About

Reno Historical is a mobile app and website that lets you explore the history of Reno, Nevada through location-based essays, oral history, archival images, and documentary film. An editorial board, led by historian Alicia Barber, is responsible for the content of Reno Historical. The project is dependent on archives and volunteers who supply essays, historical images, interviews, and expertise.

Reno Historical is managed by Special Collections at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries. Development partners and supporters include Nevada Humanities, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the Historic Reno Preservation Society, the Nevada Historical Society, the City of Reno Historical Resources Commission, the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, and the University of Nevada, Reno Communications Office.

Follow the project on Twitter @RenoHistorical or contact us by email at renohistorical@gmail.com.

Image Rights and Reproduction

Photographs in the Reno Historical website and mobile apps are used with the expressed permission of their creators, owners, or other caretakers (for example, a library or archive). Sources are cited in the captions for each image. For further information about photographs, including requests for reproductions, please contact the listed source directly. Please note that we cannot give the contact information of private individuals, nor are we empowered to grant permission for further use of any photographs.

Reno Historical Platform

The Reno Historical project is built using Curatescape, a mobile framework for the Omeka archival content management system. Curatescape was created and is maintained by the Cleveland State University Center for Public History + Digital Humanities.

Acknowledgements

This project was made possible in part by Nevada Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant #45310-13, awarded by the Nevada State Library and Archives. Additional support was provided by the Historic Reno Preservation Society.