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MSS. Special Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS

Found in 113 Collections and/or Records:

Abattoir Editions Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0031
Scope and Contents

The Abattoir Editions Collection comprises the correspondence, manuscripts, proofs, forms, and other papers relating to the books published by the small letterpress Abattoir Editions, in Omaha, Nebraska. Materials are arranged by the name of the author whose work was published in Abattoir Editions, with notes in the inventory list as to the types of material available for that particular author (correspondence, proofs, manuscript, etc.).

Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON) Records

 Collection — Box 2017-033
Identifier: MSS-0108
Content Description The records of the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska (AFCON) include meeting minutes, brochures, membership lists, budgets, special projects, events, and information about the organization’s work. The organization has advocated for legislation at the state level as well as advocated for the University of Nebraska to adopt an academic freedom statement for all campuses.

A.J. Van Nuys Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0041
Content Description

The diary of A.J. Van Nuys recounts the trip of A.J. and Lizzie Van Nuys to Benson, Nebraska. The diary contains brief daily entries along with some accounting of expenses. The diary includes entries from May 4-July 11 of an unidentified year in the late 19th or early 20th century. The names written inside the front cover are Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Van Nuys of Belle Mead, New Jersey and 831 Main St., Benson, Nebraska. Written inside the back cover in the same handwriting is the name Miss Della ...

Alexander Cornell Diaries

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0068
Content Description

The diaries of Alexander Cornell document his daily life as a twenty-something young man in Illinois in 1882 and 1884, as well as daily life when he is in his 60s living in University Place, Nebraska (part of present-day Lincoln, Nebraska) in 1918-1920. Cornell's diaries routine activities including work, visiting with friends and family, weather, and other daily activities. Selected names mentioned in the diaries include: Henry Taylor, Lewis, Mary Chapman, Bartlette, Chipman, Cole, ...

American Chemical Society Omaha Section Records

 Collection — Box All
Identifier: MSS-0019
Scope and Contents

The American Chemical Society Omaha Section Records consist of the documentation created and used by the Omaha branch of the national organization, spanning the timeframe from approximately 1924 until 1985. The records include annual reports (1961-1983), annual financial statements (1924-1949), meeting agendas, meeting notes, constitution, charter, bylaws, insurance plans, tax forms, publications, correspondence, speaking tour information and schedules, local section chats, articles, ...

American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0018
Scope and Contents

The American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection contains oral history interviews of Native Americans in Omaha, Nebraska as well as interviews collected as part of a program called the Oral History Collection of the Omaha Folklore Project. The interviews cover the cultures and personal histories of interviewees in the U.S. as well as leaving Europe in the first half of the 20th Century. Topics of discussion include life in Omaha, World War I, the Great ...

Anna Perainen Travel Diary, 1946

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0058
Content Description

Travel diary of a woman believed to be Anna Perainen from the Midwest visiting the West Coast of the United States. She visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Canada.

A partial transcription of the journal entries provided by the seller:

"July 6th, Today was the day. I really stepped around getting everything around the home in order to leave it to Dick Wallace and Frank Moore for 2 months. Marianne and Dick took me to the train. I kissed ...

Asa Farwell Papers, 1866-1879

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0061
Content Description

The papers of Reverend Asa Farwell include correspondence and two unidentified tintypes. The four 1866 letters to Mary Ann (Sexton) Farwell, his wife, are from Bentonsport and Dubuque, Iowa; Albion, New York (while travelling); and Middlebury, Vermont. Topics discussed include church matters, travel, and family (11 pages). The collection also includes two 1879 letters from son Ed Farwell in Milton, Nebraska. He appears to be a young man or teenager at the time of the writing and discussing ...

Automobile Travel Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-034
Identifier: MSS-0109
Content Description

The Automobile Travel Diary documents three trips by car in 1917 and earlier. The travelers are based in Manatee, Florida, and recount travel by earlier automobile including staying at auto camps, hotels, and farmhouses. The first undated trip begins in Manatee, Florida, and concludes in Sacramento, California. The second undated trip begins in Handley, Texas, and returns to Manatee, Florida. The final trip recounted in the diary is dated 1917 and begins in Manatee visiting sites in and ...

Belle Hauser Papers

 Collection — Box 2017-020
Identifier: MSS-0104
Content Description The papers of Belle Hauser are composed of six diaries and a small amount of correspondence. Hauser was a teacher in Pennsylvania, which she discussed in her diaries. Her collection makes reference to her interest in and perhaps involvement in the Temperance Movement and the Democratic Party. One of her letters discusses the evils of liquor (possibly a portion of a speech).

