Creighton University Archives

Easter Break

The University Archives will close for Easter break at end of business on Thursday, April 17, 2014, and will reopen on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.  Requests received during this period will be processed when University Archives staff returns from break.

Hours

The University Archives is open by appointment only, Monday - Friday (except holidays), 9am - 4pm.  Please contact the University Archivist, David E. Crawford, by email or telephone (402.280.2746) to schedule an appointment.

Mission

The mission of the Creighton University Archives is to acquire, preserve, and organize materials and information that have enduring value related to the history of Creighton University, a private Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university founded in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1878.  The University Archives will promote Creighton University, especially the university's teaching, research and service efforts, by making these materials accessible for research, instructional, administrative and other uses and by serving as an informational and educational resource for the Creighton community and others.

OMER MADISON KEM - A FARMER IN CONGRESS (April 2014)
Monday, April 14th, 4:00pm, in Union Pacific Room (L10), Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library

Elenore Leonard to present 4th annual University Archives Lecture

Omer Madison Kem was a Populist Congressman who represented Nebraska in the US House of Representatives from 1891 to 1897. In Congress, Kem discovered the difficulties of being a third party candidate in a strongly bipartisan House. Elenore Leonard, a Junior in the History Department, will discuss how Kem came to be involved in politics, the ramifications of a third party in Congress, and how the Archives found Kemís unpublished autobiography in manuscript form.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact University Archivist David Crawford (402-280-2746; davidecrawford@creighton.edu)

 

MARY LUCRETIA & SARAH EMILY CREIGHTON LUNCHEON (February 2014)

The University Archives had the honor of displaying some of the items from permanent collections at this year's Mary Lucretia & Sarah Emily Creighton Awards Luncheon, a Founders Week event put on annually by Creighton's Committee on the Status of Women. The display featured two themes - Women and ROTC, and Women and Sports (1920s - 1930s).



NEW EXHIBIT - The Creightons: Selections from the University Archives (December 2013)

The University Archives invites you to view a new exhibit, The Creightons: Selections from the University Archives, on the main level of Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library.  It features original artifacts from the Creighton Family Collection, such as Edward's prayer book and "John A. Creighton Real Estate and Trust Company" stock certificates, as well as reproductions of images from our photographic collections.  The exhibit was created and installed by interns Elenore Leonard and Meredith Ziegler; student workers Beth Herrmann, Katherine Joyce and Jake Krevda; and University Archivist David E. Crawford.

 

 

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES ON TWITTER: @CreightonArchiv (November 2013)

Creighton University Archives has joined Twitter! Follow @CreightonArchiv for updates, information on our favorite artifacts, and to interact with the University Archives. Check us out on Twitter and let us know what you think!

 

CREIGHTON'S ATTIC (University Archives blog)

This photo is the banner for the University Archives blog, Creighton's Attic.  Through weekly (or more frequent) entries, we will showcase materials from hidden collections, present behind-the-scenes looks at our facilities, and share some of our favorite items.  We also hope visitors will leave comments that tell us more about the featured items.

 

BLUEJAY SERVICE NEWS (May 2013)
Creighton University Archives recently put the finishing touches on a project to make the Bluejay Service News available online.  The Bluejay Service News was a newsletter distributed to former students of Creighton University who were serving in the military during World War II.  The newsletters, written by family and friends of the men and women in uniform, provide a unique perspective on the war because they relay news and anecdotes gathered from letters home.

The University Archives worked in collaboration with Creighton Prep (Omaha), which received a set of original newsletters from a donor.  Creighton University Archives has worked with Creighton Prep to digitize the newsletters and make them available online.

 

THE OMAHA DEPORRES CLUB - OMAHA'S CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEERS (April 2013)
Monday, April 8th, 6:30pm, in Harper Center Room 3028

Matt Holland to present 3rd annual University Archives Lecture

The DePorres Club played an important role in the struggle for civil rights in Omaha from the 1940s into the 1960s.  Started in 1947 by Father John Markoe, S.J., and Creighton student Denny Holland (who was also the club?s first president), the interracial, interdenominational group united people from Creighton and Omaha to fight for civil rights and aid the poor.  In ?The Omaha DePorres Club ? Omaha?s Civil Rights Pioneers,? Matt Holland (Denny?s son) will discuss the club?s founding, its mission, and its many civil rights victories.

Matt Holland is currently writing a book about his father?s important work with the DePorres Club.  His research draws from a wealth of original source materials, including some from the collections of the Creighton University Archives. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact University Archivist David Crawford (402-280-2746; davidecrawford@creighton.edu)