The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
University of Nevada, Reno. Oral History Program
Mail Stop 0324
Repository URL: http://oralhistory.unr.edu/
Repository description (extant): The University of Nevada Oral History Program (UNOHP) is principally a research and publication operation. Its mission is to produce primary-source oral histories that have enduring value, to scholars and the reading public alike, as documentation of the history and culture of Nevada and the West. The UNOHP's oral histories arise from carefully prepared, systematic interviews of persons who can provide firsthand description and interpretation of historically significant events, people, and places. Subjects explored to date include mining and ranching, the emergence and development of the casino gaming industry, politics and government, Great Basin Indians, the experiences of various ethnic groups in the settlement and development of the West, and a number of others.
Oral history tapes and master transcripts totaling over 120,000 pages are housed in the UNOHP archives. Complete, bound sets of the works are held by the Special Collections departments of the University of Nevada libraries in Reno and Las Vegas. The university library in Reno also circulates copies of many of the oral histories, and CDs containing the transcripts of all oral histories published between 1965 and 2003 have been distributed to all public libraries and public school libraries in Nevada. Hard copies of select portions of the collection have been purchased by universities, community colleges, libraries, historical societies, newspapers, and public schools throughout the West, and parts of the work have been added to the collections of the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, and other libraries throughout the United States.
Repository type: University Special Collection