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MSS. Manuscripts

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS

Found in 156 Collections and/or Records:

Robert Gilmer and René Orduña Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0120
Content Description

The Robert Gilmer and René Orduña collection is composed of personal and professional material from Gilmer and Orduña’s lives together. Most of the material covers the lives of Gilmer and Orduña in Omaha from the period after they left New York City in 1986 through the 2010s. The collection includes photographs, posters, programs, items from Gilmer and Orduña's wedding, and news coverage of Dixie Quicks, René Orduña, and RNG Gallery.

Dates: circa 1980-2018

Ruth Louise Schoch Papers

 Collection — Box 2018-016
Identifier: MSS-0118
Content Description The Ruth Louise Schoch Papers include two photo albums, one photo holder, and a small number of loose photographs. It is likely that not all of the photographs grouped together in this collection were assembled by Schoch. Schoch’s name along with the date June 4, 1919 appears in the front of the photo album with the most captions and personal notes. Some of this information will be of use in further identifying locations and people in the photographs. The Schoch album includes...
Dates: circa 1910-1930

Sam Fried Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0129
Scope and Contents These eleven volumes were compiled by Holocaust survivor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Sam Fried in 2013. Through thousands of pages of documents including letters, speeches, photographs, and other material, Fried shared the story of his life with his wife and fellow Holocaust survivor Magda Fried, and philanthropist and wife Frances Fried. The books as titled by Fried are: A-5053 Sam Fried Holocaust Survivor; A-5854 Magda Chunovic Fried, Feb 14, 1929 To Nov 4, 1985; A-5053 Sam Fried...
Dates: 1925-2013; Digitized: 2018

Sam Walker Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0125
Content Description The collection of Sam Walker includes posters, fliers, LPs, and ephemera documenting Omaha organizations, events, and people in the 20th and 21st centuries particularly related to activism, music, and culture. Topics covered include anti-Vietnam War protests, protests against the demolition of Jobbers Canyon, Omaha sheet music, Wounded Knee legal defense fund, Omaha music and performers, Al Smith, jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson, and the Omaha centennial celebration. The fourteen LPs in the...
Dates: circa 1928-2016

Sandy Tyler Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0133
Identifier: MSS-0133
Content Description The diary of Sandy Tyler includes her entries from December 1964 through 1965 while working in Pakistan with the organization Basic Democracies as a Peace Corps volunteer. Her diary entries document daily life, frustrations, and travel for vacations and when leaving Pakistan.A partial transcription provided by the seller:1964"December 1st, Tonight I am alone. Karen and Jack have gone to a party at Tinghi. Spent a good hour digging up a tree for xmas. It...
Dates: 1964-1967

Sarah Finch Scrapbook and Unidentified Ledger

 Collection — Box MISC-12, Folder: MSS-0094
Identifier: MSS-0094
Content Description

The scrapbook of Sarah Finch was created by re-using the ledger of an unidentified business. Miss Finch’s scrapbook includes sheet music, poetry, news clippings, and illustrations. The sheet music includes a printed sheet as well as the handwritten Stephen C. Fosters song "Hard Times." The merchant’s entries cover approximately 100 pages and identification of the merchant may be possible with further study.

Dates: circa 1850-1872

Schesser Family Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0048
Identifier: MSS-0048
Content Description The Schesser family papers include a diary kept by patriarch Socrates Schesser in 1915 and an autograph book belonging to son Roy Schesser from 1907. The autograph book was made in Germany and features a child on the colorful front. The following partial transcription of diary entries was provided by the seller: In the front of the diary you'll find this written "This book was bought of Mont Gomery Ward and Co. Kansas City. The record of each day's events heren...
Dates: 1907-1915

Seven Anderton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0022
Scope and Contents The Seven Anderton Papers are comprised of the manuscripts, correspondence, and published works of short story author Seven Anderton, from circa 1926-circa 1958. The majority of his stories are westerns or detective fiction. One series of the collection comprises seven boxes of files containing primarily manuscripts and correspondence (both professional and personal), along with some newspaper clippings, check stubs, purchase orders, tax forms, songs, poems, magazines, cards, and family...
Dates: 1926-1958

Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Papers

 Collection — Box 2019-049
Identifier: MSS-0149
Content Description The collection of Shirley and Leonard "Buddy" Goldstein documents the work of Shirley Goldstein as she became an activist on behalf of Soviet Jewish dissidents (known as refuseniks) to help them leave the USSR for Israel and the U.S. In the 1970s, Shirley Goldstein made several trips to the Soviet Union where she met with dissidents and witnessed firsthand the oppression of Soviet Jews. Goldstein smuggled in products the dissidents could sell until she came under scrutiny of Soviet...
Dates: circa 1920-2017

Shirley Goldstein Media Collection

 Collection — Box 2018-059
Identifier: MSS-0131
Content Description

The collection of 54 audiocassette tapes, 11 microcassette tapes, and 2 VHS videotapes about Soviet Jewry was given to Glenn Richter by Shirley Goldstein. Richter provided descriptions of most of the audiocassette tapes at the time of the donation in 2018.

