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Collection Number RG1099.AM
Collection Name RG1099 Hulshizer, Nellie Blanche (Slonecker), 1897-1982
Identifier Personal papers
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Nellie Hulshizer papers
Date or Date Span 1947-1953
Year Range from 1947
Year Range to 1953
Scope & Content The collection contains materials concerning the publication of the article, "Pioneering on the Niobrara at Meadville," in Nebraska History, vol. 34, no. 2. Nellie B. Hulshizer of Ainsworth, Nebraska, writes about the lives of her grandfather, Merritt Mead and his wife Sarah, particularly when they were living in Thayer, Brown, and Keya Paha Counties in Nebraska from the 1870s to the early 1900s. Hulshizer writes about their family and neighbors, homesteading, weather, health, and vigilance committees. Noted was the establishment of Meadville, Nebraska, named after Merritt Mead.

The collection also includes correspondence between Hulshizer and Harry Robinson of the NSHS in regards to editing the article. One letter lists names of homesteaders and land description in the Meadville vicinity along with lists of county officials for Brown County in 1883 and Keya Paha County in 1885. Included are two critical reviews of the Hulshizer manuscript by Loreine Dalton and Jack Harrington assessing whether it should be published.
Creator Hulshizer, Nellie Blanche (Slonecker), 1897-1982
Other Creators Harrington, Jack
Robinson, Harry B.
Finding Aids Nellie (Slonecker) Hulshizer finding aid
Related units of description "Pioneering on the Niobrara at Meadville," Nebraska History, vol. 34, no. 2
"Fifty Years Gospel Giving on the Frontier," Nebraska History, vol. 10, no. 4
Photograph collection of Merritt Mead [RG2234.PH].
Subjects Crimes
Domestic life
Frontier & pioneer life
Post offices
Vigilance committees
People Dalton, Loreine A. (Hempel), 1888-1972
Harrington, Jack
Hulshizer, Nellie Blanche (Slonecker), 1897-1982
Mead, Merritt Isaac, 1847-1905
Mead, Sarah (Wight), 1848-1929
Mitchel, Jake
Robinson, Harry B.
Skinner, Morris F., 1906-1989
Slonecker, Blanche (Mead), 1871-1940
Slonecker, William Perrin, 1862-1933
Search Terms Brown County (Neb.) -- History
Community life -- Nebraska
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Nebraska
Domestic life -- Nebraska
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska
Keya Paha County (Neb.) -- History
Mead Family
Meadville (Neb.) -- History
Morgan Family
Post offices -- Nebraska
Schools -- Nebraska -- Keya Paha County
Slonecker Family
Thayer County (Neb.) -- History
Vigilance committees -- Nebraska