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Municipal University of Omaha

 Organization

The Municipal 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 15 Collections and/or Records:

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 ...

Honorary Doctor of Law awarded to William H. Thompson by the Municipal University of Omaha, June 6, 1960

 Item — Box: Awards [6]
Scope and Contents The UNO Artifact Collection includes objects related to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the University of Omaha, from circa 1908 to the present.

The collection includes a diverse array of OU and UNO branded items, t-shirts, hats, sweaters, blankets, scrapbooks, proclamations, trophies, award plaques, flags, pennants, pins, pens, seat cushions, coffee mugs, toys, ephemera, memorabilia, and other objects.

The bulk of this collection has not yet been ...

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.

Ma-Ei Day 1949, Football team visits Rocky Mountains, 1949

 Item
Scope and Contents Football team visits the Rocky Mountains; 1949 Ma-ie parade through campus and downtown; laying of the Fieldhouse cornerstone. Color. Silent.
Runtime: 0:20:42
Original format: VHS.
Title from video label: Ma-Ei Day 1949-FB team visits Rocky Mtns.

OU Basketball Warm-Up Uniform, circa 1955

 Item — Box: Basketball [2]
Scope and Contents An OU men’s basketball red warm-up jacket and pants, circa 1955.

OU Commencement Marshal's Baton, circa 1930s

 Item — Object: Ceremonial Objects [3]
Scope and Contents Wooden baton, also called a mace, with rounded ends, painted with red and black bands. A red and black tassel is tied through a hole drilled at approximately one-third of the baton's length. The baton is 24 inches long with a diameter of 1 1/4 inches. The baton was carried by the faculty marshal who led the procession at the University of Omaha commencement ceremony.

OU Ouampi notebook, circa 1967

 File — Object: Memorabilia [7]
Scope and Contents Spiral notebook from the University Bookstore, blank, featuring Municipal University of Omaha mascot OUampi on the cover, circa 1967, before OU merged with the University of Nebraska System.

Ouampi blankets, circa 1960

 Item — Box: Memorabilia [15]
Scope and Contents Two red fleece blankets featuring the OUampi mascot of the Univeristy of Omaha.

Seal of the University, circa 1950

 Item — Object: Ceremonial Objects [5]
Scope and Contents Seal of the Municipal University of Omaha, circa 1950.

Tangerine Bowl Watch of President Milo Bail, 1955

 Item — Object: Football [10]
Scope and Contents Tangerine Bowl wristwatch presented to OU President Milo Bail.

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 Binders, circa 1965

 Item — Object: Memorabilia [6]
Scope and Contents Two empty 3-ring binders with covers featuring the emblem of the University of Omaha (date uncertain, but not later than 1968).

University of Omaha Book Ends, Likely 1930s-1940s. No earlier than 1938 and no later than 1968.

 Item — Box: Memorabilia [11]
Scope and Contents One pair of metal book ends in school colors with "Omaha" written on the center of each.

University of Omaha vs. Creighton University Men's Basketball Game, February 24, 1955

 File — Reel: 1-3, cassette: 1-2
Scope and Contents The OU vs. Creighton University men’s basketball game on February 24, 1955, was the first time the OU team defeated cross-town rival Creighton. The original film and reproductions made in the 1980s and 2015 are included.