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Ruth Wallace Ross Papers

Identifier: UNO-0189

Scope and Contents

The collection of Ruth Wallace Ross includes photographs of her and her husband and two scrapbooks. The first scrapbook documents her student years at the University of Omaha from 1931-1935. The second scrapbook documents her cross-country trip in summer 1941 with her mother and cousin. The scrapbook includes photographs, guidebooks, brochures, and other ephemera. The scrapbook itself is of note because it is made of yucca.


  • 1931-1950

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


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

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Custodial History

Robin Osborn mailed the collection to the UNO Alumni Association, which later transferred the material to the university archives some time before April 18, 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robin Osborn, daughter of Ruth Wallace Ross, in October 2005.

Ruth Wallace Ross Papers
Angela Kroeger
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Amy Schindler

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