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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Archives

Materials of enduring historic value to the University are arranged in Record Group series. Items such as minutes of meetings, newsletters, photographs, and papers of faculty can be found within a given series. The Archives also include biographical, buildings and grounds, and special subject files. All of the documents fall within a specific RECORD GROUP (RG), which are based on a numerical and hierarchical system.

RG00, University, General Records

  • Catalogs and Bulletins, 1871-present
  • Commencement Programs, 1871-present
  • Schedule of Classes, 18??-present
  • Staff/Student Rosters, 1890-1999
  • Telephone Directories, 1925-present
  • University Histories, 1869-1968 1

RG01, Board of Regents, Records

  • Agendas
  • Meeting Minutes, 1869-present
  • Papers, 1870-1943
  • Regent Records (by name)
  • Champion S. Chase, 1869-1873 C.Y. Thompson, 1914-1970
  • Correspondence, 1870-1943
  • Contracts, 1930-1968

RG02, President, Records

  • Records, Correspondence, Speeches, 1968-2005
    • Clifford M. Hardin, 1968-1969
    • Durward B. Varner, 1970-1977
    • Ronald Roskens, 1977-1989
    • Martin A. Massengale, 1989-1994
    • L. Dennis Smith, 1994-2004

RG04, Faculty Senate, Records (formerly Academic Senate)

  • Agendas
  • Minutes of meetings, 1894-2007
  • Correspondence, 1894-1996
  • Committee minutes and reports, 1899-2000

RG05, Chancellor, Records



    • Reuben G. Gustavson, 1946-1953
    • John R. Selleck, 1953-1954 (interim)
    • Clifford M. Hardin, 1954-1968
    • Merk Hobson, 1969
    • Joseph Soshnik, 1969-1971
    • C. Peter Magrath, 1971-1972 (interim)
    • James Zumberge, 1972-1975
    • Adam C. Breckenridge, 1975-1976 (interim)
    • Roy Young, 1976-1980
    • Robert Rutford, 1980-1981 (interim)
    • Martin A. Massengale, 1981-1991
    • John W. Goebel, 1991-1992 (interim)
    • Graham B. Spanier, 1992-1995
    • James Moeser, 1996-2000

RG06, Graduate College, Records

  • Correspondence, 1957-1971
  • Publications
  • Graduate council minutes, 1910 1964

RG07, Graduate School of Social Work

RG08, College of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources, Records (IANR)

  • Correspondence, 1905-1975
  • Publications, 1921-present
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, 1911-present
  • Department of Agricultural Leadership Education and Communication
  • Department of Agronomy and Horticulture,1902-present
  • Department of Animal Science,1931-present
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Center for Grassland Studies
  • Department of Entomology, 1856-1988
  • Department of Biological Systems Engineering, 1920-present
  • Department of Plant Pathology
  • Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Natural Resources

RG09, Home Economics, College of Human Resources and Family Sciences, Records (see also RG37)

There were several name changes for this college, records may also be found under the title Home Economics. The college changed its name in 2003 and records for the College of Education and Human Sciences can be located under RG37.

  • Correspondence, publications, 1898-1999
  • Faculty Papers, 1928-1981
  • Department of Education and Family Resources
  • Department of Food and Nutrition
  • Department of Human Development and the Family
  • Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Design

RG10, Agricultural Experiment Station, Records

  • RG10-01-02, Agricultural Experiment Station, Correspondence Records
  • Chemurgy Department
  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • State Entomologist
  • Plant Pathology
  • University Farm
  • Agronomy
  • Scotts Bluff Experiment Station, 1943-1973
  • Field Laboratory, Wahoo, NE (Mead)
  • North Platte Station, 1904-1970
  • U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center
  • High Plains Agricultural Lab (Sidney, NE.)
  • Box Butte Experimental Station
  • Northeast Experiment Station in Concord
  • Panhandle Station

RG11, Agricultural Extension Service, Records

  • Correspondence, department records, 1913-1990
  • Publications, 1956-2003
  • Director records, 1902-1968
  • 4-H; Pest Management
  • Nebraska County Agricultural Agents Association
  • Radio Programs, Department of Agriculture Communications, 1975
  • Agriculture
  • Crop Management
  • Plants of Nebraska

