Many materials that are significant to the history of Creighton University are not in the University Archives. The list below provides links to other potential sources.
Creighton University libraries
The three Creighton University libraries have materials that relate to Creighton's heritage. Patrons may check out items from the general collections. Access to and use of materials from some collections may require special permission and/or the assistance of library staff.
Creighton University offices
Some offices on campus have records and other information about individuals and events who have influenced (and may continue to influence) Creighton University.
The Office of the Registrar maintains the academic records of current and past students.
The Office of Alumni Relations has basic information (such as year of graduation) for Creighton graduates.
The university website contains links to these and other offices.
Members of the Society of Jesus (more commonly known as Jesuits) have been a constant presence at Creighton since 1878, when five Jesuits opened the school. Creighton remains a Catholic and Jesuit institution.
The collections of the Jesuit Archives of the Central United States* include materials on Creighton University, the Creighton family, and many individual Jesuits who have been at Creighton since 1878.
* The Midwest Jesuit Archives was renamed the Jesuit Archives of the Central United States following the merger of the Missouri and New Orleans provinces of the Society of Jesus, which occurred on July 31, 2014. The institution serves as the provincial archives for the Wisconsin, Chicago, Detroit and the newly-merged Jesuits of the USA Central and Southern Province.
Local history organizations
The Creighton community - the individuals as well as the institution - have made many significant contributions to Omaha and to Nebraska over the years. Researchers may find information and artifacts related to Creighton at area historical organizations.
The Douglas County Historical Society, located at Historic Fort Omaha (now a campus of the Metropolitan Community College), has exhibits and collections pertaining to the history of Omaha and Douglas County.
The Nebraska State Historical Society is devoted to preserving and telling the history of Nebraska. With a presence at historical properties around the state, NSHS is headquartered in Lincoln, which is the main location for archival collections and museum exhibits.