1. "Our 83rd Year 1874-1956" A brief history of the Museum with a list and description of the Museum in 1956. Also two photographs of Nebraska Bison. (1956) (4 pages).
2. "The Miracle of Growth" News and description of the addition of two health galleries to the Museum. (1957) (2 pages).
3. "We are Older than We Thought -- and Proud to Admit It!" News of the discovery that the Museum was founded in 1871 rather than 1874. (1957) (2 pages).
4. "Ralph Mueller Theatre of the Stars" Groundbreaking for the new Ralph Mueller Planetarium and information about the Planetarium. Also notes on the Museum's participation in the International Geophysical Year project. (1957) (2 pages).
5. "Something New has been Added" Photos of planetarium dome under construction and of the renovation of displays in Elephant Hall with information about both. (1958) (2 pages).
6. "Botany-Herbarium" History of the Herbarium and information of the work done by the Herbarium Division of the Museum. (1958) (2 pages).
7. "The Ralph Mueller Planetarium" News on the progress of the Ralph Mueller Planetarium and information about the Planetarium shows. (1959) (4 pages).
8. "The Camel Story" Early evidence of camel ancestors in Nebraska and their migration with facts about camels and their relatives. (1959) (4 pages).
9. "Ancient Mediterranean Cultures: Egypt and Greece" Story of ancient cultures with photographs of Museum exhibits from Ancient Egypt and Greece. Photo and information on the Museum's Egyptian mummy, a contemporary of the great King Tutankhamen. Also a photo of the Whooping Crane display in the Nebraska Hall of Wildlife. (1959) (4 pages).
10. "Three New Habitat Groups Completed" Photographs of three habitat groups -Migratory Waterfowl, Skunk Family, Mule Deer - with information on each.(1959) (4 pages).
11. "Rhinoceroses of the Past" History and description (with photos) of the Great Plains area and the world. More information on the Planetarium. (1960) (4 pages).
12. "Nebraska's Changing Climate" Story of the climatic changes in Nebraska history with drawings and photographs of some of the animals typical of various climates. Photograph of "Archie" (Archidiskodon imperator maibeni), world's largest elephant, exhibited in the University of Nebraska State Museum. Also an article on color variation in animals. (1960) (4 pages).
13. "The Division of Entomology" The history of the Entomology division of the Museum with photos of the research area and collections. Information and statistics on the insect world and news in entomological research at the University. This issue also tells of the addition of a fossil mastodont to Elephant Hall. (1960) (4 pages).
14. "New Addition to Health Galleries" Photograph and information of Ceres, the transparent woman, donated to the Museum by Ralph Mueller. Ceres is a plexiglass model of a woman with organs which light up in their anatomical position as she tells her visitors of the functions of the human body. (1961) (2 pages).
15. "Ice Age Migrants from Asia" Story of the migration of prehistoric mammals due to climatic changes, with information on specific animals which migrated to and from the Great Plains area. (1961) (4 pages).
16. "Ninety Years of Progress" Expansion of the University of Nebraska State Museum up to 1961. (1961) (2 pages).
17. "Rocks of Nebraska" Information about the geologic deposits of Nebraska -- the mantle, the bedrock, the basement. Chart comparing the rocks of these three layers. News of the 1961 field parties. (1962) (4 pages).
18. "The University of Nebraska Trailside Museum" Photos, information and history of the University of Nebraska State Museum's branch museum at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. (1962) (4 pages).
19. "Nebraska's Prehistoric Horses" Photographs, drawings, and information about the early horses which roamed the plains of Nebraska with a chart on the general phylogeny of the North American horses. (1962) (4 pages).
20. "Barnyard Skeletons" Photos of the farmyard display of the skeletons of 19 different species of animals associated with man. Description, scientific name, and information concerning origin of the species of each animal. This display of familiar present-day animals makes the fossil skeletons more meaningful. (1963) (4 pages).
21. "Nebraska Wildlife Habitats" Description and photos of displays in the Nebraska Hall of Wildlife upon the completion of the last of the habitat groups. Displays described in this issue are - Prairie Chicken, Prairie Dog, Coyote and Rabbit, Sandhill Crane, and Passenger Pigeon with Indian Elk-hunting background. (1963) (6 pages).
