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)
ARCHIVES ANNEX RELOCATION (December 2012)
Relocation of the University Archives Annex from the Labaj Building to the Wareham Building has begun. Construction of designated areas has been completed and the Archives has started moving furniture and some collections to the new Annex. The remaining materials will be transferred in January 2013 after new shelving is installed.
UNIVERSITY ARCHIVIST ON CREIGHTON IN THE COMMUNITY (May 2012)
David Crawford, Creighton's University Archivist, recently talked about founders Mary Lucretia Creighton and Sarah Emily Creighton with Joyce Bunger for the Creighton in the Community series. The program will air on TKN (The Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha).
CREIGHTON'S ATHLETICS HISTORY IN THE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES (April 2012)
Travis Sing presents 2nd annual University Archives Lecture
Travis Sing was the guest speaker for the second annual University Archives Lecture on April 23, 2012. His talk, "Creighton's Athletics History in the University Archives," highlighted photographic and other materials he found in the permanent collections of Creighton's University Archives while researching for his book, Creighton University Athletics: A History in Photographs.
Travis Sing wrote and published Creighton University Athletics: A History in Photographs in 2008 after he noticed the conspicuous absence of a Creighton-related sports history at area bookstores. Travis, a 1995 Creighton history graduate, has been a public history consultant and now works as a freelance historian in the Omaha area. To order a copy of the book, visit the website of Osage Orange Publishing.
NEW DIGITAL EXHIBITS (March 2012)
Since 2007 the University Archives has produced historical exhibits about Creighton University. These exhibits featured original artifacts and photographic reproductions of materials in University Archives collections. Even though no longer displayed, viewers may still experience the exhibits in digital form in our Digital Galleries.
WILLIAM F. RIGGE, SJ, PAPERS (March 2012)
William F. Rigge, SJ (1857-1927), a priest and a scientist, figured prominently in Creighton University's first fifty years. A prolific scholar, he published widely in scientific and popular journals. At the time of his death in 1927, Father Rigge was writing his Memoirs, which was more accurately a history of Creighton's first half century. The University Archives has made some of Father Rigge's academic and historical work available online, and will continue to make other materials available as we are able.
NEW CREIGHTON HISTORICAL WEBSITES (February 2012)
The University Archives has contributed information and images to two new websites that feature important parts of Creighton's history. The "History of the Creighton Presidency" provides information and images about each individual who has served as president of our institution. Another new site highlights "20 Interesting Historical Facts About Creighton University."
CREIGHTON YEARBOOKS (Fall 2011)
All volumes of the Bluejay (Creighton's yearbook) have been digitized and are now available online. The Online Resources section provides more information as well as a link to the online yearbooks.