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1941 Tomahawk Yearbook Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UNO-0195
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, class lists, photographs, slides, the original silk screens, and other material related to the 1941 Univeristy of Omaha Tomahawk student yearbook collected by editor June Anderson Soderlund.

Dates: 1940-1941

Annie Laurie Smith, Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0303
Scope and Contents This collection features correspondence, diaries and journals, photographs, newspaper clippings, personal papers, and mementos created by and about Annie Laurie Smith and her family.  The majority of the collection is correspondence to and from Annie Laurie Smith and her immediate family.  The collection contains letters, postcards, telegrams, greeting cards, and many of the letters included newspaper clippings.  This collection of correspondence is interesting not only because of the broad...
Dates: 1825-1996; Majority of material found within 1935-1990

Arthur Smith, World War II Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0056
Scope and Contents The existing collection of Smith’s papers deals mainly with his years as a medical officer for the U.S. Navy (1944-1946). Correspondence, photographs, maps and official naval orders and documents detail Smith’s years of service in WWII. Of special interest are the detailed notes he inscribed on his photos and maps of the military base in Okinawa. His correspondence to family is detailed, providing excellent descriptions of military life and the business of a medical ship, its personnel, and...
Dates: 1944-1946

Bruce Richardson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: APAC-0015
Content Description

The collection of photographer and author Bruce Richardson includes photographs, correspondence, manuscripts and publications, and other material related to Afghanistan, especially, the Soviet-Afghan War, beginning in the 1980s. Prior to his death, Richardson donated photographs and books to the collection at various times. For example, prior to October 2012, Richardson donated 13 high-quality photographs that document the later years of the Soviet war in Afghanistan.

Dates: circa 1979-2016

Clair F. Bowman, World War II Military Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0025
Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to the University of Nebraska.  Also included are various maps, photographs, and correspondence (mostly with family) while Bowman was fighting in WWI, WWII, and as a civilian.  The collection also includes several diaries which contain entries during his service in World Wars I and II.

Dates: 1917-1980

Danielle Simpson Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UNO-0268
Content Description

The scrapbook created by UNO student Danielle Simpson while an undergraduate student documents her membership in Chi Omega sorority Zeta Delta Chapter (pledged January 26, 1985), working as a student Ambassador, scholastic achievements, and other student interests and activities. The scrapbook includes photographs, news clippings, correspondence, invitations, felt Chi Omega letters, Ambassador name badge, and other material. Also included is Simpson's Chi Omega pin.

Dates: 1984-1988

David Lopez Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-0157
Content Description The papers of Dr. David Lopez include photographs and the manuscript for his book The Latino Experience in Omaha: A Visual Essay (2001, Mellen Press). The photos and text for the article “Attitudes of Selected Latino Oldtimers Toward Newcomers: A Photo Elicitation Study” published in the journal Great Plains Research, which used some of the material from the book is also part of the collection. Photographic formats represented include prints, negatives, and digital images. The photographs...
Dates: 1998-2003

Del Weber Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UNO-0094
Scope and Contents The Del Weber Papers comprise the files accumulated by Delbert Weber during his term as chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (1977-1997). The files include correspondence, reports, memos, meeting minutes, forms, and other print records of the operations of the University of Nebraska at Omaha as well as his service on community boards and community and a small amount of family material including audiovisual material. The paper files include material organized and described in...
Dates: 1977-2016

Elwood W. Camp, World War II Records

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0055
Scope and Contents

The materials include a handwritten diary, general, special and restricted military orders from Camp's ROTC service and as part of the U.S. Army. Camp's scrapbook includes correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings following World War II. One of Camp's ancestors served in the Civil War and the letters he wrote between 1862 and 1864 were transcribed and self-published by Andrew J. Morris in 1984.

Dates: 1934-1983

Erwin R. and Melba Dee Eastwood Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0116
Identifier: MSS-0116
Content Description The papers of Erwin R. and Melba Dee (nee Code) Eastwood document the life of this Agra, Oklahoma, couple during their dating or courtship and later marriage during World War II through their letters. The collection also includes a small number of unidentified photographs. At the end of the war, the letters continue as Erwin Eastwood worked away from the Eastwood's Oklahoma home. The letters in the collection are addressed to Melba Dee from her boyfriend and husband Erwin Eastwood, a Seabee...
Dates: 1941-1967

