The State Archives program preserves the records that document the history of Nevada State government dating back to 1851. It has custody over the historical records of the territory and state as defined in state statute, representing the three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. There are more than 18,000 cubic feet of territorial and state government records and over 13,000 images of Nevada people and places, providing visual information that complements the State Archives' documentation of Nevada history.
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.
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.
To ensure that state government is accountable, transparent, and supportive to the citizens of Nevada.
The research room is open to the public
Monday through Friday
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Excluding State Holidays
Search the Archives' collection of State and Territorial records.
Learn about the history of the State Archives.
Learn how to transfer records to the State Archives for historical preservation.
Learn how to schedule a tour of the State Archives.
Information about available research services.
information about digital preservation methods and best practices.
Nevada Revised Statute and Administrative Code resources related to the State Archives.
Information about being an archivist, the code of ethics and professional organization resources.
information about the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB)
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