Dates: Circa 1972-2006

Steppenwolf Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0025
Scope and Contents The Steppenwolf Collection spans the years 1938-1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-1977. The collection features the papers of Philip Boatright, editor of Steppenwolf: A journal of poetry and opinion, and his associate, Jean Shannon. Steppenwolf an independent, literary journal, featured poetry from the late 1960’s through the mid 1970’s. The Collection contains correspondence, books, manuscripts, photographs, newsletters, postcards, catalogs, and sound recordings....
Dates: 1938-1991

Steve Hendricks Papers

 Collection — Box 2019-074.1-5
Identifier: MSS-0153
Content Description Description provided by Steve Hendricks, the donor: I gathered the documents to write my 2006 book The Unquiet Grave: The FBI and the Struggle for the Soul of Indian Country, a work of history (chiefly the 1970s) and contemporary journalism. The documents fall into 5 general categories: (1) Documents related to the FBI's investigation of the murder of the American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash. The Aquash case has been a focus of controversy...
Dates: circa 1970-2007

Storz Brewing Co. Pocket Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-02, Folder: MSS-0052
Identifier: MSS-0052
Content Description

A pocket diary provided “Compliments of Storz Brewing Co. Omaha, Neb.” The journal includes blank pages for the owner to use as well as informational pages at the front and back of the volume providing information about the Storz Brewing Co. brewery including color illustrations of a beer bottle and a malt extract bottle, ideal serving conditions for beer, Omaha streets, populations of U.S. and world cities, U.S. presidents, shipping, and other information.

Dates: circa 1911

Susan Haney Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0111
Identifier: MSS-0111
Content Description The diary of Susan Haney documents the daily activities of this young girl and teenager. She is presumed to live in western Nebraska as she mentions visiting North Platte, Nebraska. Haney’s entries in her diary reference typical childhood and youth activities such as attending piano lessons, Girl Scouts, choir practice, and hunting along with family events such as the wedding of her brother Bill, the death of her grandfather, and visiting family and friends. The diary is a five year diary,...
Dates: 1955-1959

Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0077
Content Description The Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers document some of their interests and life together in Omaha, Nebraska in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including participating in Marches on Washington, publishing The New Voice, Phalen’s reign as ICON Emperor, safe sex and HIV/AIDS education, workplace advocacy for LGBT+ employees at US West, the Omaha leather scene, and other activities. The collection includes newsletters, event programs, photographs, photo albums belonging to their friend...
Dates: circa 1975-2016

Thomas Fitzgerald Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0155
Content Description The papers of Nebraska State Senator Thomas S. Fitzgerald primarily document his time in office from 1975-1980. The collection material includes photographs, documents, ephemera, and other material primarily about matters related to Nebraska Unicameral business. The material was received primarily organized in binders or scrapbooks. As a state senator, Fitzgerald worked with state and county officials on acquiring a county-held building and was the major sponsor of the legislation which made...
Dates: circa 1970-1984

Travel Diary and Almanac

 Collection — Box MISC-02, Folder: MSS-0051
Identifier: MSS-0051
Content Description A travel journal of a family’s move from near Ashland, Nebraska to near Arcata, California via train recorded in an incomplete copy of an unidentified almanac for 1874. The almanac begins with April 1874 and includes 89 pages of printed material including engravings. The journal or diary section at the end of almanac includes notes for all but seven days for 1874. Some of the engravings include: German draught oxen, walls of Bologne, France, royal tiger, kangaroos, American elk, a...
Dates: 1874

Turkey Creek Preserve Records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS-0143
Content Description The records of the Turkey Creek Preserve located near Fort Calhoun, Nebraska document activities at and related to the nature preserve founded by Mary Lou Chapek in 2016. The collection includes a scrapbook about Chapek's company MVP Laboratories, Inc. 1981-2016, administrative documents, material from annual meetings, as well as material gathered as part of conservation and research activities including data, photographs, and related material. Conservation and research activities include...
Dates: 1981-2021

United States Office of Price Administration Records

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0008
Scope and Contents

U.S. government documents produced by the Office of Price Administration, 1941-1947, during and immdiately after World War II. Some of the government reports are jointly issued with the Office of War Information. Also included are scattered correspondence and other material from the Omaha District Office.

Dates: 1941-1947

UNO Demonstration and Rally Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0114
Content Description The UNO Demonstration and Rally Collection documents local, national, and international demonstrations, rallies, protests, and other similar actions. The collection includes posters, signs, handbills, and photographs documenting specific events as well as general movements or actions. While there is a specific interest in documenting activities in and around Omaha, example material about demonstrations in other cities can also be found in the collection. For example, the collection includes...
Dates: circa 1967-2017

UNO Teaching Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0009
Scope and Contents

The UNO Teaching Ephemera Collection includes various ephemeral materials not directly related to the University of Nebraska at Omaha nor to Nebraska in general, but from a variety of sources and on a variety of topics in support of UNO curriculum.



