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:
- Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance
- Nebraska City's Mahew Cabin (formerly known as the site of John Brown's Cave)
- Photographing Nebraska's Czech cemeteries
- The 1882 Nebraska Suffrage Campaign
- Greening of the Dust Bowl (video)
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|
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!