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Hatz, Bertha Mengedoht



Bertha Mengedoht Hatz (1897-1962) was a longtime Omaha resident and patron of the arts, and an artist in her own right. She is known to have contributed awards and scholarships for artistic achievement to University of Omaha students as early as 1949, and possibly earlier as documentation from 1949 suggests that she was already considered to be a longtime patron of the University. Over the course of her life, she donated a great deal of artwork, including Persian art and works by Dali, to the University of Omaha and the Joslyn Art Museum. When she passed away, she left an endowment for the University of Omaha, and in 1965, the Bertha Mengedoht Hatz Scholarship was formally established. As of 2015, this scholarship is still being awarded annually to students in the University of Nebraska at Omaha Department of Art and Art History.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Bertha Mengedoht Hatz Collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: UNO-0164
Content Description

Small collection consisting of reproduced documents pertaining to Bertha Mengedoht Hatz, arts patron and donor to the University of Omaha. Items in the collection include family photographs, newspaper clippings relating to Hatz’s donations and her 1963 postmortem endowment to the University of Omaha, a photograph of Hatz’s donated items on display, and a photocopy of Hatz’s last will and testament.

Dates: circa 1900 to 1963