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Name Lincoln (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0762.AM - RG0762 Turner, Martha Margaret, 1868-1946

RG0762.AM - RG0762 Turner, Martha Margaret, 1868-1946

This collection relates to the professional interests and personal life of Martha Turner. The collection is arranged as follows: Subgroup 1: Professional Papers Series 1: Pioneer Essay Contest, 1933-1934 Series 2: Nebraska Research, c.1904-c.1942 Series 3: Nebraska History, Specific Localities, 1929-1945 Series 4: General History Research, 1919-1937 Series 5: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1898-1945 Subgroup 2: Personal Papers Series 1: Financial Records, 1914-1946 Series 2: Land Owned & Real Estate Records, 1913-1946 Series 3: Personal Items, 1876-1956 The Professional Papers of Subgroup 1 form the bulk of the collection. Included are materials such as Nebraska school ch

Image of RG0719.AM - RG0719 Woman's Bi-Metallic League (Lincoln, Neb.)

RG0719.AM - RG0719 Woman's Bi-Metallic League (Lincoln, Neb.)

This collection consists of one folder relating to the organization of the Woman's Bi-Metallic League. The collection includes the constitution, minutes of meetings (1898-1900) and a membership list (1896) of the Woman's Bi-Metallic League.

Image of RG0733.AM - RG0733 Bjorkman family

RG0733.AM - RG0733 Bjorkman family

The collection consists of a family reminiscence typescript written by Helen Bjorkman Kincaide in 1948. The reminiscence discusses her parents, Richard and Theolene Bjorkman. The Bjorkmans were Swedish immigrants and Lincoln, Nebraska, residents from the 1880s-1940s.

Image of RG0754.AM - RG0754 Veterans of World War I of the USA. Barracks No. 165 (Lincoln, Neb.)

RG0754.AM - RG0754 Veterans of World War I of the USA. Barracks No. 165 (Lincoln, Neb.)

The collection consists of manuscript material designated as one series: 1) Charters, 1955. The two charters found in this series, both dated April 27, 1955, list the organizing members of the Lincoln, Nebraska Barracks No. 165, Veterans of World War I of the USA.

Image of RG0770.AM - RG0770 Serra Club (Lincoln, Neb.)

RG0770.AM - RG0770 Serra Club (Lincoln, Neb.)

This collection consists of manuscript material arranged in four series: 1) Newsletters, 1956-1961, n.d.; 2) Correspondence, 1955-1960, n.d.; 3) Rosters and Committee Lists, 1956-1961; and 4) Miscellany. This material relates to the early activities of the Serra Club of Lincoln, Nebraska in its efforts to promote Catholicism and the religious life.

Image of RG0771.AM - RG0771 Davis, Bette (Rathburn), 1920-1997

RG0771.AM - RG0771 Davis, Bette (Rathburn), 1920-1997

This collection consists of one box and two volumes of manuscript material arranged in two series: 1) scrapbooks, 1926-1946; and 2) Miscellany. This material relates primarily to the dance and dramatic performances of Betty Rathburn and her sister, Lois and to the social life she led at the University of Nebraska in the late 1930's and early 1940's. The Scrapbooks of series one trace Betty Rathburn's performances as a dancer and actress during the late 1920's and early 1930's. Miss Rathburn was a student of Flavia Waters Champe during this period. Material relating to Miss Rathburn's years at the University of Nebraska is also included, particularly items pertaining to social events in

Image of RG0796.AM - RG0796 Crittenden, Cornelia Williams, 1895-1959

RG0796.AM - RG0796 Crittenden, Cornelia Williams, 1895-1959

The materials in this collection relate to Cornelia Williams Crittenden and various family members. Of particular interest are Cornelia Crittenden's reminiscences of her University days. Other items include a few pieces of family correspondence, genealogical materials, legal papers, and newspaper articles. Negatives of family photographs have been transferred to the Photograph collections.

Image of RG0878.AM - RG0878 Douglass, Leon Forrest, 1869-1940

RG0878.AM - RG0878 Douglass, Leon Forrest, 1869-1940

This collection consists of a photocopy of the typescript autobiography, "Leon Forrest Douglass: His Story;" 183 p., with illustrations and photographs [photocopies only]. Of special interest for Nebraska and western history are the first two chapters, "Pioneer Ancestors" and "Boyhood," in which Douglass recounts tales of the civil war and westward movement handed down by his father and grandfather, and his own experiences growing up on homesteads and in Lincoln, Nebraska. The rest of the manuscript chronicles his life, inventions, travels and fortunes through the beginning of the year 1940 [date based on internal evidence].

Image of RG0898.AM - RG0898 Courtenay, Dominick Gerald, 1853-1906

RG0898.AM - RG0898 Courtenay, Dominick Gerald, 1853-1906

The manuscript portion of this collection consists of six blueprints of a home built by Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Courtenay, ca.1878, at 1811 L Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Also included is a Courtenay family history by Irene Courtenay.

