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University of Nebraska at Omaha. Alumni Association



  • Usage: 1968 - present
  • Usage: 1913 - 1968


The University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Association was founded in 1913 as the University of Omaha Alumni Association. All UNO and OU graduates are automatically members of the Alumni Association, although payment of dues is required to obtain certain benefits. The Alumni Association works to benefit the UNO campus and community.

On January 1, 2016, the UNO Alumni Association integrated with the University of Nebraska Foundation, by a strategic agreeement with a term of five years. The UNO Alumni Association continued to operate as a separate nonprofit organization, with many key operations combined with the NU Foundation.

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

1953 OU Megaphone, circa 1949-1953

 Item — Box 2018-031
Scope and Contents

The Omaha University megaphone is black and has “University,” “Omaha,” and “1953” handpainted on it.

Dates: circa 1949-1953

Alumni Association Calendars, 1998, 2002-2007

 File — Box 1
Scope and Contents

Calendars issued by the Alumni Association for the years 1998 and 2002-2007, featuring pictures of UNO campus.

Dates: 1998, 2002-2007

Alumni Association Coasters, circa 1990

 Item — Object 2020-014
Identifier: 2020-014
Scope and Contents

One white plastic Alumni Association coaster featuring Durango with steam coming out of the nose and the words "UNO Alumni" in red. One white stoneware Alumni Association coaster with a drawing of the Thompson Alumni Center exterior and the words "William H. Thompson Alumni Center."

Dates: circa 1990

Alumni Association Dinner Plate, circa 1980

 Item — Object 2020-016
Identifier: 2020-016
Scope and Contents

One dinner plate bearing the Oneida mark with "University of Nebraska at Omaha" on the lip and "Alumni Association" on the bottom of the plate, both in gold.

Dates: circa 1980

Alumni Association Glass, circa 2014

 Item — Object 2020-013
Identifier: 2020-013
Scope and Contents

One clear highball glass with the O logo and the word "Alumni" on the side in black.

Dates: circa 2014

Alumni Association Plaques, circa 1949-1968

 File — Box Awards [18]
Scope and Contents

Three wooden plaques from the Alumni Association listing honorees.

Dates: circa 1949-1968

Annual Fund Playing Cards, 2006

 Item — Object 2020-008
Identifier: 2020-008
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 2006

Betti Coleman Sage Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-15
Identifier: UNO-0171
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1955-1974

College of Education Pennant, circa 2014

 Item — Box 2020-015
Identifier: 2020-015
Scope and Contents

One maroon UNO College of Education pennant featuring the image of the mascot's head in black. The text in black reads "University of Nebraska Omaha Mavericks TM College of Education."

Dates: circa 2014

Crete Relay Scrapbook

 Collection — Box MISC-15
Identifier: UNO-0209
Scope and Contents

The Crete Relay was organized by the OU Alumni Association after an invitation from the Mayor of Omaha to the Mayor of Crete to sit with him at the OU Homecoming game against Doane College. OU alumni and students ran a 102-mile relay to hand-deliver the event ticket to Crete. The scrapbook includes news clippings, copies of the letters exchanged, and related material.

Dates: 1952

Diamond Jubilee : Alumni Association, 1984, 5/26/2015

Identifier: UNO0021_0034
Scope and Contents

Jim Leslie and Dan Devere discuss the contributions of the Alumni Association to UNO. Number 11 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. Producer, Jerry Greenberg; director, Gary Repair; host, Herb Price.

Title as listed in guide to series: Alumni after 75 years.

Runtime: 28:34:00

Original format: VHS.

Dates: 1984; Digitized: 5/26/2015

Evelyn Kletke Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-05, Folder: UNO-0218
Identifier: UNO-0218
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1944-1992

Football Jersey of James E. Herren, 1960

 Item — Box Football [11]
Scope and Contents

University of Omaha white football jersey #75 worn by James E. Herren in the 1960 season.

Dates: 1960

Henningson Memorial Campanile and CPACS Building Print, circa 2000

 Item — Object 2020-017
Identifier: 2020-017
Scope and Contents

A print of the UNO campus featuring the Henningson Memorial Campanile and the building now known as the CPACS building prior to its renovation. Individually numbered "cp Noods 102/200" and the artist's signature "R Noods."

Dates: circa 2000

Indiannes Marching Team Moccasins, 1964

 Item — Box 2017-007
Scope and Contents A pair of leather moccasins worn by JoAnn Kruntorad Niemann when she was a member of the University of Omaha Indiannes Marching Team in 1964. The moccasins are cream in color with red and brown beadwork on the sides and front of the shoes. Her name, JoAnn Kruntorad, is written inside both shoes. The moccasins bear the mark of Guilfair Original brand. The Indiannes Marching Team provided precision marching entertainment at football and basketball games and participated in parades like...
Dates: 1964

Jim Leslie's Inscribed Items, circa 1973-2005

 Series — Box Leslie 1
Scope and Contents

The series contains photographs and drawings of UNO buildings with personal messages to Jim Leslie from a person for who the building is named. The messages and autographs were given to Leslie during his tenure as UNO Alumni Association president. Signatories include: Bob Reilly, Ronald Roskens, Helene Sapp, Del Weber, Peter Kiewit, Daniel Jenkins II, Marge Durham, Walter Scott, and Bill (William) Strauss.

Dates: circa 1973-2005

Marching Band Uniform, circa 1980

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2020-012
Scope and Contents

Two UNO marching band uniforms including hats, tops, and pants.

Dates: circa 1980

Reflections in Time, 1979-2007

Scope and Contents Reflections in Time is a series of 125 interviews produced from 1979 to 2007 with former UNO staff, faculty, and administrators. Of the 125 interviews in this series, the first 73 programs (1979-1991) were hosted by UNO Professor of Communication Paul Borge and the final 52 (2000-2007) were hosted by UNO Dean of Arts & Sciences Jack Newton. No episodes were produced between 1991 and 2000.Episodes from 1979-1991 were produced by KYNE-TV, in cooperation with the UNO Alumni...
Dates: 1979-2007

UNO Alumni Association Records

Identifier: UNO-0048
Scope and Contents The UNO Alumni Association Records are the records of the Alumni Association of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the University of Omaha. The collection includes an alumni directory (2007); Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting minutes (paper and microfilm, 1915-1987); financial records (1976-2006); the Board of Directors binder from Alumni Association President Ellen Gast (1972); resource guide; correspondence; drafts; news articles; notes about alumni...
Dates: 1937-2009

UNO Diamond Jubilee Lapel Pin, 1983

 Item — Box 2019-045
Identifier: 2019-045
Scope and Contents

Pin is gold and features the UNO Arts and Sciences Hall cupola with a depression beneath the cupola designed to hold a very small diamond. The lapel pins were designed and created by the UNO Alumni Association in 1983 to honor the UNO 75th Anniversary.

Dates: 1983