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Videos, 1985 - 2008

 Series — Item: 462 Digital Files


462 videos make up Senator Hagel's video record. Most are from his 1997-2008 service in the U.S. Senate. The rest are from his 1995-1996 U.S. Senate campaign and his life outside the Senate. Videos include news programs, debates, Senate floor speeches, committee hearings, and speeches in Nebraska and around the U.S. There are serious videos, like the dozens of videos relating to conflicts around the world; funny videos, like his visit to The Daily Show; and sweet videos with family.

161 videos are available online and linked in two places: 1) here in ArchivesSpace at the top of each video entry 2) in an exhibit at Under the Bright Lights: Videos in the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives.

The other 301 videos may be viewed in person only at Criss Library Archives and Special Collections due to copyright restrictions. They are stored on an external hard drive in the workroom marked "Hagel Videos."

All videos, regardless of whether they are available online or in Criss Library, are listed here.


  • Creation: 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.

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at


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