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Omaha (Neb.) -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Harold Becker, Interview Date: 1978 October 6, Date Digitized: 1/23/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au019
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Harold Becker regarding his experiences and knowledge of the history of Omaha, Nebraska from the 1890s to the 1970s was conducted by UNO student Mary Lyons on October 6, 1978. Becker highlighted prominent figures in Omaha's history, important events, local politics, and community division and diversity. Becker wrote an Omaha history column for the Omaha Sun newspaper, so his interview includes a mix of his personal recollections along with recounting episodes...
Dates: Interview Date: 1978 October 6; Date Digitized: 1/23/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Harold Buscher, Interview Date: 1977 May 3, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au026
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The oral history interview with Harold Buscher was conducted by Carla Neilson on May 3, 1977. In the interview Buscher talked about his experience working in a packing company during the Great Depression, daily life, and his thoughts on U.S. presidents.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 May 3; Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Hazel Livingston, Interview Date: 1976 November 15, Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au050-HL
Scope and Contents The oral history interview of Hazel Livingston was conducted by UNO student Dennis Stone on November 15, 1976. Livingston was born and raised in a low income family in Omaha, Nebraska. In her interview, Livingston talked about her life during the Great Depression. Because her family was already in poverty, Livingston related that she did not feel a significant change during those hard times. However, Livingston did recall the worry she felt from her parents and friends during this time. Even...
Dates: Interview Date: 1976 November 15; Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Helen Beal, Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s, Date Digitized: 1/23/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au018
Scope and Contents An oral history interview with Helen Beal who recounted her experiences during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Beal was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1899 where she lived her entire life. Beal married in 1919 and had two children. During the 1930's, Beal remembered the "night spots" and dance clubs and felt that the Great Depression had little effect on her life. The interview is approximately six minutes in length. The interview was conducted by an unknown interviewer on an unknown date in...
Dates: Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s; Date Digitized: 1/23/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Herman August Eggert, Interview Date: 1975 December 5, Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au004
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An oral history interview with Herman August Eggert. This interview was conducted by a UNO student, Elsie Ann Coltott, on December 5, 1975. Eggert was born in Lyons, Nebraska and his parents were German immigrants. Eggert was raised in a religious household. He felt that his religion strengthened him throughout his life. After high school Eggert became a professional baseball player and was later a missionary and a farmer during the Great Depression.

Dates: Interview Date: 1975 December 5; Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with John W. Reickes, Interview Date: 1978 September 21, Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au087
Scope and Contents UNO student William H. Turner, Jr. interviewed John W. Reickes about his time as a firefighter for the Bellevue Fire Department in Bellevue, Nebraska on September 21, 1978. Reickes worked for the Bellevue Fire Department from the 1940s to the 1970s. The two discussed the changes in the physical building of the fire department, changes in technology, mergers with other fire departments, and Reickes' career including his work for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great...
Dates: Interview Date: 1978 September 21; Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Leo (Koja?), Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s, Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au021
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An oral history interview with Helicopter Crew Chief Leo (Koja?). This interview was conducted by Carol Rolfson on an unknown date in the 1970s. Leo Koja(?) shared information about his life while he is deployed at Chu Lai in his interview. He talked about his experiences and decisions in comparison to choices made by other enlisted men. He also described his thoughts about the Vietnamese people and the actions of President Richard Nixon the U.S. government during the war.

Dates: Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s; Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Leonard L. Lancaster, Interview Date: 1977 April 15, Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au048
Scope and Contents The oral history interview with Leonard L. Lancaster concerning his youth during the Great Depression was conducted by his granddaughter and UNO student Barbara Gruenig on April 15, 1977. Lancaster mostly spoke about how the Depression affected his employment and way of life and his eventual move from rural Kansas to Omaha, Nebraska. He also talked about entertainment and his opinions on the then current (1977) economic state of the United States, and what it would be like if the country had...
Dates: Interview Date: 1977 April 15; Date Digitized: 1/24/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mac McLaughlin, Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s, Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au059
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An oral history interview with Mac McLaughlin. McLaughlin was the mayor of Bellevue, Nebraska, among other titles, during his life in the growing town after the 1920's. This interview focused on the people, places, and history of Bellevue. This interview was conducted by William Turner on an unknown date in the 1970s.

Dates: Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s; Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Marjorie Keiser, Interview Date: 1976 December 7, Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au041
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The oral history interview of Marjorie Keiser was conducted by Kay Keiser on December 7, 1976. Keiser shared her experiences teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in Nebraska in the 1940s. Keiser detailed the requirements, duties, stresses, and rewards of being a rural teacher. She also postulated on the correlation between self-sufficiency among students who received an early education in a rural setting and higher success in future educational pursuits.

Dates: Interview Date: 1976 December 7; Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mary Douchey, Interview Date: 1977, Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au001
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An oral history interview with Mary Douchey. This interview was conducted by John Douchey in 1977. Mary Douchey was born in Hungary. Douchey, her mother, and siblings emigrated to the United States and settled in Omaha, Nebraska. In this interview Douchey talked about her life as an immigrant during the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977; Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Shallcross, Interview Date: circa 1975-1979, Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au075
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The oral history interview of Mr. and Mrs. Shallcross was conducted by William Turner on an unknown date in 1970s. Mr. and Mrs. Shallcross lived most of their lives in Bellevue, Nebraska. In this interview they shared the town layout, events, and the people they knew while living in Bellevue.

Dates: Interview Date: circa 1975-1979; Date Digitized: 2/10/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mrs. J. Ogurek, Interview Date: 1979 June 11, Date Digitized: 1/23/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au090
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An oral history interview with Mrs. J. Ogurek. This interview was conducted by William Turner on June 11, 1979. Ogurek moved to Nebraska in 1911 and lived on a military base at Fort Crook, located near Omaha, Nebraska. Very soon after moving to Nebraska, Ogurek and her family bought a house in the village of Bellevue. In this interview, Ogurek talked about her life on the military base and her love for the "happenings" during the Great Depression era.

