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Name Richardson County (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0726.AM - RG0726 Half-Breed Tract (Nemaha and Richardson Counties, Neb.)

RG0726.AM - RG0726 Half-Breed Tract (Nemaha and Richardson Counties, Neb.)

This collection consists of material arranged in four series: 1) Correspondence, 1857-1943; 2) Manuscripts; 3) Printed Matter; and 4) Maps. This material relates to the selection and allotment of lands for the half-breeds of the Oto, Missouri, and other tribes from the reserve known as the Half-Breed Tract. Included in the collection are descriptions of these allotments and a list of half-breeds and mixed breeds of the various tribes and maps of the Half-Breed Land. The bulk of the correspondence and manuscript material relates to research on the history of the Half-Breed Tract by C. O. Snow of Auburn, Nebraska.

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 RG0963.AM - RG0963 Draper, Ira Alexander, 1849-1943

RG0963.AM - RG0963 Draper, Ira Alexander, 1849-1943

This collection consists of a biographical sketch of Ira Alexander Draper and describes his mail route from Falls City to Pawnee City, Nebraska, in the 1860s. The sketch was written by Draper's daughter, Grace D. Schlosser, and includes information about post offices along the route.

Image of RG0969.AM - RG0969 Dundy, Elmer Scipio, 1830-1896

RG0969.AM - RG0969 Dundy, Elmer Scipio, 1830-1896

The collection consists of one folder containing a memorial sketch of Judge Elmer S. Dundy and other biographical information. The sketch relates to his life in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, particularly Richardson County. Dundy was involved with the establishment of Falls City as the Richardson County seat. His legal and political life at the local, county, district, Nebraska territorial, and federal levels is stressed. Elmer Dundy is best know as the judge who presided over the trial of Standing Bear in 1879. The collection also includes a letter from Dundy to an unidentified general, dated March 23, 1876.

Image of RG1087.AM - RG1087 Hill, Abner James, 1845-1925

RG1087.AM - RG1087 Hill, Abner James, 1845-1925

The collection consists of four diaries kept by Abner James Hill (who later changed his name to James A. Hill). In the 1864 and 1865 diaries, Hill writes about daily life as a Union soldier in the Civil War. The entries include information on camp life, battles, medical care, etc. He also lists clothing he received during the war as well as expenses he incurred. Also included is a discharge certificate for Hill. In the 1867 diary, Hill recounts his travels from Norris, Illinois to Weatherford, Texas where he visited his brother, Joshua Hill. The diary entries give descriptions of the country and the destruction caused by the war. He mentions the treatment of the black people, the many immi

Image of RG1025.AM - RG1025 Gilder, Robert Fletcher, 1856-1940

RG1025.AM - RG1025 Gilder, Robert Fletcher, 1856-1940

The collection contains three letters and several articles by Robert F. Gilder. Gilder wrote two of the letters to A.E. Sheldon of the Nebraska State Historical Society to discuss their archaeological research. A third letter, dated January 19, 1922, is to Eolia Marquardt of Avoca, Nebraska, in which Gilder gives an account of his scientific discoveries and research. The collection also contains several reprints of articles concerning Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota archaeology. Photocopies of Gilder's "The Nebraska Culture Man" are included.

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 RG1093.AM - RG1093 Hollebaugh, Charles Clifford, 1862-1943

RG1093.AM - RG1093 Hollebaugh, Charles Clifford, 1862-1943

This collection consists of four items including a handwritten biography about Pericles written by Charles C. Hollebaugh; a reminiscence about life in Rulo, Nebraska (including the setting up of the town), and White Cloud, Kansas, from 1866-1876, by Charles Hollebaugh; an essay on mortality and the intertwining of the past and the future by J.V. Hollebaugh (Charles' father); and a newspaper clipping from the <em>Kansas City Journal</em>, May 7, 1911, by Charles Hollebaugh. The article is entitled, "When Hoppers Came to Kansas," and describes the grasshopper plague of 1873-1875.