Archives Center

The DCHS Archives Center is located in Building 11A on the Metropolitan Community College campus, directly to the north of the General Crook House Museum.

*Please allow four to six weeks to respond to your request.

Starting May 10th, all research requests are temporarily on hold while we install our new exhibit.

Thank you for your patience!

About Us

Established in 1982, the Archives Center inhabits the building just north of the General Crook House Museum. The Center was founded to fulfill the mission of the Douglas County Historical Society –to collect, preserve, exhibit, and care for the institution’s collections pertaining to the history of Douglas County including the General Crook House Museum. The Center also serves as the official county archive, as designated by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.

As the research and educational center of the Douglas County Historical Society, the Archives Center houses a wide array of historical documents – including newspapers, clipping files, books and government records – detailing the history of Omaha and Douglas County, Nebraska.

Though materials are not available for lending, some documents can be copied or scanned for research purposes. DCHS staff members are available to assist with research, photo reproduction, document scanning and archival preservation advice.

Omaha’s History at a Glance

Reproduction Fees

Douglas County Historical Society charges use fees to support the preservation and maintenance of its collections. Commercial and non-profit entities are charged per image. All copies requested are subject to a “Rights & Reproduction” form to be filled out along with payment prior to receiving images. Tax will be added to the total cost. 


$15  | Any Genre

Commercial Use

$20 | Book under 1,000 copies

$30 | Book 1,001-5,000 copies

$60 | Book 5,001-25,000 copies

$100 | Book over 25,001 copies

$20 | Newspaper/Magazine under 50,000 circulation

$30 | Newspaper/Magazine 50,001-100,000 circulation

$60 | Newspaper/Magazine 100,001-200,000 circulation

$100 | Newspaper/Magazine over 200,001 circulation

$30 | Brochures and misc. printed material all sizes

$50 | Television

$50 | Motion Picture – Local

$150 | Motion Picture – National

$50 | Website

$25 | Exhibition 

$75 | Advertisement (print or internet)

$30 | Personal Use


Personal Use: The image(s) will be used only in private homes or offices. They will not be displayed in a sales area or reproduced for any purpose. Disks with photographs will not be provided to individuals for personal use.

Non-Profit: The images will be published, displayed or broadcast by a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Commercial: The image(s) will be published, displayed or broadcast in a commercial environment for profit. This includes commercial websites representing a person or corporation selling goods or services.

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