22. "Fossil Hunting Yesterday and Today" Methods and results of fieldwork in the three fossil collecting periods in the United States. Each of the periods was about 65 years long and could be named (1) Exploration Period, (2) Random Collecting Period and (3) Systematic Stratigraphic Collecting Period. (1963) (8 pages).
23. "Hentracks from Antiquity" Description and photographs of clay tablets, and Museum's collection of the ancient written records of the lands of Sumar and Akkad, of Babylonia and Assyria. Tells how the tablets were made and how they are cleaned and translated. (1964) (4 pages).
24. "Salvaging Fossils in Nebraska" Salvaging fossils from highway, dam, and other construction excavations in the State. (1964) (6 pages).
25. "The Migratory Monarchs" Story of the life cycle and migration pattern of the Monarch butterfly. (1964) (2 pages).
26. "Bird Collections and Habitat Groups" Notes on some of the bird species of Nebraska which are extinct or nearing extinction. Photographs of bird habitat groups in the Museum. (1965) (4 pages).
27. "Story of a Nebraska Sea Serpent" Story of the excavation and exhibition of a Cretaceous marine reptile, a plesiosaur, in Nebraska. Photographs and drawings of the plesiosaur. Photo and news of the addition of a new fossil mastodont in Elephant Hall. (1965) (4 pages).
28. "Talking Labels, Conferences, INQUA Meetings" Newsletter about the installation of a sound system to provide information about exhibits on all three floors of the Museum, and the meeting of the VII International Congress of the International Association of Quaternary Research. (1965) (2 pages).
29. "A Bird with Teeth" Drawing and information of Hesperornis regalis, a five-foot-long bird with teeth from 100 million years ago. Photographs of items from the Webb Collection of Chinese and Tibetan objects and the story of the missionary life of Dr. and Mrs. A.H. Webb in western China with description of some of the many items they donated to the Museum. (1966) (4 pages).
30. "The Agate Springs Fossil Quarries" Information on the Agate Springs Fossil Quarries of Sioux County, Nebraska, which was the source of the remains of many early animals. Lists and descriptions with photos of the fossil mammals discovered in this area. (1966) (8 pages).
31. "The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog" The natural history of the prairie dog with photographs of the animal. (1966) (4 pages).
32. "The Trumpeter Swan" Story and photograph of this rare species of swan. (1967) (2 pages).
33. "Big Bone Lick, Kentucky" A pictorial story of the paleontological excavations at this famous fossil locality from 1962 to 1966. (1967) (12 pages).
34. "Century of Stars" The story of one hundred years of progress in astronomy. (1967) (4 pages).
35. "Mammals Living in Nebraska" Information on Nebraska mammals with photographs of bison, prairie dogs and elk. List of Nebraska mammals. (1968) (8 pages).
36. "Bird Migration on the Great Plains" Story of the migration of Great Plains waterfowl with photograph. News of Museum activities. (1968) (4 pages).
37. "The Bear's Tale" Descriptions of some constellations including Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Draco, Lyra, Cygnus, and a constellation chart. Museum centennial plans. (1968) (4 pages).
38. "Meteorites" Discussion of definition, composition, abundance, origin and age of meteorites, and description with chart of Nebraska meteorites. (1969) (4 pages).
39. "The Bison, a History of Destruction" Story of bison on the Great Plains including photographs of Bison habitat group and Buffalo Bill Cody's home at North Platte. (1969) (4 pages).
40. "From Soup to Martians" Life's beginnings on earth and the possibility of life elsewhere. (1969) (4 pages).
41. "Poisonous Plants in Nebraska" Practically every plant growing within the State is poisonous under appropriate conditions. Descriptions and information about many common plants that are or could be poisonous. (1965) (4 pages).
42. "Scarabs, Dung Feeders, Jeweled Pollinators, and Horned Giants" Life cycles, forms, colors, and feeding habits of scarabs, including such common names as june bugs. Some of the most beautiful and largest insects in the world belong to the family. (1965) (4 pages).
