Nevada Historical Society
Manuscripts Collection

Sheryln Hayes-Zorn
Curator of Manuscripts

775-688-1190 ext. 223

Primary research materials such as manuscripts and archival records are essential resources for students, researchers, writers, and historians.

Manuscript materials in the collection include correspondence, diaries, financial records, reports, membership rosters, bylaws, minutes, subject files, and legal papers that document an individual’s life or career; environmental, cultural, social, and fraternal organizations; and businesses.

Subjects represented in the collection include agriculture, water and land use, education, ethnicity and race, gaming, Native Americans, city records, lumbering, and mining.

These materials are made available for research and scholarly use.

Some of our major collections

Russell McDonald – Biographical Files
Works Progress Administration, NV
U.S. Senator William M. Stewart
Manhattan Silver Mining Co.
U.S. Senator Patrick A. McCarran
Nevada Women’s History Project
U.S. Senator Key Pittman
Harold’s Club
U.S. Senator Tasker Oddie
George Wingfield
AFL-CIO, Nevada
Virginia & Gold Hill Water Co.
Women’s Christian Temperance Union, NV
Malone Engineers Records and Drawings
Knights of Pythias, NV
Truckee-Carson Irrigation District (TCID)
Gold Hill Miner’s Union
Nevada Nurses Association
Nevada Federation of Womens Clubs
the Inter-Tribal Council in Nevada

If you would like to find out what collections NHS has available, please try the beta ArchiveGrid system from OCLC Research.

Assay report from October 1887.
Assay report from October 1887.

Manuscript Lists
MS Collection Master List 

MS Collection Finding Aids List