Located on the lower level of the Cochrane-Woods Library, the Nebraska United Methodist Historical Center/Archives was created in 1968 to preserve the history of United Methodism and its predecessors in Nebraska. The Center is open by appointment only Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Historical Center serves as the official repository for the Archives of the Nebraska area of the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, a resource for local churches in the preparation and preservation of their history, and a museum featuring historical treasures of the church.
Individuals seeking historical information are encouraged to make an appointment to visit the Center at no charge; research assistance is available if necessary. There is a research fee of $20 per hour for staff to conduct research. Photocopies are 25 cents.
Contact UM Historical Center director/archivist, Karrie Dvorak, at 402.465.2175 or kdvorak [at] greatplainsumc.org for information and availability of research materials or to schedule an appointment. More information is also available at www.greatplainsumc.org/archivesandhistory.