The ABC Breakfast Series comprises the print, audio, and video records of a lecture series organized by the University of Nebraska at Omaha, which ran from 1975 until 2006. At 31 seasons, it was among the longest-running speaker series in the United States. The ABC (Academy, Business, and Community) Breakfast Series brought in national-caliber speakers representing a variety of professional fields to Omaha for ticketed events held at hotels and convention centers. The number of speakers each year averaged five. A sampling of the speakers includes U.S. Supreme Court Justice William H. Rehnquist (1976), Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (1977), actor Edward James Olmos (1994), consumer advocate Ralph Nader (1998), and human rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. III (2006). The collection includes publicity information, news clippings, photographs, and an incomplete selection of audio and video recordings in audiotape, CD, and VHS formats.
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.
2.5 Cubic Feet (4 boxes, 10 media cases, 28 loose VHS cassettes)
Organized into loose series: Series: Print Information; Series: Audio Cassettes; Series: Video Cassettes.
Received by Criss Library prior to 2014. Accession details are incomplete or absent.
Processed by Criss Library staff in 2007 and 2011.
Part of the UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections Repository