Bethel Vaughn Autograph Album

 Collection — Folder 2017-035
Identifier: MSS-0110
Content Description The autograph album of Bethel Vaughn of Fullerton, Nebraska, includes entries to the young girl from family, friends, and a teacher. All rhymes and notes to the child are dated 1911-1913. The decorative cover of the autograph album is green with gold detail and a rural image of two cows near a small body of water.

Carl B. Whittlesey Papers

 Collection — Folder 2016-097
Identifier: MSS-0086
Content Description The papers of Carl B. Whittlesey include a diary from 1965 and a multi-year diary containing entries from 1968-1970. The collection also includes two pieces of correspondence addressed to Whittlesey when he lived in Joliet, Illinois, in the early 20th century and St. Joseph, Missouri, in 1969.

Carl Jonas Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0023
Scope and Contents

The Carl Jonas Papers hold the works of Omaha, Nebraska, novelist Carl S. Jonas. The manuscript portion of the collection includes typed novels and works-in-progress with hand-written corrections, including two versions of a novel entitled The X Family, an incomplete draft of The Deer and the Antelope Play, and three incomplete, untitled novels.



New material added 2015-10-29: The papers of Carl Jonas include manuscripts of his ...

Clarendon E. Adams Civil War Recollections

 Collection — Box All
Identifier: MSS-0017
Scope and Contents

The Clarendon E. Adams Civil War Recollections consist of a 121-page typescript with handwritten annotations, entitled "Recollections of a Veteran of the Civil War," and marked as having been composed in Omaha, Nebraska, on or beginning on February 1, 1915. Included is a 1941 letter identifying the author as C. E. Adams. The Recollections describe battles, including the taking of Atlanta, and foraging on the march.

Dave Dunlevy Papers

 Collection — Folder 2017-019
Identifier: MSS-0103
Content Description The papers of Dave Dunlevy are primary composed of letters to his romantic interest Anita Hillman in Fort Worth, Texas documenting his service in the U.S. Air Force in at least 1965-1966 as well as other aspects of his life. Also included is a Vietnam War Tactical Air Command patch and one U.S. Air Force Permanent Change of Station Orders with one of the letters.

Diaries, 1965-1966

 Collection — Folder 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0064
Content Description Two diaries from 1965-1966 kept by a Visalia, California woman who was a teacher. She wrote entries every day documenting her daily life including work activities, purchases, social activities, household chores, interactions with friends and family, and similar information. The diaries include biographical and familial information, which with research may enable the diarist to be identified.

Dorothy "Dottie" Sater Omaha Radio Station WOW December 6 and 7, 1941, Teletype Collection

 Collection — Box All
Identifier: MSS-0020
Scope and Contents

The Dorothy "Dottie" Sater Omaha Radio Station WOW December 6 and 7, 1941, Teletype Collection contains the teletypes from the Omaha, Nebraska, radio station WOW from December 6 and 7, 1941, the day before and the day of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The teletypes predate Sater's employment at WOW and it is unclear how they came into her possession. Her family speculates that the teletypes may have been in an archive at WOW, and Sater may have rescued them from disposal. The ...

Dorothy Patach Papers

 Collection — Box 2016-105
Identifier: MSS-0091
Content Description The papers of Dorothy Patach document her travels around the United States and international trips, her community involvement, and her career in nursing and nursing education. Documentation of Patach’s trips include scrapbooks, photographs, postcards, and ephemera from the 1930s to the late 20th century. Patach traveled throughout Nebraska and the Midwest, the West, and other parts of the U.S. There were many trips to California especially as her father worked in California for many years and ...

Douglas County Election Commission Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0004
Scope and Contents

Records of the Douglas County Election Commission, of Douglas County, Nebraska, including Omaha. Records include folders of maps and charts, 1949-1979 and undated, with item list; printout of Presidential returns from 1984; various returns, 1980-1990; various election results/analysis, 1970s-1980s; Sewer Improvement District, mayoral, 1970s-1980s; election analysis, 1960-1977; ledgers, 1890-1953, 1958-1964, 1968-1979; rolled maps, 1930-1991 and undated; the City of Omaha ledger, 1893-1915; ...

Early American Newspaper Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0033
Scope and Contents

The Early American Newspaper Collection is comprised of 23 issues of various newspapers from the United States, primarily from the nineteenth century. An incomplete but representative listing of titles includes Brother Jonathan (April 18, 1840), Frank Leslie's Boy's and Girl's Weekly (February 5, 1870), Harpers Weekly (March 15, 1879), Puck (June 27, 1883), and Wilkes Spirit of the ...

