"Life of a Senator" and "Building the Good Life" are the newest exhibits from the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives. Both exhibits run through August 26, 2016, at Criss Library Archives & Special Collections on the lowest level of Criss Library.
How does a U.S. Senator fill up a day? A month? Easily. Through schedules, photos, and other items from the career of U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (1997-2009), "Life of a Senator" introduces visitors to the varied work of a U.S. Senator one month at a time. Some months kick off a new president. Others bring tragedy or controversy. Still others show the normal rhythm of politicians at work. For an online version of "Life of a Senator" with even more items, please visit: http://hagel.omeka.net/exhibits/show/lifeofasenator.
One of the many ways Senator Hagel and his staff helped Nebraskans was by working with them to find funding opportunities and by writing letters of endorsement for grant proposals. "Building the Good Life: Grant work in a Senate Office" gives viewers a glimpse into how Hagel’s office helped constituents build the good life.
The documents in these exhibits are a small sample of the items found in the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives. Schedules, photographs, artifacts, and grant files from the Hagel Archives are all accessible for research. Researchers may use these materials by browsing inventories in our online database and visiting Criss Library Archives & Special Collections.