“The Impulse to Publish: Selections from Allan Kornblum’s Coffee House Press, 1984-1989,” March 26-July 6, 2015
The Coffee House Press published several titles each year beginning in 1984, and the titles here showcase the variety of its output from its earliest days. There is variety to be found in the physical design and construction of the volumes as well as the output, which includes prose, poetry, a play, a book intended for children, and even a humorous volume filled with advice. Publisher Allan Kornblum produced his first publication, Toothpaste, while a graduate student at the University of Iowa in 1970. After taking a typography course under Harry Duncan, who would later establish the book arts program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Kornblum launched Toothpaste Press, a small press producing poetry pamphlets and letterpress books. The press was reopened in 1984 as Coffee House Press, a nonprofit organization that initially combined letterpress printing with a small, rapidly growing literary publishing house. Coffee House Press published its final letterpress title in 1994, but continues today as one of the country’s top independent presses.
“Campus Computing, 1960s-1970s,” March 26-July 6, 2015
Learn about the University of Nebraska at Omaha's early computing years in this display. Through photographs and documents you will get a sense of what computers were like when they took up the better part of rooms rather than fitting in our backpacks and pockets.
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Criss Library Osborne Family Gallery Exhibit
“Chuck Hagel: Gifts to the U.S. Secretary of Defense (through July 3, 2015, in Archives and Special Collections),”
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Charles Timothy “Chuck” Hagel left the Department of Defense in February after two years as U.S. Secretary of Defense in the Obama Administration. On display are the colorful and often unique gifts Hagel received in 2013 and 2014, mostly from his defense counterparts in other countries while on official travel. A 1971 graduate of UNO, Hagel represented Nebraskans in the U.S. Senate from 1997 to 2009. Archives & Special Collections holds Hagel’s records and memorabilia from these years, as well.
Exhibition Hours: Mon-Thur 7am-12am | Fri 7am-5pm | Sat 9am-5pm | Sun 12pm-12am
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