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Charter Day, University Records

Identifier: RG-00-14-00

Scope and Contents

The records consist of programs and other materials related to University of Nebraska Charter Day Exercises. The invitations often include information on the speaker planned for the events along with their location on campus. These were Grant Memorial Hall, the Armory, or occasionally, a location in downtown Lincoln, such as the Lansing Opera House. Beginning in the 1940s articles clipped from the Nebraska Alumnus magazine about Charter Day are included with invitations, programs, and addresses.


  • 1881-1955


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights and copyright reside with the University of Nebraska. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Charter Day celebrated the very beginnings of the University of Nebraska. On February 15, 1869, Nebraska Governor David C. Butler signed that a charter for the university. According to one of the earliest student newspapers, The Hesperian, the first Charter Day celebration took place in 1877. Activities to commemorate the day included speeches, recitals, or music programs by faculty and students.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States