Heritage and Archives

Heritage Room Exhibit : Medical Cadet Corps

The Seventh-day Adventist Medical Cadet Corps trained young men and women around the world in battle field first aid to prepare participants to serve in armed forces as medics during World War II and beyond.  Union College hosts a large Medical Cadet Corps collection of artifacts, photographs, and documents donated by Everett Dick and other veterans.  The Medical Cadet Corps exhibit provides a self guided tour of collection artifacts, photographs, and informative posters that highlight the history of the Medical Cadet Corps origins at Union College and its spread around the world.


The Union College Digital Library includes photographs from the Heritage Room collection.  Please contact the library staff for additional information regarding photographs that are not yet digitized.

An example of artifacts on display in the Medical Cadet Corps exhibit.


Browse the registers of three-dimensional artifacts which have been processed into the Heritage Room collections.

A page from the diary of Emma Thompson written in 1892

Publications & Documents

The Union College Heritage Collections database includes textual items such as yearbooks and diaries.  Please contact the library staff for additional information regarding documents that are not yet digitized.

Institutional Registers

Registers for collections of material from Adventist institutions primarily in the Mid America Union (including former Central and Northern Unions), entities of local College View, Nebraska, and Union College material not included in official institutional records.

Family Registers

Registers for collections of personal and family papers gifted to Union College.


Union College's current student newspaper, the Clocktower, began publication in February 1927. 

Clocktower 1927-2016

Clocktower 2016-Present

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Educational Messenger

The Educational Messenger was Union College's student publication from 1905 to 1926. It is made available online through the Adventist Digital Library.

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Nebraska Memories

A collaborative project of the Nebraska Library CommissionNebraska Memories includes 107 photographs from Union College. Many photographs are not yet available online. 


MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Libraries that offer MyHeritage Library Edition provide their patrons with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

Contact Us

Email: archives@ucollege.edu

Location: Don Love Building, LIB241
Phone: 402.486.2514 ext. 2150

For  further information regarding policies, procedures, donations, archives, and additional resources contact the Heritage Room librarian.


Monday - Thursday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-1:00pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Library Holiday Hours

The Heritage Room stacks are closed.  Please ask for assistance at the circulation desk if materials from the Heritage Room are required for perusal.  Heritage Room books are always available by request during regular Library hours.

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Online Catalog

The location of periodicals, books, and other published material may be accessed in the Library Catalog. Cataloged items in the Heritage Room have call numbers beginning with the prefix G and a location designation of Heritage.


The purpose of the Lora McMahon King Heritage Room is to acquire, preserve, and make available for use items related to the history of Union College, College View Church, the College View community, and Seventh-day Adventism with emphasis on the Mid-America Union. This collection includes books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, photographs, Union College archives, personal papers, and artifacts. Heritage Room services are available to Union College students and employees as well as alumni and the general public.

Learn more about Lora McMahon King.