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:
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:
Photographs of Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library taken by library faculty and staff in March-April 2020 during the pandemic. The photographs show…
Recently Added Items
This donation is in two parts. The first is two cloth masks donated by Melanie Kiper and photographed by UNO Libraries Archives and Special…
Photograph of a billboard at 30th and Ames Streets in North Omaha with a "Special Message from Senator Ernest Chambers" urging residents to "Protect…
Photo journal by Sarah Voss documenting the renovation of a newly-purchased house by Voss and her husband, Dan Sullivan, during the 2020 pandemic in…
Email correspondence from the American Midwest Ballet communicating the impact of COVID-19.
Play written by student Jay Rich for Spring 2020 ENG4970/8976.