July 12: Book and print collections will open and HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access (ETAS) to online books will end.
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When possible, material requests will be provided in digital format. Please allow us a few days lead time to prepare materials for your appointment when scheduling a time to visit.

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Access & Use

Historical Records Statement

Materials and records in the Archives & Special Collections are historical in nature. They may contain stereotypes, such as those related to race, ethnicity, and gender, and other language and imagery that are inappropriate by today's standards.

Materials and records are retained in order to fully represent the historical record and are presented in their original format, without context, for research in person or through online access. The materials and records are made accessible without endorsing any historical viewpoints.

Archives & Special Collections is guided by their mission, the diversity mission statement of the University Libraries, the core values and beliefs on diversity and inclusion of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and the core values of the Society of American Archivists.

Access Guidelines

Conditions Governing Access

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, financial 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 Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, any applicable copyrights may be held by another individual or entity. Further information about copyright policy is available above.

Publication and Reproductions Policies & Fees

Visit the following pages for information about publishing or reproducing materials from Archives & Special Collections.