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UNK Archives and Special Collections

Posted by doubetsr on February 14, 2017

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Thanks to generous donors, UNK Archives and Special Collection has added new additions to its collection.  Many of these items can be seen on display now located on the main floor at Calvin T. Ryan Library.  Among the items on display are listed below, simply click the link to read more.

Office of Residential Life
Personal/Family Papers
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Juanita Girls – Delta Pi Beta – Chi Omega
Center for Service Learning
Biology Department
Pride of the Plains Marching Band
Phi Tau Gamma – Alpha Tau Omega
UNK Alumni Association

Do you have items to donate? Contact Laurinda Weisse (865-8593) or Sally Sinor (865-8591) today!

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Office of Residential Life

Posted by doubetsr on February 14, 2017

Written by Sally Sinor, Project Archivist

Office of Residential Life
1905– Present

From its humble beginnings in George W. Frank’s Green Terrace to the basement of Old Main (the original Administration Building), Residential Life has played an important role in student life on campus. In 1930, Kearney State Teacher’s College built the first official dormitory on campus, Case Hall. Named after Eva J. Case,  the first preceptress at Green Terrace, it was constructed in 90 days of steel and concrete in the location of today’s Nester Hall.

UNK Archives and Special Collections was offered some of the  materials of the Office of Residential Life to ensure their longevity and to provide access to students and researchers. The collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, new clippings, and publications as well as audio and digital files.

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Personal/Family Papers

Posted by doubetsr on February 14, 2017

Written by Sally Sinor, Project Archivist

Personal/Family Papers

In addition to collecting about material about the institution that is now the University of Nebraska at Kearney, UNK Archives & Special Collections also seeks and retains material about the history of education (we did begin as a normal school) as well as materials that document the lifestyles and culture of central and western Nebraska.  In fact, many people are often surprised at the range of materials we collect for research and scholarship.

Do you have old family photos, videos, and papers you don’t know what to do with? Donating them to UNK Archives & Special Collections means they will be maintained and accessible for future generations of your family. Contact Laurinda Weisse (865-8593) or Sally Sinor (865-8591) to find out more information.

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Office of Multicultural Affairs

Posted by doubetsr on February 14, 2017

Written by Sally Sinor, Project Archivist

Office of Multicultural Affairs
1995– Present

On November 21, 1968, at the request of Dr. Gordon Blake, faculty members from Kearney State College met to discuss the growing international student population and how to best serve them.  This meeting lead to the formation of the International Students Association and the Spring Festival. The Office of International Education in Student Affairs was formed in 1989 and then split in 1995 into the Office of International Education and the Office of Multicultural and International Student Services.

UNK Archives and Special Collections was offered the older materials of the Office of Multicultural Affairs to ensure their longevity and to provide access to students and researchers. The collection includes scrapbooks, correspondence, new clippings, and publications as well as audio and digital files.

 

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Juanita Girls – Delta Pi Beta – Chi Omega

Posted by doubetsr on February 14, 2017

Written by Sally Sinor, Project Archivist

Juanita Girls-Delta Pi Beta-Chi Omega
1911-2000

Founded in 1911, The Juanita Girls were the first sorority on campus. When “Greek” organizations became popular across the country, the sorority became Delta Pi Beta in 1943. In 1962, they transferred the national sorority of Chi Omega as the Iota Zeta Chapter.  Low membership forced the Chapter to close in 2000.

The materials of the sorority were held by the UNK Alumni Association until they were deposited by the membership with UNK Archives & Special Collections following the annual reunion of 2016.

 

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