here.


Minutes, Agenda, Working Files

Consists of proceedings of the State Board of Education meetings that were generally held together with the Board for Vocational Education. Between 1986-1988 the latter became the Board for Occupational Education. Included also in this series are the minutes of the Public School Teachers Retirement Salary Fund Board, State Educational Diploma Receipts, and Bureau of Certification Deposits with State Treasurer. The latest addition to this series is 19 c.f. of meeting agendas and support documents of the Nevada State Board of Education/Nevada State Board for Occupational Education, 1986-1993; the Commission on Professional Standards in Education and Public Hearing Records; as well as 2 c.f. of audio cassette tapes of the State Board meetings, 1987-1994.


State Department of Education


74 c.f.

Minutes 1969-1977  


This series consists of budgets of county and district schools submitted for approval. The collection includes tentative and final budgets.


School Districts Audit Reports

The yearly audit reports are made by auditing agencies arranged according to counties and districts.


School Districts Annual Reports

These are reports submitted annually by the State Deputy Superintendents as well as the County Superintendents.

1914-1966 Bound volumes

Administrative Services Reports

Computer printouts of monthly enrollment and attendance, including a separate ethnic report. High School and elementary reports are those submitted by superintendents and principals, arranged by supervision districts and alphabetical by counties within the districts.


Apportionment of School Moneys

Shows the monthly apportionment of State distribution, county, and relief school funds.

1922-1960 Bound volumes

State Textbook Commission

These are minutes of the Commission meetings.


Nevada Vocational Association

Agendas, minutes of meetings, conferences, newsletters, including video tapes.


Teachers Service Records and Teachers' Examinations

The Teacher Service Records are on microfilm. The Teachers' Examination is a bound volume of records.


Advisory Board for the Programs for Improvement of Writing by Teachers and Pupils

Records of this board up to the period it became defunct.



General Correspondence of the department, arranged chronologically and by counties with two additional subgroups:

  1. Nevada Future Homemakers Association (FHMA)1950-1997 ~ 10 cu.ft.‚Äč These are records and scrapbooks of the FHMA.
  2. Nevada Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA)1971-1998 ~ 2 cu. ft. Scrapbooks, memorabilia collected by the organization
1931-1982 Special Collection 12 c.f.

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