Informative Documents

The Student Union Activities Building

Chancellor E. A. Burnett wrote this letter to describe what the Student Union (or Nebraska Union, or Student Activities Building; it had several names) would be used for on the University of Nebraska campus. He discusses the many different uses for the building, whether it be for dining, leisure, or even activities or events put on by a student organization. He discusses the many benefits this will provide the campus, such as the increased responsibility of the students with creating activities to productively use their leisure time, etcectra.

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University of Nebraska Dormitory Corporation Student Activities Building Bond

Bond No. 63 describing the University of Nebraska Dormitory Corporation's Student Activities Building Bond that aided the facilitation of the construction of the Student Union. These bonds were issued on February 1, 1937 and were to be paid in full by February 1, 1943. Each bond (two hundred in all) were worth one thousand dollars.

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University Alumni Association Letter to Ruby C. Wilder

A letter from the University Alumni Association to a Ruby C. Wilder discussing the Student Union and what it will do for the current undergraduates. Since the University Alumni Association volunteered to furnish the Student Union, this letter is subtly asking for a donation to do such.

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Low Student Union Bid by Olson Firm

An article from the Lincoln Journal & Star from the 17th of April in 1937 discussing the finalization of the construction bid for the Student Union. It details the list of bids (and those who didn't win the final bid) from the local companies asked to construct the building.

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Student Union to be Erected at 14th and R

An article from the Lincoln Journal & Star from December 6, 1936 detailing the formation of a plan to build a student activities building (called the Student Union) on the northeast corner of 14th and R Streets. It details the locations that were considered, and also discusses the reasons why those locations were not chosen.

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An advertisement discussing the new Student Union on the University of Nebraska's campus and how it will help change the University as a whole. It describes how the Union will help students find a place to linger while they are waiting for class, deciding on something to eat, or just plain leisure time. On the back there are many thoughts and feelings from many of the most notable people that pushed the University along during the 1930s, such as E. A. Burnett, E. F. Schramm, and others.

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