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OU Law School Collection

Identifier: UNO-0065

Scope and Contents

The OU Law School Collection includes administrative records, the University of Omaha School of Law Lambda Phi Legal Fraternity Minute Book (handwritten meeting minutes, 1921-1936), materials pertaining to Frank L. Frost's career as a lawyer in Nebraska (four unidentified rolled documents), a large photograph of 1922 OU College of Law Lambda Phi members (including F.L. Frost), a large photograph of 1934 OU College of Law Lambda Phi members (including P.M. McShane), and news clippings such as "That downtown law school" (Omaha Sun newspaper clipping, May 13, 1976 (reprint)).


  • Creation: 1910-1942, 1976, 2005


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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


1.5 Cubic Feet (5 boxes, 1 loose)


Arranged into loose series: Series: Lambda Phi Legal Fraternity Minute Book; Series: Frank L. Frost Collection (box includes 1934 photograph from McShane family); Series: Publications.

Custodial History

Five items were donated to University Archives in 2005 by Jack A. Frost (OU Class of 1951), son of OU College of Law graduate, including a large photograph of 1922 OU College of Law Lambda Phi members (including F. L. Frost) and four tightly rolled documents that will need special handling to be unrolled without damage. A photograph of 1934 OU College of Law Lambda Phi members was donated to University Archives in 2002 by Peter J. and Loretta McShane of Lincoln, Nebraska, the son and daughter-in-law of College of Law graduate P. M. McShane (who appears in the picture). Other materials in the collection lack accession records. The folders in the Administrative Records series were transferred from the University Archives File Cabinet Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

University of Omaha Law School

Related Materials

Publications have been cataloged and are available in the University Archives book collection, including the University of Omaha Night School of Law Bulletin (1923-1927), Announcements (1910/1911-1911/1912, 1933/1934), Special Bulletins (1926/1927-1929), "Americanism" (oration by Irving W. Greene, OU Law School Graduate, 1934), "In the matter of the accreditment of the University of Omaha Law School: brief of the alumni as amici curiae" (Supreme Court of Nebraska document, circa 1942), and "'Known for its learning': the history of the University of Omaha Law School 1893-1942" (research paper by Paul Thompson, UNO student, 2005). Search the Library catalog for these and any other related titles.

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2005.

OU Law School Collection
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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