Welcome to Criss Library Archives & Special Collections online exhibits!

Criss Library Archives & Special Collections is here to share and preserve the historical material that makes our library, university, and community unique. This site highlights digital exhibits and collections of photographs, letters, memorabilia, documents, and other material from Criss Library Archives & Special Collections.

Please note that we are building and testing this site on an ongoing basis. We always welcome your comments at unoasc@unomaha.edu.

Funding for Criss Library Archives & Special Collections Online Exhibits hosted by Omeka.net made possible through the generous support of the John and Gloria Barton family. 

Recently Added Items

Railroad Laborer Diary, July 1894


Diary of an unidentified male railroad laborer on a crew laying and repairing track along the Columbia River in Oregon. The diary entries are dated…

Bootstrapper Graduates


Black and white photo of bootstrapper graduates of the Air Force study program at the University of Omaha in 1956.

Dickens, Law, and Walker - Bootstrappers


Three bootstrappers smile into the distance. They are identified as Dickens, Law, and Walker. The male students appear to be on the University of…

Jack Treadwell and His Medal of Honor


Black and white photo of Jack Treadwell posing as he holds up his medals from the U.S. Army including his Medal of Honor. Treadwell was a…

Bootstrappers on Campus


Four bootstrappers meeting together on campus at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Three of them appear to be white and one appears to be African…