The UNO Criss Library Archives & Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes available to the university community and the public unique, rare, and specialized material. This includes personal papers, organizational records, books, maps, ephemera, and other material in selected subject areas including the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection, University Archives, U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives, and Special Collections & Rare Books.
Whether you're working on a paper for a class, producing a film, writing a book, planning a retirement celebration for a UNO colleague, or researching a campus history project, Archives & Special Collections has the resources for your project. We are also able to host classes in Archives & Special Collections, visit your classroom, and offer tours for groups.
OU cheerleaders sending off the football team to the Tangerine Bowl, December 1954.
Finding aids serve as guides to specific archival and manuscript collections. Finding aids are also often thought of as inventories to collections.
Archives & Special Collections' database provides finding aids for researchers to search or browse. The database was launched in September 2014 and finding aids for collections will continue to be added. Researchers will note finding aids for material from University Archives, Special Collections, and the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection in the Archives & Special Collections' database. If you have not found what you are looking for in the database contact staff in Archives & Special Collections for assistance.
Archives & Special Collections' books, theses, and dissertations can be found by searching Criss Library's catalog.
Other selected material in Archives & Special Collections that can also be found in the library catalog includes periodicals, some maps, and some audiovisual material. Criss Library's catalog indexes books, CD's, DVD's, musical scores, maps, government documents, theses and dissertations, as well as other material available in the library outside of Archives & Special Collections.
The Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection Bibliography, Volume I: Pashto and Dari Titles (1995) and Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection Bibliography - Volume II: English and European Languages (2000) are available online from DigitalCommons@UNO.
Criss Library Archives & Special Collections includes:
Archives & Special Collections at UNO Criss Library is open to the public Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and by appointment.
Archives & Special Collections will be closed Monday, May 30, 2016.
Archives & Special Collections will be closed Monday, July 4, 2016.
Archives & Special Collections relies on the generosity and support of donors for many of the remarkable collections preserved and available to researchers. Contact Archives & Special Collections about a potential gift.
Criss Library's Archives & Special Collections is committed to offering efficient and effective service to all patrons. In order to accomplish this and also to improve our services, we need your input. Please take a minute to tell us about your experience with Archives & Special Collections online or in Criss Library.
Additional general comments or questions about this survey can be directed to:
Amy Schindler, Director of Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
University of Nebraska Omaha