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Artifacts, 1967 - 2016

 Series — Object: 1000+ Artifacts

Scope and Contents

The Artifacts series contains 1,053 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 are divided into 21 sub-series. Artifacts include artwork (53); artwork from the Senate Commission on Art (5); awards in the form of statues, plaques, framed items, and other commemorative objects (111); campaign materials (48); clothing (25); coins (62); dishes (32); flags (7); framed cartoons (67), newspaper (22) and magazine (17) covers; framed photographs (392); identification badges (5); medals (10); nameplates (6); photographs (8); paperweights (30); pins and buttons (36); plaques (15); Senate memorabilia (15); and a wide variety of items categorized as "assorted" (110). Items in the "assorted" category are memorabilia owned by or presented to Hagel at speeches and other events, 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.


  • 1967 - 2016

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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