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UNO Artifact Collection

Identifier: UNO-0132
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 further arranged or described.


  • 1908-present


Conditions Governing Access

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.

Conditions Governing Use

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


140.26 Cubic Feet (178 boxes; 3 crates; 68 loose objects. (Approximately.) )


Some artifacts are boxed and labeled. This collection has not been further arranged or described.

Custodial History

Most of these artifacts were received by Criss Library prior to 2014. For many items, accession details are incomplete or absent. The collection as a whole does not share a common provenance. When accession details are known, they are included in the description at the component level.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These artifacts have been collected from many sources over decades.

Processing Information

Processed by Criss Library staff prior to 2014.


UNO Artifact Collection
Angela Kroeger
Description rules
Description based on DACS
Edition statement
15th edition

Revision Statements

  • 2015-10-22: Added accession 2015-041.
  • 2015-11-04: Removed 15.69 cubic feet (41 boxes, 6 folders, 1 volume--folders and volume removed from "loose objects" count) from extents statement, to account for collections which have been given their own finding aids and no longer considered to be part of the UNO Artifact Collection.
  • 2015-12-23: Removed 27.36 cubic feet (33 boxes, 2 folders--folders removed from "loose objects" count) from extents statement, to account for another group of collections which have been given their own finding aids and are no longer considered to be part of the UNO Artifact Collection.
  • 2016-02-23: Added accession 2016-024 (1 cubic foot, 1 box).
  • 2016-02-24: Added accession 2015-063 (0.5 cubic feet, 1 box).
  • 2016-03-23: Added accession 2016-036 (0.1 cubic feet, 1 box).
  • 2016-04-27: Added accession 2016-047 (0.1 cubic feet, 1 box).
  • 2016-05-31: Added accession 2016-055 (1 cubic ft, 1 box, 5 loose items)
  • 2016-06-15: Added artifacts from accession 2016-056 (0.4 cubic ft., 3 loose items)
  • 2016-12-21: Added artifacts from accession 2016-117 (0.01 cubic ft., 3 loose items)
  • 2017-02-01: Added artifacts from accessions 2017-001 and 2017-007 (1.4 cubic ft., 2 boxes)
  • 2017-10-27: Added accession 2017-044 (0.01 cubic ft., 1 box)
  • 2017-11-20: Added accession 2017-047 (0.5 cubic ft., 1 box), added under series Flags, Banners, and Signs.
  • 2017-12-22: Added accessions 2017-057 and 2017-062 (in same box), both under series Collections of Mixed Materials.
  • 2018-04-11: Added accession 2018-013 (0.1 cubic ft., 1 box), under series Apparel, subseries Jewelry.

Repository Details

Part of the UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections Repository

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States