Great Plains Black History Museum Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-16
Identifier: GPBHM
Scope and Contents Archival material from the Great Plains Black History Museum (GPBHM) consists of over 200 document boxes of letters, photographs, clippings, artifacts, and other collection material. An archivist for the GPBHM inventoried the material and identified potential series for the collection, including Local Histories, Black Institutions, Family Papers, Rare Books, Musical Scores, Bertha Calloway’s Research Collection, Photographs, Artifacts, and Unknown or Miscellaneous documents. ...
Dates: 1906 - 1997

Harold Chenoweth Film Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0028
Scope and Contents The Harold Chenoweth Film Collection holds the digitized copies of the original films shot by Chenoweth during the first half of the twentieth century in Nebraska. The subject matter of the films include: rodeos; commercials; state fairs; highlights from Aksarben including the racetack, parade, stock animals, and factory; Delco Farm Lighting; highlights from the 1941 Rose Bowl football game between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Stanford University; a 1933 California trip of...
Dates: 1915-2013

Harvey O. Werner, Horticulture and Forestry Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-08-10-11
Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is correspondence and includes professional correspondence to his colleagues, letters of written instruction and progress inquiries to the staff at various experimental stations, photographs, and reprints of articles.  The correspondence also refers to Werner's activities in agricultural or horticultural organizations for which he attended meetings, held conferences, and lectured.

Dates: 1934-1986

Heartland Gay Rodeo Association Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0161
Content Description The Heartland Gay Rodeo Association (HGRA) collection has been organized into eight series with materials ranging from 1993-2008. The HGRA was established in 1993 as a nonprofit chapter of the International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA). The association was created to not only support IGRA sanctioned rodeos, but to also raise funds for area LGBTQIA+ and AIDS organizations. HGRA hosted its inaugural rodeo in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1997, an event that continued in Omaha for several years. ...
Dates: circa 1993-2008

Jack Newton Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UNO-0144
Scope and Contents The Jack Newton Papers comprise the paper files of Dr. John Milton "Jack" Newton, longtime professor of psychology (1960-1999) who served as Dean of Arts and Sciences (1974-1994) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. These file folders, envelopes, and loose papers have not yet been further arranged or described.New material added 2010: "Random Memories of People & Experiences at OU/UNO," written by College of Arts & Sciences Dean Emeritus...
Dates: circa 1960-2010

Jean Heringman Willacy Papers

 Collection — Box: 2020-025
Identifier: APAC-0016
Content Description The papers of Jean Heringman Willacy document her interest and travel in Afghanistan beginning in 1967 along with her work supporting Afghan refugees after the Soviet invasion. The collection includes photographs, slides, and digital copies of slides donated to the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University along with drawings by Afghan refugee children about their war experiences, a speech for Save the Children, postcards, pamphlets, booklets, reports, newsletters, correspondence, calendars...
Dates: circa 1960-1998

Joe H. Baker Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: UNO-0181
Scope and Contents The collection of Joe H. Baker documents his time as a University of Omaha student and president of the OU Alumni Association in 1950-1951. Included are yearbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, a pen given to Baker at the conclusion of his term of service to the Alumni Association, and his freshman beanie cap bearing his class year 1943. Of note in the scrapbooks are newsletters of the Alumni Association, news clippings, programs, and similar material. A wooden sign reading "Keep...
Dates: circa 1942-1951

John and Sarah Wells Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0050
Content Description The papers of John Wells and Sarah Wells are primarily correspondence between the couple with a small number of letters from John to another woman who appeared to be a family member or friend of Sarah as well as several photographs of John posing in various outdoor settings. The majority of the correspondence is letters from Sarah in the South (Georgia and Alabama) to John in New York offering information about her daily life and discussing their relationship. Their relationship grew over...
Dates: circa 1925-1935

John F. Shroder Papers

 Collection
Identifier: APAC-0005
Scope and Contents The papers of Prof. John "Jack" Shroder document his career as a geoscientist, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The collection includes correspondence, notes, reports, maps, reports, data, and other material created and gathered during his career. Prof. Shroder was one of the founders of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Center for Afghanistan Studies in 1972. Shroder began working with the government of Afghanistan and Kabul University along with his UNO Department of...
Dates: 1969-2017

Josef Josten, Czech Heritage Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0087
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the personal papers of Joseph Josten and includes correspondence, photographs, various subject files, news clippings, and newspapers. The materials relate mainly to Josten's work as a journalist during and after World War II.

