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Collection Number RG0961.AM
Collection Name RG0961 Donovan, William T.
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 2 folders
Title William T. Donovan collection
Date or Date Span 1927, 1939
Year Range from 1927
Year Range to 1939
Scope & Content The decision to make Lincoln the capital of Nebraska was made in the home of William T. Donovan. This collection relates primarily to the dedication of a plaque marking the site of Donovan's home. The manuscript component of this collection consists of correspondence, a program, and a newsletter related to the Donovan home, the site at which Lincoln was chosen as Nebraska's capital. The correspondence includes information about the cost of the commemorative bronze historical marker and the location of the Donovan home. The program lists activities from the 1927 dedication ceremony, and the newsletter provides information about the selection of Lincoln as state capital. Also included is an oversized blueline drawing showing the positioning of the marker.
Finding Aids William T. Donovan finding aid.
Related units of description The photo component of this collection [RG0961.PH] consists of photographic prints, 1927 and undated, related to the Donovan family and dedication of a plaque marking the site of the Donovan home. Included are sketches of the home and its location, individual photographs of Donovan family members, and photographs from the historical marker dedication ceremony. Photographs from the dedication ceremony show the moment of unveiling, and individuals who attended are identified.
Subjects Dwellings
Historical markers
People Donovan, Edwin William
Donovan, F. Martin
Donovan, Joseph B.
Donovan, Melanettan T.
Donovan, Rosanna (Baker)
Donovan, William T.
Johnson, Mary (Donovan)
Turner, Martha Margaret, 1868-1946
Search Terms Dedication ceremonies -- Nebraska -- Lincoln
Donovan family
Historical markers
Kimball Brothers Memorials (Lincoln, Neb.)