Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records Digital Collections

A division of the State of Nevada Department of Administration

Historical Nevada Collections

Digital copies of original manuscripts, photos and records

Browse Collections

Historical State Publications

Digital copies of publications produced by Nevada government agencies

Browse Collections

Providing Access to Nevada’s Culture, Heritage and History

The Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records, located on the Capitol grounds in Carson City, is the repository for all official state records dating back to 1851.  

In our Digital Collections you can:

  • Look for your family name in the original Territorial Census
  • Read handwritten documents signed by Abraham Lincoln
  • Research water rights and learn about farming in Nevada
  • Review past and present State Budgets
  • and much, much more …

As part of this collaborative project original hand created documents, dating from 1851 to 1931, have been scanned and are available in the Historical Nevada Collections.  

More recent publications produced by state and local government agencies covering a range of topics such as agriculture, healthcare, wildlife, and law are featured in the Historical State Publications Collections

Publication of this online information and service is partially funded by the Nevada State Library and Archives under the Library Services and Technology Act, P.L. 108-81, as amended, through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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