Finding Aids

What We Found

Research Guides

Check out these guides to help determine relevant information in History Nebraska collections.    Reference Leaflets: 1. A Guide to Genealogical Research at ...

Nebraska Newspaper Inventory

History Nebraska holds over 3,500 individual Nebraska newspaper titles on nearly 40,000 reels of microfilm. Titles cover the entire state and date from 1854 (the ...

Appraisals and Authentications

 Mari Sandoz viewing the Crazy Horse exhibit at the Nebraska State Historical Society, September 1954. For more information about how Sandoz's research uncovered the ...

Research Resources & Databases

/   Additional History Nebraska Research Resources and Databases Atlases/Plat Books:  The History Nebraska library collection contains over 500 ...

Nebraska SHRAB

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

Storage Methods for Ethnographic Collections

Storage conditions have long been recognized by museum professionals as important factors in the long term survival of artifacts. Although all materials deteriorate over ...

Nebraska Maps

History Nebraska holds more than 3,000 flat maps from pre-territorial days to the present in the library collection. A partial inventory is available through our Digital ...

Solomon D. Butcher Collection

    Nebraska photographer Solomon D. Butcher produced, over the course of nearly forty years, a record of the settlement of the Great Plains that is both unique ...

Revealing History

Using Digital Technology to Learn More about Our Past Digital technology is shedding new light on previously hidden information. Nebraska photographer Solomon D. ...

Sylvester Rawding sod house

Sylvester Rawding sod house, north of Sargent, Custer County, Nebraska, 1886  Solomon D. Butcher, photographer [RG2608.PH1784] Over the years several myths grew up ...

Revealing History, unidentified family

Unidentified family near West Union, Nebraska, 1886 Solomon D. Butcher, photographer. [RG2608.PH-1100] Until this glass plate negative was scanned, the information ...

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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.
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Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

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

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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

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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.