Using Archives & Special Collections

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Using Archives & Special Collections

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

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

Mission Statement

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The mission of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries is to select, preserve, arrange, describe, provide reference assistance for, and promote the use of rare and unique research materials. The Department maintains these research materials because they are best managed separately from the general collections due to their subject area, rare or unique qualities, source, physical condition or form.