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Freshman Leadership Council Welcome Card, 2011

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Scope and Contents

The Freshman Leadership Council Welcome Card is a giant greeting card. The front of the card reads "Welcome 2011 Freshman" with the Univeristy of Nebraska at Omaha logo and mascot, and a background collage of images of the unviersity. The inside of the card contains the printed text, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go."--Dr. Seuss. Both the left and right panels of the card interior, along with the entire back panel, are filled with signatures.

From an email from Bret Harrell, Student Body Vice President, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, NE Beta Chapter, to Les Valentine, University Archivist, dated November 21, 2011:

The 2010-2011 academic year was the inaugural year for the Freshman Leadership Council . . . The inaugural group's first (and only) successfully funded and completed project was the creation of an 8 foot by 8 foot welcome card, which was signed by several hundred students in April of 2011. This card, which includes a quote from the late Dr. Theodore "Seuss" Geisel, was then presented to the freshmen of the Fall 2011 class at the University's inaugural freshman convocation in August of 2011.


  • 2011


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5.3 Cubic Feet (1 box) : 8' x 8' greeting card (in two 8' x 4' pieces, separated along card hinge) with image on front, printed text inside, and signatures on both inside parts and back of card. The box in which this card is stored is bowed from being propped against the wall. ; 96" x 96" (in two 96" x 48" pieces)

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Custodial History

The card was transferred to Les Valentine, University Archives, from Bret Harrell, Student Body Vice President, University of Nebraska at Omaha, in November 2011.

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