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Anna Perainen Travel Diary, 1946

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0058
Identifier: MSS-0058
Content Description Travel diary of a woman believed to be Anna Perainen from the Midwest visiting the West Coast of the United States. She visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Canada. A partial transcription of the journal entries provided by the seller: "July 6th, Today was the day. I really stepped around getting everything around the home in order to leave it to Dick Wallace and Frank Moore for 2 months. Marianne and Dick took me to the train. I kissed them goodbye...
Dates: 1946

Belle Hauser Papers

 Collection — Box: 2017-020
Identifier: MSS-0104
Content Description The papers of Belle Hauser are composed of six diaries and a small amount of correspondence. Hauser was a teacher in Pennsylvania, which she discussed in her diaries. Her collection makes reference to her interest in and perhaps involvement in the Temperance Movement and the Democratic Party. One of her letters discusses the evils of liquor (possibly a portion of a speech).
Dates: 1905-1955

Darrel Berg Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-15, Folder: MSS-0144.1-2
Identifier: MSS-0144
Content Description In 2003, the Rev. Darrel Berg preached a series of sermons about women of the Bible at Guemes Island Church in Anacortes, Washington. Berg's papers includes copies of these sermons, the booklet Bible Women, Their Men, Their Times, Our Times into which some of these sermons were compiled, and the 2005 sermon "A Nebraska Travelogue" about pressure on the Ogallala aquifer in Nebraska, water issues, and environmentalism.
Dates: 2003-2005

Diaries, 1965-1966

 Collection — Box: MISC-04, Folder: MSS-0064
Identifier: MSS-0064
Content Description Two diaries from 1965-1966 kept by a Visalia, California woman who was a teacher. She wrote entries every day documenting her daily life including work activities, purchases, social activities, household chores, interactions with friends and family, and similar information. The diaries include biographical and familial information, which with research may enable the diarist to be identified.
Dates: 1965-1966

Dorothy Patach Papers

 Collection — Box: 2016-105
Identifier: MSS-0091
Content Description The papers of Dorothy Patach document her travels around the United States and international trips, her community involvement, and her career in nursing and nursing education. Documentation of Patach’s trips include scrapbooks, photographs, postcards, and ephemera from the 1930s to the late 20th century. Patach traveled throughout Nebraska and the Midwest, the West, and other parts of the U.S. There were many trips to California especially as her father worked in California for many years and...
Dates: circa 1910-2015

Edna McGuire Diaries

 Collection — Box: MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0088
Identifier: MSS-0088
Content Description The diaries of Edna Earl Martin McGuire span 1900 through 1905. McGuire wrote her name in the front of each of the two diaries, which are labeled book 3 and book 4. There is no documentation about books 1 and 2. The diaries document McGuire's daily life in Missouri including farm tasks, travel to neighboring communities and states, life with her husband Uncas McGuire as well as medical procedures she underwent. Also included is a photograph of McGuire. The following information and partial...
Dates: 1921-1925

Elgia Dawley Diaries

 Collection — Box: MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0087
Identifier: MSS-0087
Content Description The diary of Elgia Leila (Wittwer) Dawley from 1921-1925 spans her years teaching French and voice in New York through her marriage in 1922, and move to Olympia, Washington. The diary includes entries for the same date for five years on the same page. The following partial transcription was provided by the seller: "1921 JANUARY: "18th, Mother left at 8:30. Came home and about cried my eyes out. In the evening the girls lit in and informed...
Dates: 1921-1925

Emma Frost Diary

 Collection — Box: MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0049
Identifier: MSS-0049
Content Description The diary of Emma Frost, a 24 year old woman from Detroit, Michigan, documents her social activities, amusements, and household activities in 1914. She mentions spending time at a yacht club, her maid, attending dances and movies, painting, trips to River Side Park, dates with men, a summer trip to Georgian Bay and Mackinac Island, and other activities. Frost used several pages in the back of the diary for expenses and as an address book. The following partial transcription of diary entries...
Dates: 1914

Erwin R. and Melba Dee Eastwood Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0116
Identifier: MSS-0116
Content Description The papers of Erwin R. and Melba Dee (nee Code) Eastwood document the life of this Agra, Oklahoma, couple during their dating or courtship and later marriage during World War II through their letters. The collection also includes a small number of unidentified photographs. At the end of the war, the letters continue as Erwin Eastwood worked away from the Eastwood's Oklahoma home. The letters in the collection are addressed to Melba Dee from her boyfriend and husband Erwin Eastwood, a Seabee in...
Dates: 1941-1967

Gardia Reta Peaker Bailey Diary, 1936-1940

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0059
Identifier: MSS-0059
Content Description The five year diary of Gardia Reta (Peaker) Bailey documents life in the western United States during the Great Depression. The family lives in a trailer and stays at auto parks, such as the Wallow Saw Auto Camp, on the West Coast including in the state of Washington. Included in the diary are various pieces of ephemera including news clippings and photographs as well as notations about family members and birthdays. The diary mentions the family traveling to sell Reta's handmade baskets,...
Dates: 1936-1940