43. "The Longest Neck in the Ocean" Measurements and study of a Nebraska plesiosaur confirm that it is the longest ever found in the world - 38 feet 3 inches total, with a neck 20 feet long. (1965) (2 pages).
44. "Limestone, Nature's Valuable Storehouse" Limestone is a valuable Nebraska resource. Review of the economic importance of limestone in addition to descriptions of its wealth of fossils. (1971) (4 pages).
45. "The Museum's Centennial Year" A history of the University of Nebraska State Museum. (1971) (4 pages).
46. "A New Division of the Museum, Parasitology" Survey of the science of parasitology and of groups of parasites represented in the Division's collections. Included is a memorium to the late Dr. Harold W. Manter, first Curator of the Division. (1971) (4 pages).
47. "100 Years of Museum Growth" Continuation of two previous Museum Notes on the history of the Museum, with credit to our generous contributors during the past century. (1972) (4 pages).
48. "The Museum's Centennial Year" Research and Systematic Collections - new facilities in Nebraska Hall, and special events of the Museum's Centennial Celebration. Also a memorium to Henry Reider. (1972) (4 pages).
49. "A Night Sky of Nebraska" A description of how the Planetarium had evolved up to 1971. (1972) (4 pages).
50. "Waterfowl of Nebraska" Read about Trumpeter Swans, Whistling Swans, the Canada Goose, Mallards, Teals, Common Mergansers, and Ruddy Ducks. There are others, too, both native breeders and migratory waterfowl, which we see in Nebraska. (1974) (4 pages).
51. "A Valuable Library of Plants" Information, complete with photos, on the Museum's impressive Herbarium and on the vegetation of Nebraska. (1973) (4 pages).
52. "Nebraska's Fossil Elephants: the Mastodonts and Mammoths" Illustrated account of the discovery and display of extinct relatives of the elephants in Elephant Hall. Pictures show the difference between mammoth and mastodont teeth and a map of Nebraska shows which counties have produced mammoth and mastodont fossils. (1974) (6 pages).
53. "Ralph Mueller Planetarium Presents UFO Program" - OUT OF PRINT. (1975) (4 pages).
54. "Robert Fletcher Gilder: Archeologist for the Museum" Summarizes journalist's contributions as an amateur archeologist who made an important contribution to Nebraska's prehistory and whose collections are now in the University of Nebraska State Museum. (1975) (4 pages).
55. "Our Museum - An Artist's View" The exhibit designer observes some motivating factors which bring visitors to the Museum. Some of the special skills, materials and techniques used in creating the life-like dioramas in the Hall of Nebraska Wildlife are explained, along with thoughts on the characteristics of a successful museum exhibit. (1976) (4 pages).
56. "A Dinosaur Revival" Short history of the discovery and interpretation of dinosaurs. Illustrated with step-by-step photos of the creation of a lifesize reconstruction of the carnivorous dinosaur, Allosaurus. (1976) (8 pages).
57. "The Hognose Snake: a Prairie Survivor for Ten Million Years" Fossil snakes from a dig in Webster County show that the hognose snake, with its peculiar "toad puncturing" jaws, goes back to the time of the mastodons. Photo of modern hognose snake, map of distribution in Nebraska, and illustration of how hognose and rattlesnake jaws work. (1977) (4 pages).
58. "Some Important Projectile Point Types from Nebraska" Describes and illustrates some of the principal projectile point types important in prehistoric Nebraska. (1977) (6 pages).
59. "Giant Tortoises" Past climates on the Great Plains and information on giant tortoises, modern and ancient, and giant tortoises in Nebraska. (1977)(4 pages).
60. "Black Holes" Based on a new planetarium program. Describes these unusual objects with their science-fiction-like properties. (1978) (4 pages).
61. "Saving for the Future - Preparing Museum Specimens" The study and work involved in readying a specimen for display in a museum. (1978) (4 pages).
62. "Invertebrate Fossils in Nebraska" An overview of the fossil record of invertebrates in the Great Plains, especially Nebraska. (1978) (4 pages).
63. "Animal Parasites Affect People, Too" Diseases of wild and domestic animals transferable to man. (1979) (4 pages).