Image of RG0899.AM - RG0899 Cowgill, William H., 1859-1910

RG0899.AM - RG0899 Cowgill, William H., 1859-1910

The collection contains one item, the diary of William H. Cowgill. Diary entries date between January 1-April 5, 1910. The entries are short and record observations of daily life, including the weather, his health, visitors received, etc. Obituaries for Angie F. (Thurston) Newman are pasted into the diary. Newman was an author and lecturer and was the sister of Nebraska Senator John M. Thurston.

Image of RG0910.AM - RG0910 Pound, Laura (Biddlecombe), 1841-1928

RG0910.AM - RG0910 Pound, Laura (Biddlecombe), 1841-1928

This collection consists of manuscripts, letters, and articles; two scrapbooks; and a bound volume of piano music arranged in three subgroups: 1) Laura Biddlecome Pound; 2) Judge Stephen Bosworth Pound; 3) Pound Children (Roscoe and Olivia; there are no materials relating to daughter Louise). Subgroup 1, Laura B. Pound, includes extensive genealogical information about Laura's family, the Biddlecomes of New England (the spelling of Biddlecome varies). Two early letters from her correspondence contain detailed accounts of life in Lincoln before 1870: her future husband described it for her before her arrival, and a letter that LP herself wrote to "Esther" (last name unknown) in 1869 provide

Image of RG1033.AM - RG1033 French, William M. DeCoursey

RG1033.AM - RG1033 French, William M. DeCoursey

The collection consists of reminiscences of William M. DeCoursey French of Omaha, Nebraska. The reminiscences describe his life as an assistant enrolling clerk in the State government in Lincoln in 1869; his efforts to have a school for the deaf built in Omaha (1869-1871); and a history of railroads being built in Nebraska in the 1860s as well as rail travel to and from Omaha. As he discusses the deaf school, French mentions various men who were instrumental in getting the school built, including David Butler, James Bonner, and Edward Rosewater. He also writes about a news item concerning the marriage between Charles Cook and Matilda Reed, which was written by James Bonner and Stanley Livings

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 RG1109.AM - RG1109 Irwin, John, 1805-1893

RG1109.AM - RG1109 Irwin, John, 1805-1893

The collection contains primarily land transaction records for John Irwin of Otoe County, Nebraska. The land covered by the collection was bought and sold in Lancaster, Otoe, and Douglas Counties in the late 1850s to early 1860s. One letter, dated April 13, 1869, is written by Thomas P. Kennard to Irwin concerning the sale of 80 acres of land in Lincoln, Nebraska. Another letter, dated March 11, 1893, is written to Elijah D. Marnell from J. Sterling Morton from the Department of Agriculture in Washington DC concerning the employment of Sadie Hawley in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

Image of RG1113.AM - RG1113 Jones, James Edwin, -1892

RG1113.AM - RG1113 Jones, James Edwin, -1892

The collection consists of a letter written by Thomas E. Lowell of Lincoln, Nebraska, to James Edwin Jones of England. The letter is dated November 21, 1886 and in it, Lowell describes the status of a packing house in Lincoln that was owned by Jones. Lowell asks to purchase the lots of the packing house from Jones. Lowell also mentions a blizzard that had occurred recently.

Image of RG1139.AM - RG1139 Kinsey, James Baker, 1872-1949

RG1139.AM - RG1139 Kinsey, James Baker, 1872-1949

The collection consists of one item, a diary written by James Baker Kinsey. The entries date from 1896-1897 and describe a trip taken from Texas to Kansas and southeast Nebraska, where Kinsey sold bibles. Kinsey provides details relating to a visit to Lincoln, Nebraska; his meeting with William Jennings Bryan; and a tour of the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Image of RG4146.AM - RG4146 A New Day: Beyond ERA (Lincoln, Neb.)

RG4146.AM - RG4146 A New Day: Beyond ERA (Lincoln, Neb.)

This collection consists of one box of manuscript materials arranged in four series: 1) Organizational Materials; 2) Publicity Materials; 3) Minutes, Agendas, and Budgets; and 4) Miscellany. The collection relates to the planning and implementation of the July 1, 1982 "A New Day: Beyond E.R.A." All of the materials in the collection were produced during May-July 1982. Series 1 includes Organizational Materials provided by the National Women's Conference Committee (NWCC). Of special interest is the New Day Local Coordinators Training Manual. The Public Relations Materials of Series 2 consists of a brief outline of the history of the ERA in the Nebraska Legislature, newspaper clippings, a

Image of RG5747.AM - RG5747 Abbott, Donald Hickson, 1912-1936

RG5747.AM - RG5747 Abbott, Donald Hickson, 1912-1936

The collection consists of a scrapbook, several folders of misc. loose items removed from the scrapbook, and a 1928 Lincoln High School yearbook. The materials document Donald Abbott's early education and musical career, mostly dating from 1925-1930. The scrapbook and folders of loose items contain various event programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, etc. One item of particular note is a photograph of Donald Abbott ca. 1925 with two other students from the Beatrice school band. One of the other students in the photo is Spangler Arlington Brugh, who would become known as the film star Robert Taylor. The photo is located on page 14 of the scrapbook. In the folder of l