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Hagel Archives, Videos, 1985 - 2008

 Series — Item: 462


462 videos make up Senator Chuck Hagel's video record. Most reflect his time in the U.S. Senate from 1997 to 2008. A handful chronicle his race for the U.S. Senate in 1995 and 1996 and his life outside the Senate. The videos show him on national and local news programs, in debates, on the Senate floor, in committee hearings, and giving speeches in Nebraska and around the U.S. There are serious videos, like the dozens of videos relating to conflicts around the world. There are funny videos, like his visit to The Daily Show. There are sweet videos with family.

301 videos may be viewed in person only at Criss Library Archives & Special Collections due to copyright restrictions. They are stored on an external hard drive in the workroom marked "Hagel Videos." 161 videos are available online at: Under the Bright Lights: Videos in the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives and linked in the relevant records below.


  • 1985 - 2008

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.


462 Video recordings

Language of Materials


Processing Information

The video files came from VHS cassettes created by Hagel's U.S. Senate staff and other persons and entities and later digitized by the Hagel Archives staff. The Senate staff members often combined more than one recording onto one VHS cassette, as was common at the time with VHS personal recordings. VHS cassettes could hold up to six hours of material. Following digitization, Hagel Archives staff edited the digital files in cases where a cassette held both copyright-free and copyright-protected recordings. Hagel Archives staff separated these recordings and saved each as a new digital file. This was done so that the copyright-free recordings could be put online separately.

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