Nevada Cooperative Extension Centennial: 1914-2014

The Cooperative Extension Service is the unit of the Department of Agriculture responsible for educational outreach in collaboration with the United States land-grant university system. It was created by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 to share practical, research-based information about agriculture, home economics, and related subjects with the general population – taking the university to …

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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 …

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Staking a Claim on Education

“Happy School Days” 1912, Fallon, NV. Photo by Rolly Ross Ham A new exhibit in Special Collections and in the Whittemore Gallery on the first and second floors of the Knowledge Center . Exhibit cases on the third floor tell the stories of “tiny schools,” rural schools, early school districts in Northern Nevada, Reno schools, Indian schools, …

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