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UNO-Shizuoka Sister University Collection

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Identifier: UNO-0151

Scope and Contents

The UNO-Shizuoka Sister University Collection comprises materials related to the partnership between the University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA, and Shizuoka University, Japan. UNO and Shizuoka University became sister schools in 1979, with a statement of affiliation signed by UNO Chancellor Del Weber and Shizuoka University President Ken Maruyama. The cities of Omaha and Shizuka have been sister cities since 1965, with a formal affiliation and pledge of friendship signed by Omaha Sister-City Association founder and first president Max A. Miller and Shizuoka mayor Junpei Ogino. The Omaha-Shizuoka program has fostered many cultural exchange events in both cities.

The collection includes brochures, booklets, pamphlets, and maps of Shizuoka and nearby tourist attractions (predominantly dating from 1982 to 1985, predominantly in Japanese); an English-language news clipping about the Omaha Fair in Shizuoka in 1985; a 1975 English-language article from Shizuoka University about agricultural labor in the U.S. South in the 1930s; a bilingual English and Japanese copy of the 1979 statement of affiliation between UNO and Shizuoka University; four unidentified books in Japanese; a photo album of Shizuoka University circa 1978-1979; Shizuoka University yearbooks from 1979, 1981, and 1983; and one U-Matic videocassette recording labeled "Japan, 12-85" and accompanied by a note reading "UNO-Shizuoka Univ. Celebration in Japan--possibly the official ceremony for Omaha-Shiz. sister city affiliation."


  • 1975-1985


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


0.8 Cubic Feet (2 boxes, 4 volumes, 1 videotape)

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Custodial History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.

UNO-Shizuoka Sister University Collection
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