Dates: Interview Date: 1979 June 11; Date Digitized: 1/23/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mrs. Lynch, Interview Date: circa 1975-1980, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au053
Scope and Contents An oral history interview with Mrs. Lynch concerning the Great Depression and her memories of the era was conducted by UNO student David Zuraff in the 1970s. Mrs. Lynch's first name is unknown. Mrs. Lynch talked about the closeness of the community and the programs that came into effect to help put people to work without giving the feeling of charity. In her opinions of U.S. presidents who addressed the challenges of the Great Depression, she considered President Franklin D. Roosevelt more...
Dates: Interview Date: circa 1975-1980; Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Mrs. Oscar Elge, Interview Date: 1975 December 6, Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au005
Scope and Contents

An oral history interview with Mrs. Oscar Elge. This interview was conducted by her grandson Mark Glad, a UNO student, on December 6, 1976. Elge was born on a farm in Phillips, Nebraska in 1897. She married a Swedish immigrant and shared memories of her childhood and living through the Great Depression. She discussed school, travel, church, a barn fire, World War II, and other topics.

Dates: Interview Date: 1975 December 6; Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Ray Gilbreath, Interview Date: 1977 May 5, Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au013
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with Ray Gilbreath was conducted by Jack Nelson on May 5, 1977. In this interview Gilbreath talked about how he lived through the Great Depression with his family. Gilbreath also shared his thoughts on U.S. presidents and the Dust Bowl.

Dates: Interview Date: 1977 May 5; Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Staff Sergeant Myan, Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s, Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au027
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An oral history interview with Staff Sergeant Myan. This interview was conducted by Dave Conley on an unknown date in the 1970s. Myan served in the Vietnam War and this interview discussed his views about the Vietnam War and the politics of the time. Myan also shared his first hand experience in the Vietnam War.

Dates: Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s; Date Digitized: 1/25/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Stanley Dygas, Interview Date: 1978 November 22, Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au002
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An oral history interview with Stanley Dygas. This interview was conducted by a UNO student, Meg Green, in 1977. Dygas was born in 1916, the son of immigrant parents from Eastern Europe. During the Great Depression he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Dygas discussed school, work and unions, farm life, friends, gangs, fights, the CCC, World War II, and social activities in his oral history interview.

Dates: Interview Date: 1978 November 22; Date Digitized: 1/27/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Steve Kemper, Interview Date: 1979 March 15, Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au042
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The oral history interview of Steve Kemper, a superintendent of Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska was was conducted by Meg Green on March 15, 1979. In the interview Kemper talked about the Fort Atkinson Reconstruction project, a history of Fort Atkinson, and the frontier lifestyle of its earliest European American inhabitants. Kemper shared the details of the reconstruction project and its impact on the community of Fort Calhoun.

Dates: Interview Date: 1979 March 15; Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with the Kerrigan Family, Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s, Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au062
Scope and Contents

An oral history interview with the Kerrigan family including the father, mother, and uncle, concerning their lives during World War II and the Great Depression. This interview was conducted by Richard Kerrigan, who was a student at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), on an unknown date in the 1970s.

Dates: Interview Date: an unknown date in 1970s; Date Digitized: 2/9/2017

Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Vicki Hamm's Grandmother, Interview Date: circa 1975-1980, Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

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Identifier: MSS0018_au034
Scope and Contents

The oral history interview with University of Nebraska at Omaha student Vicki Hamm's grandmother was conducted by Hamm sometime in the later 1970's. Hamm's Grandmother was a young girl during the Great Depression. In the interview, she talked about daily life on farm such as neighbors gathering to farm and butcher livestock. She shared their daily, rural work during the Great Depression.

Dates: Interview Date: circa 1975-1980; Date Digitized: 1/30/2017

Orville Menard Omaha History Interviews, 1979-1980

 Series — Cassette 1-15
Scope and Contents In 1979-1980, Orville Menard recorded 25 oral history interviews, some with Prof. Harl Dahlstrom. Interviewees include: 2 anonymous women and 2 anonymous men (may be listened to only in UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections), Ralph Walsh, Jerry Gordon, Herman Creal, Alice Dennison, John Duggan, Frank Frost, Anton Kurtz, W.F. Maher, William Dean Noyes, Louis J. Pruch, W.B. Quigley, N.L. Refrigier, Jack Ringwalt, Wray Scott, Edward Shafton, Edson Smith, Olga Strimple, William H....
Dates: 1979-1980

Sam Walker Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0125
Content Description The collection of Sam Walker includes posters, fliers, LPs, and ephemera documenting Omaha organizations, events, and people in the 20th and 21st centuries particularly related to activism, music, and culture. Topics covered include anti-Vietnam War protests, protests against the demolition of Jobbers Canyon, Omaha sheet music, Wounded Knee legal defense fund, Omaha music and performers, Al Smith, jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson, and the Omaha centennial celebration. The fourteen LPs in the...
Dates: circa 1928-2016

Women in Omaha Oral History Interviews

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Identifier: UNO-0248
Content Description UNO History professor Dr. Elaine Nelson's students collected oral history interviews in spring 2017 for a course that resulted in the exhibit "Women in Omaha: A Biographical Sketch Through History" in January-July 2018 at the Durham Museum in Omaha. The interviews were collected from Omaha women and other people who knew the women such as descendants. Women included in the exhibition were: Dr. Jacqueline St John, Rita Melgares, JD, Ella Jean Rogers, Sarah Joslyn, Octa Keen, MSN, Rose...
Dates: 2017