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Omaha Chamber of Commerce Records

 Collection — Box: 2018-040
Identifier: MSS-0013

Scope and Contents

The Omaha Chamber of Commerce Records cover business and industry in Omaha, Nebraska, spanning the period from 1912 until 1979. The records include meeting minutes from various committees and bureaus, the Chamber's newsletter (1912-1941 as Journal, 1941-1956 as News Bulletin, 1959-2004 as Profile), photographs, negatives, slides, newspaper clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, books and journals collected and used by the Chamber, and files with information about various businesses, organizations, events and topics of Omaha commercial interest.

New material added April 4, 2018, includes photographic slides depicting Omaha growth and development, Omaha publicity books, photographs of Omaha history and development, video tapes in at least three formats, and a small variety of Chamber and Omaha publicity trinkets. These materials cover the period from 1924 through 2015.

Dates

  • 1912-2015

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

47.6 Cubic Feet (276 volumes, 28 boxes, 12 binders, 3 scrapbooks,1 photo album, ephemera)

Arrangement

Arranged into loose series: Series: Bound Minutes; Series: Bound Publications; Series: Boxes and Folders; Series: Binders; Series: Miscellaneous

Custodial History

In 1990, Vicki Krecek of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, donated the first portion of material to Criss Library. In 1995, the Chamber donated a larger portion of its archives, in conjunction with a microfilming project. Newer materials were to be transferred to Criss Library at five year intervals.

New material added April 4, 2018, included materials created, gathered, and stored by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, 1924-2015. Due to a move of Chamber headquarters, officials decided to transfer these materials to Criss Library Special Collections. The agreement to transfer these materials to UNO was signed by David Brown, President and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The physical transfer was facilitated by Jill Bruckner, Communications/Public Relations Manager of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, in 2018.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Accruals

New materials are donated by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce to the Criss Library at five year intervals.

Existence and Location of Copies

Portions of the collection have been microfilmed and are available for use in Criss Library's microforms collection. The microform collection is located on the first floor of Criss Library and is available whenever the library is open. Assistance for the microform collection is available at the library service desk on the first floor. The Minutes of Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 1902-1992, call number is Microfilm HF296 .O54 M23. The Minutes of Committees, 1912-1989, call number is Microfilm HF296 .O54 M22. The Omaha Chamber of Commerce Journal call number is Microfilm HF296.A1 O49. The Minutes of the Omaha Industrial Development Corporation, 1928-1944, call number is Microfilm HF296.O5 M27. The Minutes of the Omaha Industrial Loan Corporation, 1933-1934, call number is Microfilm HF296.O5 M28. The Minutes of the Bureau of Publicity, 1918-1933, call number is Microfilm HF296.O5 M25. The Minutes of the Governing Committee of the Traffic Bureau, 1909-1932, call number is Microfilm HF296.O5 M24. Contact History Nebraska regarding microfilm masters. Search the library catalog for publications of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce individually cataloged. Selected books not authored by the organization, but transferred from the Omaha Chamber of Commerce offices have been cataloged and shelved in the Special Collections book collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2004. Materials received in 2018 have not yet have been arranged or described.
Title
Omaha Chamber of Commerce Records
Status
Unprocessed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Edition statement
2nd 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