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In the stacks at the rear of the building, metal shelving provided high-quality storage for the large collection of newspapers, books, manuscripts, and government records.

card catalog
The library, archives, and administrative offices occupied most of the second floor, where these girl scouts learn how to use the card catalog.

reading room
The reading room provided convenient workspace for researchers.

A one-hundred-seat auditorium in the basement hosted puppet shows, films, and public meetings. The auditorium was converted to offices in the 1970s.

closing of Fifteenth Street
The closing of Fifteenth Street and the construction of Centennial Mall in 1968 brought significant change to the building's environs.

reference room
In 2003 the R Street building continues to house the Society's administrative offices, the Library/Archives Division and public reference room, and the Research and Publications Division.

Facilities Master Plan
As the R Street building begins its second half-century as a home for Nebraska history, funding is needed to bring it into compliance with current codes for environmental controls, life-safety systems, and handicapped access.


125th exhibit

Here Open to All
is the History
of This People

A New Home for
Nebraska History

How is NSHS Governed?


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