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UNO Photograph Collection

Identifier: UNO-0012

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographs from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessors, the Municipal University of Omaha and the University of Omaha, dating from the institution's founding in 1908 to the present. Photographs originated from many OU or UNO colleges, schools, departments, offices, committees, campus organizations, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Materials include black and white and color photographs of various sizes, some mounted or framed; slides; and negatives. Images depict OU or UNO students, faculty, staff, presidents, chancellors, ambassadors, alumni, athletic teams, events, buildings, and aerial views of campus. The series of boxed photographs is divided into five categories: administration, campus scenes, ceremonies & events, sports, and student life.


  • 1908-2016


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


128.181 Cubic Feet (102 boxes; 312 binders; 703 loose items (approximately); 1 folder)

Language of Materials



Arranged into loose series: Series: Large photographs (in map cases); Series: Framed Photographs; Series: Mounted photographs; Series: Boxed photographs; Series: Slides; Series: Negatives; Series: Photo Duplication Project; Series: Digital Photographs; Series: Miscellaneous; Series: Office of Multicultural Affairs Photographs. Collection includes material that has not yet been further arranged and described.

Custodial History

Accession records are incomplete or absent. The materials originated with a diverse range of UNO offices, departments, and organizations and arrived in University Archives via a variety of channels.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

University of Nebraska at Omaha


New materials are transferred to the Criss Library on an irregular schedule.

Existence and Location of Originals

Born-digital files located on UNOLibrary-ASC on hcc#attic/~/Digital Processing/0_To Be Processed

Related Materials

UNO Retrospective Photograph Exhibit Collection; UNO Henningson Memorial Campanile Photograph Exhibit Collection

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014. Materials received since 2014 may not yet have been processed.

UNO Photograph Collection
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5th edition

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