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MSS. Manuscripts

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS

Found in 156 Collections and/or Records:

John Barton Railroad Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0003
Scope and Contents The collection compiled by railroad enthusiast John Barton includes many images of locomotives, with a slight emphasis on shrouded steam locomotives. Resources include printouts from the internet (many lacking identification of subject or source), photographs, booklets, and magazines. Also included are: catalogs and brochures related to model trains; booklets, brochures, and articles related to a rail bridge over the Rhine River relevant to the Battle of the Bulge in World War II; and...
Dates: circa 1970-2009

Joseph F. Curtis, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0085
Identifier: MSS-0085
Content Description The papers of Joseph Francis Curtis, Jr. document the activities of the Curtis family in their mining endeavors, primarily in California. The collection includes letters from Joseph Jr. to his brother Walter, a letter from Joseph Sr. to his son, and a letter from brother Bert Curtis. The collection also includes the naturalization papers of Joseph Francis Curtis, Sr. from 1872 after he emigrated to the U.S. from Great Britain. The Curtis Brothers Mining and Milling Co. consisted of W....
Dates: 1872-1912

Joseph Thrasher Ledger

 Collection — Box MISC-01, Folder: MSS-0065
Identifier: MSS-0065
Content Description The ledger of Joseph A. Thrasher contains general accounting information, records of monies received while serving as the steward of different organizations, personal expenses and receipts, and notes on work performed on the farm and for others. Also, there are several loose leaves in the front with poems, some written by family members including one written by Martha "Belle" Bunney Thrasher, wife of Joseph Thrasher. Individuals mentioned within the ledger include D[emas] S. Booze (born...
Dates: 1882-1914

Joyce Storm Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS-0079
Content Description The scrapbook of Joyce Storm is from the period in 1943 when she was hospitalized at the St. Joseph’s hospital in Omaha, Nebraska where she was given the Sister Kenny treatment for her polio. Storm’s scrapbook is largely composed of greeting cards sent to her while she was away from her home in Royal, Nebraska along with a few letters and news clippings about her hospitalization. The greeting cards are typical of the period and include contemporary topics such as references to World War II...
Dates: 1943

June Turney Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-04, Folder: MSS-0063
Identifier: MSS-0063
Content Description

The papers of June Turney include correspondence written to family and friends when she was a teenager or young woman in the late 1930s during the Great Depression. The letters were sent from June Turney’s time at Moss Lake Summer Camp in Eagle Bay, New York and a later trip to California.

Dates: 1936-1939

Kansas Flood Scrapbook

 Collection — Box MISC-02, Folder: MSS-0054
Identifier: MSS-0054
Content Description

Scrapbook created by an anonymous woman caught in a flood while traveling via train from Topeka to Wichita, Kansas with friends on a visit to friends. Their trip may have originated in Salina, Kansas. The scrapbooks opens with a typed account of their journey including being stranded in a Kansas town before reaching Wichita. The scrapbook also includes photographs and news clippings. The creator’s traveling companions were Iona Faulk and Eva Waite.

Dates: circa 1935-1939

Katie Johnson Papers, 1886

 Collection — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0062
Identifier: MSS-0062
Content Description

The papers of Katie Johnson of Newport, New Hampshire, include six letters from her sister Emma Kimball and her mother in Vermont. The letters cover typical family matters including accidents, weather, fires, farming matters including new lambs and crops, maple syrup season, illnesses, socializing, and other matters.

Based on description provided by the seller.

Dates: 1886

Laine E. Wright Correspondence

 Collection — Box MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0136
Identifier: MSS-0136
Content Description

The papers of Laine E. Wright include five letters written by Wright to his parents in Apple Valley, California while serving in Vietnam from January to August 1968. Wright served in Da Nang. His first letter recounts an attack against his unit and an audio recording he made and would send to his parents. Wright’s religious faith is mentioned throughout his letters.

Dates: 1968

Land Allotment Tax Records and Learning Contracts of the Omaha, Winnebago, and Santee Sioux Tribes of Nebraska

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0016
Scope and Contents The Land Allotment Tax Records and Learning Contracts of the Omaha, Winnebago, and Santee Sioux Tribes of Nebraska contain copies of records from the National Archives and Records Administration and research notes from the donor or their associates. The collections includes: allotment records with handwritten index cards containing further information; handwritten allotment cards; a mix of handwritten, typescript, and photocopied reports, lease agreements, land sale records, tax records,...
Dates: 1872-1982

Laura Sutterfield Diaries

 Collection — Box MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0138.1-2
Identifier: MSS-0138
Content Description The collection of three diaries belonging to Laura Sutterfield of Missouri hold entries about her daily life during the Great Depression, World War II, and immediately after the war. Her entries cover everything from buying a Fridgidaire electric refrigerator, illnesses, church services, family and friends, work, and home life. Sutterfield also references world events of the time including England preparing to defend Hong Kong, the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hitler’s death, American prisoners...
Dates: 1938-1946

Lavender Couch Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0124
Content Description

The records of Lavender Couch include fliers, posters, and photographs documenting the alternative rock, all-lesbian band's shows or gigs in Omaha, Lincoln, and other locales. Publicity photos and casual photos of band members are also available. A small number of contracts or agreements are part of the collection along with ephemera such as a sticker. A copy of the band's eponymous 1994 audiocassette tape is part of the collection.

