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MSS. Manuscripts

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS

Found in 156 Collections and/or Records:

Elmer and Charles Letters

 Collection — Box MISC-02, Folder: MSS-0067
Identifier: MSS-0067
Content Description The eighteen letters of brother Elmer and Charles (last name unknown) to their sister Mrs. Roy Hanson in Lynchburg, Ohio are dated 1910-1911. Among the topics covered are Charles' interest in spiritualism.Transcriptions provided by the seller:"As to hypnotism doctors certainly have to understand the art to be successful for so many patients have so many fancies and the great idea is to control their shots make them think they are...
Dates: 1910-1911

Emma Frost Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0049
Identifier: MSS-0049
Content Description The diary of Emma Frost, a 24 year old woman from Detroit, Michigan, documents her social activities, amusements, and household activities in 1914. She mentions spending time at a yacht club, her maid, attending dances and movies, painting, trips to River Side Park, dates with men, a summer trip to Georgian Bay and Mackinac Island, and other activities. Frost used several pages in the back of the diary for expenses and as an address book. The following partial transcription of diary...
Dates: 1914

Ephraim Marks and David Rice Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0122
Content Description The Ephraim Marks and David Rice collection is composed of personal material about this white, gay, Omaha couple. The collection includes a scrapbook kept by David Rice showcasing some of his work as an interior designer in the 20th century in Omaha along with biographical information about Ephraim Marks and David Rice from the time around Rice’s death. A copy of an oral history interview David Rice did with the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society is also available. Also included are photos...
Dates: circa 1935-2018

Erwin R. and Melba Dee Eastwood Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0116
Identifier: MSS-0116
Content Description The papers of Erwin R. and Melba Dee (nee Code) Eastwood document the life of this Agra, Oklahoma, couple during their dating or courtship and later marriage during World War II through their letters. The collection also includes a small number of unidentified photographs. At the end of the war, the letters continue as Erwin Eastwood worked away from the Eastwood's Oklahoma home. The letters in the collection are addressed to Melba Dee from her boyfriend and husband Erwin Eastwood, a Seabee...
Dates: 1941-1967

Fossil, Oregon, Ledgers

 Collection — Box 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0070
Content Description Three ledgers from mercantiles or general stores in Fossil, Oregon, in the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries. The stores were Hoover and Watson and the second was identified only as K&S. The first ledger has "Ledger" stamped on the spine and first page is stamped with "Hoover and Watson Dealers in General Merchandise Fossil Or." The ledger begins with an alphabetical listing of individuals followed by 455 pages of expenses for the mercantile store dated...
Dates: 1884-1904

Francis M. Burdick Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0084
Identifier: MSS-0084
Content Description

The diary of Francis M. Burdick recounts events from his daily life in 1913. He wrote in his diary nearly every day referencing his daily activities, places visited, and the weather. The address provided in the front of the diary identifies Burdick’s address as Columbia University.

Dates: 1913

Fredrick J. Zydek Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0078
Content Description The Fredrick J. Zydek papers primarily document his work and career as a poet. Zydek’s collection thoroughly documents his poetry with a folder of material about each of his poems containing drafts and final versions of the poems as well as correspondence with publishers when the poems were published, which was frequently the case (15 cubic feet). Many of Zydek’s poems were published and they covered a range of topics. The collection also includes his short stories. Folders of material about...
Dates: circa 1965-2016

Gardia Reta Peaker Bailey Diary, 1936-1940

 Collection — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0059
Identifier: MSS-0059
Content Description The five year diary of Gardia Reta (Peaker) Bailey documents life in the western United States during the Great Depression. The family lives in a trailer and stays at auto parks, such as the Wallow Saw Auto Camp, on the West Coast including in the state of Washington. Included in the diary are various pieces of ephemera including news clippings and photographs as well as notations about family members and birthdays. The diary mentions the family traveling to sell Reta's handmade baskets,...
Dates: 1936-1940

Gene Vogel collection of B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter, 1990-2002

 Collection — Box All
Identifier: MSS-0014
Scope and Contents The Gene Vogel collection of B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter, 1990-2002, is comprised of published newsletters and magazines, primarily those produced by the B-26 Marauder Historical Society, an organization for pilots of the B-26 Marauder, a bomber used in World War II, and for aviation historians. The collection includes The B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter (vol.2, 1990-vol. 4, 1992) and its successor The Marauder Thunder (vol.1, 1992-vol.9, 2002). Also included...
Dates: 1982-1983, 1990-2002

George H. Lee Company Records

 Collection — Box MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0105
Identifier: MSS-0105
Content Description

A letter from the George H. Lee Company of Omaha, Nebraska about Germozone, a product for chickens. The prospecting letter or advertisement on illustrated letterhead includes the reproduction of the signature of company vice president Donald Burke.

