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Our Collections Database Has a New Look!

If you haven’t recently searched our online database for photograph and museum collections, give it a try to see what’s new. The database has a new look and new search features. Our online database continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and more than 17,000 photographs and more than 20,000 objects available for you to search and view.

Searches are now quicker and easier to refine. Use the Keyword Search to find materials in both the photograph and museum collections.

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A search for doll, for example, will show you records for dolls, doll clothing, doll furniture, and photos of dolls.

To search only the Photograph collections, click on Photos at the top of the screen, and type your keyword(s) in the search box. Click on Objects to search only the Museum's object collections.

To search for a specific phrase or name, use quotation marks. A keyword search for "White Horse Ranch" in objects, for example, will show you costumes and other objects from the White Horse Ranch. Without the quotation marks, search results will include all records with the terms white or horse or ranch.  If you are not certain of an exact phrase, use and between search terms.

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Searching 1938 in the Date field and Omaha in the Place field will show you photos taken in Omaha in 1938. Among the results are photos of Armour & Company. Click on the text or photo within your search results to get more detailed description of each photo.

You can also click on the image to enlarge the photo.

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If you find something you would like to share with a friend, click one of the social media buttons for Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. You can also use the Email to a Friend button to send a link to the record via email.

Please check back often as we frequently add additional materials. To access the database, visit our website at www.nebraskahistory.org and click on Search Collections and Photograph and Artifact Collections Search. You can also directly bookmark the database at http://nebraskahistory.pastperfectonline.com/  Please note there has been a recent update to the URL.




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