Resources for Researchers

Looking for research resources, or materials that cover broader aspects of Nevada's history than specific sites?  Below are reports, multiple property documentation forms, and other research resources pertaining to state history available for you to learn more about Nevada's past.

Multiple Property Documentation Forms

Multiple property documentation forms (MPDFs) are cover documents that outline a larger historic, architectural, or archaeological context pertaining to regional, state, or local history. An MPDF is used as a placeholder for that context when nominating more than one resource to the National Register of Historic Places. Producing an MPDF that is approved by the National Park Service makes it easier to nominate similar significant resources related to that context in the future. 

If you know about a resource that relates to one of the MPDFs above and are interested in nominating it to the National Register of Historic Places, click here

Historic Contexts

Historic Contexts are technical reports about specific historical, architectural, or archaeological topics. They work very similarly to MPDFs, and are helpful and insightful resources about Nevada's past. (Note: If you are a professional consultant searching for cultural resource reports and data for compliance purposes, please go to the NVCRIS page for more information). 

Selected Historic Resource Surveys

Historic resource survey projects evaluate areas for resources (buildings, places, etc.) that might be eligible for historic designation. Below is a selection of resource surveys produced by the Nevada SHPO or by local governments for the benefit of the public. (Note: If you are a professional consultant searching for cultural resource reports and data for compliance purposes, please go to the NVCRIS page for more information).