Special Collections

Special Collections and University Archives

Library Search
Explore the department's books, DVDs, journals, and more with Library Search.

Archival Collections
Search archival collections to find unique materials documenting our region and the University.

Digital Archive
Search the Libraries' digital archives for unique digital materials.

Friday's Hours

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Explore our other distinctive resources

Announcement

Our PastPerfect photo database was decommissioned on March 3, 2022 due to technology issues. We are working to ensure these materials will be searchable through our other tools.

Reading room hours

Please consult the complete hours page to find out when we are open.

Contact us

You can reach our department by phone or online by asking an archivist.

Image of the late university president, Joseph Crowley.

University Archives

The University Archives is the permanent repository for materials detailing the history of the University of Nevada, Reno.

Selection from one of the diaries in the 1000 miles of desert and mountains collection.

Manuscripts

Discover unique materials documenting Reno/Sparks, northern Nevada, the eastern Sierra Nevada, and the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Image of a rare book from the collections.

Books

Special Collections houses three categories of books: Nevada and the Great Basin, book arts, and rare books. Learn more and browse the collections.

Meet our faculty and staff

Special Collections & University Archives
Kimberly Anderson
Kimberly Anderson
Director, Special Collections
(775) 682-5614
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Special Collections & University Archives
Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
Research Assistant
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Special Collections & University Archives
Jessica Maddox
Jessica Maddox
Collections Management Archivist
(775) 682-5672
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Special Collections & University Archives
Ian McGlory
Ian McGlory
Processing Archivist
(775) 682-5585
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Special Collections & University Archives
Elspeth Olson
Elspeth Olson
Project Archivist
(775) 682-6127
2586
Special Collections & University Archives
Laura Rocke
Laura Rocke
Digital Access Archivist
(775) 682-5096
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Special Collections & University Archives
Jacquelyn Sundstrand
Jacquelyn Sundstrand
Manuscripts and Archives Librarian
(775) 682-5667
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