University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Usage: 1968 - present
- Usage: 1931 - 1968
- Usage: 1908 - 1931
- Usage: 1968 - present
- Usage: 1908 - 1968
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a four-year state university in Omaha, Nebraska. It was founded as a private, coeducational college named the University of Omaha in 1908 by the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Omaha. In 1930, with voter approval, the City of Omaha took control of the university, renaming it to the Municipal University of Omaha in 1931. In 1968, the university merged into the University of Nebraska system, becoming the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Nebraska at Omaha was an urban commuter campus until 1999, when the first student housing was opened.
Name history summary:
1968-present -- University of Nebraska at Omaha
1931-1968 -- Municipal University of Omaha
1908-1931 -- University of Omaha
Found in 166 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence, class lists, photographs, slides, the original silk screens, and other material related to the 1941 Univeristy of Omaha Tomahawk student yearbook collected by editor June Anderson Soderlund.
1953 drawing of the proposed university library.
1954 drawing of proposed campus plan featuring separate buildings for liberal arts (present-day Arts and Sciences Hall), social sciences, (present-day Milo Bail Student Center), student activities (present-day library or Weber) and other potential future campus buildings.
Scrapbook documenting University of Omaha student life includes postcards from the region, holiday cards (Thanksgiving, New Year, Christmas), cards, invitations, programs, tickets, and other ephemera and similar. The scrapbook was printed with the university's name and seal.
A deck of playing cards from the UNO Alumni Association in honor of the 2006 Annual Fund. Includes the box and complete set of cards in order. Each card includes a factoid about the university on the suit side. The box and cards include "UNO Alumni Association Est. 1913" and an image of Durango. The two jokers are a photo of a Durango figurine.
Black scrapbook documenting University of Omaha activities includes photographs, news clippings, and ephemera.
The papers of Betti Coleman Sage include programs, invitations, photographs, news clippings, and other ephemera from her years as a OU student (1955-1957) as well as some material from the University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Association in the 1970s.
Bond issue statements preceding the 1930 election prepared for OU Regent Paul L. Martin and OU President W. E. Sealock at their request in 1935. Correspondence and related news clippings are also in the collection.
Three UNO-UNMC lapel pins with magnetic fasteners. The design features the UNO and UNMC logos side by side, connected with a black bar. Chancellor Gold designed this lapel pin when he became Interim Chancellor of UNO while simultaneously remaining Chancellor of UNMC.
Cheerful--Courageous--Confident: The Gift of an Idea to the University of Omaha Class of 1947, by Rowland Haynes, President
Cheerful--Courageous-- Confident: The Gift of an Idea to the University of Omaha Class of 1947, by Rowland Haynes, President is a printed commemorative copy of Rowland Haynes commencement speech to the 1947 OU graduating class, signed with a greeting by Rowland Haynes. The theme is cheerful courage through faith in God.
A red and black hat worn by University of Omaha cheerleaders in 1915.
The Del Weber Speeches cover the period from 1977 until 1998, when Delbert D. Weber was Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The speeches consist of handwritten and typed notes and scripts. An unformatted list of speeches in the staff view includes speech title, organization or location, and title.
Guy Mockelman, a student regent, and Teresa Wernsman, freshman student senator, discuss their reasons for coming to UNO. Number 12 in the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Diamond Jubilee series. Sponsored by UNO's College of Continuing Studies in cooperation with television station KMTV. From the series TV Classroom.
Original format: VHS.
The papers of Doris Lausen Ratekin document her activities as a student at the University of Omaha including her participation in Honors Convocations, sorority life, concerts, as well as academics. The collection also includes a Corinthian Society pin, her class schedules, a red ribbon reading "Kiss me, I like it," an invitation to a hazing or initiation event, and other student material.
A Durango mascot costume typically worn by a UNO student at campus events. The costume includes the head, two feet, pants, and a tunic top. The is approximately 10 x 18 x 40 inches in size. The pants and top are made of a mesh material that is worn away in multiple spots from use. The interior of the head includes a bicycle-like helmet and styrofoam padding.
Contents of the Durham Science Center’s cornerstone time capsule laid at the time of the building’s construction in 1987. Closed until 2037. Photographs of the original time capsule container when it was removed from the Durham Science Center’s wall and later transferred to Archives and Special Collections were collected by archivists.
The papers of Evelyn Kletke include material about class reunions in the 1980s and early 1990s as well as a program from her time as a student in the mid-1940s.