Images and Media


There are two ways to find and obtain Special Collections and University Archives images.

  1. First, check our Digital Archive. You can search through all the collections of digital images and texts or you can browse (and search) through a large or small individual collection. You can download a high quality copy of an image:
    • Click on the small "clip" icon above the top left corner of the photograph.
    • You will be prompted to download the image to your computer.
    • If you plan to print the photograph or use it in a publication or film, you will need to resize it. Change the resolution to at least 300 dpi and adjust the height and width proportionately to an appropriate size for your purpose.
    • Submit the Permission to Publish Request form for use of photos in publications, films, and on the web. Follow the instructions for crediting Special Collections and University Archives.
  2. If you have not yet found the images you need, search our large and comprehensive photo database, which contains descriptive records and images for digital photographs and also descriptions of non-digital photographs. Photocopies of non-digital photos can be seen in the Special Collections Reading Room. Whether a photo is already digital or not, you can order a digital copy:
    • Submit the Permission to Publish Request form for publication of materials. Follow the instructions for crediting Special Collections and University Archives.
    • If you need assistance finding material that will meet your needs, please call the department (775) 682-5665 or contact us online.

Audio and Video Recordings

Special Collections audio and video items can be found within manuscript collections or in our Library Search discovery tool. Audio files are available for some of the oral histories. Please contact us online for more information.