The U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives contains approx. 800 cubic feet of paper and photos, misc. digital records, and hundreds of artifacts, digital video and audio files. The fourteen series listed on this page are available for use as of 2022. Issue mail, clippings, and misc. digital records are currently being arranged and described by archivists and students and will become available following their work.
These papers reflect the complex relationship between individuals and state and federal governments. Issues of regional and national importance play out in the interactions among branches of government, within and across party lines in the Senate, and in the Senator’s representation of constituents. Hagel served on several committees addressing domestic and international issues, though his papers cover almost every issue that arose in legislation or in Nebraska. Significant events during his service include impeachment proceedings, the contested 2000 presidential election, September 11, U.S. involvement in two wars, and economic challenges.
Newspaper articles, government documents, 400+ books (available in Archives & Special Collections), and other related material may be found searching the UNO Libraries catalog.
On October 8, 2008, at the kick-off of UNO's centennial celebration, Chancellor John Christensen announced that U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel would donate his papers and artifacts to his alma mater. 1700 boxes of paper and photos, hundreds of VHS and artifacts, and 400+ books arrived from his D.C. and Nebraska offices arrived in December and the work of arrangement and description began.
Browse and search finding aids for the following series in the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives.