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.

MS Collection #MS Collection NameMS Finding Aid #MS Description
MSNC1034
Acton, Richard Collection
82Professor Richard Acton, great source for water rights of the Truckee River
MSNC385
Allen, Robert Papers
2Nevada history resource, historic documents, diaries and WPA projects
MSNC1020
Amat Family Papers
90Amat Family Papers
MSNC1076
Austin International Hotel Ledger
32Austin International Hotel Ledger, listing Nevada names and other guests
MSNC686
Balzar, Fredrick Bennett Papers
3Nevada Governor Fredrick Bennett Balzar Papers
MSNC1095
Boy Scout Troop 33
91Carson Valley Boy Scout Troop 33
MSNC1209
Brown, David and Linda
92Nevada historic documents & VTRR bills of lading
MSNC1172
Brumbaugh, Dr. Lee Phillip
93Photographer and former NHS Curator of Photography, exhibitions, geology
MSNC784
Bullis, Rose
6Rose Bullis, former teacher and historian on Washoe County schools
MSNC898
Cain, Virginia
7Virginia H. Cain Collection
MSNC1051
CCMA Historic Documents
8Nevada Historical Documents and Deeds
MSNC 968
Christy Mill and Mining Company Ledger
94Christy Mill and Mining Company Ledger Records
MSNC676
Copper Canyon Mining Company
12Copper Canyon Mining Company Collection Records
MSNC727
Dodson Family Papers
18Dodson Family Papers, WWII veteran
MSNC99
Doten Family Collection
19Doten Family Collection, Mary S. Doten and children, photographs, stories
MSNC710
Elko Lumber Company Records
20Elko Lumber Company Records
MSNC863
Eureka County District Attorneys Office
23Eureka County District Attorney documents
MSNC1094
Frey Family Papers
77Frey Family Papers
MSNC1012
Grosh Brothers
96The Grosh Brothers discovered Comstock Lode in 1857, letters, photos
MSNC1028
Jacobs, Phillip Family Papers
34Phillip Jacobs Family Papers
MSNC547
Joy Lake Community
85Joy Lake Community Seminar and new age materials
MSNC475
Knights of Pythias
97Nevada Knights of Pythias organizational records from lodges in Nevada
MSNC1060
Lake House Guest Book
98Lake House Guest Book, lists visitors at hotel in Reno
MSNC13
McCarran, Senator Patrick
37Nevada Lawyer and Senator from 1933 until his death in 1954
MSNC1010
McDonald, Douglas B.
95Douglas B. McDonald family collection, including the West and Stout families
MSNC 591
McDonald, Russell Collection
38Great Nevada Resource, Judges, Lawyers, Legislators and Politicians
MSNC 598
McLain, Alvin Collection
99Alvin McLain Nevada research file folders, organized Topical and County
MSNC924
Model A Ford Club Sagebrush Chapter
39Model A Ford Club Sagebrush Chapter Organization Records
MSNC679
Myles, Myrtle Tate Papers
40Historian, Researcher and Author, wrote for Harolds Club, Governors Book
MSNC625
NARP Nevada Artist Research Project
100NARP Nevada Artist Research Project (1-28 boxes), artist resource (65 box total)
MSNC1075
Nevada IRS Ledger
31Nevada IRS Ledger, Nevada people listed, 1883-4
MSNC409
Nevada Nursing Association
43Nevada Nursing Association Organizational Records
MSNC1055
Nevada State Penitentiary Inmates Photos
45Nevada State Penitentiary Inmates Photos, 1920-30s and 1950s
MSNC476
NORA Nevada Outdoor Recreation Association
44NORA Nevada Outdoor Recreation Association, BLM resource and slide collection
MSNC278
NV US WPA Works Progress Admin
62Nevada WPA Works Progress Administration, projects, history topics and photos
MSNC1166
Nye County Records
47Early Nye County Records and Ledgers
MSNC9
Reid, John T. Collection
48Lovelock businessman, miner and amateur Archaeologist and mathematician
MSNC986
Roberts, Thurman
57Thurman Roberts Hale Family Collection, historic documents and photos
MSNC645
Rusco, Elmer
52Professor Elmer Rusco Research Files, NV ethnic and racial minorities and civil rights
MSNC1053
San Francisco County Documents
101Early San Francisco County Documents and Deeds
MSNC770
Squires, Howard William
21Howard William Squires Collection
MSNC702
Steamboat Springs Collections
54Steamboat Springs includes history and operation materials and maps
MSNC5
Stewart, William Morris
55Senator William Morris Stewart, Pacific Coast Pioneer, Mining Lawyer and NV Senator
MSNC361
Storey County Records
102Early Storey County Records, Documents and Deeds
MSNC658
Taylor, John M. Papers
56John 'Jock' M. Taylor, newspaper writer on Nevada topics
MSNC480
TCID Truckee Carson Irrigation District
60TCID Truckee Carson Irrigation District Records Collection
MSNC 1151
Trails West Organizations
81Trails West Organizational Records
MSNC1043
Trigueiro Family Papers
59Trigueiro Family Papers
MSNC166
Twentieth Century Club
61Twentieth Century Women's Club, literature, social reform and rights
MSNC0780
Vucanovich, George J
65CPA, Nugget and Balley's Gaming Comptroller, Trustee Air Races, Barbara Vucanovich
MSNC477
Walsh, Phyllis
103DAR member, volunteer, oversaw S Bar S Ranch, Helen Marye Thomas friend
MSNC732
Walton, Richard Guy
87Nevada Abstract Artist and Author Archives, audio recordings
MSNC511
WCTU Women’s Christian Temperance Union
71WCTU organization that promoted family, temperance and social reform in Reno
MSNC1
Wingfield, George
69Nevada Bank Financier, Mining Investor and Political Influencer
MSNC1067
World War II Nevada Military Clippings
72World War II Nevada Military Clippings on Veterans
MSNC1100
YMCA Young Men’s Christian Assoc.
78Reno's YMCA Young Men’s Christian Association Records, photographs