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University Archives

The University Archives documents the history of the University of Nebraska at Omaha from its founding to the present and is part of Criss Library Archives & Special Collections.

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UNO and OU Football Media Guides and Game Programs

UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections has dozens of UNO and OU Football game programs and annual media guides in the university archives.  If you have media guides or game programs not seen on the website, UNO Libraries requests that you consider donating your copies to Archives and Special Collections to ensure the collection is more complete.
Supporters can help make these historical materials more widely available online by making a donation to the UNO Football Archives campaign. Archives and Special Collections is seeking programs and media guides to ensure a complete collection is preserved in perpetuity in the archives. Please contact an archivist to donate material to the archives. 

UNO and OU Football Photographs

UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections has thousands of photographs of UNO and OU Football players, coaches, and fans available in the university archives. Contact the department for assistance finding specific images. Supporters can help make these historical materials more widely available online by making a donation to the UNO Football Archives campaign.

More digital copies of photographs, negatives, slides, and born-digital images for UNO football teams from the 1960s-2000s are coming soon.
UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections has thousands of analog photographs of UNO and OU Football players, coaches, and fans available in the university archives. Contact the department for assistance finding specific images. Supporters can help make these historical materials more widely available online by making a donation to the UNO Football Archives crowdfunding campaign.

UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections has thousands of photographs of UNO and OU Football players, coaches, and fans available in the university archives. Contact the department for assistance finding specific images. Supporters can help make these historical materials more widely available online by making a donation to the UNO Football Archives crowdfunding campaign.

UNO and OU Football Films

If you have additional game films, please contact Amy Schindler, Director of Archives and Special Collections, (acschindler@unomaha.edu, 402-554-6046) if you wish to donate the films or videotapes to the University Archives.

Online access to UNO Football game films from the 1970s-1980s donated to UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections in recent years by generous alumni is forthcoming. If you have additional game films, please contact Amy Schindler, Director of Archives and Special Collections, (acschindler@unomaha.edu, 402-554-6046) if you wish to donate the films or videotapes to the University Archives.   

Interviews with UNO and OU Football Coaches and Staff

Reflections in Time is a series of 125 interviews produced from 1979 to 2007 with former OU and UNO staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, and others. Of the 125 interviews in this series, the first 73 programs were produced by UNO Professor of Communication Paul Borge and the final 52 were produced by UNO Dean of Arts & Sciences Jack Newton. 

UNO and OU Football Archival Collections

OU & UNO Yearbooks

The newest digital collection from Criss Library, the University of Nebraska at Omaha's yearbooks, have been digitized and are now available from the Internet Archive and DigitalCommons@UNO.

University of Omaha 1961 Tomahawk yearbook cover

Breakaway. The Omahan. The Gateway. Tomahawk. Maverick. The university's yearbook went by several names beginning as the Gateway then changing names to the Omahan, Tomahawk, and Breakaway before ending as the Maverick from 1973-1975. The first yearbook, the Gateway (1915-1927), shares its name with the university’s longtime student newspaper. The Tomahawk endured as the campus publication's name the longest from 1936 through 1970. In addition to the name changes, users will notice the changing composition of the volumes over the years as materials and styles evolved.

Whatever the yearbook's name or format, users will find each volume keyword searchable or able to be read like a book online. Yearbooks typically include photos and information about students, events, and faculty. In addition to student organizations, athletics, the arts, and other activities, the yearbooks also present opportunities for alumni, current students, and interested researchers to investigate changing fashions, popular culture, advertisements, and events through the lens of the university's students.

This exciting project was made possible through the LYRASIS Digitization Collaborative – a Sloan Foundation grant-subsidized program that has made digitization easy and affordable for libraries and cultural institutions across the country.

Through the Collaborative’s partnership with the Internet Archive, all items were scanned from cover- to-cover and in full color.  You can choose from a variety of formats, page through a book choosing the “read online” option, download the PDF or search the full text version.

Copies of each volume of the yearbook are also available for use in Criss Library Archives & Special Collections.

The Gateway Student Newspaper

The Gateway Newspaper Archive was launched in 2007 by UNO Libraries as a UNO Centennial ProjectUNO student newspaper The Gateway offers readers a glimpse into campus life. Articles, photo captions, advertisements, and specific dates can be searched in newspaper issues dating back to 1922. Current issues of The Gateway are available on the newspaper's website. 

The Gateway

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Amy Schindler
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Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
University of Nebraska Omaha
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182-0237
402-554-6046
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Donations to the Archives

Your gift will contribute to the preservation and growth of the UNO Football archives by supporting the conservation and digitization of these historical materials, allowing them to be more widely available online. Learn more about our crowdfunding campaign.

If you have photographs, film or video recordings, game programs or other memorabilia, please contact an archivist to donate the material to the archives or seek advice on its care.

History of UNO Football

University of Nebraska-Omaha Football

A History of the University of Nebraska at Omaha 1908-1983

Cover - A History of the University of Nebraska at Omaha 1908-1983