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University Archives

Doane University has a rather extensive collection of archival materials housed within Perkins Library. College founders and early administrators were diligent in their preservation of important documents, photographs, and even some artifacts.

Finding aids for some of the collections can be found in our archives research guide. Keep in mind there are lots of collections that are still being processed. Images from Doane's beginnings can be found in our Institutional Repository

Inquiries about the Doane University archives should be directed to the Library, 402.826.8287 or It is best to make an appointment to do research as the collections are not always readily available, and staff may not be able to properly attend to drop-in patrons.

Mary Doane's Botanical Watercolors

Archives Finding Aids

Historic Doane Owls