Online Exhibits are typically built to highlight an area of our collection, either to commemorate an event, or merely as an adjunct to our physical materials.
University of Nevada, Reno
- Nevada University History
- A collaboration betwen the Special Collections and University Archives and the Public History program. This exhibit presents articles written primarily by students on the topics of the campus, colleges & departments, student life, and events, with accompanying images largely found in the University Libraries collections.
- University History Timeline
- Offered here is a history of the University of Nevada, a land-grant institution, presented through images of students and campus.
- Johnson Jeffries Fight: A Centennial Exhibit
- In conjunction with the Nevada Historical Society, Special Collections designed this online narrative of the historic, landmark boxing match between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries in 1910.
- Nevada in Maps
- Originally developed to electronically preserve fragile, historic maps of Nevada, the Nevada in Maps exhibit now contains a number of collections, including Sanborn Maps of Nevada and historic geologic and mining maps.
- Sheepherders of Northern Nevada
- Explores the origins and effects of the sheep industry in Northern Nevada, as well as the sheepherding lifestyle, including details about the Basque people who came to practice this trade.
- The Basque Hotel
- Designed to augment the Northern Nevada Reads program, this exhibit features Special Collections materials related to Robert Laxalt's writing process and his novel The Basque Hotel.
- Bohemians in Northern Nevada
- Built to accompany a physical exhibit of Special Collections materials (on display in Summer 2011), this online exhibit contains biographical information on members of Northern Nevada's prominent mid-1900s community of Bohemian artists, as well as images of their work.
- Far Out! The University Art Scene, 1960–1975
- Built to accompany a physical exhibit of Special Collections materials (on display in Summer 2012), this online exhibit continues our retrospective of local art history first explored in the "Bohemians" exhibit a year earlier. It picks up the story from the perspective of the University art department as it experienced a period of dramatic expansion during the counter-culture heyday—in terms of facilities, faculty and student enrollment.
- Nevada Writers Hall of Fame
- Honors Nevada's finest writers. Most members have a write-up summarizing their literary career, followed by a list of published works, as well as published criticism and biographical sources.
- Will James and the West: Life and Art of a "Lone Cowboy"
- Will James was a famous cowboy, cattle rustler, and an author and artist of the American West. This exhibit tells his story from his early years, through his prison sentence, to his fame.