Dates: circa 1910

Gertrude Ball Travel Album, 1925

 Collection — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0060
Identifier: MSS-0060
Content Description

Travel album or scrapbook documenting the trip of Gertrude Ball, Ridgway Ball, and Della Clapper from Omaha, Nebraska to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Their trip is narrated with extensive handwritten text in the album and includes photographs, postcards, and ephemera.

Dates: 1925

Gladys I. Baldwin Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-08, Folder: MSS-0096
Identifier: MSS-0096
Content Description Description provided by the seller. The handwritten daily diary of Gladys I. Baldwin includes a few gelatin silver prints and some images, probably harvested from a high school yearbook. The diary covers the period when Gladys Baldwin of Kansas City, Missouri was in high school and it contains "details of her daily life, schooling, and social functions, and which includes among other things, an account of her consultation with a faith healer. In the opening pages of the diary,...
Dates: 1908

Grace Leland Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0115
Identifier: MSS-0115
Content Description The papers of Grace Leland includes over 20 letters and cards addressed to Mrs. Grace Leland at street addresses in Eagle Rock and San Diego, California and Alexandria Bay, New York from multiple correspondents. Grace Leland’s maiden name was Smalley and her husband’s name was Dwight Leland as both names are used in some the addresses on the envelopes. Also included in the collection are about a dozen letters addressed to Schuyler Crowden at St. Stephens College in Annandale-on-Hudson and...
Dates: 1922-1941

H. A. Raapke Architectural Drawings

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS-0036
Scope and Contents The H. A. Raapke Architectural Drawings collection contains original architectural drawings and studies dating from 1891 to 1907. The collection includes one sketchbook (9.5" x 7.5") with detached pages, containing detailed, precise pencil sketches of architectural flourishes, initialed HAR and annotated with measurements; locations in Italy, Germany, Greece, and elsewhere; and dates ranging from 1906 to 1907. The bulk of the collection comprises 48 loose sheets (most 18.5"...
Dates: 1891-1907

Hagar Miller Lillico Diaries

 Collection — Box MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0139
Identifier: MSS-0139
Content Description The collection of three diaries belonging to Hagar Miller Lillico of Coatesville, Pennsylvania include two from 1907 and 1908 when she was around 23 years old and living with her parents and the third diary is from 1947 after she has married. The diary entries document activities of her daily life as a young woman and in middle age. The major event of the 1907 diary is her mother's ongoing illness and death in October 1907, which results in many diary entries about loneliness and sadness....
Dates: 1907-1947

Hallie Miles Diaries

 Collection — Box MISC-10, Folder: MSS-0045
Identifier: MSS-0045
Content Description The diaries of Hallie Miles document her life in Danville, Indiana from 1940-1945, including activities at her church, sewing, visiting with friends and family, choir rehearsal, and similar activities. She mentions giving lessons to children in her home. She comments on world events such as the death of President Franklin Roosevelt and the end of World War II. Her diaries also contain many news clippings, notes, and other bits of ephemera such as a WWII ration stamps envelope. Miles used a...
Dates: 1940-1945

Harold Chenoweth Film Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0028
Scope and Contents The Harold Chenoweth Film Collection holds the digitized copies of the original films shot by Chenoweth during the first half of the twentieth century in Nebraska. The subject matter of the films include: rodeos; commercials; state fairs; highlights from Aksarben including the racetack, parade, stock animals, and factory; Delco Farm Lighting; highlights from the 1941 Rose Bowl football game between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Stanford University; a 1933 California trip of...
Dates: 1915-2013

Hattie Lynde Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0074
Identifier: MSS-0074
Content Description The papers of Hattie Lynde of Parkers Prairie and Waubun, Minnesota include a diary she kept in 1918, two postcards mailed to her husband Cornelisu V. Lynde while she was traveling with their son Kenneth in the western U.S., and an application to join the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1905. Lynde's diary shares her daily life including moving to a new town as well as life in a doctor's household during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic (referred to as the Spanish Influenza) and her take...
Dates: 1918

Howard H. Hutsell Correspondence

 Collection — Box MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0134
Identifier: MSS-0134
Content Description

The papers of Howard H. Hutsell include five letters written by Captain Hutsell to Melba “Ginger” Hutsell, his wife, while serving in Vietnam from April to August 1967. The letters were addressed from various locations in Vietnam including Đức Phổ Base Camp and Pleiku.

