The UNO Athletics Collection comprises a large and diverse array of materials related to the various athletics programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the Municipal University of Omaha, including scrapbooks, photographs and slides, artifacts and memorabilia, trophies and awards, papers of athletics department faculty and staff, paintings, news and publicity material, blueprints, and audiovisual recordings, from about 1924 to the present. Included are materials related to specific sports programs; individual student athletes, coaches and directors; facilities; departmental administration; and Campus Recreation activities.
Materials related to Women's Athletics programs include:
Materials related to the Men's Athletics programs include:
Materials related to the Athletics Department include:
Artifacts and Memorabilia include:
Audiovisual Materials include:
Press Releases and News Clippings cover the period from circa 1950 to circa 2004.
New material added 2015-08-27: Photographs; negatives; game programs; posters; other papers relating to the early UNO Hockey program. Includes Hockey game programs from 1997 through the early 2000s, a small amount of materials documenting the beginnings of the program in 1997, and a large number of photos and photographic negatives of early UNO Hockey contests.
New material added 2015-10-26: Two tickets from the first UNO hockey game in Baxter Arena on October 23, 2015. The tickets are for section 214 row M seats 9 and 10 and were used to attend the inaugural hockey game.
New material added 2015-11-24: Connie Claussen's collection of UNO Athletic Materials, chiefly consisting of a variety of Hockey and Softball materials, including five softballs signed by players and coaches. Also included are game programs and several general press, publicity, artifact items, event passes, and a VHS tape.
New material added 2016-02-24: UNO Athletics materials gathered by Connie Claussen from various offices within the department. There are a wide variety of materials in this collection, including sports programs, athletic department publicity brochures, photographs, artifacts, ticket information, and UNO Women’s Walk items. The materials cover many different sports.
New material added 2016-03-01: UNO Athletics materials gathered by Connie Claussen from various offices within the department. This collection includes 1 2015-16 UNO Hockey Media Guide; 4 UNO Hockey posters (1 with player signatures); Two UNO Women’s basketball posters (both with player signatures).
New material added 2016-03-31: These materials are primarily UNO Women’s Athletics artifacts, including Tee shirts, a jacket, and beverage containers. Also included is a fan signed and given to Connie Claussen UNO softball coach) by the 1972 University of Tokyo-Nihon softball team during the Women’s College World Series.
New material added 2016-10-14: One box of game day programs from selected UNO Hockey contests and a few photographs.
New material added 2016-12-06: The Marlin Briscoe accrual is predominantly news clippings documenting Marlin Briscoe’s football career at Omaha South High School, the University of Omaha (present-day UNO), and the NFL. Articles also cover Briscoe’s life after his playing career. Also included are a few documents and form letters related to Briscoe and Omaha South High School.
New material added 2017: See component tree.
The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, Archives & Special Collections will provide information about copyright owners and related information. Securing permission to publish or use material is the responsibility of the researcher. Note that unless specifically transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available at http://libguides.unomaha.edu/library_policies.
132.64 Cubic Feet (138 boxes, 278 binders, 45 volumes, 105 audio/visual recordings, 81 framed items, 41 plaques, many loose items)
Arranged into loose series: Series: Women's Athletics; Series: Men's Athletics; Series: Athletics Department; Series: Artifacts and Memorabilia; Series: Audiovisual Materials; Series: Press Releases and News Clippings.
Recent accessions may not have been arranged or described.
Accession records are incomplete or absent. The materials originated with various faculty and staff members of the Athletics Department, as well as many alumni who had played on the various teams.
New material added 2015-08-27: These materials were gathered by UNO Athletics during the early years of the UNO Hockey program. They were transferred to University Archives by Dave Ahlers, Director of Media Relations, UNO Athletics.
New material added 2015-10-26: Tickets donated by Michael LaCroix, Interim Dean of the Criss Library.
New material added 2015-11-24: Connie Claussen acquired these materials through her position as Assistant Director of UNO Athletics.
New material added 2016-02-2, 2016-03-01, 2016-03-31: These materials were gathered by Connie Claussen from the offices within UNO Athletics and include many sports.
New material added 2016-10-14: This box of programs from UNO Hockey contests was collected by UNO Athletics and made available to athletes in the Hockey Player Lounge. Athletics decided to send them to University Archives.
New material added 2016-12-06: The Marlin Briscoe accrual Material was collected by University of Nebraska Foundation staff and loaned to Archives & Special Collections for duplication.
University of Nebraska at Omaha. Department of Athletics
New materials are transferred to University Archives on an irregular schedule.
Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014. Described at the collection level in 2014 by Angela Kroeger, Archives & Special Collections Associate. The sub-series of Women's Athletics Scrapbooks was arranged and described by Bailey Halbur, Practicum Student in February-April 2015.
Collection includes material that has not yet been further arranged and described.
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