64. "Testing Aids in Creation of the University of Nebraska Paleobiology Gallery" Testing of the public to help identify aims for planning and preparation of exhibits in the Paleobiology Gallery. (1979) (4 pages).
65. "American Indian Art: Tradition and Change" Identifies esthetic tradition and adaptation to present market. (1979) (4 pages).
66. "Take a Beetle to Lunch Today" The natural history of the dung beetle is explored. (1980) (4 pages).
67. "A Matter of Taste" Habits, life cycle, ecological advantages, and history of the carrion beetle. (1980) (4 pages).
68. "Ragweed's Revenge" Structure and function of ragweed, hay fever sufferers' nemesis. (1980) (4 pages).
69. "A New Paleoindian Site in Western Nebraska" The discovery and excavation of a bison butchering site in Garden County, Nebraska. (1981) (4 pages).
70. "Ice Age Superpredators" Fossil remains of giant short-faced bear and the extinct American Lion. Map showing locations of fossil finds throughout Nebraska. (1982) (4 pages).
71. "Bats: Winged Maestros of the Night" Bats and the different types as well as feeding mechanisms. (1983) (4 pages).
72. "Canis dirus: Giant Dogs of the Ice Age" The story of a fascinating species, the dire wolf. (1988) (4 pages).
73. "Alien Invaders" Interesting and helpful information on weeds. (1988) (4 pages).
74. "The Encounter Center: Morrill Hall's Connecting Point" The past, present, and future of the Museum's popular Encounter Center. (1989) (4 pages).
75. "Butterfly Conservation: Dollars and Decisions About Wildlife" Discusses such topics as genocide for profit, habitat loss and overcollecting, and butterfly farms. (1989) (4 pages).
76. "King Corn: The Nebraska Story" The origins of corn, the value of corn in America's past and today, and the future of corn are discussed. (1990) (4 pages).
77. "Fossil Elephant Teeth in Nebraska" Information on the teeth of elephants and their extinct relatives (mastodons, mammoths, four tuskers [gomphotheres] and Stegomastodons) and what to do if you find one. Includes fold-out poster. - OUT OF PRINT. (1990) (4 pages).
78. "Morrill Hall ... Looking Back" Informative and entertaining look at Dr. Erwin Barbour and at Morrill Hall's history. (1991) (4 pages).
79. "Nuthatches" All about nuthatches, including: distribution, systematics, identification, sounds and behaviors, food, and nests, eggs, and nestlings. Includes fold-out poster. (1991) (4 pages).
80. "Sphinx Moths" Information on sphinx moths, including how to identify them, their life cycle, their forms of defense, and more. (1991) (4 pages).
81. "Ashfall: Life and Death at a Nebraska Waterhole Ten Million Years Ago" Description and history of Nebraska's newest state park, Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. Includes color fold-out poster (of [part of] mural in Ashfall's Visitor Center). (1992) (4 pages).
82. "The Marine Invertebrates: Our Tiny Treasures" Descriptions and histories of the specimens in the Museum's invertebrate collections, such as corals, crinoids, trilobites, and cephalopods. (1992) (4 pages).
