About the project

The Women’s Archive Project (WAP) is a student-produced, multimedia archive that combines traditional library archives and lived history with the interactivity and public access of the internet. Students enrolled in the “Researching and Writing Women’s Lives” course, or working as Interns for the Project, cull through UNO yearbooks, The Gateway newspaper, alumni lists, archival boxes, and historical archives as well as talk to faculty, family, and community members to identify a UNO woman, alive or deceased, “famous” or “ordinary,” who they would like to profile on the WAP website.

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Olga Strimple: UNO Student 1915-1919; UNO Alumni Association, 1922-1944

2017 - present

Olga Strimple truly is a “legendary woman.” As one of the first graduates of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Olga continued to dedicate herself to the success of the University well aft

AREAS OF INTREST: Arts, Writing

Marian Nelson

1939 - present

There is no question that there have been many exceptional women throughout the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) history. We have names and numbers that can be used to tell the story of our u

AREAS OF INTREST: Activism, Education

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi

From an early age, Dr. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi has negotiated her own space.  Intrigued by the relationships between people and places, Falconer Al-Hindi’s natural interest in geography has allowed

AREAS OF INTREST: Education

Deborah Smith-Howell

Dr. Deborah Smith-Howell knew from an early age that she would one day earn a PhD.  Starting college at an age when most of her peers were still midway through their high school educations, Smith-How

AREAS OF INTREST: Education

Mary Alice Hurlbert

Graduating in the 1960s with a master’s degree in Education, Mary Alice Hurlbert embarked on teaching children throughout the world. She also participated in the first Head Start Program in Omaha. A

AREAS OF INTREST: Education

Mary Mudd

Mary Mudd has inarguably been one of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) strongest leaders. Beginning her career here in 1969, Mary developed a passion for the University and its students. S

AREAS OF INTREST: Education

Genevieve Price

Being a librarian was not only what Genevieve Price did for a living, but also what she lived for.  Price began working with the Omaha Public Library systems in 1965 and retired in 1996, so to say he

AREAS OF INTREST: Literacy

Mary Waugh Taylor

1956-2010

Mary Waugh Taylor was born on October 13, 1956 in Okoboji, Iowa, a young girl in love with ballet. In many ways, Mary exemplifies the qualities of a true feminist hero by “doing it all,” and fight

AREAS OF INTREST: Arts, Education
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