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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 older photos from earlier in the creator’s life added to the album along with more contemporary photographs.

The unattributed photo album does not have any obvious identification. Some of the loose photographs are identified as members of the Gorball family. All photographs depict scenes in the Midwest and West including Nebraska and Wyoming. Topics depicted in the photos include children, school, homelife, a zoo, pets, nature scenes such as lakes and woods, rural life, friends, family, soldiers presumably being training during or immediately after World War I, a troop on horseback identified as the 17th Cavalry, and some city scenes.


  • circa 1910-1930


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.

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0.33 Cubic Feet (1 box) : Photographs; Photo Albums

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Custodial History

The three photo albums were found in the prop room of the Cheyenne, Wyoming Little Theater and the company did not wish to keep them nor have any confirmed provenance. In November 2013, Patty Trautman sent the photo albums to Wyoming State Historical Society with reference to the Thomas C. Coleman family and Harry Earl Gorball family appearing in the albums. In February 2018, the photo albums were transferred to the University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries due to their Nebraska content.



Ruth Louise Schoch Papers
Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
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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