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Name Douglas County (Neb.)

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Image of RG1046.AM - RG1046 Hall, Charles E., 1861-1941

RG1046.AM - RG1046 Hall, Charles E., 1861-1941

The collection consists of one folder containing articles, 1925-1927, by Charles E. Hall on the history of the telephone, including one on Louis H. Korty, "the telephone pioneer of Nebraska." Photocopies of letters to Korty, 1879, establishing Omaha's first telephone exchange and a biographical sketch, 1930, of Hall are included.

Image of RG1062.AM - RG1062 Hamilton-Murdock Family

RG1062.AM - RG1062 Hamilton-Murdock Family

This collection mainly consists of letters, 1922-1945, written to and from members of the Hamilton family regarding Republican Party politics. Correspondents include James H. Hanley, Dwight Griswold, Frances P. Matthews, V.B. Caldwell, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Lois Swabel, and Randall Jacobs. The letters (1935) between Mrs. Charles W. Hamilton, Jr. and Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. relate to the Omaha Women's Club. The letters from Lois Swabel and Randall Jacobs to Mrs. Hamilton (1945) relate to recruitment for the Navy. The collection also includes obituaries for Arthur H. Murdock, Maud N. Hamilton, and George Henry Merrill, as well as articles about a lecture by Fulton J. Sheen and a marriage

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.

RG2451.PH - Collection, Photograph

Approximately 54 photographs; The Resettlement Administration was a New Deal program created to assist tenant farmers across the United States. This collection consists of photographs related to the Resettlement Administration in Nebraska and to agriculture during the Great Depression. This collection consists of photographic prints, 1930s. The photographs relate to the Resettlement Administration in Nebraska and show farms and farm families from locations throughout the state. Photographs of dust storms and drifts of dust are also included.

RG2467.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection consists of photographs showing the Omaha riot of 1919. The riot resulted in the vandalism and burning of the Douglas County Courthouse and the lynching of African American Will Brown. Seventeen photographic prints of the county courthouse in Omaha, Nebraska under siege of a violent mob. Images of the interior of the building show destruction to the sheriff's and treasurer's offices. Photographs of the victim, Will Brown, show him hanging from a pole while the crowd surrounds his buring body. Soldiers on Omaha streets with machine guns and a cannon are also included.

RG3147.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection contains photographs that document buildings, citizens, activities, and surrounding farmland of Omaha, Nebraska, buildings. This collection consists of thirty-seven photographic prints relating to Omaha, Nebraska, ca.1868. Photos of the Douglas block show a clothing store, a bank, and a dentist's office. Portraits of early Omaha's citizens are included, as are images of farm animals and various holiday activities.

RG3154.PH - Collection, Photograph

Boys Town in Douglas County, Nebraska, first known as Father Flanagan's Home, began as an institution for homeless boys. This collection documents the buildings and activities of Boys Town. This collection consists of photographic prints. Included are aerial views of Boys Town, 1940; images of the buildings, 1938; a photo of a picnic, 1929; and a photo of Father Flanagan, 1936.