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March 26, 1982 Groundbreaking Ceremony Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 26 March 1982

 Item — Item: 46
Identifier: USSCHA.1.0046

Scope and Contents

From the Series: The Artifacts series contains hundreds of framed items and objects collected by Chuck Hagel between 1967 and 2016 as Deputy Administrator at the Veterans Administration, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of Defense, and in his years outside of public service.

Each artifact is described individually. Artifacts include awards in the form of statues, plaques, framed items, and other commemorative objects; framed cartoons, framed newspaper and magazine covers; framed photographs; artwork; and a wide variety of items categorized as "assorted." Items in the "assorted" category are memorabilia owned by or presented to Hagel at speeches and other events; campaign materials; and gifts from foreign officials, colleagues, and Nebraskans. Several hundred of the framed items hung on the Senator's office walls in Washington, D.C., and around Nebraska.


  • 26 March 1982

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 242 Cubic Feet (Plus hundreds of artifacts and 607 digital audio and video files. This is accurate as of March 2019. Series are being opened annually. )

Language of Materials


Physical Location


General Physical Description note

Black and White Photograph. Black Frame. CTH#: None. Unsigned. Original Label on Back.

Dimensions note

10.25 x 8.5 inches

Office Location

Omaha Townhouse

Preservation note

Tape is missing from the back of the frame and the photo is wrinkled.

Identification note

John Warner, Two Unidentified, Chuck Hagel.

Same event as USSCHA.1.0048, USSCHA.1.0265.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States