Beginning April 4th, the State Archives of the Nebraska State Historical Society will be moving our government records collections to a new,
state-of-the-art, storage facility in Lincoln.
Federal, state, county, and local/municipal records will be affected. The government records consist of over 17,500 square feet of
materials including paper records and security microfilm formats that date from circa 1850 to 2015. This relocation is a major effort and will begin April 4th and is scheduled to be completed
by June 30. During this period, government records may not be readily available or accessible. Your patience will be appreciated during this exciting time.
The NSHS Reference Room, located at 1500 R Street, will remain open with normal hours of operation (10AM-4PM, Tuesday thru Saturday; email@example.com)
and patrons of NSHS will be able to access newspapers, marriages, naturalization, census, and public record collections that are available on microfilm here.
We also encourage patrons to take advantage of digitized or other cataloged public materials/publications available at:
NSHS Reference Room:
1500 R Street, Lincoln, NE
Hours: 10am-4pm, Tuesday-Saturday
Nebraska History Library: http://nebraskahistory.org/databases/librarycatalog.shtml
Nebraska Public Documents: http://nebpubdocs.unl.edu/
Nebraska Library Commission: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/
Nebraska Access: http://nebraskaccess.ne.gov/
UNL, Love Library: http://libraries.unl.edu/
Search these finding aids
for government records.
Maps, a sample of the more
than 3000 flat maps in the library collection.
Nebraska Public Documents provides free public access to digitized historic annual reports of state agencies in Nebraska.
Search this website for all Historical Society records
and government records finding aids.
Public records are the records of government. They are created
or received at all levels, from the smallest village to the largest
federal agency. They are public because public funds support
their creation and use. They are public records no matter what
their format. They are open for inspection by anyone, unless
closed by law.
Public records document the transaction of business both
within the government, and between the government and the public.
They are important because they hold the government accountable
and give it its authority to operate. These records also protect
the rights and entitlements of the people. Archives exist to
protect these records for posterity.
The Nebraska legislature designated the Historical Society
as official custodian of all state and local public records of
historical value in 1905. The Society received the designation
of state archives in 1969. The archives stores about 20,000 cubic
feet of paper records and close to 100,000 rolls of microfilm.
The records date from 1854 to the present and are available for
research in the Library/Archives reference room.
This Public Records Transfer
Form (MS Word) will guide public agencies in how to transfer
their public records to the Nebraska State Archives. Public Records Transfer form (PDF)
Contact information for Government Records, K Street
Facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. Find more information on archives
holdings or to order a search for a specific record.
Fees for Government Records
Retrieval for government agencies
Government Records Microfilm Policies
for government agencies
(For NSHS internal staff use only) Reference