This site showcases the ways in which University of Nevada, Reno students use the department’s collections for research and learning. Special Collections and University Archives houses approximately 5 million individual primary source items in over 3,500 archival collections. Our Book Arts collection has more than 2,500 volumes and includes authors from around the world, and we also have rare books that are as much as six hundred years old. All of these resources are rich source materials for deep research and engaged learning. Through projects such as the ones on this portal, Special Collections and University Archives serves as a laboratory and exploration space.
Student projects portal
Senator Harry Reid Graduate Fellowship
The Senator Harry Reid Doctoral Fellowship is a unique public history opportunity for a student of western American or Environmental history to work closely with Senator Reid’s personal papers while pursuing doctoral studies in the Department of History at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Harry Reid Fellow blog
Part II of the obituary for Harry Mason Reid, written by the University of Nevada, Reno's Senator Harry Reid Doctoral Fellow
Obituary for Harry Mason Reid, written by the Senator Harry Reid Doctoral Fellow
A year in review reflection from the Senator Harry Reid Doctoral Fellow
Darla and Jonathan Garey-Sage Internship
A practical archives work experience for undergraduates at the University of Nevada, Reno.Learn more about the internship
The Realities of Undocumented Immigrants Oral History (RUIOH) project
The Realities of Undocumented Immigrants Oral History (RUIOH) Project collects stories to educate elected officials, policymakers, and other interested parties about the realities and humanity of undocumented immigrants in Nevada.