Dates: 1913-1984

Joseph F. Curtis, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0085
Identifier: MSS-0085
Content Description The papers of Joseph Francis Curtis, Jr. document the activities of the Curtis family in their mining endeavors, primarily in California. The collection includes letters from Joseph Jr. to his brother Walter, a letter from Joseph Sr. to his son, and a letter from brother Bert Curtis. The collection also includes the naturalization papers of Joseph Francis Curtis, Sr. from 1872 after he emigrated to the U.S. from Great Britain. The Curtis Brothers Mining and Milling Co. consisted of W....
Dates: 1872-1912

Lavender Couch Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0124
Content Description

The records of Lavender Couch include fliers, posters, and photographs documenting the alternative rock, all-lesbian band's shows or gigs in Omaha, Lincoln, and other locales. Publicity photos and casual photos of band members are also available. A small number of contracts or agreements are part of the collection along with ephemera such as a sticker. A copy of the band's eponymous 1994 audiocassette tape is part of the collection.

Dates: 1993-1998

Leland Traywick Inauguration Collection

 Collection — Box: 1-2, Volume 1
Identifier: UNO-0093
Scope and Contents The Leland Traywick Inauguration Collection consists primarily of correspondence and programs for the hiring and inauguration of Leland Traywick as President of the Municipal University of Omaha, 1965-1966. The collection includes a bound volume of records, predominantly correspondence, but also including committee information, invitations, seating arrangements, the inaugural address, press releases, and other records; a small selection of photographs of the inauguration; several...
Dates: 1965-1966

Leon B. Poullada Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-13, Folder: APAC-0017.1-2
Identifier: APAC-0017
Content Description

The papers of Ambassador Leon B. Poullada include copies of photographs and correspondence. The photographs are late 20th century copies of photos of various Afghan people dated as circa 1920-1939. The correspondence, notes, and related documents of Poullada relate to Afghanistan and his research related to the country. Material is in the order it was upon accessioning which is not chronological and includes undated documents.

Dates: 1976-1986

Lois Logan Horn, WWII Military Records

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0031
Scope and Contents The Horn papers comprise interview transcripts, correspondence, photographs, military publications, and newspaper articles. The majority of the material is photocopies, with a few original letters, publications, and photographs from World War II that were gathered by Horn during the interview process. The majority of interviews took place in 1993 and 1994, with some taking place earlier. Lois Logan Horn acquired the material after she documented her own memories and interviewed her husband...
Dates: 1942-1994

Mari Sandoz Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0080
Scope and Contents The Sandoz Collection is composed of manuscripts, correspondence, research files, notes, maps, and Sandoz's personal library. In addition to her own work the collection also contains books, articles and taped interviews about Sandoz. This collection is an important source for history and literature of Nebraska and the Great Plains region. It also documents the career of one of Nebraska's most successful and distinguished writers.A grant from the National Endowment for the...
Dates: 1864-1976

Mary Williamson Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0030
Scope and Contents The Mary E. Williamson Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Collection comprises the personal effects of Mary E. Williamson relating to her service as a Women Airforce Service Pilot during World War II (1943-1944). The collection includes photographs, awards, certificates, official documents, forms, correspondence, WASP class books (44-W-10 and 44-W-7), CD-ROMS of ceremonies, a commemorative medal, and needlecraft artwork depicting an aircraft with the phrase "I'd rather be flying."...
Dates: 1924-2012

Melissa Cast-Brede Criss Library Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UNO-0162
Content Description

There are quite a variety of materials in this small collection, including UNO strategic planning documents, correspondence, CDs containing data & photographs, and a binder of 2003 University Library planning documents.

Dates: 2000-2015

Meredith Bacon Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0080
Content Description The papers of Prof. Meredith Bacon document her research into LGBTQIA+ topics over many years and include transgender topics such as gender dysphoria or gender identity disorder. Her papers also document her transition to Meredith Bacon through media coverage along with correspondence from family, friends, colleagues, and strangers. An album of photos and negatives documenting Bacon’s dressing as a woman and posing for photos from approximately 1970 to the early 1990s is also part of the...
Dates: 1965-2015

Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha Records

 Collection — Box: 1-6
Identifier: MSS-0098
Content Description The Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha (MCC Omaha) was chartered in 1974 as the first church in Omaha with positive ministry activities to the LGBTQ+ community. The MCC Omaha Records are comprised of 2.5 cubic feet of documents and photographs from 1959 through 2017 with the bulk of items dated 1973 to 1975 and 1996 to 2003. Photographs of church events and other activities from 1987 through 2003 make up most of the collection. There is a gap in materials from 1975 through the mid-1990s,...
Dates: 1959 - 2017