83. "Death at a 19 Million Year-old Waterhole: The Bonebed at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Western Nebraska" Reports on the discovery and initial excavations of the bonebed, the people involved, and the University excavations from 1981-1990. (1992) (6 pages)
84. "Samuel Aughey, Jr.: The Controversial First Director of the University of Nebraska State Museum" A colorful and interesting account of Samuel Aughey, Jr.'s life. (1993) (4 pages)
85. "Nebraska Butterflies" Read about butterflies - their life history and classification - and their diversity in Nebraska. Details and color plates are shown for some specific Nebraska butterflies. (1993) (6 pages)
86. "Prehistoric Chipped Stone Tools of Nebraska" Information on the manufacture and use of chipped stone tools, including knives, drills, and scrapers, by prehistoric Nebraskans. (1993) (4 pages)
87. "Preserving Vertebrate Fossils: Notes from the Laboratory" Discusses the role of amateurs in fossil and data collection, museums and collections, geology, occurrence of fossils, documentation, and collecting and preparation pointers. (1994) (4 pages)
88. "The Abominable Mystery of the First Flowers: Clues from Nebraska and Kansas" Explores the mystery of the origin of flowering plants (angiosperms) and looks at theories proposed to explain the apparent lack of flowering plant ancestors. Important clues come from the Rose Creek Quarry in Nebraska. Also discusses differences between angiosperms and gymnosperms. (1994) (6 pages)
89. "Tales that Teeth Tell" Information on mammal teeth in general and about teeth of insectivores, carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores. Includes a fold-out poster. (1994) (4 pages)
90. "Evidence of the First Humans in Nebraska" Looks at the history and information on archaeological sites in Nebraska. Also information on spearpoints found in Nebraska. (1995) (6 pages)
91. "Insect Musicians" Find out about summer's insect symphony. Discusses insect "instruments." The "players" presented include Cicadas, Long-Horned Grasshoppers (Katydids, Meadow Grasshoppers), Crickets, Short-horned Grasshoppers, and Mole Crickets. Includes color foldout. (1995) (4 pages)
92. "Aboriginal Botany" Learn what Aboriginal Botany is. Discusses how plants have been used throughout history. (1995) (4 pages)
93. "Cranes of Nebraska" Popular discussion about the cranes of Nebraska. Includes photographs. (1996) (4 pages)
94. "Ancient Egypt in Nebraska: Timeless Treasures and Forgotten Gods" Explore the Museum's Egyptian Collection. Our artifacts include amulets, scarabs, figures, vessels, jewelry, mummies, and ciscellaneous objects. (1996) (4 pages)
95. "Windows of Death: A Look at Bird Strikes" An overview of why birds slam into the reflective or transparent windows of buildings and what we can do to help alleviate the problem. Figures are given for avian mortality due to "window strikes". (1997) (4 pages)
96. "Snappers, Soft-shells, and Stinkpots: The Turtles of Nebraska" Information on turtles in general and on turtles found specifically in Nebraska. Includes a color fold-out poster. (1996) (4 pages)
97. "Nebraska's Salt Marsh Tigers" Information on the eastern Nebraska salt marsh and on tiger beetles--biology, life cycle, and behavior--and their species and distribution and on conservation. Includes a color fold-out poster. (1997) (4 pages)
98. "The Indomitable Honey Bee" General information on honey bees, including the history of bee keeping, colony life, and how introduced parasites have reduced wild honey bee populations. (1997) (4 pages)
99. "The Luella Buros Collection" Looks at the collection of ethnographic material the Museum has received from Luella Buros. There are approximately 1,200 items from several different countries, although the majority is African. Also looks at the lives of Luella and her husband Oscar. (1998) (4 pages)
100. "The Snakes of Nebraska" Learn about some of the common snakes of Nebraska, including the prairie rattlesnake, bullsnakes, garter snakes, water snakes, hognose snakes, racers, milksnakes, and red-bellied snakes. Includes a color fold-out poster. (1998) (4 pages)
101. "The World of Parasites, A View from the Manter Laboratory of Parasitology" Learn about parasites and the research being done in the Manter Laboratory here at the Museum. (1998) (4 pages)
102. "Nebraska's Tertiary Plant Fossils or The Age of Mammals Revisited: The View from the Base of the Food Chain" Delve into the past and learn about the plants found in Nebraska's Tertiary rocks. (1999) (4 pages)
103. "Buzz-Wings" Learn about hummingbirds in general and those that live in Nebraska specifically. Also learn about the colorful native Mexican hummingbird species. Includes a color fold-out poster. (1999) (4 pages)
