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Name Clay County (Neb.)

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Image of RG0721.AM - RG0721 Nebraska Farmer

RG0721.AM - RG0721 Nebraska Farmer

This material is arranged in one series: 1) Sod House letters, 1957-1958. It consists of letters to the Nebraska Farmer written by pioneers in 1957 and 1958, relating their experiences in the late 19th and early 20th Century. The letters were printed in a series titled, "I Lived In A Soddy," and relate primarily to building and living in sod houses. Correspondents also wrote about contemporary social and religious life; discussed farming experiences, including crops raised and yields obtained for different years; and other related aspects of agricultural life. For copies of the letters consult the "Sod House Letters" volume in the Library Collections.

RG2192.PH - Collection, Photograph

John Rogers Maltby was a settler in Clay County, Nebraska. This collection relates to Maltby's business ventures in land, livestock, and agriculture and to the history of Clay County. This collection consists of photographic prints, 1869-1917 and undated. Of particular interest are photographs of a hay camp and ranching activities. Also included are images of family, friends, Union soldiers, Catholic clergy, and home interiors.

RG2835.PH - Collection, Photograph

2 photographs; Ralph Emerson Woods was a collector of bells who grew up in Clay County, Nebraska. This collection includes photographs related to Emerson's bell collection and to farming during the early twentieth century. This collection consists of photographic prints, ca.1907 and 1950. One photograph shows Emerson holding a bell used by his school teacher in Clay County, Nebraska, in the late 1800s. Other bells in Emerson's collection are pictured in the background. The other photograph shows a steam tractor and horse-drawn teams in a field near Shelton, Nebraska, ca.1907.

RG3832.PH - Collection, Photograph

Harvard, Nebraska's post office was established in 1871. This collection documents buildings and activities in Harvard. This collection consists of photographic prints showing buildings in Harvard, Nebraska, such as the first church, a school house, a furniture store, and an undertaker's business. There is also a photo of Harvard's main street and of the Women's Relief Corps.