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Nebraska -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

C. Wilson, Land Sale Letters

Identifier: MS-0527
Scope and Contents

Two letters, one page each, written by C. Wilson in Omaha, Nebraska. The contents of the letters are about land and real estate in Omaha. One of the letters references Rev. George W. First who lived in Omaha from 1865-1888 and acted as a purchasing agent for the Union Pacific Railroad.

Dates: 1870-1871

Frederick C. Luebke, History Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RG-12-14-21
Scope and Contents The Luebke papers pertain to his career as a teacher, Nebraska historian, and published author. The collection covers the period from 1957 to 1994, with the bulk of the documents relating to his time at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, from 1968 to 1994. The papers consist of a wide variety of correspondence, various lectures, along with seminar and presentation materials. Research for articles, essays, and books includes extensive documentation for his published book, Nebraska: An...
Dates: 1957-1994

James L. Sellers, History Papers

 Collection — Box 001: [Barcode: R0241978010]
Identifier: RG-12-14-18
Scope and Contents The Seller Papers consist in large part of correspondence between Sellers and colleagues at various universities. Correspondence and other documents relating to Sellers’s involvement with various historical associations and projects, as well as the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, is also included. Sellers’s interest in politics is reflected in letters from individuals such as Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr., John F. Kennedy, and Adlai Stevenson. There are manuscripts and...
Dates: 1920-1965

John McConihe, Correspondence

Identifier: MS-0308
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 121 letters and miscellaneous items relating to McConihe's business in Nebraska Territory. The majority of letters are those McConihe sent to his business partner and friend, John B. Kellogg, in Troy, New York. McConihe's letters touch upon topics such as land sales, currency, railroads, and the development of the territory and the city of Omaha. He writes about the expedition against the Pawnee and his opinions about the Civil War. Included among the...
Dates: 1856-1865

Karrer Family Collection

Identifier: MS-092
Scope and Content

The Karrer Family Collection comprises materials created by and about the Karrer family. The collection contains oral history transcript, news clippings, photographs, family histories, certificates, family correspondence, photographs and stereoscope cards from the Spanish-American War, University of Nebraska College of Medicine photographs.

Dates: 1857-1999

Minnie Calhoun Splinter, Memoir

Identifier: MS-0037
Scope and Contents

Photocopied typescript of family memoirs relating to homesteading in Nebraska after 1887. About 400 pages.

Dates: undated

Nationally Distinguished Nebraskans Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
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...
Dates: 1854-2012

Nebraska Ephemera, circa 1980s-1990s

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2019-042
Scope and Contents Three printed items related to Nebraska history: One brochure titled "What you have always wanted to know about Nebraska and should have asked," featuring facts about Nebraska, published by the NEBRASKAland Foundation, published sometime between 1980 and 2003.One newspaper clipping titled "What do you know about Nebraska?" from an unknown source, published for Nebraska's 125th birthday, March 1, 1992, featuring a 14-question quiz about Nebraska history.One...
Dates: circa 1980s-1990s

Phyllis Winkelman, Collection on Nebraska History

 Collection — Box 001: [Barcode: R0233732654]
Identifier: MS-0375
Scope and Contents

The resources in the Winkelman collection provide brief facts on selected aspects of Nebraska state history. Many of the items were teaching tools and provide information on resources considered fundamental for Nebraska history research at the time.

Dates: 1962-1963

U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives

Identifier: USSCHA-01062009
Scope and Contents UNO alum Chuck Hagel served as a U.S. Senator (Nebraska-Republican) from 1997 to 2009 and as U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2013 to 2015 under President Obama. When he left the U.S. Senate, he donated his records to UNO. They became the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives.The Hagel Archives contains paper documents and photos, miscellaneous digital records, digital audio and video recordings, and thousands of artifacts. These records reflect the complex relationship between...
Dates: 1923 - 2016

WPA Records

Identifier: MSS-0011
Scope and Contents The WPA Records are drafts and research notes used for the planned books and pamphlets produced by the Omaha office of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Writers' Project (FWP), including the never published Omaha City Guide. The records, dated 1935-1943, are 14.52 cubic feet and housed in 44 boxes. Note that the Works Progress Administration was renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration) The bulk of the papers are typescript, with a few...
Dates: 1935-1943