RG12, College of Arts and Sciences, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, 1971-present
  • Department records, 1907-present
  • Faculty papers, 1865-2000
  • Actuarial Science
  • African & African American Studies
  • Art (see also RG13)
  • Asian Studies
  • Anthropology, 1933-1996
  • Astronomy, 1900-1929
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences, 1959-1996
  • Botany, 1865-1971
  • Chemistry, 1913-1991
  • Classics & Religious Studies, 1964-1997
  • Communication Studies
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RG12, College of Arts and Sciences, Records CONTINUED:

  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • English, 1870-present
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography, 1930-1990
  • Geology, 1891-2000
  • History, 1880-2000
  • International Studies
  • Judaic Studies
  • Latino & Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medieval & Renaissance Studies
  • Microbiology, 1931-1972 (see also RG12)
  • Modern Languages & Literature, 1947-present
  • Native American Studies
  • Philosophy, 1889-1979
  • Physics & Astronomy, 1924-1981
  • Physiology, 1950-1968 (see also RG12)
  • Political Science, 1899-1982
  • Psychology
  • Speech and Dramatic Arts, 1915-1972 (see also RG13)
  • Sociology, 1884-1981
  • School of Natural Resource Sciences
  • Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Arts (see also RG13)
  • Women's and Gender Studies, 1994-present
  • Zoology, 1925-1986

RG13, College of Fine and Performing Arts

The name of this college changed several times and so includes records created under former titles, including the School of Music, the School of Music and Fine Arts, and the School of Fine and Performing Arts. For records created after 2000, please see Record Group 57, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

  • Correspondence, publications, 1908-1969
  • Department records, 1903-1991
  • Faculty papers
  • Art and Art History
  • School of Music
  • Theatre Arts
  • Nebraska Repertory Theatre
  • Nebraska Young Artist Awards
  • Arts Are Basic
  • Ross Media Arts Center
  • The Lentz Center for Asian Culture
  • Great Plains Art Museum
  • Robert M. Beadell, Sheet Music

RG14, College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Records

This college was formerly called the School of Journalism. All records created under both titles are found within this RG.

  • Publications, department records, 1923-1937
  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • News-Editorial

RG15 College of Business Administration, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, department records, 1925-present
  • Faculty papers
  • Accountancy
  • Actuarial Science
  • Agribusiness
  • Business Administration
  • Economics; Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Study Abroad
  • J.D. Edwards Honors Program
  • Gallup Leadership Institute
  • Center for Entrepreneurship
  • UNL-IBM Global Innovation Hub

RG16, College of Dentistry, Records

  • Publications, department records
  • Adult Restorative Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Endodontics
  • Oral biology
  • Diagnosis
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • Pedontics
  • Preventive and Community Health

RG17, College of Engineering, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, department records, 1969-present
  • Faculty papers
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Computer & Electronics Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Industrial & Management Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering

RG18, College of Architecture, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, department records
  • Individual professor's papers, 1950-2005
  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Community and Regional Planning

RG19, College of Law, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, department records, 1892 present
  • Faculty papers, 1945-1963

RG20, College of Medicine, Records

Current records are kept at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Archives

  • Correspondence, publications, department records, 1883 present
  • Faculty papers, 1898 1909
  • University Hospital
  • Eugene C. Eppley Institute Cancer
  • Children's Rehabilitation Institute
  • Anatomy; Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medical Jurisprudence
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • School of Medical Technology
  • Division of Radiologic Technology
  • Division of Physical Therapy
  • Division of Physician's Assistant Education
  • Pathology

RG21, School of Nursing, Records

  • Publications, department records, 1915-1958
  • Histories, 1954-1965

RG22, College of Pharmacy, Records

RG23, Teachers College, Records (see also RG37)

  • Correspondence, publications, 1914-1971
  • Department records, 1926-1984
  • Faculty papers, 1911-1991
  • Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Psychology and Measurements, 1913-1982
  • Educational Services
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RG23, Teachers College, Records (see also RG37) CONTINUED

  • Elementary Education
  • History and Philosophy of Education, 1917-1978
  • Industrial Arts
  • Physical Education and Intramural Sports for Men
  • Physical Education for Women, 1880-1991
  • Secondary Education/Curriculum and Instruction, 1895 1963
  • Department of Adult and Continuing Education, 1944-1987
  • Department of Physical Education and Recreation
  • School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
  • Teaching and Learning Center
  • Nebraska Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education
  • Nebraska Citizenship Educational Project
  • International Teacher Development Program
  • Nebraska Community Education Project; Nebraska Air Age Education Division
  • Teachers College High School, 1913 1967
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology Department
  • Nebraska Career Information Systems

