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About "Nebraska U"

From the Archives of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska U is a collaborative effort to explore, through primary source research projects and multimedia, the history of Nebraska's oldest University.

The site initiated through the efforts of history faculty and students to present their final class projects focused on digital history. Through these classes, along with internships and UCARE grants, students gained hands-on experience using primary source materials. The results are exhibits that both highlight student interests and the history of the university. Students interacted with records and documents from the beginnings of the University in 1869 and events that reflect their own experiences on campus today.

In addition to student work, this site links to faculty projects, early university publications, photographs, and other sites or resources that focus on the University of Nebraska story.

Nebraska U is a work in progress, so keep checking back to see our new content.

Dear Old Nebraska U

The name, Nebraska U, comes from the University's popular and often-heard song "Dear Old Nebraska U (No Place Like Nebraska)." The full lyrics are:

There is no place like Nebraska
Dear old Nebraska U.
Where the girls are the fairest,
The boys are the squarest,
Of any old school that I knew.

There is no place like Nebraska,
Where they're all true blue.
We'll all stick together,
In all kinds of weather,
For Dear old Nebraska U!

To hear a recording of this song—the "touchdown version" no less—played by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Marching Band, go to the University Bands "Cornhusker Fight Songs" site.

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