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John Savage Collection

Date Range: 1937-1970's

John S. Savage (June 25, 1905 – June 19, 1989) began as a police reporter for the Bee-News, and carried a camera when he went out on assignment.  When the Bee-News folded, Savage was hired by the Omaha World-Herald, where he worked for 34 years.  Savage always used a 4x5 speed graphic camera to record …

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John Savage Collection

Robert Paskach Collection

 

Date range 1944-2000

 

Robert Paskach (1927-2001) snapped photos for the Omaha World-Herald from 1948 to 1993.  His extraordinary collection of uplifting moments, heartbreaking scenes, and everything between shows the flexibility a newspaper photographer needed.  In 1946, Paskach began working as a copy boy for the newspaper and …

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Robert Paskach Collection

Louis Leppke Collection

Date Range: Circa 1940-1950

 

Louis Leppke (1879 - 1966) was an advertising executive, civic worker, amateur photographer and above all – a patriot.  His collection of “Portraits of the Presidents of the United States and their Wives” is the only complete matching set known to exist.  The collection is also unique in that each …

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Louis Leppke Collection

Omaha Sun Collection

Date range: Circa 1970-1983

 

The Omaha Sun ( December 27, 1951 to August 31, 1983) was a weekly newspaper published in Omaha, Nebraska.  This collection contains the photos taken by staff photographers from 1970 to 1979.  The entire collection is comprised of 35mm rolls of film.  One image might have been published, but the …

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Omaha Sun Collection

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With 700,000 images, it’s hard to know where to start!  Here are a few topics that we’re excited to make available:

 

  • The Knights of AkSarBen Foundation - a non-profit entity dedicated to building a more prosperous heartland.  You can find photos of the AkSarBen Bridge, Coronations, Rodeos, Horse Shows, Races and much more.
  • Union Pacific Railroad –  Here, you can find photos of trains, stations, tracks, workers and all things train related.
  • Union Stockyards - Located in South Omaha, the Union Stockyards was one of the largest livestock market and meat packing centers of its day.
  • "Old Omaha” – Some of the earliest images in the archive date to the creation of Omaha in the newly organized Nebraska Territory.

Or perhaps you are interested in our most requested photos?  That changes often depending on the researcher, but here are a few staff favorites:

 

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