Special Collections

Special Collections and University Archives

Library Catalog
Search the Library Catalog for Items Available in Special Collections and University Archives.

Archival Collections
Search the Special Collections, University Archives, and Basque Collection Guides.

Digital Archive
Search the Libraries' digitized and born digital materials.

Photo Database
Search Special Collections' Photo Database.

University Libraries Alternative Operations Notice

The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library and the Savitt Medical Library are open for limited services, 8AM-5PM, starting Monday July 6th. Research Help and Instructional Design will continue to be available to assist you via Research Help. Check the website (or call) for availability of services and resources.

For academic checkout of lendable technology, available on a limited basis, contact Daniel Fergus, Manager of Student Digital Media Technology at dfergus@unr.edu. The Libraries will continue to monitor the situation, and the hours posted on the website will be kept up to date.

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Special Collections & University Archives is on an alternate operations plan

Out of consideration for the health of patrons and staff, and the inability to disinfect archival materials, onsite use of our collections is not available at this time. We will do what we can to meet your needs remotely as much as possible, for your safety and ours. Please contact us at specoll@unr.edu for assistance.

Thank you for your patience as we all make our way through these difficult days. Please check the libraries' hours and our virtual support page for the most up-to-date information.

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Explore the University of Nevada, Reno's Special Collections and University Archives, located on the 3rd floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center. For any questions please contact us at (775) 682-5665 or email us at specoll@unr.edu

Using Special Collections

Learn more about the policies and procedures for using materials from the Special Collections & University Archives and Get directions to the Special Collections reading room. 

Planning Your Visit

Special Collections & University Archives is on an alternate operations plan. Please check the libraries' hours and our virtual support page for the most up-to-date information.

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About the Collections

University Archives

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

Manuscripts

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

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 & Staff

Special Collections & University Archives
Kimberly Anderson
Kimberly Anderson
Director, Special Collections
(775) 682-5614
2586
Special Collections & University Archives
Donnie Curtis
Donnie Curtis
Research/Instruction Librarian Special Collections
(775) 682-5668
2586
Special Collections & University Archives
Jessica Maddox
Jessica Maddox
Collections Management Archivist
(775) 682-5672
2586
Special Collections & University Archives
Ian McGlory
Ian McGlory
Processing Archivist
(775) 682-5585
2586
Special Collections & University Archives
Elspeth Olson
Elspeth Olson
Project Archivist
(775) 682-6127
2586
Special Collections & University Archives
Kimberly Roberts
Kimberly Roberts
Research Assistant
(775) 682-5665
2586
Special Collections & University Archives
Laura Rocke
Laura Rocke
Digital Access Archivist
(775) 682-5096
2586
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John Schleicher
John Schleicher
Community and University Archivist
(775) 682-6204
2586
Special Collections & University Archives
Jacquelyn Sundstrand
Jacquelyn Sundstrand
Manuscripts and Archives Librarian
(775) 682-5667
2586