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University of Omaha Snack Shack Cafeteria Fork, 1947

 Item — Box: Snack Shack [1]

Scope and Contents

One fork stamped "U of Omaha" on the top of the handle and "Victor S Co Triple [symbol: circle with cross inscribed]" (Victor Silver Company, triple plated) on the underside of the handle.


  • Creation: 1947

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Custodial History

University of Omaha student William Gasper, class of 1949, "borrowed" the fork from the Snack Shack in 1947. In 2004, in response to an Alumni Association request for memorabilia, he sent the fork to Anthony Flott, Director of Communications for the Alumni Association, with a letter explaining:

"Don't know if you can use this fork in your memorabilia collection, but I have been filled with remorse since 'borrowing' it from the University of Omaha 'Snack Shack' in 1947.
"As you can see, I have treasured it and tried to keep it in mint condition but it may have to be cleaned up a bit if it is to be displayed. Thank you for the opportunity to finally get rid of it."

Anthony Flott passed the fork along to the University Archives.



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