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The Early history of the University of Omaha, by Lillian Campen, Thesis and Typescript

 Collection — Volume: 1-2
Identifier: UNO-0040

Lillian Henderson Campen wrote the first version of The Early History of the University of Omaha as a senior honors thesis in 1948. Two copies of this 64-page 1948 typescript are present in one binder; one copy is clean and the other is marked with extensive handwritten notes (including notes on additional pages). In 1951, Campen submitted the revised and final 148-page version to the Department of History and Government in partial fulfillment of the requirements for her Master of Arts degree. A second binder contains one photocopy of this 1951 version, with some passages marked with red ink.


  • 1948-1951


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0.4 Cubic Feet (2 binders)


A use photocopy has been made of Campen's 1951 thesis.

Custodial History

It is unknown when Campen's 1948 honors thesis and notes were donated to University Archives, or whether they came directly from Campen or another source. At that point in the University of Omaha's history, only master's theses were systematically added to the collection, so it is possible that these were donated to the university at a later date.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Campen, Lillian Henderson deposited a copy of her 1951 master's thesis to the University Archives as a part of the university's graduation requirements.

Related Materials

Circulating copies of the thesis are available in the Criss Library Third Floor collection:

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.

The Early history of the University of Omaha, by Lillian Campen, Thesis and Typescript
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Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States