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Nebraska -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Carrie Miller collection

Identifier: UNK-022
Scope and Contents The diary appears to be dated within the first half of 1884 and is in generally good condition, although several pages have been torn out from the back. After the last entry by Carrie Miller, there are handwritten comments in German in another individual's handwriting. The letter, addressed to "Miss Miller" from Johnnie E McAvoy has significant damage at the top and bottom of the folded page, which appears to be insect damage. The portions obliterated include the location, date and...
Dates: 1884

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

Dawes County, NE Jail Construction Proposal

Identifier: UNK-020
Scope and Contents Notes provided by the dealer: ““Chadron, Dawes Co. Neb, June 21st 1886/To The Honorable Board of County/Commissioners of Dawes County, Neb…” no publisher: no place cc/1886; 11 pages; Good.An original 1886 manuscript bid submitted by the Mosler Bahlman Company to build a jail for Dawes County. Consists of 11 sheets of lined paper, written on one side only (except for the last sheet). There is a manuscript plan of the jail on page one. The finished structure will consist of two...
Dates: 1886-06-21

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

Helen Stauffer collection

Identifier: UNK-007
Scope and Content

This research collection is composed almost exclusively of documents photocopied or collected from other sources. The copies were made and grouped by Dr. Helen Stauffer, a former professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (formerly Kearney State College). They are presumed to represent, in conjunction with UNK-006 Mari Sandoz Research Collection, a portion of the material used by Stuaffer to become one of the preeminant biographers of Mari Sandoz.

Dates: 1930 - 2010

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

John P. Everett - Pan-American Railroad letters

Identifier: UNK-017
Scope and Contents Dealer notes read: "[MEXICO][LETTERS]. eVERETT, JOHN P. PAN-AMERICAN RAILROAD COMPANY (FERROCARRIL PAN-AMERICANO), MEXICO. Mexico: John P. Everett, 1904. First Edition. Two inked handwritten letters from John P. Everett to his family in Lyons, Nebraska, 1904, pertaining to his work on a proposed railroad to run from San Geronimo on the Tehuantepec Railroad to the frontier of Guatemala. Members of the Everett family, along with a few other American investors, had obtained a concession...
Dates: 1904-06-25 - 1904-10-25

J.W. Plummer Correspondence

Identifier: UNK-018
Scope and Contents Accompanying notes generated by the dealer read: Plummer, Joseph W. SMALL ARCHIVE OF LETTERS, DOCUMENTING THIS NEBRASKAN’S TRIP THROUGH THE MIDDLE EAST IN 1911. Original manuscripts. Plummer traveled by steamer, visiting Athens, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. This archive comprises seven letters to his wife, from 4 to 8 pages each, dated variously from March 27 to June 14, written in ink in a legible hand on steamship and hotel letterheads. The letters represent a provincial American...
Dates: 1911-03-27 - 1911-06-13

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

Kearney Business, Insurance collection

Identifier: UNK-015
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a single letter, double-sided, purchased from an unknown vendor. It is addressed to Martin Jones, Esq. of Rochester, NY and signed by F.G. Keens.A description of a similar item from a vendor is as follows:"Chicago: Weinhardt Eng. Co., 1888. Pictorial letter sheet, 10.5” x 8” with illus. on one side and printed letterhead of F. G. Keens Insurance on the other with manuscript letter of payment dated [08 October 1888]. This...
Dates: 1888-10-08

Kearney Correspondence collection

Identifier: UNK-021
Scope and Contents

One color printed postcard with text, stamp and postmark [partially obscured]. See item notes for full description.

Dates: [c. 1905]

Mari Sandoz Research Collection

Identifier: UNK-006
Scope and Content This research collection is composed almost exclusively of documents photocopied from other sources. The copies were made and grouped by Dr. Helen Stauffer, a former professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Kearney (formerly Kearney State College). While the originals for these documents likely exist in other locations, it is suspected that some are of material that has since been destroyed, making these the only surviving version. This selection of correspondence is...
Dates: 1901 - 1994

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

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

Nebraska Settler Recruitment collection

Identifier: UNK-014
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single newsprint broadside, undated, authored by the Union Pacific Railroad Co. "Don't go west in seach of a home, until you have obtained full particulars regarding the rich farming lands for sale very cheap by the Union Pacific Railroad Co." Specifically mentions the area of Eastern Nebraska and Columbus in particular.

Accompanying dealer notes imply the document may have been produced in Omaha ca. 1880

Dates: 1880

Nebraska Temperance collection

Identifier: UNK-012
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single letter, dated January 1935, addressed to "My dear Bishop" and signed by Aileen G. Cochran, wife of Governor Robert Leroy Cochran of Nebraska. It is considered noteable because the subject matter primarily consists of references to the Temperance movement.

Dates: 1935-01

Nurses in Nebraska collection

Identifier: UNK-011
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a photo album, along with contextual notes from the business it was purchased from.

Dates: 1909

Omaha, Nebraska Territory, Letter

Identifier: MS-0382
Scope and Contents

The single letter is written by "Wood" to his sister "Mary." Wood writes about his business experience in the city of Omaha, Nebraska Territory. Wood considers relocating to Woodsville, an historical town, once located in Burt County, Nebraska.

Dates: 1857, May 23

Oscar and Pearl (Zorn) Jensen collection

Identifier: UNK-019
Scope and Contents This collection contains several photographs from Pearl Zorn's tenure as a teacher at various schools prior to her marriage to Oscar Jensen. There is also a photograph from Oscar's school days, as well as a used book of checks and stubs, a Teacher's Register and a Moderator's Record book. The last three items are associated with District 43 school of Deuel County, NE (later reformed into Garden County, NE), and it is presumed they were initially collected by Oscar's father, Christian...
Dates: 1891 - 1916

Osceola, Nebraska collection

Identifier: UNK-010
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single letter, unsigned and addressed to "Dear Bro", along with contextual notes from the business it was purchased from. It is considered noteable because it contains references to baseball, and the local team in Osceola in particular.

Dates: 1887-08-16

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

Railroad Correspondence collection

Identifier: UNK-008
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an individual handwritten letter, along with some descriptive notes provided by the dealer from whom it was purchased. The letter is from a railroad worker to a friend, sharing racist views on Mexicans and New Mexicans; on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska letterhead.

Dates: 1896-10-08

Robert Henri Correspondence collection

Identifier: UNK-016
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three letters (dated 1909-1913) written by Robert Henri, two of which are addressed to American poet and essayist Horace Traubel. The letters were purchased from a dealer in France

Dates: 1909 - 1913

U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, Hastings, NE collection

Identifier: UNK-013
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a training manual and Navy Department service form - both specific to the former US Naval Ammunition Depot located in Hastings, NE (now the site of a campus of Central Community College), arranged in two files. There is an employee handbook titled "Logging In". This handbook is undated, but this version is presumed to have been created sometime between 1942-1952 due to references to "American democracy under threat". The second item is a "Notification of...
Dates: 1952

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