Gertrude Ball Travel Album, 1925

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0060
Identifier: MSS-0060
Content Description Travel album or scrapbook documenting the trip of Gertrude Ball, Ridgway Ball, and Della Clapper from Omaha, Nebraska to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Their trip is narrated with extensive handwritten text in the album and includes photographs, postcards, and ephemera.
Dates: 1925

Gladys I. Baldwin Diary

 Collection — Box: MISC-08, Folder: MSS-0096
Identifier: MSS-0096
Content Description Description provided by the seller. The handwritten daily diary of Gladys I. Baldwin includes a few gelatin silver prints and some images, probably harvested from a high school yearbook. The diary covers the period when Gladys Baldwin of Kansas City, Missouri was in high school and it contains "details of her daily life, schooling, and social functions, and which includes among other things, an account of her consultation with a faith healer. In the opening pages of the diary, her...
Dates: 1908

Grace Leland Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0115
Identifier: MSS-0115
Content Description The papers of Grace Leland includes over 20 letters and cards addressed to Mrs. Grace Leland at street addresses in Eagle Rock and San Diego, California and Alexandria Bay, New York from multiple correspondents. Grace Leland’s maiden name was Smalley and her husband’s name was Dwight Leland as both names are used in some the addresses on the envelopes. Also included in the collection are about a dozen letters addressed to Schuyler Crowden at St. Stephens College in Annandale-on-Hudson and...
Dates: 1922-1941

Hagar Miller Lillico Diaries

 Collection — Box: MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0139
Identifier: MSS-0139
Content Description The collection of three diaries belonging to Hagar Miller Lillico of Coatesville, Pennsylvania include two from 1907 and 1908 when she was around 23 years old and living with her parents and the third diary is from 1947 after she has married. The diary entries document activities of her daily life as a young woman and in middle age. The major event of the 1907 diary is her mother's ongoing illness and death in October 1907, which results in many diary entries about loneliness and sadness. The...
Dates: 1907-1947

Hallie Miles Diaries

 Collection — Box: MISC-10, Folder: MSS-0045
Identifier: MSS-0045
Content Description The diaries of Hallie Miles document her life in Danville, Indiana from 1940-1945, including activities at her church, sewing, visiting with friends and family, choir rehearsal, and similar activities. She mentions giving lessons to children in her home. She comments on world events such as the death of President Franklin Roosevelt and the end of World War II. Her diaries also contain many news clippings, notes, and other bits of ephemera such as a WWII ration stamps envelope. Miles used a...
Dates: 1940-1945

Hattie Lynde Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0074
Identifier: MSS-0074
Content Description The papers of Hattie Lynde of Parkers Prairie and Waubun, Minnesota include a diary she kept in 1918, two postcards mailed to her husband Cornelisu V. Lynde while she was traveling with their son Kenneth in the western U.S., and an application to join the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1905. Lynde's diary shares her daily life including moving to a new town as well as life in a doctor's household during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic (referred to as the Spanish Influenza) and her take on...
Dates: 1918

Jinnohn Troeger Diary

 Collection — Box: MISC-15, Folder: MSS-0145
Identifier: MSS-0145
Content Description The five year diary of Jinnohn Troeger begins on January 1, 1946 and continues through December 31, 1950. The diary was a gift to Troeger from her mother for Christmas 1945. Troeger's daily entries track social, school, family, work, and other activities in the life of a teenager and young woman in the mid-1940s through 1950. She mentions school, going out with friends and family to shows, skating, other activities, visiting Omaha and Council Bluffs regularly, work, and home life.
Dates: 1945-1950

John and Sarah Wells Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0050
Content Description The papers of John Wells and Sarah Wells are primarily correspondence between the couple with a small number of letters from John to another woman who appeared to be a family member or friend of Sarah as well as several photographs of John posing in various outdoor settings. The majority of the correspondence is letters from Sarah in the South (Georgia and Alabama) to John in New York offering information about her daily life and discussing their relationship. Their relationship grew over time...
Dates: circa 1925-1935

June Turney Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-04, Folder: MSS-0063
Identifier: MSS-0063
Content Description The papers of June Turney include correspondence written to family and friends when she was a teenager or young woman in the late 1930s during the Great Depression. The letters were sent from June Turney’s time at Moss Lake Summer Camp in Eagle Bay, New York and a later trip to California.
Dates: 1936-1939

Katie Johnson Papers, 1886

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0062
Identifier: MSS-0062
Content Description

The papers of Katie Johnson of Newport, New Hampshire, include six letters from her sister Emma Kimball and her mother in Vermont. The letters cover typical family matters including accidents, weather, fires, farming matters including new lambs and crops, maple syrup season, illnesses, socializing, and other matters.

