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The Archives Department and Library are available to the public Tuesday thru Friday from 9:00 to 5:00.  Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.

The Northeastern Nevada Museum has a room filled with newspapers from the Elko Independent, the Elko Daily Free Press and other area newspapers.  The archived newspapers are dated from 1869 to the present day (newspapers are archived daily).  This archive is a great place to investigate what was happening in the year you were born or any other special day you would like to research.  There are also more than 30,000 photos, obituaries, cemetery records, births, marriage dates, government records, oral histories, manuscripts and maps that can be found in the Archives Department.

Northeastern Nevada Museum Newspaper Department	(Archives)	 Elko Newspaper
NNM Newspaper Department (Archives) Elko Independent Newspaper dated in 1926 (from Archives)

The Northeastern Nevada Museum also has a library filled with books on many topics and from many genres.  These books can be used for research or just good reading. 


Research libraryThe Northeastern Nevada Museum can scan or copy any research for a small fee.  The fee schedule for electronic and/or hard copies is as follows:


Staff Only Research - $10.00/First ½ Hour - $15.00/Each additional ½ hour
Copy Machine 8½” x 11” Copies $ .25
Copy Machine 8½” x 14” Copies $ .30
Copy Machine 11” x 17” Copies $ .35
Microfilm Copies $1.00
Scanned Reprints $6.00/8½”x11” Photo Paper Sheet
Scanned onto CD $5.00/up to 3 photos in .jpg format
Additional photos on CD $.50 each
Video Copies $6.00/each VHS Cassette
DVD Copies $5.00/each DVD
Audio Cassette Copies $3.00/each cassette
You can also purchase past and present Museum Quarterlies
Before 1980 $5.00/each
1980-1990 $4.00/each
1990 –Current  $3.50/each


Quarterly Indexes

Indexes for all our Quarterlies are done annually by Mr. Al Mour, a native Elkoan now living in California. He has divided the indexes into the three categories to make searches easier. The Subject Index is by far the most common reference used by the Archives Dept. at the museum. The Index contents are alphabetical.

Quarterly Author Index

Quarterly Subject Index

Quarterly Title Index



Death Records

The Northeastern Nevada Museum Death Records is an accumulation of deaths of persons associated with northeastern Nevada. It has been compiled by volunteers and staff through use of newspaper obituaries, grave records and death certificates. The Museum staff does not presume the compilation to be absolutely complete or correct, as inaccuracies occur in all of these sources and data entry. We are willing to entertain corrections or additions to the records with proper proof. Contact the Archives Department at 775-738-3418 Ext. 114 or email to archives@museumelko.org. To view the Death Records please click on one of the links below. They are in alphabetical order by last name.


 Collections Basement at the Northeastern Nevada Museum The Northeastern Nevada Museum has an extensive collection of objects.  There are items from Elko High School, the Old Elko General Hospital, saddles, kitchen items, art, Indian baskets, decanters, old typewriters, juke boxes, phonographs, rocks and minerals, clothing and hats.  The Northeastern Nevada Museum’s collection contains historical items that pertain to Northeastern Nevada, Elko County or to the State of Nevada. 


Item Donations can be made Tuesday - Thursday between the hours of 9:30am and 2:30pm.  All Item donations should have historical value in relation to Northeastern Nevada, Elko County or the state of Nevada.  Item Donations should also reflect the aforementioned Mission Statement and Collection Policy of the Northeastern Nevada Museum.  Any questions can be directed to the Collection Department.

If you are donating a picture to our archives department, please make sure that you include one or all of the following:
who, where and when. If you have any questions please contact our archives department at extension 114.