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[Image: University of Nevada Oral History Program, image of microphone and link to digital photo collection] University of Nevada Oral History Archive[Image: icon for a new collection]
This archive of 200+ primary source oral histories documents aspects of the history and culture of Nevada and the Intermountain West.
[Image: Book Arts Collection, image of book arts book and link to digital collection] Book Arts Collection[Image: icon for a new collection]
The 150+ records in this collection depict but a fraction of the artists' works in UNR's book arts collection that is housed in the Special Collections Department of the UNR Libraries.
[Graphic: Images of Lake Tahoe] Images of Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe has been called the jewel of the Sierra. The 1,000+ images in this collection represent only a small portion of the photographic images of Lake Tahoe held by the Special Collections Department of the UNR Library.
[Image: Sagebrush Vernacular, image of barn and link to digital photo collection] Sagebrush Vernacular
Sagebrush Vernacular is an exhibition of 120 photographs selected from 463 photographs of rural Nevada architecture taken by advanced photography students from the University of Nevada, Reno.
[Image: Lincoln and Victory Highways in Nevada, image of opening page for website and link to digital photo collection] Just Passin' Through
The 170+ images in this collection document places and activities along the Lincoln and Victory highways as they cross Nevada, eastern California and western Utah, as well as Reno's Transcontinental Highways Exposition of 1927 celebrating the completion of the two roads.
[Image: Basque Posters, image of poster and link to digital photo collection] Basque Posters
A sampling of 41 colorful and interesting posters advertising festivals in the Basque Country and the United States, as well as art exhibits and conferences. Several of the posters depict Basque clothing and customs; all display the creativity and vigorous spirit of Euskaldunak, the Basque people.
[Image: Nevada Ag Pubs, image of opening page for website and link to digital pubs collection]Nevada Agricultural Publications
This collection includes more than 1000 full-text publications, primarily from the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station and Nevada Cooperative Extension, highlighting the history of agriculture in Nevada. 1888-present.
[Image: Art Collection of the University of Nevada, image of opening page for website and link to digital photo collection] UNR Artwork Collection
This collection contains 299 paintings in the Special Collections Department of the UNR Library and features work by Western artists, including Maynard Dixon, Theodore Waddell, Will James, and Lorenzo Latimer, as well as Mildred Lane, Hildegard Herz, and Minerva Pierce, all of whom were founding members of Reno's Latimer Art Club.
[Image: Nevada in Maps, image of historic map and link to digital photo collection] Nevada in Maps
This collection includes over 4,500 maps and atlases on Nevada and the Great Basin from seven map collections throughout the state of Nevada ranging chronologically from 1750 into the 21st century.
[Image: Campus Photos Collection, image of historic postcard and link to digital photo collection] Campus Images
This collection of over 10,000+ images reflect the University of Nevada, Reno's history from its founding in Elko to its present location and growing campus. The collection is the result of a collaboration between various campus entities that have contributed either historical or current images of UNR.
[Image: Sheepherding Collection, image of sheepherder wagon and link to digital photo collection] Sheep Industry of Northern Nevada
Sheep have always played an important role in the economic history of Nevada. This collection of 538 photos document almost 80 years of the sheep industry in Northern Nevada, and accompanies the Sheepherders of Northern Nevada online exhibit.
[Image: La Baskonia, image of historic masthead and link to digital journal collection] La Baskonia
La Baskonia or La Vasconia was a Spanish language journal published from 1893 until 1943, that depicted the vitality and creativity of the Basque community in Argentina during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
[Image: History of Medicine, image of collage of historic photos and link to digital photo collection] History of Medicine
These 686 images were selected from 7,000+ photographs that relate to the University of Nevada School of Medicine; the Nevada State Medical Association; and the Reno Surgical Society. They document over 100 years of healthcare for Nevada's citizens, including 19th-century frontier military medicine in the Great Basin.
[Image: Olga Reifschneider Collection, image of opening page for website and link to digital photo collection] Reifschneider Collection
This collection contains 275 images of plants and trees taken in northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe region by botanist and nature writer Olga Reifschneider from the 1940s-70s; it presents an expansive view of the botanical life of this region and is exclusively devoted to native plants.
[Image: Nevada Aerial Photos for Mt. Rose Highway, image of opening page for website and link to digital photo collection] Historic Aerial Photographs
The 61 images in this collection were taken by Forest Service and Soil Conservation Service photographers who hung their cameras out of planes in consecutive summers in 1938 and 1939 as part of the forest and soil survey work carried out during the siting of the Mount Rose Highway.
[Image: Special Collections Photo Collection, image of opening page for website and link to digital photo collection] Special Collections Photograph Collection
The 5,600+ images in this collection are but a fraction of the more than 200,000 images housed in the Special Collections Department of the UNR Library that document life in Nevada and the surrounding region from the 1860's to the present.
[Image: Nevada Architectural Drawings Collection, image of architectural drawing and link to digital collection] Nevada Architectural Archives
The 4 sets of architectural plans in this collection are but a fraction of the hundreds of architectural drawings from significant Nevada architects and architectural firms that are housed in the Special Collections Department of the UNR Libraries.
[Image: Lake Tahoe Resources Collection, image of lake and link to digital collection] Tahoe Resources
The 170 items in this collection are a variety of streaming videos, special reports, historic documents and other locally-held resources intended to complement the content of the Tahoe Research, Scholarship and Outreach website.
[Image: Special Collections documents collection, image of pen and ink drawing of Morrill Hall and link to digital collection] University Archives Documents
The 132 historic documents in this collection include the early annual and biennial reports of the Board of Regents, and selections from other documents housed in the University Archives.
[Image: Basque Library's Digital Collections, image of Basque Monument and link to digital collection] Basque Digital Collections
The 3,300+ items in this collection are from the Basque Studies Library's photographic archives and include photos from both the American West and the Basque Country.
[Image: Arborglyphs on Peavine, image of tree carving and link to digital collection] Arborglyphs on Peavine
This database, created by arborglyph researcher Joxe Mallea-Olaetxe, documents and interprets 514 arborglyphs carved by 108 sheepherders in five aspen groves on Peavine Mountain in Reno and includes photographs and/or video clips for about half the trees.
[Image: UNR Posters, image of three posters and link to digital collection] UNR Posters
This database includes 12 sample posters created by members of the University of Nevada, Reno campus community, and printed for them by the @One staff in the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.
[Image: Selected Congressional Hearings, image of missile, horse, and radioactive barrel and link to digital collection] Selected Congressional Hearings
"Mustangs, MX Missiles and Radioactive Waste" is a collection of 36 U.S. Congressional hearings from the University of Nevada Reno's federal depository library collection.
[Image: Margaret M. Wheat Collection, image of Native American in tule boat and link to digital collection] Margaret M. Wheat Collection
This collection includes 50 selected Paiute and Shoshone oral histories recorded by Margaret M. Wheat between the 1940's and the 1960's.
[Image: UNR Herbarium Specimen Collection, image of a sample specimen and link to digital collection] UNR Herbarium Specimens Collection[Image: UNR Herbarium Specimen Collection, image of a sample specimen and link to digital collection]
The UNR Herbarium has been in existence since 1886. This online collection currently includes 22,000+ records. There are 90,000+ specimens in the entire collection.
[Image: spacer gif] Restricted Collection: Art and Architecture Image Resources Collection(6,000+ images)
Restricted Collection: Anthropology Teaching Collection(2,000+ images)
These teaching items collections are restricted, meaning that if you are not authorized to view the restricted items within them, you will see either the public access images ONLY, or will not be able to view ANY items.

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