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Name Beatrice (Neb.)

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Image of RG0866.AM - RG0866 Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924

RG0866.AM - RG0866 Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924

This collection contains correspondence, 1889-1941, primarily to Leonard Colby. Letters seek favors, employment, and letters of reference. There is also material on Colby's life, particularly his years in the military and as a Nebraska State Senator. A story about Colby purchasing a horse from U.S. Grant is included.

Image of RG4064.AM - RG4064 Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. Railroad Structures

RG4064.AM - RG4064 Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. Railroad Structures

This collection consists of one oversized folder containing ten drawings. The drawings are of buildings and structures built by the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska. The drawings in this series are copies taken from the original vellum or linen produced by the railroad.

RG2222.PH - Collection, Photograph

Approximately 450 photographs; This collection consists of images from the locations throughout Nebraska and relates to life at the turn of the twentieth century, highlighting agriculture, recreation, and rural and community views. This collection consists of photographic prints, 1890s-1910s and undated. The photographs show communities throughout Nebraska, in particular Lincoln, Syracuse, and Beatrice. There are photographs of tornado damage in Omaha, Nebraska, and of bands, parades, and fairs. Many of the photographs relate to agriculture and farm life.

RG2430.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection relates to railroads in Nebraska. This collection consists of photographic prints, 1870s-1912 and undated. The photographs relate to railroads in Nebraska and include views of specific trains, railroad passes, railroad accidents, trains stuck in snow, train stations, and railroad crews.

RG2638.PH - Collection, Photograph

Street Railroads were first promoted in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1902. This collection contains photographs of trains on the streets of Lincoln and surrounding communities. This collection consists of twenty photographic prints and negatives. Photographs show train cars in various settings and states of use. One photo shows a car on 14th and O Street on a vary snowy day in Lincoln, Nebraska. There are also photos showing the end of the line for some rusted out cars in Nebraska City.

RG2800.PH - Collection, Photograph

Approximately 200 photographs; This collection relates to the life, family, and career of Albert Lamborn Green, agent to the Oto Indians in Gage County, Nebraska. It includes written recollections and artwork depicting the life of the Oto and the early history of Beatrice, Nebraska. This collection consists of photographic prints from the 1860s-1940s, with an emphasis on 1860s-1880s and the 1920s. The prints depict members of Albert Lamborn Green's family and sketches drawn by Green. Images related to American Indians are included. Of particular interest are Green's drawings of the Nemaha Agency, ca.1870, and an Oto village. A stereograph of an Iowa Indian bark house is included. Also of n

RG3372.PH - Collection, Photograph

Gage County was established by an act of the Nebraska Legislature in March 1855. This collection consists of photographs and moving images. Many of the photographs show town structures, such as schools, banks, and churches. This collection consists of photographic prints, negatives, and postcards. Photographs of Beatrice show the interior and exterior of the Beatrice Public Library in the early 1900s; the new Beatrice High School, 1912; the Burlington depot, 1913; the Burlington lunch room, 1906; and various Union Pacific train engines, ca.1940. Photographs from other towns include the Wymore/Blue Springs Enterprise Carriage Service, 1880s; a 1915 portrait of the Liberty football team; the

RG3411.PH - Collection, Photograph

The chautauqua was a uniquely American institution of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries providing popular education combine with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts, and plays. Chautauquas were often presented outdoors or in a tent. This collection is comprised of photographs of chautauqua sites in Nebraska. This collection consists of seventy photographic prints and postcards documenting chautauqua sites in Beatrice, Verdigre, Fullerton, North Platte, Hastings, and York, Nebraska, ca.1919. Many of the photographs are snapshots of people involved with the chautauquas.

RG3786.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection is comprised of photographs relating to the George Cummins family of Beatrice, Nebraska. This collection consists of fourteen photographic prints of family and individual portraits. Included is a photograph of T.A. Cummins, ca.1870, an early homesteader in Beatrice, Nebraska, and a postal carrier. He is posed in his postal uniform, standing next to his bike.

RG4282.PH - Collection, Photograph

Approximately 25 photographs; This collection relates to the Emery family of Beatrice, Nebraska, particularly their military service in the Spanish-American War and World War I. This collection consists of photographic prints, 1878-1918. There are photographs of J.C. Emery during the Spanish-American War, French towns visited by Robert Emery in World War I, and Nebraska National Guardsmen at Camp Ashland. Also included are photographs from Beatrice, Nebraska, showing a street scene, the First National Bank, and a passenger train.

RG4376.PH - Collection, Photograph

Approximately 62 photographs; Daniel Freeman is thought to be the first person to claim government land made avaialbe to settlers under the Homestead Act. This collection relates to Freeman's family and homestead near Beatrice, Nebraska. This collection consists of photographic prints and negatives, 1861-1956, mainly from ca.1885 and ca.1907. The photographs include portraits of Freeman family members and group shots. There are also photographs showing the homestead and national monument on its site; the Freeman school; and the homestead certificate application.