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Name Harlan County (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0823.AM - RG0823 Brugh, Ralph W., 1902-1976

RG0823.AM - RG0823 Brugh, Ralph W., 1902-1976

The collection consists of one item, a seventeen page, handwritten manuscript titled "Alma, on the Republican, Its Origin and Early Settlements in the Valley," written by Ralph W. Brugh. It covers the years 1869-1880. Included are names of those who came to explore/settle Harlan County, as well as an account of the fight over naming Alma the county seat.

Image of RG0937.AM - RG0937 Delimont, Minnie Adelle (Rundall), 1871-1957

RG0937.AM - RG0937 Delimont, Minnie Adelle (Rundall), 1871-1957

This collection consists of a reminiscence entitled, "I Lived in Soddies," by Minnie (Rundall) Delimont. She and her family settled near Orleans in Harlan County, Nebraska, in 1880. She writes about her youth and describes in detail the construction of the sod houses and dugouts they lived in. The reminiscences also describe the construction of water wells, schools in the area, and the plants that grew on the prairie.

Image of RG0949.AM - RG0949 Riley, Paul Davis, 1936-1981

RG0949.AM - RG0949 Riley, Paul Davis, 1936-1981

The Riley collection contains large amounts of material related to the history of Nebraska and its people. There are four series: 1) Research Materials; 2) Correspondence, 1973-1975; 3) Vertical File Materials; and 4) Miscellaneous Materials. Series 1, Research Materials, encompasses over half of the entire collection. Included here are mainly transcriptions of newspaper clippings organized by subject. Substantial material can be found specifically relating to Webster County history, Willa Cather, cattle ranching, various forts, the Pawnee tribe, and the genealogy of many pioneering families. Series 2, Correspondence, 1973-75, is a small series of Rileyís letters to and from individuals

Image of RG1120.AM - RG1120 Piper Family

RG1120.AM - RG1120 Piper Family

This collection consists of Piper family material arranged in seven series: 1) Joel A. Piper; 2) Jennie E. Proctor Piper; 3) Elsie Ford Piper; 4) Jennie Lou Piper; 5) Helen Piper Hagenbuch; 6) Edwin Ford Piper; and 7) Miscellaneous. Each series contains mainly correspondence. Writings, clippings, family history items, some identified and unidentified photographs, etc. are also present. Series 1, Joel A. Piper, includes correspondence, prose and speeches, land records, biographical materials, and information about the history of Harlan County. Series 2, Jennie Proctor Piper, contains mostly correspondence. Series 3, Elsie Ford Piper, contains correspondence, some of her writings such