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Welcome to Nevada History Resources

The Nevada History website is a collaboration of the State Library and State Archives. We have combined our resources here.

Nevada has a long, rich history, spanning from the prehistoric Lake Lahontan, to the Native American tribes that settled in the area thousands of years ago, to the coming of the first European-Americans in the mid-19th century. While our Nevada-centric collection has bits from every historical epoch, our collection is largely focused on records pertaining to the state government. However, we do contain information unrelated to the state government--family history resources, historic photographs, state politics, historic newspaper microfilm, and a collection of Nevada mythology. Please poke around and explore our collection. An external resources page is provided to assist you in your search in the event that the State Library & Archives does not have what you are looking for. 

Many of our records have been digitized and are available on our Digital Collections website.

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NSLAPR strives to ensure all website users have complete access to our online content.  NSLAPR's Website Team is continuously working on making our website compliance more robust.  

NSLAPR welcomes comments on how to improve our website's accessibility for users with disabilities. If site visitors interfacing with our website, they should contact the Website Team. The e-mail to the Website Team should include the nature of the accessibility problem; the preferred format in which to receive the materials; the web address of the requested materials; and the contact information for the site visitor. 

Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records

100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Telephone: (775) 684-3313

Library Services

Telephone: (775) 684-3360
Information and Reference: (775) 684-3360
Government Publications: (775) 684-3372
Fax: (775) 684-3330
Ask a Librarian

Library Development

Telephone: (775) 684-3367
Fax: (775) 684-3311

Talking Books

Telephone: (775) 684-3367
Fax: (775) 684-3355


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

Records Management

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

Imaging and Preservation Services

Telephone: (775) 684-3414
Fax: (775) 684-3408