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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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  • 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.

Update March 13, 2020: Beginning March 16, 2020, the hours of operation of UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections may vary. After March 23, 2020, the repository's reading room will be closed. 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.

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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