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Archives and Special Collections

  • Parts of drawings of people by incarcerated LGBTQ+ artists for On the Inside group show

    On the Inside prison education speakers event is June 13, 2022 on Zoom

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    Charting our Path: UNO Libraries' Traveling Exhibits and Panels

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Archives and 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 and Special Collections has the historical materials and expertise required.

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Collecting Areas

University Archives

Manuscript Collections

Books and Published Material

Digital Collections


Land Acknowledgment

It is appropriate to acknowledge that UNO occupies the traditional treaty lands of the Omaha and Otoe-Missouria Tribal Nations whose sovereignty existed long before the state of Nebraska. We would also like to express our respect to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, and over 170 other tribes represented within the Omaha area.