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Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Daniel R. Gruenig, Interview Date: 1976 December 5, Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au033

Scope and Contents

The oral history interview of Daniel R. Gruenig was conducted by UNO student Barbara Gruenig on December 5, 1976. Gruenig was an Omaha, Nebraska resident all of his life. He talked about the city of Omaha during the Great Depression. He shared the story of how his parents came to meet in Omaha when the city was young and rapidly expanding. He also talked about his memories of the layout of the city of Omaha including the growth and changing technology for transportation in the city. He also shared memories of the Omaha tornado of March 1913 and the attempted hanging of white Omaha Mayor Edward Parsons Smith during the September 1919 Omaha race riot that resulted in the mob lynching of African American worker Will Brown.


  • Creation: Interview Date: 1976 December 5
  • Creation: Date Digitized: 1/30/2017


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1 Cassettes

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Materials Specific Details


Materials Specific Details

Original format: cassette tape; Digital format: mp3


Interviewer: Barbara Gruenig


Runtime: 00:27:57

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

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Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
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Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States