See component record for each series for details.

Dates: See individual components for dates.

Valley Grove School Records

 Collection — Box All
Identifier: MSS-0012
Scope and Contents The Valley Grove School Collection contains original materials from the Valley Grove School, District No. 9, in Dodge County, Nebraska, covering the period from 1867 until 1951. The majority of materials are handwritten. The collection includes student homework assignments (individual assignments and composition books), school finances (itemized bills, treasurer's ledgers, invoices, receipts, and cash books), legal documents (1867 contract for building the schoolhouse, 1963 land sale...
Dates: circa 1867-1963

Veterans Administration Manual, Contracts and Payments for the Education or Training of Veterans in Schools, Colleges and Universities, 1947

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0027
Scope and Contents Veterans Administration Manual, Contracts and Payments for the Education or Training of Veterans in Schools, Colleges and Universities, 1947, is a single copy of the printed volume which has been removed from its bindings. Corrections marked in different colors of ink and with different handwriting are marked on many pages, noting things that should be added or omitted, possibly noting edits intended for a future edition of the work. It is unknown who made the notations. It is believed...
Dates: 1947

Vivian Robenstein Correspondence

 Collection — Box MISC-08, Folder: MSS-0097
Identifier: MSS-0097
Content Description

The Vivian Robenstein collection contains letters and postcards sent to teenager and young woman Vivian Robenstein by multiple friends. The topics of the letters include romances and relationships, dances, becoming an adult, working as a hairdresser or hairstylist, driving in cars, and other interests and activities of daily life.

Dates: circa 1927-1943

Wanda E. Kathcart Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-10, Folder: MSS-0043
Identifier: MSS-0043
Content Description Diary of Wanda E. Kathcart, an approximately 20 year old woman from Galesburg, Illinois from May-December 1914. The following description and partial transcription of diary entries and an enclosed letter were provided by the seller: "Wanda is about 20 years old and a young working girl although I'm not sure just where she is working. One entry she says she's been making 'auto veils.' She seems to be staying at a boarding house because during the fair she has to sleep on the...
Dates: 1914

Weldon Kees Book Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0021
Scope and Contents

The Weldon Kees Book Collection comprises the published works of Weldon Kees, both books and periodical issues, along with a bibliography and a small assortment of news clippings.

Dates: 1936-2003

Western Travel Scrapbook

 Collection — Box MISC-08, Folder: MSS-0095
Identifier: MSS-0095
Content Description Description provided by the seller. "String-tied photo album measuring 9" x 11" with a dog illustration on the front board. Near fine with faint spotting and some toning, with a few photos loose but present. An album containing 90 black and white photographs of a 1938 vacation to numerous United States cities via the Union Pacific Railroad and their adjourning bus route, extensively captioned and wonderfully organized. The album opens with a list of the cities visited and a color Union...
Dates: 1938

William Bates Omaha Indian Homes Photo Album

 Collection — Box 2018-005
Identifier: MSS-0117
Content Description The photograph album of Dr. William Bates holds 52 photos of members of the Omaha tribe, their homes, other buildings, and surrounding countryside. Also included with the album is a numbered list identifying people in the photographs. The list was created by Dr. Will Bates. The photograph numbered 52 shows two men in a buggy and the man on the right was identified as Bates.A partial list of names provided by the seller: "Diddock, Dr. Picotte, Daniel Grant, Julia Decora, Minnie...
Dates: 1910

William C. Johnson Ledger

 Collection — Box MISC-02, Folder: MSS-0071
Identifier: MSS-0071
Content Description The ledger of William C. Johnson of Rensselaer County, New York documents accounts for his 19th century store. Accounts are listed for many individuals including John King, Russell and Hale, James Keeler, John Stillwell, Peter Williams, Lemuel Tupper, S. Perry, Hoffman and Glass, W. Wetmore, Welder and Hastings, Norton and Sons, Henry Waller, the ship or sloop Columbia, and others. Items sold include fabric, ribbon, white cotton hose, florentine, bombaret, cold sewings, black raffeta...
Dates: 1819-1826

Wolfe Family Papers

 Collection — Box 2017-002
Identifier: MSS-0093
Content Description The Wolfe family collection contains letters, a scrapbook, and two autograph books created by members of the Wolfe family of Happy Camp, California and Lehman, Pennsylvania in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. The family may have also lived in other locations in the U.S. The 1890s letters are predominantly from Henry Wolfe in California to his brother Alonzo Wolfe in Pennsylvania with letters to a cousin as well. Documents in the collection also mention William Wolfe, Sarah Wolfe, and other...
Dates: circa 1845-1930