About the exhibit
The University Libraries is pleased to present its newest exhibit, Nuggets: Short Stories About Nevada Mining. The exhibit, occupying three full floors of the University of Nevada’s Knowledge Center, features a variety of short narratives chosen from the robust collection of mining materials held by Special Collections and University Archives. The exhibit opens January 1, 2021 in the Knowledge Center and runs through 2021. Throughout Spring 2021, the University Libraries will host a variety of virtual exhibit Talk & Tours so patrons can enjoy the exhibit from the safety of their homes.
The installation is visually rich, featuring a beautiful selection of historical photos and documents, including photos from Special Collections and University Archives newest mining addition, the Nevada Consolidated Copper collection. In addition to these historical elements, the exhibit also features new ways of sharing historical information, such as the collage of mining certificate replicas laser engraved in birch wood by Shawn Sariti.