Dates: 1967

Icarian Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0026
Scope and Contents The Icarian Collection consists of court documents, correspondence, and other material created by the Icarian community in Corning, Iowa in the 19th century along with research material created and collected by UNO Sociology professors Wayne Wheeler and Mark Rousseau. The documents created by the Icarian community in the 19th century were received from multiple donors, including a descendant of Frank M. Davis, an attorney who worked on the community’s legal case. The research material...
Dates: circa 1819-1989

Illinois Railroad Laborer Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-15, Folder: MSS-0146
Identifier: MSS-0146
Content Description The one year Excelsior brand diary of an unidentified man from Illinois who worked for the railroad contains entries from January 1 through December 31, 1894. The author and his family appear to have lived near Springfield, Illinois. The entries comment on the weather, strikes by coal mine and railway workers, the Panic of 1893 and ensuing economic depression, and daily life. There are references to injuries to fellow employees in the railyard and some later dying. The diary writer does not...
Dates: 1894

Imperial Court of Nebraska Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0090
Content Description The records of the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON) include photographs, albums documenting twelve of ICON’s reigns, newsletters circa 1996-2000, and one binder containing other ICON documents such as copies of incorporation documents, correspondence, and other material. The photographs are largely unidentified and require arrangement and description. The albums for twelve of ICON’s reigns include programs, fliers, news clippings, photographs, and other material documenting the reigns of...
Dates: circa 1980-2016

Jacob J. Friedman's "The Courthouse Riot"

 Collection — Box MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0150
Identifier: MSS-0150
Content Description Jacob J. Friedman documented his eyewitness account of the lynching of Will Brown in the typescript he titled "The Courthouse Riot." Will Brown was murdered on September 28, 1919; it is unclear on what date Friedman completed his recollection. This is a copy of the six-page typescript with a handwritten note from Friedman to a potential newspaper editor directing that his pen name "Joseph Parkwood" be used when the account was published because he still lived in Omaha. He went on to write,...
Dates: circa 1920

James H. Nieuwenhuis Correspondence

 Collection — Box MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0135
Identifier: MSS-0135
Content Description

The papers of James H. Nieuwenhuis include seven letters written by Master Sargeant Nieuwenhuis to Mary Virginia, his wife, and Carol Ann, their daughter, while serving in Vietnam from August 1966 to January 1967.

Dates: 1967

Japan Collection

 Collection — Box MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0101
Identifier: MSS-0101
Content Description The photo album and loose photographs document the post-World War II occupation of Japan through over 150 personal and purchased photographs. The creator of the albums was a white man in the U.S. Army and while most of the photographs appear to be from occupied Japan, the Philippines and California are also seen. In addition to the photographs still attached in the photo album with some description and identification there are also many loose photographs, including some photos removed from...
Dates: 1946

Jim Jacobi Papers

 Collection — Box 2018-025
Identifier: MSS-0121
Content Description The collection of Jim Jacobi's music includes recordings of music under the band names Crap Detectors, Jojakimbi Band, and Jim Jacobi from the late 1970s to the 2010s. In addition to audio recordings on CD (29), digital copied from CD (5), and 1 audiocassette tape, the collection also includes the documentary Ex-Patriots from Reality: The Jim Jacobi Story A Garage Documentary. Jacobi's releases:2018 If only you had been paying attention (40 year anniversary) and Part 2...
Dates: 1993-2018

Jinnohn Troeger Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-15, Folder: MSS-0145
Identifier: MSS-0145
Content Description

The five year diary of Jinnohn Troeger begins on January 1, 1946 and continues through December 31, 1950. The diary was a gift to Troeger from her mother for Christmas 1945. Troeger's daily entries track social, school, family, work, and other activities in the life of a teenager and young woman in the mid-1940s through 1950. She mentions school, going out with friends and family to shows, skating, other activities, visiting Omaha and Council Bluffs regularly, work, and home life.

Dates: 1945-1950

J.K. Marlay Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0075
Identifier: MSS-0075
Content Description The memories of J.K. Marlay of Lincoln, Nebraska of his service in the U.S. Civil War as a Major in the 60th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry are captured in a journal written in 1896-1897. The collection also includes letters addressed to Marlay's granddaughter Marjorie Noble of Portland, Oregon. The letters were written in 1892 and most were pasted into the journal. Marjorie Noble's name is written inside the journal. A partial transcript provided by the seller:...
Dates: 1892-1897

John and Sarah Wells Papers

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0050
Content Description The papers of John Wells and Sarah Wells are primarily correspondence between the couple with a small number of letters from John to another woman who appeared to be a family member or friend of Sarah as well as several photographs of John posing in various outdoor settings. The majority of the correspondence is letters from Sarah in the South (Georgia and Alabama) to John in New York offering information about her daily life and discussing their relationship. Their relationship grew over...
Dates: circa 1925-1935

John Barton Aviation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0002
Scope and Contents The collection compiled by aviation enthusiast John Barton includes many images of aircraft and aircraft parts, including photographs taken by John Barton; photograph prints purchased by John Barton from aviation archives; photocopies of images from books and articles; and printouts from web pages. The majority of the images lack specific identification of subject or source. The collection also includes textual resources, including booklets, flyers, brochures, and maps, as well as...
Dates: 1960-2009