Learn about Chuck Hagel's roots in Nebraska, his and his family's commitment to service. Find images of his first campaign for U.S. Senate, work in Washington, D.C., and rise from U.S. Senator to Intelligence Advisory Board co-chairman and eventually Secretary of Defense under President Obama. Finally, discover his life as son, brother, husband, father, and leader.
These photos highlight the many events, parades, and other local activities that Hagel and his family, campaign staff, and volunteers participated in across Nebraska to garner support for his two runs for public office.
This exhibit includes press, media, and speech material produced by Senator Hagel and his staff as they responded to six issues and events: veterans, drought in Nebraska, the Iraq War, disaster response and recovery in Nebraska, 9-11 and its aftermath, and Native Americans.
161 videos are available through this exhibit. The rest may be viewed in person at UNO Libraries Archives & Special Collections.
Selected Books Available at Criss Library
Chuck Hagel by Charlyne Berens
Call Number: E840.8.H23 B47 2006
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
In August 2004 as Republicans celebrated the nomination of George W. Bush, U.S. Senator Hagel (NE) told reporters the Republican Party had "come loose of its moorings." This was a bold position for someone major newspapers identified as a prospective presidential candidate but not surprising for a Republican who said the occupation of Iraq was poorly planned and had encouraged the spread of terror cells worldwide. Who is Hagel and is he a genuine player on the national stage? Berens sets out to answer these questions in her careful look at one of the most interesting and independent figures on the political scene. Berens delves into Hagel's rise to national influence and examines the background that led Hagel to an outspoken internationalism that often put him at odds with his party and president.
America: Our Next Chapter by Chuck Hagel; Peter Kaminsky
Call Number: E902 .H26 2008
Hagel has long been admired for his integrity and commonsense approach to the challenges of our times. The LA Times has praised his "bold positions on foreign policy and national security." In America: Our Next Chapter, Hagel examines the state of our nation and provides meaningful proposals to guide America back onto the right path. He discusses domestic issues such as control of U.S. debt and confronts foreign policy problems, including China's growing economy and Iran's aggressive political, ideological, and nuclear stances. True to beliefs instilled in childhood, he speaks passionately about service as the path toward a renewed America.