Access digitized materials in a variety of formats online.
Online Archives & Special Collections
A small, but growing portion of Archives & Special Collections material has been digitized and is available online, including:
More materials are added on a regular basis. Researchers will find links to digitized material from the library catalog, finding aids, or other search tools.
Online exhibits from Archives & Special Collections highlight specific material around common themes.
Contact Archives & Special Collections to discuss your research needs.
U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Online Exhibits
The Hagel Archives contains records from Chuck Hagel's career as U.S. Senator and U.S. Secretary of Defense. View the digitized portions of the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives in online exhibits.
The Gateway and the YELLow Sheet Student Newspapers
The Gateway Newspaper Archive was launched in 2007 as a UNO Centennial Project. Articles, photos, and advertisements can be searched in issues dating back to 1922 with more recent issues added regularly after the conclusion of the academic year. The YELLow Sheet was OU's first student newspaper and a decidedly underground publication published from 1911 to 1915.
Archives & Special Collections Online Exhibits
Criss Library Archives & Special Collections is here to share and preserve the historical material that makes our library, university, and community unique. This site highlights digital exhibits and collections of photographs, letters, memorabilia, documents, and other material from Criss Library Archives & Special Collections.
Queer Omaha Archives
Omaha’s LGBTQIA+ archives preserves and provides access to LGBTQIA+ history in the region. The Queer Omaha Archives collects, preserves, and makes available to the public material documenting the diverse people and organizations of the greater Omaha region and their experiences and work.
Library Digital Collections
The Library Digital Collections platform provides access to material held by Archives & Special Collections. Currently available are a growing number of collections including UNO Photographs, Omaha Zoo Foundation Film Collection, Opera Omaha Collection, YMCA of Greater Omaha Collection, YMCA of Greater Omaha Photo Collection, Tangerine Bowl collection, selected documents from the WPA Omaha City Guide Project, and a partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska.
The UNO yearbook was known as the Gateway from 1915-1927; then changed names to the Omahan from 1928-1929; then changed names to the Tomahawk from 1936-1970; then changed names to Breakaway from 1971-1972; before ending as the Maverick from 1973-1975. The first yearbook, the Gateway (1915-1927), shares its name with the university’s longtime student newspaper. No yearbook was published in 1930-1935.
DigitalCommons@UNO is an online showcase of the research and scholarly output of the members of the University of Nebraska Omaha community. This repository is administered by the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library and serves as a permanent digital archive for these materials.
Members of UNO’s academic community are invited to contribute their scholarship to DigitalCommons@UNO.
Theses and Dissertations
Theses and dissertations completed by students of University of Nebraska at Omaha graduate programs are collected and maintained by Criss Library.
Honor's Theses, Writer's Workshop Theses (M.F.A.), Creative Theses (M.F.A.) are available in print only, with one copy available for checkout in the third floor circulating collection and one archival copy in Archives & Special Collections.
Creative Theses (M.F.A.) are available in print only, and at the request of the Creative Writing Department the only copy available is in Archives & Special Collections. Masters and Educational Specialists and Doctoral Dissertations are available full-text open access via DigitalCommons@UNO or via the subscription database ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global as well as in print from Archives & Special Collections, which is located on the first floor of the library.
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