Sarah Patton joins Nevada Historical Society as librarian and archivist

RENO, Nevada — Nevada Historical Society has chosen Sarah Patton as its new librarian and archivist. Patton comes from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives at Stanford University, where she was the research services manager. She began the position on Jan. 3, 2022.

“We are excited to have Sarah join our team,” Catherine Magee, Nevada Historical Society director, said. “Our museum is dedicated to preserving artifacts, photographs, manuscripts and other materials related to Nevada and the West. Sarah will enhance our ability to make these materials available to researchers and the public.”

The Nevada Historical Society, at 1650 N. Virginia St. in Reno, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and by appointment Thursdays and Fridays. For more, including details on how to schedule a visit to the research library and galleries, see

Patton holds a master’s degree in library science with a concentration in archives, records and information management from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego.

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The Nevada Historical Society collects, preserves and educates the public about our shared history through exhibition, artifacts, books, photographs and manuscript materials relating to the state of Nevada, the Great Basin, and the West. The Nevada Historical Society is one of seven state museums that make up the Nevada Division of Museums and History