NHS MS Finding Aids

A finding aid is a detailed description of an archival collection. It enables you to find a letter, diary, or other document involving a specific person—items that may be part of a collection you didn’t know about or may not have thought to search.

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.

To search the finding aids, use Control + F after the document is open.


NHS MS Collections List

NHS_MS Collection Master List

General Collection Lists

NHS Wild Horse Annie List

NHS Women Collections List

NHS Print Collection Diaries-Trails List

NHS MS Finding aids:

MSNC 898_Virginia Cain

MSNC1 George Wingfield

MSNC1012 Grosh Brothers

MSNC511 WCTU Women’s Christian Temperance Union

MSNC1075 Nevada IRS Ledger

MSNC1094 Frey Family Collection

MSNC9 John T. Reid Papers

MSNC863 Eureka County District Attorneys Office

MSNC 598 Alvin McLain Collection

MSNC658 John M Taylor Papers

MSNC278 Nevada WPA Works Progress Administration

MSNC702 Steamboat Springs Collections

MSNC1076 Austin International Hotel Ledger

MSNC1067_World War II Nevada Military Clippings

MSNC1051 Churchill County Museum Historic Documents

MSNC924 Model A Ford Club Sagebrush Chapter

MSNC 968 Christy Mill and Mining Company Ledger

MSNC1020 Amat Family Papers

MSNC1010 Douglas B. McDonald

MSNC784 Rose Bullis

  • great resource on Washoe County Schools history

NHS MS Finding aids:

MSNC732  Richard Guy Walton Collection

NHS would like to thank Anthony Shafton for being inspired to learn about Richard Guy Walton and cataloging his collection.

MSNC 732 Richard Guy Walton

MSNC732 RGW Tape Transcripts

A new book on the art and writings of Richard Guy Walton called A Nevada Life by Anthony Shafton. The book will be available, April 2021.

A Nevada Life, Index
A Nevada Life, Notes

Book Summary
Richard Guy Walton (1914–2005) is the ‘Grand Old Man’ of abstract art in Nevada. Less well known is that this gifted painter was also a prolific author. In telling his colorful life story and exploring his creative output, A Nevada Life illuminates Nevada’s twentieth century cultural history, with themes touching the state’s Basque heritage, connections with Hollywood, and much more.

Author Biography
Anthony Shafton was born in Chicago, did his undergraduate work at Harvard and has a Master’s degree from Stanford’s Creative Writing program. A Nevada Life is his fifth nonfiction book, on such diverse topics as human evolution, dream psychology, and African American culture. His last book was The Nevada They Knew: Robert Caples and Walter Van Tilburg Clark, where Walton makes a cameo appearance. Shafton has also published a novel. In 2012 he moved permanently to Nevada, the place he has regarded as the center of his world for over half a century.