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New Pioneers, circa 1941


Scope and Contents

A preliminary index of the film based on the version received has been created. Clip 1 was :05 length in total and displayed only a red screen. • Clip 2: Title card 1: “New / Pioneers / produced by / Chenoweth of Omaha”; title card 2: “Presented by / Radio Station / KFAB / in collaboration with / Nebraska industry;” “ editorial counselors; / Merle G. Jones, president / Assoc. Industries of Nebr. / James C. Olson, Dr., secty. / State Hist. Society / L.G. Bible, editor / “Nebraska on the March” / the sponsors and many others;” features color and a man holding the title card. audio & film skipping. Opens with scenes of academic convocation (UNL?); men outside building then move inside to dining hall at fraternity house with conversation about why alumnus stayed in Nebraska 20 years ago after graduation. Features industry especially in small towns. Scenes at Doane College, Native American dancers; in Ogallala with steer, Goodall Electronics plant, homesteads and Nebraska pioneers, Nebraska City, orchards, oil well, Omaha Union Stock Yards Company, Cudahy & Armour plants; corn cultivation & fertilization, hybrids. • Clip 3: Audio and film skip / drop out throughout. Hybrid corn cultivation, detasseling, picking, processing to become seed corn; 2:05 ranching, milk & dairy; 7:55 State Historical Society staff searching newspapers in stacks in basement of state capitol; factory in Omaha. • Clip 4: Milk processing including converting milk production to grade A to raise the quality of milk; farm equipment; factory payroll; 3:19 shipbuilding yard on the Missouri River for refrigerator boats for the military; industry after industry… • Clip 5: Continues. Opens in western Nebraska; combines; state fair “people look more prosperous than they did when I left the state in the dry 30s”; high school bands at Memorial Stadium; lakes in the Platte valley; Harlan Dam; new Republic City after dam’s construction; ranch country. • New Pioneers Clip 6: Continues. Kingsley Dam. Returns to man in fraternity house receiving a phone call regarding the purchase of land to build a new factory “right here” in Nebraska. Ends at 2:43.


  • circa 1941


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From the Collection: 1 Gigabytes (Digitized films)

From the Collection: 0.1 Cubic Feet (2 DVDs)

From the Collection: .15 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

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

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States