Projects

Doten Diaries Online

A collaborative effort between the UNR Libraries and Department of History brings an important primary source of early Nevada history to the web. The 3-volume transcriptions of Alfred Doten’s daily chronicle from 1849-1903, edited by Walter Van Tilburg Clark, published by the University of Nevada Press in 1973 and long out of print, is now freely available for the first time in a full-text searchable format online.

Visualizing the French Empire

This project explores the relative importance of various parts of Europe’s imperial domain—both places within and without the French empire proper—over the critical period 1870 to 1914, by generating heat maps of linguistic interest in various territories, as well as collocation networks and frequency diagrams that illustrate how the French understood their role in empire-building.

Reno Typographic History

A digital archive of Reno’s rich typographic history that traces the Great Basin's changing economic and social makeup, as varying interest and societal groups have used differing typefaces to create their own cultural representation of Reno, its people, and its culture.