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UNO Newsletter Collection

Identifier: UNO-0023

Scope and Contents

The UNO Newsletter Collection comprises the official newsletters sent to faculty and staff of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the Municipal University of Omaha, covering the period from 1948 until 2008.

Print newsletters have been bound into volumes. Bound volumes include:

  • That You May Know, published monthly from November 1948 until January 1965
  • Faculty Staff Bulletin, published weekly from September 24, 1965, until September 29, 1972
  • Weekly Communicator, published weekly from October 6, 1972, until October 1, 1984
  • This Week at UNO, published weekly from October 8, 1984, until October 21, 1985
  • This Week, published weekly from October 28, 1985, until July 27, 1987
  • Notes, published weekly from August 3, 1987, until August 9, 2004.
No print newsletters for UNO faculty and staff have been published since the cessation of Notes.

UNO published eNotes, an electronic newsletter for faculty and staff, Monday through Friday, from December 3, 1998, until January 13, 2014, when the publication was discontinued and replaced by another online newsletter, The Maverick Daily. eNotes (sometimes rendered eNOTES or E-NOTES) was originally distributed to UNO faculty and staff via email until November 6, 2000, when the first issue was published on the web. The printed archive of eNotes covers the period from December 3, 1998 until April 10, 2008.

The UNO Newsletter Collection also includes a small selection of April Fool newsletters, published on April 1 from 1986 until 1994. The issues for 1986-1987 are titled This Weak, and the issues for 1988-1994 are titled Nuts. These are parodies in style and format of This Week and Notes, containing satirical misinformation about UNO programs, faculty, and staff.


  • Creation: 1948-2008


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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


18.5 Cubic Feet (20 boxes; 124 bound volumes; 1 pamphlet binder)


Arranged into loose series: Series: Bound Volumes; Series: eNOTES Printouts; Series: April Fools Issues.

Bound volumes and April Fool issues are cataloged and may be discovered by searching the library catalog. eNOTES printouts are arranged to fit the hierarchical file structure of the University Archives file cabinets: DEPARTMENTS--University Affairs and Communications--Publications--"ENOTES" . . .(by date).

Custodial History

eNOTES issues (originally electronic) were printed by Les Valentine, University Archivist, or Cynthia Taylor, Archives Assistant, as new issues were published online.

Print issues were received by Criss Library prior to 2014. Accession details are incomplete or absent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

eNOTES issues were printed from the UNO website.

Related Materials

University Relations Records

UNO What's Up? Newsletter

Processing Information

Processed by Cynthia Taylor, Archives Assistant, 1998-2008.

Bound volumes and April Fool issues were recataloged for the University Archives book collection by Angela Kroeger in March 2016. April Fool issues were rehoused into a single pamphlet binder at that time.

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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