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Nationally Distinguished Nebraskans Collection

Identifier: MS-0352

Scope and Contents

Candidates for inclusion are any nationally distinguished person who was born in Nebraska or who resided in the state for any length of time after 1854, the year the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. Selection criteria for inclusion involves meeting most, if not, all, of the following conditions or traits: 1. A pioneer in a field, a founder, inventor, developer, creator, opinion maker, significant leader, record holder, performer or major philanthropist; 2. Listed in reliable, reputable national references or publications; 3. Longevity of accomplishment, preferably a major portion of one's lifetime; 4. Magnitude of accomplishment (the pinnacle or near-pinnacle of one's field or expertise) and contribution to society; 5. Recognized as distinguished by peers and audiences elsewhere; 6. Recipient of major antional awards, honors or recognition. The names of individuals who have been known to perpetrate harmful or significant fraud or were convicted of a felony are not included. Each individual file on the list may contain information from a number of sources, which include newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and photocopies of websites or published materials. For example the file on Denny Brauer includes the following items: "The Nebraska 100," Omaha World Herald;, biography; "Boxed In," Lincoln Journal Star; " Reeling Dough," Sports Illustrated; "Best of the Bassmen," Missouri Conservationist; "Fishing Legend Stops Off in ET," Tyler Morning Telegraph; Rev. Rossiter's Sermon "Angling Without an Angle;""A Fish Story," Esquire; BASSMASTER bio,; "The Boss of BASS Teaches Son Well," Omaha Sunday World Herald; NEBRASKAland magazine. Please note that all locations are in Nebraska except for those that are identified by the two letter state abbreviation.


  • 1854-2012



12.00 Boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States