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Name Omaha (Neb.) -- History

Associated Records

Image of RG0738.AM - RG0738 Omaha Real Estate Company (Omaha, Neb.)

RG0738.AM - RG0738 Omaha Real Estate Company (Omaha, Neb.)

The collection consists of one folder containing the articles of association and minutes of meetings of the Omaha Real Estate Company, ca. 1857-1863; a stock book, ca. 1857-1863; and two warranty deeds, ca. 1857-1858.

Image of RG0777.AM - RG0777 Mohler, George

RG0777.AM - RG0777 Mohler, George

This collection consists of a single journal dating from 1860. This handwritten journal entitled "A Trip from Sterling, Illinois to the Gold Mines of Pikes Peak" was kept by George Mohler during his trek westward and while he prospected for gold in Colorado. Leaving Sterling, Illinois on April 24, 1860, Mohler traveled to Omaha by train and boat. During his overland trek, Mohler penned his observations of Omaha, Elkhorn City, Fremont, North Bend, Shinn's Ferry, and Ft. Kearny; the topography; the availability of timber water, and grass; buffalo, antelope, wolves, and prairie dogs seen; and the names of individuals buried along his route. After his arrival in Colorado, Mohler briefly noted his

Image of RG0826.AM - RG0826 Bruning, Fred, 1858-1940

RG0826.AM - RG0826 Bruning, Fred, 1858-1940

This collection consists of two copies of an account by Fred Bruning titled "Winter of 1876-1877 at Camp Canby," and a handwritten autobiography. He writes of life working in fort trading posts in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah from 1876-1883, including one year at the Red Cloud Indian Agency. He returned to Omaha, Nebraska, where he writes of being in business, as well as being a Douglas County, Nebraska, Commissioner.

Image of RG0928.AM - RG0928 Daily Herald (Omaha, Neb.)

RG0928.AM - RG0928 Daily Herald (Omaha, Neb.)

The collection consists of a typed copy of a newsletter entitled, "Daily Herald," published by Fairbanks, Benedict and Co., 1868, related to the history of Omaha, Nebraska. Among the topics covered are the outcome of the 1868 elections; the construction of a Methodist Episcopal Church; installation of gas pipes in Omaha; the condition of the city streets and sidewalks; and the lack of locally grown produce.

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 RG1035.AM - RG1035 Golden Spike Days (Omaha, Neb.)

RG1035.AM - RG1035 Golden Spike Days (Omaha, Neb.)

The collection contains the official program for Golden Spike Days held in Omaha, Nebraska, on April 26-29, 1939. Also included are tickets to an historical exposition and handouts showing Golden Spike Days highlights.

Image of RG1038.AM - RG1038 Graham, Robert B.

RG1038.AM - RG1038 Graham, Robert B.

The collection consists of a log book for two construction projects by Walker and Kimball, Architects. The log book contains information regarding the construction of the Union Depot (Burlington Railroad Depot) and the Nebraska Clothing Building (15th and Farnum Sts.), both in Omaha, Nebraska. Entries in the log book include building specifications, building methods, workers' names, etc. Work hours for a T.E. Duke are recorded from 1906-1907. Also included are several receipts for the City Steam Laundry Company (Omaha, Neb.) and the Kenwood Bridge Company (Chicago, Illinois).

Image of RG1047.AM - RG1047 Olson, James Clifton, 1917-2005

RG1047.AM - RG1047 Olson, James Clifton, 1917-2005

This collection consists of manuscript material and index files arranged in two Subgroups. Subgroup 1: Writings; and Subgroup 2: Correspondence and Subject Files. These materials related to James Olson's time with the Nebraska State Historical Society as well as the University of Nebraska. The materials in Subgroup 1 are further divided into series which relate to the publication of <em>Red Cloud and the Sioux Problem</em>, <em>J. Sterling Morton</em>, the <em>History of Nebraska</em> and to various other writings, including articles, book reviews and speeches. Included are correspondence, research notes, and drafts of the manuscripts. Subgroup 2 consists of correspondence and subje

Image of RG1107.AM - RG1107 Irish Self-Determination Club of Omaha (Omaha, Neb.)

RG1107.AM - RG1107 Irish Self-Determination Club of Omaha (Omaha, Neb.)

This collection contains a miscellany of papers from 1919-1920 of Louis D. Kavanagh, a member of the Irish Self-Determination of Omaha, Nebraska. The materials focus on supporting Ireland and its right to independence from the British government. Some of the paperwork shows that Kavanagh made a loan of $50.00 to the Elected Government of the Republic of Ireland. Also included are letters requesting Kavanagh's support, as well as material relating to "Resolution One" and "Resolution Two" asking for federal government support of Ireland.

Image of RG1144.AM - RG1144 Kountze, Herman

RG1144.AM - RG1144 Kountze, Herman

This collection consists of two manuscripts and one letter. The manuscripts, written by Eugenie Kountze Nicholson in 1930, provide biographical sketches about her grandfathers, Christian Kountze and Thomas Davis, both of whom were early settlers of Omaha, Nebraska. Fred Davis, Nicholson's uncle, provides additional biographical information about Thomas Davis and his extended family in a 1930 letter written to Nicholson. Herman Kountze, Nicholson's father, started the First National Bank of Omaha. A brief account of that along with additional information about other Kountze family members is also provided in the manuscript. Thomas Davis was a builder in Omaha, but at one point he also ran a