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Archives & Special Collections

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    Omaha Magical Society Donates Library. The 1,200-volume magic library established by the 99-year-old organization joins the unique and specialized collections in Archives and Special Collections.

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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.


UNO Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections is open by appointment only to UNO students, faculty, and staff. We look forward to helping all other users remotely. Appointments will be available Monday-Thursday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. All users are required to make appointments to view material. To consult with an archivist or request assistance, contact unoasc@unomaha.edu, 402.554.6046, or 402.554.2884.  

When making an appointment, users will be asked to identify the specific materials they wish to see and their research interest or class affiliation. All items must be pulled before their appointment due to limited staffing. To request appointments at other times, including evenings and Sundays, please email unoasc@unomaha.edu.     

Limited seats are available for visitors to the department’s reading room. As a result, same day appointments may not be able to be accommodated.   

Please note that per University of Nebraska at Omaha policy, all visitors to campus are required to maintain physical distancing and wear face coverings. See the UNO policy for details. 

Contact Archives and Special Collections' archivists at unoasc@unomaha.edu 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.

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Documenting COVID-19 in Omaha - Contact archivists at unoasc@unomaha.edu 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