Archives and Special Collections

Cochrane-Woods Library houses the Nebraska Wesleyan University Archives and Special Collections, which consist of documents identified as having permanent informational and historical value to the institution. Included are records produced in the daily operation of the University, as well as material relating to the history of NWU, its faculty, staff, and students, and their activities.

The mission of the NWU archives is to engage the community in the Nebraska Wesleyan University story by collecting, preserving, and promoting materials that document NWU’s history from its origin to the present day.

Anyone with a research interest may use the archives collections by appointment. There is no restriction based on age, affiliation, or type of research.

Some items have been digitized and are available online in the Nebraska Wesleyan University Digital Collections.

For more information, email mtanner [at] (Martha Tanner), Head of Research Services and Archives, or call (402) 465-2407.

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Nebraska Wesleyan University
Cochrane-Woods Library
5000 Saint Paul Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68504
402.465.2400 FAX 402.465.2189
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