104. "Swimming Through the Air: Size Does Matter" Information on featherwing beetles, the most minute of all beetles. Read about their anatomy, habitats, and reproductive information. (1999) (4 pages)
105. "Strangers Among Us: The Common Shrews and Mice of Nebraska" Information about prairie shrews, short-tailed shrews, pocket mice, kangaroo rats, voles, white-footed and deer mice, and northern grasshopper mice. (2000) (4 pages)
106. "The Amphibians of Nebraska" Information on amphibians in general and on those found in Nebraska. Includes salamanders, spadefoots, true toads, microhylid toads, treefrogs, and true frogs. Includes a color fold-out poster. (2000) (4 pages)
107. "We Draw Guts and Stuff" Find out what scientific illustrators do and how they do it. Includes illustrations from our Museum illustrators through the years. (2000) (4 pages)
108. "Signs of the Times" Learn about cuneiform tablets and about the ones in our Museum collections. Also info on studying fingerprints found on the tablets. (2001) (4 pages)
109. "Aquatic Plants of Nebraska" Describes the aquatic plants of the state and where they are located. Includes a color fold-out poster. (2001) (4 pages)
110. "Something to Sneeze At: Nebraska's Airborne Pollen" Information on pollen, how it is collected and identified, and pollen seasons in Nebraska. (2001) (6 pages)
111. "Safari Through an African Slide Journal" Information on Luella Buros and her travels in Africa from 1956-1966. Focus is on the significant number and variety of African mammal species that she captured in her photographs, notably giraffe, waterbuck, and impala. (2002) (4 pages)
112. "Jewel Scarabs" Jewel Scarabs are some of the most spectacular insects that you'll ever see. Learn about them - where they occur, their life history, and ecological characteristics. The most striking feature is their coloration! Includes a color fold-out poster. (2002) (4 pages)
113. "Nebraska's Endangered Species, Part 1: Introduction and the Insects" This is the first in our series on Nebraska's endangered and threatened species. In this issue, you'll read about the American Burying Beetle and the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle. (2002) (6 pages)
114. "Nebraska's Endangered Species, Part 2: Threatened and Endangered Fishes" This second issue in our series on Nebraska's endangered and threatened species is about fishes. There is information on pallid sturgeons, lake sturgeons, sturgeon chubs, Topeka shiners, blacknose shiners, northern redbelly daces, and finescale daces. (2003) (4 pages)
115. "Nebraska Tribal Pow Wow Celebrations" Information on Pow Wow celebrations held by Nebraska tribes. Read about the dancers and their regalia, the drum, men's dance styles (including the Grass Dance), women's dance styles (including the Jingle Dress Dance), and about the tribal pow wows of the four Nebraska tribes. Includes a color fold-out poster. (2003) (4 pages)
116. "Nebraska's Endangered Species, Part 3: Threatened and Endangered Birds" The third issue in our series on Nebraska's endangered and threatened species deals with birds. You'll read about interior least terns, piping plovers, mountain plovers, Eskimo curlews, bald eagles, whooping cranes, and peregrine falcons. (2003) (6 pages)
117. "Nebraska's Endangered Species, Part 4: Threatened and Endangered Plants" In this fourth issue in our series on Nebraska's endangered and threatened species, you'll learn about Nebraska plants. Learn about saltwort, American ginseng, Colorado butterfly weed, blowout penstemon, prairie fringed orchid, Ute ladies'-tresses orchid, and small white lady's-slipper orchid. (2004) (6 pages)
118. "Nebraska's Endangered Species, Part 5: Threatened and Endangered Reptiles and Amphibians" This issue, the fifth in our series on Nebraska's endangered and threatened species, covers reptiles and amphibians. Included are Massasaugas, Timber Rattlesnakes, Slender Glass Lizards, and American Toads. (2004) (4 pages)
119. "Small Fishes of Nebraska" Discover the small fishes of Nebraska. Included are the Red Shiner, the Bigmouth Shiner, the Fathead Minnow, the Plains Topminnow, the Plains Killifish, the Orangethroat Darter, and the Creek Chub, among others. Includes a color fold-out poster. (2004) (4 pages)
120. "Nebraska's Endangered Species, Part 6: Threatened and Endangered Mammals" This issue, the last in our series on Nebraska's endangered and threatened species, covers mammals. You can read about the Black-footed ferret, the Black-tailed prairie dog, the Southern flying squirrel, the Eastern plains pocket mouse, the Fringe-tailed myotis, and the Swift fox, among others. (2005) (4 pages)
Note: This is the FINAL issue of Museum Notes. It is being discontinued.