Special Collections

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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.

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

When planning your visit to Special Collections & University Archives, refer to the Libraries' calendar for our operating hours.

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
(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) 682-5715
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) 682-5585
2586
Special Collections & University Archives
Jacquelyn Sundstrand
Jacquelyn Sundstrand
Manuscripts and Archives Librarian
(775) 682-5667
2586