Browse Exhibits (45 total)
This exhibit examines the impact of the controversy over Native American remains and their repatriation. It shows the effects of the NAGPRA law throughout the nation, and the law's specific effects that sparked controversy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and culminated in the creation of a reconciliation plaque on East Campus.
The Porch is a commemoration to S. W. Perin, the college farm superintendent who worked there from 1889 to 1930. S. W. Perin was known for taking care of the farm and fostering its growth into what East Campus is today.
As one of the premier land-grant universities established in the Midwest in the late parts of the 19th and early parts of the 20th century, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was a pioneer in higher education in many ways.
The English Department at the University was influential in shaping one of the first generations of writers to come from Nebraska specifically in their support of undergraduate writing programs. The Kiote and The Freshman Scrapbook were two such writing programs dedicated to publishing the works of undergraduates at UNL, allowing students to experience the world of publishing their own work.
The Kiote and The Freshman Scrapbook are filled with poems, short stories, political essays, humorous pieces, and many tidbits about life at the University at the beginning of the 20th century. Nebraska's legacy as a boon to young writers began early and can be witnessed in the multitude of talents present throughout these works.
This collection seeks to showcase the literary and academic growth in the University's English department because of the publication of these works. The collection includes a work from each printed edition of The Kiote and The Freshman Scrapbook as well as other notable or entertaining works interspersed. Scans of the editions are included with most works.
This exhibit focuses on the 1920s in the University's history. The '20s were a time of identity crisis for the country and the University. WWI had just ended in 1918 and the United States was recovering and rediscovering themselves. As for the University, there was no post-war recuperating, but there was plenty of soul-searching as to what type of school the University would be. With the construction of Memorial Stadium, athletics were becoming just as important as academics. And much like the U.S. presidents of the 1920s, the administration during the 1920s at the University did not exhibit strong leadership. Decisions regarding new colleges were plentiful during this era; decisions that would ultimately define the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as what it is today.
At the turn of the century the University of Nebraska was transforming from a small prairie school to a prestigious center for higher education in a growing community. This exhibit aims to outline the legacies, controversies, and the indentity of the University of Nebraska in the 1900s.
This exhibit examines college life in the 1910s at the young University of Nebraska dealing with the shock of World War I, the changes that came with it, and how dark times led to hope for a brighter future.
Drawing from the picture of the University as a booming, spirited community, this project will delve into the University's situation in the fabulous 1890s. By researching the Administration, Faculty, Students, and Community at that time, this project seeks to portray an unbiased and accurate picture of the University in the 1890s.
This exhibit is about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the 1960s and its growth during this time.
The eighties was a decade of seemingly certain war with the Soviet Union and in a time when the President of the United States implemented his own economic system, Reaganomics, which not only reduced income taxes and regulation, but also significantly reduced federal aid to state governments. This exhibit shows how amidst these changes that had a substantial effect on state funding of higher educational institutions, UNL took the changes in stride in this steadfast decade committed to growth, advancement towards the future, and excellence.
The decade of the 1940s was one that was clearly divided into two parts: wartime and peacetime. The outbreak of World War II had a profound effect on the entire country, including the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. When the dust settled, a new culture developed on campus. This project traces the history of UNL during the1940s.