Welcome to the new online home for History Nebraska’s digital collections. Available collections are being added weekly to this new portal. Be sure to check back regularly to see new historic content from our collections!

History Nebraska collections contain some materials that are harmful or difficult to view. Our collection spans pre-statehood to modern times, and as a result some of the materials presented online may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views. These materials are presented as part of the historical record, and do not reflect the official position of History Nebraska or the State of Nebraska.


To get started, choose one of our digital collections categories above, use the Browse Collection button, or search for a topic in the search bar above. You can also see our most popular digital collections listed below.


To search the Object and Archeology collections, click here.

For the History Nebraska Library Catalog, click here.

To reach our research and reference staff, click here.


In partnership with Newspapers.com, History Nebraska is in the process of digitizing historical newspapers prior to 1963. Newspapers slated for digitization will soon be accessible via Newspapers.com, then, after a brief embargo period, they will be made available on History Nebraska’s website free of charge. Microfilmed newspaper reels are still available for Interlibrary Loan and can be viewed in our reference room.


We love to learn more about our collections and make our descriptions of them better! If you find any errors in the metadata (descriptive information) about our digital collections, please use this form to let us know what is wrong and, if you know, how to correct it. We will contact you for more information or to confirm changes have been made within 10 business days, Click here to fill out the form.