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Vera Lundahl Papers

Identifier: UNO-0001

Scope and Contents

The collection includes material produced by Vera Lundahl throughout her life, printed material, and personal material. Works produced by Vera Lundahl throughout her life, from student papers to published works, include both print articles and VHS videos. In some cases, drafts as well as finished works are included. Print materials related to dance productions at University of Nebraska at Omaha during Lundahl's tenure, include programs, mailers, flyers, posters, correspondence, news clippings, schedules, photographs, and miscellaneous materials. Print materials relate to classes Lundahl taught at UNO as well as workshops, dance residencies, and other programs she arranged. Personal materials related to Lundahl's life and family include photographs, event programs, artifacts, and miscellaneous items. Print materials collected by Lundahl for her research on choreographers and dance include materials related to choreographer Alwin Nikolais, including programs, mailers, flyers, and photographs.


  • 1909-1996


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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

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


6.75 Cubic Feet (20 boxes, galleys)


The collection is organized into seven series: Series I: UNO Teaching; Series II: Schooling; Series III: Publications; Series IV: Choreographer & Dance Research; Series V: UNO Performances; Series VI: Family; Series VII: Posters.

Custodial History

Collection of materials donated to the University of Nebraska at Omaha by Tom Lundahl in 2011, after Vera Lundahl's death.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Tom Lundahl, son of Vera Lundahl

Related Materials

UNO Dance Collection. Josie Metal-Corbin was Vera Lundahl's successor as head of the UNO Dance program. The collections have some overlap in material related to The Moving Company.

Separated Materials

Six books that belonged to Lundahl and contain marginalia have been separated from the collection and have been added to the University Archives book collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Angela Kroeger, Archives and Special Collections Associate, in September 2013-January 2014, and Colina Matthews, Archives and Special Collections student assistant, in April 2012-April 2013.

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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