RG24, Division of Continuing Studies, Records

  • Publications, 1921-1975
  • Department records, 1936-1974
  • Life Long Learning/Evening Program
  • Bureau of Audio visual information Instructional Media Center Mediated Instruction
  • Nebraska Center for Continuing Education
  • Nebraska Alcohol and Highway Safety Project

RG25, Summer Sessions, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, department records, 1907-1909
  • Reviews, reports

RG26, Computer Network, Records

  • Publications, department records

RG27, Registration and Records (RESTRICTED)

  • Publications, department records
  • Transcripts/permanent records, 1871-1975
  • Enrollment statistics, 1871-1980
  • Grade rosters

RG28, Business and Finance Administration, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, 1890-present
  • Department records, 1953-1970
  • Vice-Chancellor records, 1937-1969
  • Director of Business and Finance
  • Business Manager
  • Comptroller, 1890-1966
  • Accounting Office
  • Bursar's office
  • Veterans Affairs Office
  • Landscape Services
  • Budget and systems planning director
  • Special Business Services
  • University Police

RG29, Student Affairs, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, department records
  • Faculty papers, 1938-1968
  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Director of Minority Affairs, 1981
  • Admissions
  • Campus Recreation
  • Career Services
  • Greek Affairs
  • Housing
  • TRIO Programs
  • Nebraska Unions
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Services for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Involvement
  • Student Judicial Affairs
  • University Health Center

RG30, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Records

  • Publications, department records, committee reports

RG31, Libraries

  • Correspondence, publications, 1900-1996
  • Department records, 1900-present
  • Committee minutes and reports, 1945-present

RG32, State Museum, Records

  • Publications, department records, 1891-present
  • Faculty papers, 1889-1938

RG33, ROTC, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, department records, 1880-1950
  • Faculty papers
  • Army ROTC, 1880-1915
  • Navy ROTC
  • Airforce ROTC, 1944
  • University of Nebraska ROTC Band
  • The Pershing Rifles
  • Cadence Countesses
  • Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP), WWII, 1943-1945

RG34, University Press, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, department records, 1942-1996

RG35, Conservation and Survey, Records

  • Publications, department records
  • Faculty papers
  • Individual professor's papers
  • Nebraska Geological Survey
  • Nebraska Water Resources Research Institutions
  • Nebraska Remote Sensing Center
  • Conservation Survey

RG36, Nebraska Educational Television/Nebraska Public Radio

  • Publications, department records, 1953-1997

RG37, College of Education and Human Sciences (see also RG09 and RG23)

  • Correspondence, 2003-present
  • Publications, 2003-present
  • Department records, 2003-present
  • Educational Administration, 2003-present
  • Educational Psychology, 2003-present
  • Child, Youth and Family Studies, 2003-present
  • Nutrition and Health Services, 2003-present
  • Special Education and Communication Disorders, 2003-present
  • Textiles, Clothing and Design, 2003-present
  • Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, 2003-present

RG38, Student Life, Records

RG39, Intercollegiate Athletics, Records

  • Publications, programs, 1907-present
  • Media guides
  • Newsletters
  • Scrapbooks, 1960-1975
  • Histories
  • Athletic Board
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Wrestling
  • Cross Country
  • Baseball
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Bowling
  • Chess
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Softball
  • Field Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Rifle Team

RG40, Alumni Association, Records

  • Correspondence, department records, publications, 1899-2004

RG41, University Foundation, Records

  • Publications, department records, minutes, reports

RG43, Institutional Research and Planning, Records

  • Correspondence, department records, 1965-1990
  • Publications, 1966-1998

RG44, International Programs, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, department records, 1955-present

RG52, Reference Collections

  • Biography/Bibliography files
  • Building and Grounds files
  • Special Subject files

RG53, American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Local Chapter Records

  • Correspondence, 1948-1987
  • Minutes, 1963-1988
  • Reports, 1962-1987

RG54, Sheldon Museum of Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Records

RG55, Equity, Access & Diversity, Records

Records for this collection are also under the former title, Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Office

  • Publications, department records

RG56, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, Records

  • Programs and brochures, 1987-present

RG57, Hixson Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Records

All materials within this record group are from the year 2000 onward.

RG61, International Quilt Studies Center, Records

  • Correspondence, publications, department records

RG59, Nebraska Legislative Reference Bureau

RG60, State University of Nebraska (SUN)

RG63, Vice Chancellor for Research

RG64, Extended Education and Outreach

RG100, University of Nebraska-Omaha