The Mary Mudd Women of Color Awards Collection comprises the records of the Women of Color Awards (WOC), including foundational material that predates the awards. The Women of Color Awards were started in 2003 by Mary Mudd of UNO, Shari Clarke of the University of Nebraska president's office, and other UNO staff members. Awards are given to women of color from the Omaha community in areas of arts and humanities, business/entrepreneurship, community service, education, youth leadership, and (beginning in 2006) science and technology. The last awards were issued in 2008. The collection includes reports, record books, guides, notes, stationery, planning documents, resource manuals, newsletters, records of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs (dating from 2000), WOC award information, honoree information, WOC committee records, Diversity Awards nominations, and VHS videocassette recordings of WOC award ceremonies.
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.
3.2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes, 1 binder)
Accession records are incomplete or absent.
Collection has not yet been further arranged and described.
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