The University Libraries of the University of Nevada, Reno hold a rich collection of political papers covering the entire history of the state, from the early statehood era to the present. These collections contain personal and professional papers of individual politicians, activists, organizational leaders, and the official records of organizations. In many cases there are also other materials such as published books by and about individuals and oral histories compiled by the University of Nevada Oral History Program.
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Parts of this project are made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Nevada State Library and Archives.
PROCESSING political archival material is a very detailed, time-consuming, and intellectually challenging procedure normally done by an "Archivist," a professional level position. Being a good archivist requires training and dedication. Some of the steps an archivist takes in processing a collection include: