A Sanborn map
Write a considered essay of not more than one-page length about WHAT sorts of historic materials you think should be incorporated into the examination of your “place” of interest.
Where would you find those resources (for this, you will actually want to investigate), and how do you think these materials should be incorporated into your research and thematic research?
How do you conduct research in a limited-access (closed-stack) historical archive?
Some sources are online, but others are only at a library. Special Collections in the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries houses a wealth of primary materials concerning the history of Nevada. Hours are 9-5 M-F. A staff member will help you identify the best sources for your topic, and retrieve those materials for you to use in the reading room.
The library of the Nevada Historical Society, at the north edge of campus, is also a rich repository of primary sources. It is located at 1650 North Virginia Street. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-4 .
An important tip: History research is time-consuming. Start early!
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