Nevada Historical Society
Manuscripts Collection

Sarah Patton

775-688-1190 ext. 227

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
WPA, 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
Nevada Equal Franchise Society
Harold’s Club
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 Women’s Clubs

U.S. Senator, Nevada Governor Tasker L. Oddie, MSNC6
OAC, Huntington Library Oddie Collection Link – Tasker Oddie Papers

U.S. Senator Key Pittman, MSNC7
Library of Congress Pittman Collection Link – Key Pittman Papers

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

Manuscript Lists
MS Collection Master List 

MS Finding Aids & Collections NHS Website List

There are two ways to search MS collections

PPO – Past Perfect Online database

ArchiveGrid database by OCLC Research

The ArchiveGrid search results for NHS Records
NHS Records