Dates: 1993-1998

Lawrence Youngman Papers

 Collection — Box 2018-046
Identifier: MSS-0127
Content Description

This collection includes materials from Travel & Transport, Inc., Nebraska tourism, and Haulaway, Inc. Also included are materials gathered from Lawrence Youngman’s interest in Nebraska aviation and air travel in general and from the months he spent in Europe as an Omaha World-Herald correspondent during World War II.

Dates: 1920s to 2011

League of Nations Newsletter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0034
Scope and Contents The League of Nations Newsletter Collection comprises original, print copies of Round the World with the League of Nations and League of Nations Chronicle. For Round the World with the League of Nations, the collection includes May 1926; March 1930; March-June, October, and December 1931; and January-June 1932. For League of Nations Chronicle, the collection includes March 1929 through December...
Dates: 1926-1934

Ledgers

 Collection — Box 2016-100
Identifier: MSS-0089
Content Description

This collection holds ledgers, journals, student notebooks, memoranda books, and memorial cards (circa 1890-1905) of unrelated provenance that were acquired from the same source. Further description is required.

Dates: circa 1859-1920

Lelia Ackley and Helen Ackley Diaries

 Collection — Box MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0100
Identifier: MSS-0100
Content Description The diary of Lelia Ackley from July-August 1905 documents her family's move to Idaho, first to a cabin near Big Rock. The Ackleys would later move to Caldwell, Idaho and operate a general merchandise store. The Ackleys traveled via horse and wagon in July 1905 searching for a claim to stake for gold mining in the mountains southeast of Boise, Idaho. The Ackleys were searching for a cabin near Big Rock; along the way they stopped at a place called the Golden Eagle for water. Lelia Ackley...
Dates: 1905-1934

Long Family Correspondence

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0053
Content Description

The papers of the Long Family include letters to Joe Long and Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Long in Pullman, Newport, and Spokane, Washington primarily from their mother. The correspondence covers the period when they were in college as well as time in the military. The collection also includes a smaller number of letters to Mr. and Mrs. Homer A. Edwards of Idaho.

Dates: 1935-1968

Lucy Netta Moon Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0102
Identifier: MSS-0102
Content Description The diary of Lucy Brunetta Nettie Gudgeon Moon for the years 1890-1899 includes regular entries for the first years of the diary becoming less frequent in the later years. Lucy Moon recounts activities of her daily life including social interactions, her children, various activities of her church, and health matters of their family as well as others related to her husband's career as a physician or doctor in general practice. Description provided by the seller:...
Dates: 1890-1899

Margaret A. Baker Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0123
Identifier: MSS-0123
Content Description The diary of Margaret A. Baker follows her trip by railroad from Portland, Maine, U.S.A. to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The diarist records details of their train travel departing from Portland with a stopover in New Hampshire. She describes the mountains, hotels, as well as other scenes in towns and cities. The following partial transcription and description was provided by the seller:"September 23rd, A day to which we had been looking forward with the most pleasant...
Dates: 1903

Marie Engelkew Autograph Book

 Collection — Box MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0047
Identifier: MSS-0047
Content Description

The autograph book of Marie Engelkew includes brief personal messages and quotations from friends and family. Most of the messages date from 1894 with others dated 1895, 1900, and 1901. The messages are predominantly from Grand Island, Nebraska and the Academy of the Visitation in Dubuque, Iowa. A cutout of a dog is pasted on the first page of the autograph book. The autograph book is in the shape of a rhombus with a wooden cover (perhaps walnut) and teal velvet binding and back cover.

Dates: 1894-1901

Martha’s Kitchen Collection

 Collection — Box 2019-010
Identifier: MSS-0141
Content Description

The collection of "Martha's Kitchen" free recipes were distributed by Safeway Discount Stores throughout Nebraska. The recipes in this collection were published from the late 1960s through the early 1980s. Martha Bohlsen first appeared on radio before moving to television. Bohlsen eventually worked with all of the network affiliates in Omaha and h. Her program was syndicated across Nebraska.