Based on description provided by the seller.

Dates: 1886

Lelia Ackley and Helen Ackley Diaries

 Collection — Box: MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0100
Identifier: MSS-0100
Content Description The diary of Lelia Ackley from July-August 1905 documents her family's move to Idaho, first to a cabin near Big Rock. The Ackleys would later move to Caldwell, Idaho and operate a general merchandise store. The Ackleys traveled via horse and wagon in July 1905 searching for a claim to stake for gold mining in the mountains southeast of Boise, Idaho. The Ackleys were searching for a cabin near Big Rock; along the way they stopped at a place called the Golden Eagle for water. Lelia Ackley...
Dates: 1905-1934

Lucy Netta Moon Diary

 Collection — Box: MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0102
Identifier: MSS-0102
Content Description The diary of Lucy Brunetta Nettie Gudgeon Moon for the years 1890-1899 includes regular entries for the first years of the diary becoming less frequent in the later years. Lucy Moon recounts activities of her daily life including social interactions, her children, various activities of her church, and health matters of their family as well as others related to her husband's career as a physician or doctor in general practice. Description provided by the seller:...
Dates: 1890-1899

Margaret A. Baker Diary

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0123
Identifier: MSS-0123
Content Description The diary of Margaret A. Baker follows her trip by railroad from Portland, Maine, U.S.A. to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The diarist records details of their train travel departing from Portland with a stopover in New Hampshire. She describes the mountains, hotels, as well as other scenes in towns and cities. The following partial transcription and description was provided by the seller:"September 23rd, A day to which we had been looking forward with the most pleasant...
Dates: 1903

Mary Mudd Women of Color Awards Collection

 Collection — Box: All
Identifier: UNO-0123
Scope and Contents The Mary Mudd Women of Color Awards Collection comprises the records of the Women of Color Awards (WOC), including foundational material that predates the awards. The Women of Color Awards were started in 2003 by Mary Mudd of UNO, Shari Clarke of the University of Nebraska president's office, and other UNO staff members. Awards were given to women of color from the Omaha community in the areas of arts and humanities, business/entrepreneurship, community service, education, youth leadership,...
Dates: 2000-2008

Mary Williamson Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0030
Scope and Contents The Mary E. Williamson Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Collection comprises the personal effects of Mary E. Williamson relating to her service as a Women Airforce Service Pilot during World War II (1943-1944). The collection includes photographs, awards, certificates, official documents, forms, correspondence, WASP class books (44-W-10 and 44-W-7), CD-ROMS of ceremonies, a commemorative medal, and needlecraft artwork depicting an aircraft with the phrase "I'd rather be flying."...
Dates: 1924-2012

Mrs. R.E. Moreland Correspondence

 Collection — Box: MISC-04, Folder: MSS-0055
Identifier: MSS-0055
Content Description The collection is composed of the letters of Mrs. R.E. Moreland from her home in San Diego, California, to her mother Mrs. W.H.H. Leck in Linn, Kansas, from 1924-1925. The collection also includes a single letter from 1930 to Mrs. Byron Leck. The letters cover homelife and other matters such as the activities of the baby in the Moreland home. Additional description and research is required to determine the names of the correspondents and more details shared in the letters.
Dates: 1924-1930

Nancy Pettit McLaughlin Diary

 Collection — Box: MISC-12, Folder: MSS-0099
Identifier: MSS-0099
Content Description The diary of Nancy Pettit McLaughlin documents her daily life after her marriage in Shiloh, Ohio. The entries reveal the activities of McLaughlin's daily life including what appears to be marital problems as she refers to "separating" from her husband in at least one instance. She also references her sister Amelia applying for a divorce. The diary's entries are regular for January-June 1898 and then cease until entries resume in 1903. The ledger also includes pages of expense at the back of the...
Dates: 1898-1903

Norma Howe Papers

 Collection — Box: MISC-10, Folder: MSS-0044
Identifier: MSS-0044
Content Description The Norma Howe papers contain letters written to Miss Norma Louise Howe attending school in Urbana, Illinois (presumably at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) from correspondents in Illinois and Iowa from June 1949 through January 1950. Correspondents include her mother and at least one friend covering typical topics including updates on family members’ health and jobs, entertainments, and news of other friends and family. The collection also includes a small number of photographs,...
Dates: 1949-1950

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 seems...
Dates: 1964-1967

UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women Records

 Collection — Box: 2019-038
Identifier: UNO-0060
Scope and Contents The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women Records comprise the print materials created by or gathered by the University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women. The records cover the period from circa 1971 to the present. Included are annual reports (1974/1975-2008/2009, incomplete), awards luncheon information (1987/1988-2012/2013), budget information (1974/1975-1995/1996), documents relating to issues of concern, constitution/guidelines,...
Dates: 1971-2013