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Across the Spectrum

Across the Spectrum provides an extensive searchable digital archive of John G. Neihardt's collected letters along with previously uncollected essays and reviews.

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Army Officers' Wives

Army Officers' Wives narratives, photographs, commentary, and documents tell the significance of the experience of Army officers' wives on the Great Plains.

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Birds of Nebraska

Birds of Nebraska is an archive of history for birdlife in the state, with access to a great variety of newspaper articles and other sources from 1854 to 1923.

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Broken Bow Land Office Homestead Records

This project seeks to preserve and provide wider access to the information stored in microfilm from the Broken Bow Land Office.

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Cartas a la Familia

Cartas a la Familia / The Family Letters preserves, digitizes, and analyzes the correspondence of a Mexican American family that migrated from Zacatecas, Mexico.

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Cornhusker Marching Band History

Since its formation in 1879, through multiple names and uniforms and purposes, the marching band's history has been intertwined with a larger community.

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Digging In

A prototype web site for research on Nebraska's immigrant trails, Digging In features the site report from a 2005 dig at the Beaver Creek Trail Crossing Site.

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Elia Peattie

A digital archive based on the life and writings of Elia Peattie, an early Nebraska journalist, novelist, and playwright.

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Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project

This project is a space for telling the stories of the American Indian children who attended Genoa, their communities, and their descendants.

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Gilded Age Plains City

Gilded Age Plains City is a walk through the complex political, social, and cultural terrain of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Great Plains During World War II

The Great Plains During World War II explores civilian and military life in the Great Plains from September 1939 to August 1945.

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History Harvest

The History Harvest is an open, digital archive of historical artifacts gathered from communities across the United States.

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Loren Eiseley's Nebraska

This project focuses on Loren Eiseley, a writer and anthropologist who spent his formative years in Nebraska.

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Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

This website makes available the text of the celebrated Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals, edited by Gary E. Moulton.

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Mari Sandoz Digital Archive

The Mari Sandoz Digital Archive will be a freely available web resource devoted to the work of one of Nebraska's most notable novelists and historians.

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Nebraska Authors

Nebraska Authors celebrates individual writers and the community of Nebraska authors.

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Nebraska Newspapers

Nebraska Newspapers expands upon work in Chronicling America by presenting other historically significant newspapers from Nebraska.

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Nebraska Public Documents

Nebraska Public Documents provides free public access to digitized historic annual reports of state agencies in Nebraska

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Nebraska Stories of Humanity

This project aims to centralize access to the history of Nebraska Holocaust survivors and WWII liberators of Nazi camps in a collection of searchable stories in aggregate.

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Nebraskaland Magazine Digital Archive

This digital archive allows you to browse the pages of Nebraska's favorite hunting, fishing, and conservation magazine.

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Omaha Indian Heritage

This project is an online catalogue of tribal resources drawn from international sources.

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Omaha & Ponca Digital Dictionary

Omaha & Ponca Digital Dictionary is an important step toward preserving the endangered languages of the Omaha and Ponca tribes.

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Omaha Language Learning

Omaha Language Learning website provides access to Omaha language materials, both old and new. It promotes the Omaha language, culture, and community.

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Petitioning for Freedom

This project plans to document the use of habeas corpus by creating a relational database of writ of civil habeas corpus petitions in the American West from 1812 through 1924.

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Plains Humanities Alliance

Plains Humanities Alliance is dedicated to preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the Great Plains region.

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Poetry from the Plains

Poetry from the Plains features poetry that explores topics central to Nebraskans and other residents of the Great Plains.


Prairie States Forestry Project Digital Archive

This digital archive documents the tree-planting efforts associated with the New Deal's massive Prairie States Forestry Project between 1935 and 1942.

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Quills & Feathers

Quills & Feathers project is a documentation of the literary relationship between Great Plains humans and birds.

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Railroads and the Making of Modern America

This project explores the dynamic social change that came between 1850 and 1900 with the growth of railroads.

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Trans-Mississippi & International Exposition Digital Archive captures the ambitions, controversies, criticisms, cultural attitudes, and technologies of the 1890s.

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The Willa Cather Archive

The Willa Cather Archive is an ambitious endeavor to create a rich, useful, and widely accessible site for the study of Willa Cather's life and writings.

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The William F. Cody Archive

The William F. Cody Archive provides an invaluable record of the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century American national development.