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Archives & Special Collections

Reading rooms are open by appointment only Tues, Wed and Thurs, 9AM-4PM

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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All campus visitors are required to wear face masks and follow protective measures as outlined here: https://covid19.unl.edu/face-covering-policy

Where the past comes to life!

Using Archives & Special Collections

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The Archives & Special Collections of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries houses manuscripts, university records, and rare book collections. Please contact us ahead of time to access materials.

Reading Rooms & Locations

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call Archives & Special Collections 402-472-2531

email Archives & Special Collections archives@unl.edu

Fax: 402-472-5181

Contact Us to Schedule a Visit

Mailing Address:
Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln, NE 68588-4100

Archives & Special Collections Reading Room

City Campus

29 Love Library
Lincoln, NE 68588

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Archives & Special Collections @
LDRF Reading Room

East Campus

2055 North 35th Street
Lincoln, NE 68583

Finding Aids & Subject Guides

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Search University of Nebraska-Lincoln Collections

Search our collections located at the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries.

Search All Nebraska Archives

To search for archival and manuscript collections across all University of Nebraska campus locations, expand your search to all holdings in Nebraska Archives Online.

First-Gen Stories Project

First Generation Students

Share your Story

Are you a first generation college student? We would love to learn about your experiences, perspectives, and interests as a First Generation Nebraskan. Learn more about this project and how to submit your story.

First Generation Students
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Transcribe Our Past

We invite University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumni, students, and friends to help transcribe the text of digitized documents.