Edith and Horace Hager Album

 Collection — Box MISC-01, Folder: MSS-0069
Identifier: MSS-0069
Content Description

A scrapbook kept by white husband and wife Horace and Edith Hager on a road trip across the United States and briefly Canada in the mobile home trailer in 1948. The couple departed their New Jersey home pulling their new trailer they named "Ched." Edith or "Ede" and Horace or "Chap" along with their dog Candy are shown posing around the trailer in May 1948 before their departure. Photographs on their trip depict sites, people, animals, scenery, and other aspects ...

Edna Cole Postcards

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0024
Scope and Contents

The Edna Cole Postcards consist of nine file boxes of photographic travel postcards from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, representing more than thirty different countries. The postcards are organized alphabetically by country, and United States postcards are sub-organized by state. Most of the postcards are blank, but a few have handwritten notes on the backs or in the margins around the pictures, offering more details about the places depicted. The postcards are ...

Edna McGuire Diaries

 Collection — Folder 2016-099
Identifier: MSS-0088
Content Description

The diaries of Edna Earl Martin McGuire span 1900 through 1905. McGuire wrote her name in the front of each of the two diaries, which are labeled book 3 and book 4. There is no documentation about books 1 and 2. The diaries document McGuire's daily life in Missouri including farm tasks, travel to neighboring communities and states, life with her husband Uncas McGuire as well as medical procedures she underwent. Also included is a photograph of McGuire. The following information and partial ...

Elgia Dawley Diaries

 Collection — Folder 2016-098
Identifier: MSS-0087
Content Description

The diary of Elgia Leila (Wittwer) Dawley from 1921-1925 spans her years teaching French and voice in New York through her marriage in 1922, and move to Olympia, Washington. The diary includes entries for the same date for five years on the same page. The following partial transcription was provided by the seller:

"1921 JANUARY: "18th, Mother left at 8:30. Came home and about cried my eyes out. In the evening the girls ...

Elmer and Charles Letters

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0067
Content Description

The eighteen letters of brother Elmer and Charles (last name unknown) to their sister Mrs. Roy Hanson in Lynchburg, Ohio are dated 1910-1911. Among the topics covered are Charles' interest in spiritualism.



Transcriptions provided by the seller:



"As to hypnotism doctors certainly have to understand the art to be successful for so many patients have so many fancies and the great idea is to control their shots make them think they are ...

Emma Frost Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0049
Content Description

The diary of Emma Frost, a 24 year old woman from Detroit, Michigan, documents her social activities, amusements, and household activities in 1914. She mentions spending time at a yacht club, her maid, attending dances and movies, painting, trips to River Side Park, dates with men, a summer trip to Georgian Bay and Mackinac Island, and other activities. Frost used several pages in the back of the diary for expenses and as an address book. The following partial transcription of diary entries ...

Fossil, Oregon, Ledgers

 Collection — Box 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0070
Content Description

Three ledgers from mercantiles or general stores in Fossil, Oregon, in the late nineteenth and early 20th centuries. The stores were Hoover and Watson and the second was identified only as K&S. The first ledger has "Ledger" stamped on the spine and first page is stamped with "Hoover and Watson Dealers in General Merchandise Fossil Or." The ledger begins with an alphabetical listing of individuals followed by 455 pages of expenses for the mercantile store dated ...

Francis M. Burdick Diary

 Collection — Folder 2016-095
Identifier: MSS-0084
Content Description The diary of Francis M. Burdick recounts events from his daily life in 1913. He wrote in his diary nearly every day referencing his daily activities, places visited, and the weather. The address provided in the front of the diary identifies Burdick’s address as Columbia University.

Fredrick J. Zydek Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0078
Content Description The Fredrick J. Zydek papers primarily document his work and career as a poet. Zydek’s collection thoroughly documents his poetry with a folder of material about each of his poems containing drafts and final versions of the poems as well as correspondence with publishers when the poems were published, which was frequently the case (15 cubic feet). Many of Zydek’s poems were published and they covered a range of topics. The collection also includes his short stories. Folders of material about ...

Gardia Reta Peaker Bailey Diary, 1936-1940

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0059
Content Description

The five year diary of Gardia Reta (Peaker) Bailey documents life in the western United States during the Great Depression. The family lives in a trailer and stays at auto parks, such as the Wallow Saw Auto Camp, on the West Coast including in the state of Washington. Included in the diary are various pieces of ephemera including news clippings and photographs as well as notations about family members and birthdays. The diary mentions the family traveling to sell Reta's handmade baskets, ...

