UNO Libraries’ Archives & Special Collections knows that voices during the pandemic are at risk of being lost without a concerted collecting effort. We want to avoid losing the diverse voices of our community, especially voices that have previously been ignored in archives and the historical record.

What Are We Doing?

We are gathering materials that chronicle COVID-19 experiences in Omaha. Photos, journal entries, reflections, interviews, videos, photo essays, drawings, plays, and other creative forms of documenting this moment are welcome and will be important for researchers in understanding how Nebraskans reacted to this pandemic and what we experienced. We invite you to create and donate something that reflects your own experience during this time. Material will be added to this website in the future as donor wishes and archivists' time during the pandemic permit.

Ideas If You Would Like to Participate:

Please see our Student, UNO Faculty/Staff, and Omaha Community pages for prompts to help you get started.

The Donation Process:

Donation consists of signing a donor agreement form and sending us your item(s). We strive to make it an easy process. See the Donation page for more information.

Have questions? Want to donate? Contact the project co-lead archivists: 

Recently Added Items

Points of Pride shown during the online Graduate College Commencement, May 8, 2020

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Four "Point of Pride" cards shown during the Graduate College Commencement, along with the accompanying tweet from @UNOmaha, May 8, 2020.

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Points of Pride shown during UNL's online College of Engineering Commencement, May 8, 2020

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Four "Point of Pride" cards shown during the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Engineering Commencement, along with the accompanying tweet…

Points of Pride shown during the online College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commencement, May 8, 2020

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Four "Point of Pride" cards shown during the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commencement, along with the accompanying tweet from…

Points of Pride shown during the online College of Education Commencement, May 8, 2020

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Four "Point of Pride" cards shown during the College of Education Commencement, along with the accompanying tweet from @UNOmaha, May 8, 2020.

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Points of Pride shown during the online College of Information Science and Technology Commencement, May 8, 2020

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Four "Point of Pride" cards shown during the College of Information Science and Technology Commencement, along with the accompanying tweet from…