The DPLA links to over 45,000 of our objects


We are proud to be included in the Digital Public Library of America, an exciting new digital gateway to over four million historical and cultural objects from libraries and museums throughout the United States. A search for “Virginia City Nevada” finds 529 results. Of these, 444 photos, paintings, drawings, maps, and texts are from the UNR Libraries’ digital collections, including this lithograph from Special Collections. View and enlarge the image at our site to see the amazing details of this rendition of early days on the Comstock.

The DPLA is an open and collaborative effort to unite and integrate existing digital collections and coordinate and support the efforts of developers “to create novel environments for learning, tools for discovery, and engaging apps.” The mission of the DPLA is “to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums and to make them freely available to the world.”