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.
Material in the Special Collections & Rare Books collecting area in UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections contains unique and specialized items of local, state and regional interest in addition to a wide variety of materials in many subject areas and formats, including Omaha and Nebraska history, pre-19th century books, autographed books and rare first editions.
All books are described and searchable in the library's catalog.
Finding aids for manuscript collections are available in Archives & Special Collections finding aids database. If you have not found what you are looking for in the library catalog or finding aids database, contact UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections for assistance.
A large collection of UNO Masters, Senior Honors, and Writer's Workshop theses and Ph.D. dissertations is also located in Archives & Special Collections. One copy of each thesis or dissertation, usually the original, is retained in University Archives and may not be circulated. A second copy is sent to the general circulating collection which can be located via the Criss Library Catalog or available electronically via the library's Electronic Thesis and Disserations service.
Theses and dissertations from UNL are available from DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska-Lincoln and through inter-library loan requests.