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Archives & Special Collections

  • UNO students looking at archival materials.

    UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is gathering the voices and experiences of Omahans during the pandemic.

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    UNO Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections stands with the Omaha community. For those that want to reach out now, we are here. For those that cannot contact us now, we will be here. All are welcome here.

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Archives & Special Collections acquires and preserves unique, rare, and specialized materials. The collections are available for the university community and general public to use in Criss Library and online.

Updated June 7, 2020: UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections is open by appointment to UNO community members with a MavCard. Contact Archives and Special Collections' archivists at or 402.554.6046 for remote assistance. A staff directory is also available. Online access to select Archives & Special Collections materials can be found on the Digital Collections webpage.



Whether working on a paper for a class, producing a film, researching a local history project, writing a book, or undertaking another creative project, UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections has the historical materials and expertise required.

Using the Collection

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Documenting COVID-19 in Omaha - Contact archivists at or 402.554.6046 to learn more.

Collecting Areas

University Archives

U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives

Special Collections and Rare Books

Queer Omaha Archives

Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection

Digital Collections