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The Archives

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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.

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

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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.

Image of a brown hat and black sunglassesResearch Services

Information about available research services.

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information about digital preservation methods and best practices.

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 professional organization resources. 

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

information about the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB)

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Nevada State Library, Archives, & Public Records

100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Phone: (775) 684-3339
Fax: (775) 684-3311
Email Administration

Library Services
Phone: (775) 684-3360
Email Library Services
Ask a Librarian

Library Development
Phone: (775) 684-3367
Email Planning & Development

Talking Books
Phone: (775) 684-3354
Toll Free (800) 922-9334
Email Talking Books

Phone: (775) 684-3310
Fax: (775) 684-3371
Ask An Archivist

Records Management
Phone: (775) 684-3411
Fax: (775) 684-3426
Ask State Records

Imaging & Preservation
Phone: (775) 684-3414
Fax: (775) 684-3426