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UNO Physical Plant Records

Identifier: UNO-0049

Scope and Contents

The UNO Physical Plant records are concerned with the buildings of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the University of Omaha. The records include both current buildings and buildings which no longer exist or are no longer UNO property, and cover the period from approximately 1908 to the present, although the vast majority of records cover the period from the 1970s to the present. The records comprise plans and program statements, physical plant information by building, architectural blueprints, and miscellaneous information. Plans and program statements include room usage records (1940-1945), comprehensive facilities plans, master plans, design development statements, renovation plans, expansion plans, construction projects and proposals, land acquisition records, program statements, donor files, work papers, parking studies, site analyses, utilization studies, capital construction budgets, and other miscellaneous reports and plans. Facilities represented include the Eppley Administration Building; Performing Arts Center; Milo Bail Student Center; Allwine Hall; Fine Arts Education Building; Durham Science Center; Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building; Sapp Fieldhouse; Engineering Building; Arts and Sciences Hall; Information Science and Technology Building; College of Public Affairs and Community Service; Downtown Education Center (Peter Kiewit Conference Center); University Library (Criss Library); and the Elmwood Park Ravine. Architectural blueprints have not been arranged and described.


  • 1908-2010


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


33.87 Cubic Feet (6 map case drawers, 23 boxes, 21 binders, 20 volumes, loose items)

Language of Materials



Certain subsets of related material, namely the Peter Kiewit Conference Center Building Records and Durham Science Center Building Records, have been arranged and described separately from this collection. Other materials are arranged into loose series: Series: Plans and Program Statements; Series: Physical Plant, By Building; Series: Architectural Blueprints; Series: Miscellaneous.

Custodial History

Transferred from Facilities Management to the Criss Library prior to 2014. Further accession details are incomplete or absent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

University of Nebraska at Omaha. Department of Facilities Management and Planning


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

Related Materials

Peter Kiewit Conference Center Building Records; Durham Science Center Building Records

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.

UNO Physical Plant Records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
4th 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