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Oliver Pollak Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UNO-0044

Scope and Contents

The Oliver Pollak Papers comprise the research materials of Oliver Pollak, professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from 1974 through 2012.



The series Fifty Years of Teaching History at the University of Omaha, 1908-1957, comprises Oliver Pollak's research notes for the article "Fifty Years of Teaching History at the University of Omaha, 1908-1957," published in Journal of the West, volume 42, issue 3, Summer 2003. This series includes handwritten notes, photocopied articles with handwritten annotations, correspondence, OU faculty records, and a copy of the journal issue with the finished article. Research materials are arranged alphabetically by name of the faculty member who taught history at OU during the first fifty years of the institution's existence. Postmarks on envelopes containing research notes suggest that Pollak began research for this article in or before 1994. This series has not been arranged or described.



The series Nebraska Carnegie Libraries Research Materials comprises Oliver Pollak's research notes for his book A state of readers: Nebraska's Carnegie Libraries, published by J&L Lee Co., 2005. This series includes handwritten notes, photocopied articles with handwritten annotations, correspondence, and other materials. This series has been partially arranged, including some bibliography resources sorted by author, some materials sorted by research venue (including the Nebraska Library Commission and the Omaha Public Library), and some materials organized by the name of the library being researched. Arrangement and description of this series was not completed, and approximately half of the collection has not been sorted.



The series University of Nebraska at Omaha, Arcadia Publishing comprise materials generated during writing of University of Nebraska at Omaha (2007) by Oliver B. Pollak and Les Valentine, a title in the Arcadia Publishing Campus History Series. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper articles, written notes, and rough draft photocopies. These materials predominantly date to circa 2006-2007.



The series Oliver B. Pollak Research Collection comprises materials generated by Professor Pollak during his historical research and through his association with the Missouri Valley History Conference. Also included are materials from the Winchell Lecture Series sponsored by the UNO Department of History. These materials predominantly date to circa 1998-2015.

Dates

  • 1994-2015

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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 http://libguides.unomaha.edu/library_policies.

Extent

4.5 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)

Arrangement

Arranged into series, delineated by research project when possible.



Series: Fifty Years of Teaching History at the University of Omaha, 1908-1957. No arrangement has been imposed. Records are in their original order, in their original envelopes.

Series: Nebraska Carnegie Libraries Research Materials. This series is partially arranged but not fully described. No inventory list is available.



Series: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Arcadia Publishing. This series has not yet been arranged or described.



Series: Oliver B. Pollak Research Collection.. This series has not yet been arranged or described.

Custodial History

In 2011, Oliver Pollak contacted Les Valentine, University Archivist, to donate the Fifty Years of Teaching History at the University of Omaha, 1908-1957, research notes to the University Archives.



In November 2015, Oliver Pollak transferred his materials related to the book University of Nebraska at Omaha, published in 2007 by Arcadia Publishing as part of their Campus History Series, to the University Archives. Professor Pollak used these materials to provide captions for the photographs in the book.



On February 1, 2016, Oliver Pollak transferred one box (1 cubic foot) of material circa 1998-2015. These materials were gathered by Professor Pollak during his years as a UNO Professor of History and from his research on a variety of historical topics.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Oliver Pollak, Professor of History at the University of Nebraka at Omaha.

Related Materials

Pollak, Oliver B. "Fifty Years of Teaching History at Omaha University, 1908-1957." Journal of the West 40, no. 3 (2003): 75-82. Print version available in Criss Library Periodicals: F591 J86 V.42 2003.



Pollak, Olvier B. A state of readers: Nebraska's Carnegie Libraries. Lincoln, Neb.: J&L Lee Co., 2005. Print version available on Criss Library Third Floor: Z732.N2 P65 2005.



Pollak, Oliver B., and Valentine, Les. University of Nebraska at Omaha. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Pub., 2007. Print version available on Criss Library Third Floor: LD4341.O62 P65 2007.

Title
Oliver Pollak Papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Angela Kroeger
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Angela Kroeger; Amy Schindler; Les Valentine
Edition statement
4th edition

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States
402-554-6046