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University of Nebraska at Omaha. Criss Library


The Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library is the academic library serving the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Omaha founded its first library in 1912. It was originally housed in Joslyn Hall on the original University of Omaha campus. Following the 1931 transition from the University of Omaha to the Municipal University of Omaha, the library was housed in a wooden annex building. In 1938, when OU moved to the new campus at 60th and Dodge Streets, the library was moved into a room in the building later known as Arts and Sciences Hall. From 1955 through 1976 (through the 1968 transition from the University of Omaha to the University of Nebraska at Omaha), the library was known as the Eugene C. Eppley Library, and it was housed in the building later known as the Eppley Administration Building. In 1976, it moved into a new building and became known as the University Library. In 2006, in conjunction with a building expansion and renovation, the name was changed to the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Art Proposals Submitted for Criss Library, 2009

 File — Box: Art [8]
Scope and Contents Proposals received from multiple artists for an art installation in the newly renovated Criss Library. There are drawings, digital files, and one example piece of metal for a proposed sculpture.
Dates: 2009

Criss Library Distinguished Service Award Plaques, 1987-2013

 File — Box: Awards [19]
Scope and Contents The plaques recognizing the UNO library Distinguished Service Awards for permanent employees and student workers, awarded annually by the Library Friends. This style of plaque was replaced in 2013.
Dates: 1987-2013

Queer Omaha Archives Celebration Heartland Pride 2016 Advertisement, 2016

Identifier: UNO0054_doc_0002
Scope and Contents The Queer Omaha Archives Celebration on July 13, 2016, ad for the Heartland Pride 2016 guide.
Dates: 2016

Queer Omaha Archives Fliers, 2016

Identifier: UNO0054_doc_0001
Scope and Contents Fliers created to provide information about and solicit donations for the Queer Omaha Archives at the University of Nebraska at Omaha during its first year. The fliers include a description of the Queer Omaha Archives and information about the types of material of interest to add to the archive.
Dates: 2016

UNO and Criss Library Memorabilia, circa 2008-2016

 File — Box: 2017-057
Scope and Contents UNO and Criss Library memorabilia from the early 21st century. Items include a UNO Maverick backpack, UNO t-shirts including one depicting super hero Captain America, and UNO-Kaneko Library notebook and USB flash drive.
Dates: circa 2008-2016