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University of Omaha (1908-1931)

 Organization

The University of Omaha had its beginnings as a private, coeducational college named the University of Omaha, founded in 1908 by the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Omaha. In 1930, with voter approval, the City of Omaha took control of the university, changing it to the Municipal University of Omaha. In 1968, the university merged into the University of Nebraska system, becoming the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the name by which it is known today.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Cheerleader's Hat, 1915

 Item — Box: Apparel [28]
Scope and Contents A red and black hat worn by University of Omaha cheerleaders in 1915.

Fifty Years of Teaching History at the University of Omaha, 1908-1957

 Series — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Oliver Pollak's research notes for the article "Fifty Years of Teaching History at the University of Omaha, 1908-1957," published in Journal of the West, volume 42, issue 3, Summer 2003. This series includes handwritten notes, photocopied articles with handwritten annotations, correspondence, OU faculty records, and a copy of the journal issue with the finished article. Research materials are arranged alphabetically by name of the faculty member who taught...

Letter Sweater of Charles Matthews (button-down), circa 1930-1932

 Item — Box: Apparel [5]
Scope and Contents A red cardigan letter sweater belonging to Charles Matthews, class of 1932. The sweater includes a black O. The sweater is in excellent condition.

Letter Sweater of Charles Matthews (pullover), circa 1930-1932

 Item — Box: Apparel [4]
Scope and Contents A red V-neck letter sweater belonging to Charles Matthews, class of 1932. The sweater includes a black O. The sweater is in excellent condition.

Lily Plummer Student Account, 1929-1930

 File — Box: Lily Plummer [1]
Scope and Contents The collection includes correspondence and receipts from the University of Omaha Office of the Bursar for the account of student Lily Plummer.

Trustees of the University of Omaha 1908-1931 Plaque, circa 1969

 Item — Box: Awards [16]
Scope and Contents Made by Omaha Trophy Center. Same design as Board of Regents Municipal University of Omaha Plaque.

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Arcadia Publishing, 2006-2007

 Series — Box: 4
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of materials generated during writing of University of Nebraska at Omaha (2007) by Oliver B. Pollak and Les Valentine, a title in the Arcadia Publishing Campus History Series. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper articles, written notes, and rough draft photocopies. These materials predominantly date to circa 2006-2007.

University of Omaha Cardinals Football Uniform Jersey and Pants, circa 1920-1929

 Item — Box: Football [3]
Scope and Contents University of Omaha Cardinals Football Uniform Jersey and Pants.

University of Omaha Letter Sweater of Victor "Jorgy" Jorgensen, 1915

 Item — Box: Apparel [1]
Scope and Contents See also the Athletics series for apparel items associated with a particular sport and the Organizations series for apparel items associated with a particular student or staff group.