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University of Omaha vs. Creighton University Men's Basketball Game, February 24, 1955

 File — Reel: 1-3, Cassette: 1-2

Scope and Contents

The OU vs. Creighton University men’s basketball game on February 24, 1955, was the first time the OU team defeated cross-town rival Creighton. The original film and reproductions made in the 1980s and 2015 are included.


  • Event: February 24, 1955


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. 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.

Conditions Governing Use

Users are required to view the streaming video online. Due to their fragile nature, the original 16mm film, U-Matic tape, and VHS tape may not be viewed in Archives & Special Collections.


3 Reels (3 film reels) : The original 900’ reel has been cut into three reels of approximately 300’.

2 Cassettes (2 video cassettes) : One 3/4"-inch tape and one VHS tape.

0.2 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Game film: In the mid-1960s, an employee of the library offered the original game film to Bob Mackie because he knew he had played in the game. The library was at the time discarding films. Mackie accepted the film and later cut the 900’ reel to three reels of approximately 300’ each to allow for playing on his personal film projector. The film was converted to a 3/4” tape and VHS tape in the 1980s. Criss Library digitized each of the formats in December 2015.

Existence and Location of Copies

Video digitized from original film and magnetic media formats. The recordings are hosted by the library. For physical copies, the original film and videotapes are housed in Archives & Special Collections.


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