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Local History Collection


Search digitized materials related to the history of Henderson. All items can be viewed online and most can be downloaded.
Search the Henderson Digital Archives

Browse the collections

Arts Alive Magazines

Basic High School Yearbooks

BMI Newsletters Collection

BMI Photographs Collection

CCNGS Newsletter Collection

CLASS! Magazines

Henderson Coordinating Council Records

Henderson Home News

Henderson Libraries Events

Henderson Oral History Project

Henderson Memories Collection

Henderson's History in Scrapbooks

Industrial Days

Nevada State College Digital Collections

Southern Nevada Maps

Veterans Oral History Project

Women of St. Rose

WomensCare and Reach Magazines

Henderson Community

Photograph of Henderson District Public Library, Henderson, 1956

Frequently Asked Questions

    • The digital archives can be accessed by clicking here. They're free to access, and you do not need to be a patron of the Henderson Libraries to browse our content online. All you need is Internet access. There are over 12,000 items to view including photographs, newspapers, scrapbooks, directories, and more!

    • Yes! Henderson Libraries accepts donations of local historical significance. We are particularly interested in yearbooks, photographs, maps, programs, and documents from local families and businesses.

      Before bringing in your donation, check out our Community Resources page for more information about donations or contact the Digital Projects Librarian at (702) 207-4287 or email digitalcollections@hdpl.org.

    • You are allowed to download any photograph or document that is in the public domain. If you click on an item in the Digital Archives, and the following tab is displayed then it can be downloaded 

    • The staff-mediated scanning services are different than the multifunction machines that are available near the public use computers in all of our branches. As a library cardholder, you can make an appointment to have a librarian scan your photographs and documents for free using the Epson FastFoto FF-640 photo and document scanner or Epson Expression 12000XL scanner to a personal USB-drive.

      Appointments are for 30 minutes with the librarian, but can be extended as necessary. Email the librarian digitalcollections@hdpl.org or call (702) 207-4287 to make an appointment. Appointments vary based on the availability of the librarian and the library branch's hours. 

    • The scanning service is free to use. There is no charge to have physical items scanned to a USB drive, but you must have access to a USB drive before you use the scanning services.

    • You must make an appointment with the Digital Projects Librarian to use the scanning services. You can email digitalcollections@hdpl.org or call (702) 207-4287 to make an appointment. Appointments are based on the availability of the librarian and the open hours of the library.

    • Web archiving is the process of collecting websites and the information they contain from the World Wide Web, and preserving them as they appeared at a given moment in an archive. One of the most famous web archives belongs to the Wayback Machine launched by the Internet Archive in 2001. Since then, it has archived over 338 billion web pages!

    • The lives and activities of communities are increasingly documented online; local news, events, disasters, celebrations — the experiences of citizens are now largely shared via social media and web platforms. In most instances, the Internet is the only place that information is available. But did you know the average lifespan of a webpage is only 90 days? That's not a long time for information to be around, especially if that information is only found on a single webpage!
      But don't worry! Organizations like universities and public libraries, including Henderson Libraries, are working to create web archives of websites important to their communities. These web archives ensure their communities' ability to access the information as a trusted source in the future. This also means we can capture aspects of our community that are otherwise overlooked. 


      Through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Internet Archive, Henderson Libraries now has the ability to archive websites that are important to the Henderson Community! While we are actively preserving other formats of our community to add to our Local History Collection, such as photographs and documents, this grant provides the capability to add websites to that collection.
      Some aspects of the Henderson community that we believe are important to capture include local government, education, spontaneous events, local businesses and organizations, community blogs, and events in the community. 

    • Yes! We have  the entire run of the Henderson Home News, from 1949 to 2009.  These can be viewed online any time by visiting our Henderson Digital Archives.

    • No, Henderson Libraries does not house marriage, birth, or death records. Marriage licenses and records for Clark County can be found by searching with the Clark County Clerk’s Office here.

      Birth and death records are not public records, but you can access them through the Southern Nevada Health District for a fee.

       

 Questions? Email us at digitalcollections@hdpl.org