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MSS. Manuscripts

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS

Found in 156 Collections and/or Records:

World War II Poster Collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0037
Scope and Contents The World War II Poster Collection consists of 35 United States war propaganda posters, representing 31 unique images, with four duplicates. The majority of the posters were produced by the United States Office of War Information in 1942 and 1943, with the exceptions of one poster produced by the American National Cross and United States Army Nurse Corps, one poster produced by the United States Army Information Branch, and one poster (of which we have two copies) produced by the Union...
Dates: 1942-1946

World War II Soldier Diary

 Collection — Box MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0112
Identifier: MSS-0112
Content Description The diary of a young man from the Midwest who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1945 documents his enlistment and early days in the U.S. military during the waning days of World War II. The unidentified young man is attending school in Illinois as noted in the early entries when he receives a draft notice. He mentions Shelbyville, Effingham, and Sullivan as well as traveling through Fort Sheridan before arriving at a base in Georgia for his training. He mentions attending a lecture about sex...
Dates: 1945

WPA Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0011
Scope and Contents The WPA Records are drafts and research notes used for the books and pamphlets produced by the Omaha office of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Writers' Project (FWP) (1935-1943). The bulk of the papers are typescript, with a few handwritten notes. The collection includes reports about architectural works (primarily buildings), businesses and industry, cemeteries, charities, collections, crime and criminals, defense trainee interviews, education, ethnicity (race and...
Dates: 1935-1943

YMCA of Greater Omaha Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0039
Content Description The records of the YMCA of Greater Omaha include material from the organization’s founding in the 19th century through the 21st century. Material documenting board meetings from the 1880s to the early 21st century is nearly complete. Also included are: newsletters and newspapers, fundraising material, membership information, marketing material, photographs (bulk 1970s-1990s), scrapbooks, and a small amount of media formats including VHS videotapes. The scrapbooks contain newspaper...
Dates: 1867-2013

[Young Woman] Diary, 1920-1924

 Collection — Box MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0082
Identifier: MSS-0082
Content Description Diary of a young woman from a privileged background writing in the first half of the 1920s. Topics covered in her diary entries include yacht clubs, dancing, parties, golfing, tennis, trips to New York and California, as well as other topics. Places mentioned include White Sulphur, New Brighton, Farmington, Rolling Rock, New York, Bellows Falls, and others. The diary begins on November 6, 1920, and continues through 1924. The diarist’s birthday is December 1st and she is 19 years old when...
Dates: 1920-1924

[Young Woman] Papers, 1942-1944

 Collection — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0057
Identifier: MSS-0057
Content Description The collection was created by an unidentified young woman and includes her diary with entries from January-July 1942 and six letters from January-February 1944. The diary begins with a brief recap of 1941 and continues to document the author’s interest in securing a civil service position in Washington, D.C. during World War II, working in government positions (including doing indexing) and the Observer newspaper, listening to President Franklin Roosevelt on the radio, and other facets of...
Dates: 1942-1944