What We Found

Digital Collections Portal

Select the collections you would like to search through below. To access our collection of newspapers, visit us at 1500 R Street in Lincoln and use the public computer ...

Government Records

History NebraskaGovernment records are created or received at all levels, from the smallest village to the largest federal agency. History Nebraska holds about 20,000 ...

Manuscript Finding Aids

History NebraskaHistory Nebraska houses over 15,000 feet of archival material gathered from private sources -- anything other than a government agency -- and these we ...

Newspaper Finding Aids

History NebraskaHistory Nebraska holds over 3,500 individual Nebraska newspaper titles on nearly 40,000 reels of microfilm. Titles cover the entire state and date from ...

Research, Reference, & Genealogy

History NebraskaThe James Potter Research and Reference Room will be closed on Friday, April 26th, 2024, in observance of Arbor Day.History Nebraska Research and ...

Nebraska SHRAB

History NebraskaAbout The Nebraska State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) is a state board appointed by the governor under the authority of federal statutes and ...

Nebraska SHRAB Board Members

History Nebraska(permanent appt.)Interim Director | CEOHistory Nebraska1500 R StLincoln, NE [email protected](term expires April 2023) ...

More Research Resources

Additional History Nebraska Research Resources and Databases Atlases/Plat Books:  The History Nebraska library collection contains over 500 county atlases or plat books ...

Photograph Collection Search

  Discover History Nebraska's most popular images. Search images from our Native American collections, the Macdonald Studio Collection (Lincoln, NE), and historical ...

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About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

Upcoming Events

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The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.

History Nebraska Education

Learn more about the educational programs provided at our museums, sites, and online.

History Nebraska Programs

Learn more about the programs associated with History Nebraska.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans.

Listen to our Podcast

Listen to the articles and authors published in the Nebraska History Magazine with our new Nebraska History Podcast!

Nebraska Collections

History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.

Our YouTube Video Collection

Get a closer look at Nebraska's history through your own eyes, with our extensive video collections.

Additional Research Resources

History Nebraska Research and Reference Services help connect you to the material we collect and preserve.

Support History Nebraska
Make a cash donation to help us acquire, preserve, and interpret Nebraska’s history. Gifts to History Nebraska help leave a legacy and may help your taxes, too! Support the work of History Nebraska by donating to the History Nebraska Foundation today.

Volunteers are the heroes of History Nebraska. So much history, so little time! Your work helps us share access to Nebraska’s stories at our museums and sites, the reference room, and online.