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2008.10.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

UNO to House Sen. Chuck Hagel’s Archives

Omaha - University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Chancellor John Christensen announced today that the legislative papers of U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel will be permanently housed at the school’s Criss Library.

The collection includes speeches, memos, handwritten letters, photos and other correspondence Hagel accumulated during his 12 years in public office. The documents will be moved to the library’s permanent collection when Hagel leaves office early next year.

UNO was selected because Hagel is a graduate of the school’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

“UNO extends heartfelt thanks to Sen. Hagel for his extraordinary gift as part of our anniversary celebration,” said Christensen, who spoke Oct. 8 at the kick-off to UNO’s Centennial celebration. “We are indeed humbled by your generosity which will contribute immeasurably to the rich academic resources we offer our students, faculty and community. Your archives will be a window to government and governance for generations to come.”

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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