Nevada African Americans

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A Research Strategy

Archives and Libraries

Lied Library

4505 South Maryland Pkwy.
Box 457001
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 895-2100
Search the special collections for oral histories and other resources. Also see Nevada Repositories.

UNLV Libraries have received funding from the Nevada State Library and Archives under the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for a collaborative project with the public libraries, the university, the State Museum, the public television station, and city and county government to document the African American experience in Las Vegas. See African Americans in Las Vegas.

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

(University of Nevada, Reno)
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada 89557
University Archives
See A Guide to the Nevada Black History Project.

Vital Records

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records



Funeral Homes



Legal history - The Timeline of African-American Legal History in Nevada (1861-2011)  by Professor Rachel J. Anderson depicts selected events in the history of African-American lawyers, civil rights, and diversity in Nevada’s bar and on the bench.



Probate Records

School Records

Societies and Organizations

Nevada African American Genealogical Society - NAAGS meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month except on July and August at 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM at the family history center located at
509 S 9th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Voting Registers

Other Sources