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Jack Newton Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UNO-0144

Scope and Contents

The Jack Newton Papers comprise the paper files of Dr. John Milton "Jack" Newton, longtime professor of psychology (1960-1999) who served as Dean of Arts and Sciences (1974-1994) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. These file folders, envelopes, and loose papers have not yet been further arranged or described.

New material added 2010: "Random Memories of People & Experiences at OU/UNO," written by College of Arts & Sciences Dean Emeritus Jack Newton in December 2009. Also included are copies of correspondence from 1974-1979.

New material added 2015-08-14: The accession includes confidential material related to a personnel matter (access to this material is restricted) and personal material related to a semester-long study abroad in Austria, a group Grand Canyon rafting trip, and an investment club.

New material added 2016-12-14: The addition to the Jack Newton Papers includes letters sent to Prof. Newton when he became Dean of Arts and Sciences at UNO and a photo album from Newton’s trips across Nebraska with Japanese students studying at UNO. The materials date from circa 1975 through circa 2000.

New material added 2018-02-08: The addition to the papers of Jack Newton includes messages from colleagues to Dean Jack Newton when he retired from UNO in 1999 and recipes collected by Newton.


  • circa 1960-2010


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use EXCEPT for one folder of material related to a University of Nebraska at Omaha personnel matter, pending review by Archives & Special Collections staff. 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


3.00 Cubic Feet (6 document boxes; 1 flat box; 2 binders; 1 photograph album)

Language of Materials



This collection has not been further arranged or described.

Custodial History

Received by Criss Library prior to 2014. Accession details are incomplete or absent.

"Random Memories of People & Experiences at OU/UNO" and copies of correspondence 1974-1979, gift of Jack Newton in April 2010.

New material added 2015-08-14: One folder donated by Ann Newton, wife of Jack Newton.

New material added 2016-12-14 and 2018-02-08: Transferred to University Archives by Ann Newton.

New material added 2018-02-08: Transferred to University Archives by Ann Newton along with other material which was added to the UNO Women's Club Records.


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5th 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