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Archives & Special Collections

  • Notebooks, badges, and welcome kit for the Kyoto Protocol meeting in 1997.

    A new exhibit, Evolving Perspectives, runs through May 5, 2020.

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  • Players and coaches of the 1954 OU Football team seated on bleachers for a formal portrait

    A new exhibit about the undefeated 1954 OU Football team's Tangerine Bowl victory is open.

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  • DigitalCommons@UNO text, open lock, and magnifying glass with an eye in the middle

    Join the library for a DigitalCommons@UNO workshop.

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  • Omaha Music Collection victrola and keyboard graphic

    The Omaha Music Collection is a new local history initiative from Archives and Special Collections.

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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.


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.

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Collecting Areas

University Archives

U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives

Special Collections and Rare Books

Queer Omaha Archives

Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection

Digital Collections