Community Collections

Captured as part of partnerships with organizations outside of the Libraries, these collections encompass materials from elsewhere on campus, in the Reno/Sparks area, and beyond.

Portal Baskets

Anthropology Research Museum Baskets

This digital collection showcases baskets from the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Anthropology’s Huber collection. Made by Native American weavers from roughly 1840 to 1930, the baskets are presented in 2D and 3D images.

Chair-i-ty Promo Photo


Artistic renditions of vintage oak study chairs retired from University of Nevada, Reno campus lecture rooms, that were created for the Chair-i-ty auction and gifted to the library.

General Land Office Maps

General Land Office Maps

A collection of plat maps from the General Land Office of Reno.

Historic Aerial Photo of Nevada

Historic Aerial Photos

The 61 images in this collection were taken by Forest Service and Soil Conservation Service photographers in 1938 and 1939.

Historic Maps of Nevada

Historic Maps

This collection consists of 589 maps related to Nevada, California, and the Great Basin.

Medical Scientist Looking Through Microscope

Medical School

This collection includes over 7,000 photographs related to the School of Medicine, along with numerous press releases and newsletters created by the school.

Mural of Young Child

Reno Street Art

A photographic archive of Reno's thriving street art scene dating back to the mid 90s.

Sanborn Maps

Sanborn Maps

This collection contains 537 Sanborn fire insurance maps of locations throughout Nevada.

A composite image of “Thin Section 54NC316, quartz monzonite,” in both regular light and cross-polarized light.

Thin Sections Mineral Samples

Mineral thin sections from the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (GBSSRL), Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Washoe County Recorder Map

Washoe County Recorder Historical Records

The Washoe County Recorder collection includes a variety of official records, including land transactions, homestead claims, land surveys, liens, cemetery plots, court judgments, and women’s property. The materials range from 1855 to 1964, covering the time from when Nevada was part of Utah Territory, then became the Territory of Nevada, and later became a state.

Womens Basketball Team

Wolf Pack Athletics

Photographs of the University of Nevada, Reno's athletes dating from 1889 to 2014.

Yucca Mountain Map

Yucca Mountain

The collection includes U.S. Government issued reports and contractor work related to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.