Orville Menard Papers
Scope and Contents
The Orville Menard collection includes his diplomas from OU and the University of Nebraska, a program from the 1961 commencement ceremony, a photograph from 1954 of three men playing hockey, and a white "Omaha U. / OUampi" t-shirt. University Archives staff added a copies of his obituary from the time of Menard's death in January 2014.
In 1991, Menard offered audio recordings of 25 oral history interviews he completed in 1979-1980, some with Prof. Harl Dahlstrom, to the library. The interviews were received and later digitized. Interviewees include: 2 anonymous women and 2 anonymous men (may be listened to only in UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections), Ralph Walsh, Jerry Gordon, Herman Creal, Alice Dennison, John Duggan, Frank Frost, Anton Kurtz, W.F. Maher, William Dean Noyes, Louis J. Pruch, W.B. Quigley, N.L. Refrigier, Jack Ringwalt, Wray Scott, Edward Shafton, Edson Smith, Olga Strimple, William H. Thompson, Ned W. Williams, W.W. Zerbe. Also included were 15 recordings of Seymour Smith and other Omahans sharing their recollections for a program on radio station KIOS.
New material added June 8, 2017: There is a wide variety of materials in this collection, including: artifacts from the years Orville Menard was an OU undergraduate; notes from his extensive research into Omaha political history; newspaper clippings; correspondence; copies of his publications; awards and honors presented to him by UNO; and a small number of items generated through his friendship with former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who had been one of his students.
- Menard, Orville D. (Creator, Person)
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.
3.8 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)
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In 1991, Menard offered audio recordings of 25 oral history interviews he completed in 1979-1980, some with Prof. Harl Dahlstrom, to the library. The interviews were received and later digitized.
New material added June 8, 2017: Orville Menard was a Professor of Political Science at UNO from 1964 through the spring of 1998. During his retirement Professor Menard sorted through the collection of items acquired while at UNO and often mentioned to his wife Darlene that he wanted his materials donated to University Archives following his death.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Orville Menard in March 2011.
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