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; email@example.com)