Saturday, February 5, 2011

University of Nebraska Libraries Image and Multi-Media Collection

I've been "connected" to the Internet since about 1994. That was back in the day before web browsers were required and web surfing was limited to text-only format. How far things have come in such a short time. I continue to be amazed by the volume of information and resources available online. There's so much, in fact, that for the past year I have discovered so much information on the families that I am researching that I've been kept quite busy without using traditional research resources.

Today I'd like to share a web site I just discovered this week. It is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Image and Multi-Media collections. Some of the collection is restricted to log-in use by University students, staff and faculty, but there are some great discoveries for public access.

Architecture and Interior Design - Most of this section is restricted content, but there are a couple public collections.

The Nebraska Educational Television section has a variety of podcasts that are of interest to genealogists and family historians, such as:

There are more than 800 podcasts in this collection. Not all are history or genealogy related, but there are a lot of gems to be discovered. Take some time and browse through the titles.

English - In this category are photographs of Nebraska author Willa Cather and of Walt Whitman.

St Mary's Catholic Church - 1938
Lincoln, Nebraska
view from the grounds of the Nebraska State Capitol
American History - The subcategories in this section are: Cuban Battlefields, Nebraska Studies (more than 7,500 images), the Omaha Indian Heritage Project, Plains Tribes and Western Trails. The Solomon Butcher photograph collection is housed in these digital archives. 

This entire digital archive is fully indexed and searchable. There are some surnames in the results, so if you have any Nebraska ancestors or place names, I highly recommend you search the site for possible connections to your family or the locales where they lived.

Enjoy your search and if you find something good, please share in the Comments section below. Happy Hunting!


    1. Wonderful to see this resource! Thanks much. Looking forward to seeing which of my in-laws turn up!

    2. Let me know if you locate the in-laws!