The University of Nevada, Reno's Manuscript collections consist of diaries, scrapbooks, letters, records, oral histories, photographs, and other unique materials documenting Reno/Sparks, northern Nevada, the eastern Sierra Nevada, and the Lake Tahoe Basin. Collection strengths in mining, railroads, environment, architecture, agriculture and ranching, and Great Basin cultures.

Letter envelope of correspondence of Jon Bilbao with Javier Gortazar and Sabindar Batza.

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Students entering SCUA in the Knowledge Center.

Using Special Collections and University Archives

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