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UNO Performing Arts Center Performance Recordings

Identifier: UNO-0149

Scope and Contents

The UNO Performing Arts Center Performance Recordings comprise over 550 audiocassette recordings of recitals and concerts performed at the Strauss Performing Arts Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, from circa 1978 until circa 2001. The facility was renamed to honor of the Willis A. and Janet S. Strauss in 1984. Many of the cassettes are labeled with the name of the performer (individual or group), instrument(s), date of performance, and list of pieces performed. Some cassettes are minimally labeled, ambiguously labeled, or unlabeled. It is believed that a small number of class lectures are included in the collection.

New material added 2015-08-20: Audio recordings and video recordings of musical performances at or by the Strauss Performing Arts Center, circa 1978-1995, including the Jazz Festival, tryouts, marching band, performances by individual students and faculty, UNO ensembles, Omaha Area Youth Orchestra, as well as performances by visiting musicians. Approximately 80% of the recordings include some identification. The format types include 11 3/4 inch videocassettes, 10 VHS tapes, 1 Sony videotape, 136 7" reel-to-reel audio tape recordings, and 47 10" reel-to-reel audio tape recordings.


  • 1978-2001


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


15 Cubic Feet (4 boxes; loose Videos (VHS, Beta, Open reel), Reel-to-reel audiotapes )

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This collection has not been further arranged or described.

Custodial History

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

New material added 2015-08-20: 10 cubic feet of videos (VHS, Beta, open reel) and reel-to-reel audiotapes. These recordings were stored in the Strauss Performing Arts Center and were transferred to the University Archives before a renovation project. Brett Leonard, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Music Technology at UNO, facilitated the transfer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Music

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.

UNO Performing Arts Center Performance Recordings
Angela Kroeger
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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