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Joe Biden, Chuck Hagel Wearing Joe Biden Mask, and Dick Lugar, 31 October 2007

 Item — Item: 240
Identifier: USSCHA.1.0240

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.


  • 31 October 2007

General Physical Description note

Color Photograph. Black Frame. CTH#: 82. Signed by Joe Biden "Chuck - You never looked better. Thanks, Joe 1.4.08".

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


General Physical Description note

Color Photograph. Black Frame. CTH#: 82. Signed by Joe Biden "Chuck - You never looked better. Thanks, Joe 1.4.08".

Dimensions note

11 x 9 inches

Office Location

Washington DC

Identification note

Duplicates of this image can be found in the audiovisual subseries "Photographs from the Senator's Walls."

Exhibit note

A Senator's Walls: A Selection of Photographs and Artifacts From the Offices of Senator Chuck Hagel, October 29-December 19, 2010

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