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Name Legislators -- Nebraska

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Image of RG0886.AM - RG0886 Cheever, John H., ca. 1822-?

RG0886.AM - RG0886 Cheever, John H., ca. 1822-?

The collection consists mostly of business and political correspondence, 1859-1860, primarily relating to John Cheever. Cheever was a member of the Council of the Territory of Nebraska for the counties of Otoe, Cass, Dodge, Platte and Monroe, and a partner with James Sweet in Cheever, Sweet and Company. The collection includes copies of legislation and other governmental papers from the period as well as general business correspondence relating to Cheever, Sweet and Company. Also included are materials relating to the incorporation of the Nebraska City & Denver Express Company (Nebraska City), and the State Bank of Nebraska (Omaha).

Image of RG0894.AM - RG0894 Comstock, John Hay, 1904-1993

RG0894.AM - RG0894 Comstock, John Hay, 1904-1993

The collection consists primarily of photocopies of a scrapbook relating to the legislative career of John Hay Comstock. Comstock served as a Nebraska State Legislator (1931-1939), an assistant Attorney General, and ran for City Council in Lincoln. Included are photocopies of newspaper clippings from Lincoln and Omaha papers highlighting state legislative business; copies of roll calls; letterhead and envelopes; election/campaign literature, including literature for Donald E. Renner. There is substantial material on a 1937 bill concerning euthanasia, including clippings and letters both from Nebraska and other states in reaction to it, and a bill concerning the illumination of the State Ca

Image of RG1077.AM - RG1077 Bowen, Kenneth L., 1912-1981

RG1077.AM - RG1077 Bowen, Kenneth L., 1912-1981

This collection consists of 25 manuscript boxes of material arranged topically in five series: (1) Legislative files, 1959-1965; (2) Correspondence, 1963-1966; (3) Legislative bills and journals, 1961-1963; (4) Committee reports and minutes, 1961-1963; and (5) Printed Matter. The bulk of the papers are legislative files, 1959-1966, relating to Senator Bowen's service in the Nebraska Legislature, 1959-1967. These files include correspondence from constituents, materials relating to specific bills, reports and studies, speeches and newsletters, and miscellaneous publications. Senator Bowen's filing arrangement was retained in the processing of this collection.

Image of RG1101.AM - RG1101 Huntington, Harry F., 1878-1974

RG1101.AM - RG1101 Huntington, Harry F., 1878-1974

The collection contains of a book length manuscript written by Harry F. Huntington of Longmont, Colorado. The manuscript is entitled, "William Jennings Bryan, the Man I Knew," and was written by Huntington sometime around 1955. A minister and friend of William Jennings Bryan, Huntington writes about Bryan's ancestors; his childhood life in Salem, Illinois; his education; his career as a lawyer in Lincoln, Nebraska; his political life and causes; and his religious life. Huntington gives his observations of Bryan as well as other people's impressions. The manuscript contains passages of speeches given by Bryan as well as information about the Bryans donating their house, "Fairview," to the M

Image of RG2642.AM - RG2642 Abbott, Luther Jewett, 1831-1900

RG2642.AM - RG2642 Abbott, Luther Jewett, 1831-1900

This collection of the papers of Dr. Luther Jewett Abbott, contained in one box, is arranged in five series: 1) Correspondence, 1861-1895; 2) Legislative Papers, 1867; 3) Clippings, 1867-1896; 4) Miscellany, 1850-1889; and 5) Abbott Family Material, 1890-1940. The collection includes a file of correspondence containing letters from Dr. Abbott's parents as well as one letter from Robert W. Furnas, October 23, 1870. In Series 2 are petitions sent by citizens of Washington County, Nebraska, to the Territorial Legislature in 1867 regarding a proposal by Dodge County to annex the western portion of Washington County. There are also sets of speeches made by Abbott as a State Legislator in 1867.