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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dr. Moritz Recollection of the Lynching of Will Brown

 Collection — Box MISC-09
Identifier: MSS-0169
Content Description

An excerpt of the transcription of an oral history interview with a partially identified retired doctor who was a witness to the lynching of Will Brown in 1919. Dr. Moritz was a medical student in Omaha and recounts traveling with classmates on the streetcar to downtown Omaha. He also referenced the murder of a Black man who had been on the streetcar with him and his classmates when he got off the streetcar in downtown Omaha.

Dates: circa 1970

Jacob J. Friedman's "The Courthouse Riot"

 Collection — Box MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0150
Identifier: MSS-0150
Content Description Jacob J. Friedman documented his eyewitness account of the lynching of Will Brown in the typescript he titled "The Courthouse Riot." Will Brown was murdered on September 28, 1919; it is unclear on what date Friedman completed his recollection. This is a copy of the six-page typescript with a handwritten note from Friedman to a potential newspaper editor directing that his pen name "Joseph Parkwood" be used when the account was published because he still lived in Omaha. He went on to write,...
Dates: circa 1920

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Daniel R. Gruenig, Interview Date: 1976 December 5, Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

Identifier: MSS0018_au033
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Daniel R. Gruenig was conducted by UNO student Barbara Gruenig on December 5, 1976. Gruenig was an Omaha, Nebraska resident all of his life. He talked about the city of Omaha during the Great Depression. He shared the story of how his parents came to meet in Omaha when the city was young and rapidly expanding. He also talked about his memories of the layout of the city of Omaha including the growth and changing technology for transportation in the city. He also...
Dates: Interview Date: 1976 December 5; Date Digitized: 1/30/2017