Nebraska Library History
Nebraska has a long tradition of library service, beginning with military post libraries, continuing with
literary society libraries founded during Territorial times, women 's club
libraries, Carnegie libraries, college and school libraries, and the modern
libraries of today. The Nebraska Library Commission
Archives, located at the Nebraska Library Commission, houses materials about the
history and operations of the Commission and the libraries it has served since
the agency 's creation in 1901. The collection includes Commission biennial
and annual reports, newsletters, documents, photographs and artifacts.
Some of these materials have been digitized. Others are available for research use onsite.