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Sheldon Family, Photographs

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0507

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of cabinet card photographs of Adams Bromley and Mary Frances Sheldon, reproduction photographs of A. Bromley, Mary Frances, and other Sheldon family members copied from a family scrapbook for use at the Sheldon Museum of Art, photographs and cabinet cards of unidentified Sheldon family members, and photographs of a boat, a cat, and landscapes.


  • circa 1880-1920, undated

Conditions Governing Access

The photographs are only minimally processed but are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the photographs or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Sheldon family originally hailed from the state of Vermont. Siblings Adams Bromley and Mary Frances were born in 1887 and 1892, respectively. The family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1900. Mary Frances joined the Nebraska Art Association in the early 1930s and shared her interest in art with Adams Bromley. The money they bequeathed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after their deaths was used to create the Sheldon Museum of Art in 1963.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


  • Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Finding aid prepared by Sarah Glover, 2022.
(cc) 2022
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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