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UNO Department of Gerontology Collection

Identifier: UNO-0101

Scope and Contents

The UNO Department of Gerontology Collection comprises works produced by and resources used by the Gerontology Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from about 1975 until about 2010. It includes various research reports, conference proceedings, and programs; "Planning the Third Age" (1976) facilitator's manual, student worksheets, slides, and audio cassettes; "Celebrate: A Collection of Writings By and About Women" (serial, 1997-2010); audio cassette recordings of "The Enduring Spirit: Women as We Age" conference (1995); a sensory deprivation simulation with book, slides, and audio; the "Retirement" board game (1975); and the "Coming of Old Age in Samoa" slides, index, and audio cassette (1979).


  • 1975-2010


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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


5.7 Cubic Feet (81 volumes, 5 binders, 5 envelopes, 3 boxes, 10 media cases)


The collection has not been further arranged and described.

Some volumes have been cataloged and may be found by searching the library catalog.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Department of Gerontology 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 Gerontology

Related Materials

Jim Thorson Papers.

Processing Information

Collection has not yet been further arranged and described.

Books from this collection were cataloged by Angela Kroeger in 2017.

UNO Department of Gerontology Collection
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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2nd 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