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This information has been provided by History NEBRASKA.

The Library / Archives at History Nebraska safeguards the documentary heritage of Nebraska so that it can be used by all researchers. Here is a brief description of some of the resources in our collection.

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Library: The History Nebraska Library holds approximately 80,000 volumes; 3000 maps and atlases; and 3500 newspaper titles. Strengths of the collection include Nebraska and Great Plains history and archeology; Nebraska authors; county and local history; genealogical material; and state government publications.

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Photographs: Numbering over 500,000 images, the History Nebraska photographic holdings represent nearly every aspect of Nebraska and Great Plains life from the late 1800s to the present. While countless people, places, and subjects are captured in these images, the collections are particularly rich in portraits, and images of town scenes, buildings, and Native American and prairie life.

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Government Records: Public records document the transaction of business within the government and between the government and the public. History Nebraska has federal, state, county, municipal and special district records documenting government activities.

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Manuscripts: Over 2500 separate manuscript collections document the history of businesses, organizations, associations, churches, private educational institutions, and the personal papers of individuals and families. Start your search at


Audio-Visual Collections: Dating back to 1898, over 2500 sound recordings are held by History Nebraska. Included are recordings of Native American music, oral histories, political speeches/debates, lectures, and radio programs. 6.5 million feet of moving images, dating back to 1900, include film of agricultural and ranching activities; town scenes; domestic life; Native Americans; aviation; railroads; businesses; and many other events and activities.

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Contact Information:
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Reference Room:
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Hours of Operation:
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Lincoln, NE 68508

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