Dates: circa 1968-1982

Mary L. Richmond Cummington Press Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0005
Scope and Contents The Mary L. Richmond Cummington Press Collection covers the fine arts presswork of Harry Duncan (1916-1997) under the Cummington Press imprint (1941-1972), as well as examples of Duncan's work while at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, under the Abattoir Editions imprint (1972-1986). The collection also includes the illustrations of Paul Wightman Williams (d. 1957) under the Cummington Press imprint (1944-1957). The collection includes books, galley proofs, prints, drawings, engraved...
Dates: 1939-1985

Mary Münchhoff Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0040
Scope and Contents The collection includes a series of musical scores compiled into folios by Mary Münchhoff, with an index compiled by Robert Ruetz. A series of original and miscellaneous mostly appear to be original autographs by the composer, also compiled into a folio by Mary Münchhoff, with an index compiled by Robert Ruetz. Both of the former series have been cataloged and may be discovered by searching the library catalog. Finally, a series of about 3.8 cubic feet of music scores has not been...
Dates: 1850?-1925?

Mary Williamson Papers

 Collection — Box 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0030
Scope and Contents The Mary E. Williamson Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Collection comprises the personal effects of Mary E. Williamson relating to her service as a Women Airforce Service Pilot during World War II (1943-1944). The collection includes photographs, awards, certificates, official documents, forms, correspondence, WASP class books (44-W-10 and 44-W-7), CD-ROMS of ceremonies, a commemorative medal, and needlecraft artwork depicting an aircraft with the phrase "I'd rather be flying."...
Dates: 1924-2012

Matinee Musicale Club Records

 Collection — Box 2019-067
Identifier: MSS-0151
Content Description

The Matinee Musicale Club Records document the activities of the club through programs, news clippings, correspondence, and other records. Much of the collection was originally arranged in scrapbooks and binders before being disassembled.

Dates: circa 1924-2018

Meredith Bacon Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0080
Content Description The papers of Prof. Meredith Bacon document her research into LGBTQIA+ topics over many years and include transgender topics such as gender dysphoria or gender identity disorder. Her papers also document her transition to Meredith Bacon through media coverage along with correspondence from family, friends, colleagues, and strangers. An album of photos and negatives documenting Bacon’s dressing as a woman and posing for photos from approximately 1970 to the early 1990s is also part of the...
Dates: 1965-2015

Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0098
Content Description The Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha (MCCO or MCC of Omaha) Records are comprised of 3.2 cubic feet of documents and photographs from 1959 through 2017. The bulk of the documents is dated 1973 through 1975 and 1996 through 2003. The bulk of the collection is photographs of church events and activities from 1987 through 2003. There is an overall gap in materials from 1975 through the mid-1990s, photographs aside. The materials from 1973 to 1975 cover the foundation of MCCO, especially...
Dates: 1959 - 2017

Miscellaneous Map Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS-0032
Scope and Contents The Miscellaneous Map Collection is comprised of 20 maps from various sources including both published, tracings, and reproductions. The majority depict the City of Omaha, Nebraska, and surrounding region, including Douglas County, Sarpy County, and the Papillion Creek and its tributaries. Individual maps of Iowa, Kansas, the Mississippi and Missouri Region, and the Oregon Trail are also included. Most of the maps are from the 1930s through the 1970s. Several are undated. The earliest map...
Dates: 1819-1985

Mount Pleasant Mining Company Correspondence

 Collection — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0076
Identifier: MSS-0076
Content Description The Mount Pleasant Mining Company collection is composed of two letters regarding the Mount Pleasant mine in El Dorado County, California at Grizzly Flat located 28 miles from Placerville. The first letter dated May 16, 1894, is a copy of a letter to lawyer Archibald B. McGaw in New York City from James D. Hague, president of the Mount Pleasant Mining Company describing the mine. The typewritten letter of December 12, 1896, is a cover to this copy sent to James McCaw in Chicago from Murat...
Dates: 1894-1896

Mrs. R.E. Moreland Correspondence

 Collection — Box MISC-04, Folder: MSS-0055
Identifier: MSS-0055
Content Description

The collection is composed of the letters of Mrs. R.E. Moreland from her home in San Diego, California, to her mother Mrs. W.H.H. Leck in Linn, Kansas, from 1924-1925. The collection also includes a single letter from 1930 to Mrs. Byron Leck. The letters cover homelife and other matters such as the activities of the baby in the Moreland home. Additional description and research is required to determine the names of the correspondents and more details shared in the letters.

Dates: 1924-1930

Name? Rank? And Serial Number? For you the War is Over by Louis H. Breitenbach

 Collection — Box MISC-05, Folder: MSS-0015
Identifier: MSS-0015
Scope and Contents

Name? Rank? And Serial Number? For you the War is Over is an unpublished manuscript by Louis H. Breitenbach. This copy is a photocopy of Breitenbach's typescript, including copies of drawings by Breitenbach, photographs, maps, letters, articles, and other documents related to Breitenbach's experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II.

Dates: 1945-2004