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Name Child welfare -- Nebraska

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Image of RG1080.AM - RG1080 Miles, Floyd, 1904-1989

RG1080.AM - RG1080 Miles, Floyd, 1904-1989

This reminiscence, written by Floyd Miles in 1980, is an autobiographical account of his youth. Miles describes the circumstances which forced his widowed father to place his children at the Child Saving Institute of Omaha and into foster homes. Miles also recounts the abusive treatment he received in one family and the financially poor, but loving, home provided by his permanent foster parents, Malon and Eva Wolford.

Image of RG1094.AM - RG1094 Home for the Friendless Auxiliary (Valparaiso, Neb.)

RG1094.AM - RG1094 Home for the Friendless Auxiliary (Valparaiso, Neb.)

The collection consists of one volume containing the meeting minutes of the Home for the Friendless auxiliary, located in Valparaiso, Nebraska. The minutes date from 1883-1889 and describe the different ways money was raised to support the Home for the Friendless in Lincoln, Nebraska. There is mention of various members and some girls who went to live in Lincoln. The volume also includes a listing of miscellaneous expenses and receipts dating from 1888-1893.