Gene Vogel collection of B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter, 1990-2002

 Collection — Box All
Identifier: MSS-0014
Scope and Contents

The Gene Vogel collection of B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter, 1990-2002, is comprised of published newsletters and magazines, primarily those produced by the B-26 Marauder Historical Society, an organization for pilots of the B-26 Marauder, a bomber used in World War II, and for aviation historians. The collection includes The B-26 Marauder Historical Society Newsletter (vol.2, 1990-vol. 4, 1992) and its successor The Marauder Thunder (vol.1, 1992-vol.9, 2002). Also included are ...

George H. Lee Company Records

 Collection — Folder 2017-030
Identifier: MSS-0105
Content Description A letter from the George H. Lee Company of Omaha, Nebraska about Germozone, a product for chickens. The prospecting letter or advertisement on illustrated letterhead includes the reproduction of the signature of company vice president Donald Burke.

Gertrude Ball Travel Album, 1925

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0060
Content Description Travel album or scrapbook documenting the trip of Gertrude Ball, Ridgway Ball, and Della Clapper from Omaha, Nebraska to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Their trip is narrated with extensive handwritten text in the album and includes photographs, postcards, and ephemera.

Gladys I. Baldwin Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-005
Identifier: MSS-0096
Content Description Description provided by the seller.

The handwritten daily diary of Gladys I. Baldwin includes a few gelatin silver prints and some images, probably harvested from a high school yearbook. The diary covers the period when Gladys Baldwin of Kansas City, Missouri was in high school and it contains "details of her daily life, schooling, and social functions, and which includes among other things, an account of her consultation with a faith healer. In the opening pages of the diary, her ...

H. A. Raapke Architectural Drawings

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS-0036
Scope and Contents

The H. A. Raapke Architectural Drawings collection contains original architectural drawings and studies dating from 1891 to 1907. The collection includes one sketchbook (9.5" x 7.5") with detached pages, containing detailed, precise pencil sketches of architectural flourishes, initialed HAR and annotated with measurements; locations in Italy, Germany, Greece, and elsewhere; and dates ranging from 1906 to 1907. The bulk of the collection comprises 48 loose sheets (most 18.5" x ...

Hallie Miles Diaries

 Collection — Folder 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0045
Content Description The diaries of Hallie Miles document her life in Danville, Indiana from 1940-1945, including activities at her church, sewing, visiting with friends and family, choir rehearsal, and similar activities. She mentions giving lessons to children in her home. She comments on world events such as the death of President Franklin Roosevelt and the end of World War II. Her diaries also contain many news clippings, notes, and other bits of ephemera such as a WWII ration stamps envelope. Miles used a ...

Harold Chenoweth Film Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0028
Scope and Contents

The Harold Chenoweth Film Collection holds the digitized copies of the original films shot by Chenoweth during the first half of the twentieth century in Nebraska. The subject matter of the films include: rodeos; commercials; state fairs; highlights from Aksarben including the racetack, parade, stock animals, and factory; Delco Farm Lighting; highlights from the 1941 Rose Bowl football game between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Stanford University; a 1933 California trip of Herbert ...

Hattie Lynde Papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0074
Content Description

The papers of Hattie Lynde of Parkers Prairie and Waubun, Minnesota include a diary she kept in 1918, two postcards mailed to her husband Cornelisu V. Lynde while she was traveling with their son Kenneth in the western U.S., and an application to join the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1905. Lynde's diary shares her daily life including moving to a new town as well as life in a doctor's household during the 1918 Influenza Pandemic (referred to as the Spanish Influenza) and her take ...

Icarian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0026
Scope and Contents

The Icarian Collection contains books formerly owned by a nineteenth century utopian socialist community as well research materials about the history of that community. The largest portion of this collection comprises several hundred books which belonged to the Icarian community near Corning, Iowa, which existed from 1852 until 1898. The vast majority of these books are in French, and most were published from the early 1700s to the late 1800s. The collection also includes a research section ...

Imperial Court of Nebraska Records

 Collection — Box 2016-103
Identifier: MSS-0090
Content Description The records of the Imperial Court of Nebraska (ICON) include photographs, albums documenting twelve of ICON’s reigns, newsletters circa 1996-2000, and one binder containing other ICON documents such as copies of incorporation documents, correspondence, and other material. The photographs are largely unidentified and require arrangement and description. The albums for twelve of ICON’s reigns include programs, fliers, news clippings, photographs, and other material documenting the reigns of the ...

Japan Collection

 Collection — Folder 2017-017.1-2
Identifier: MSS-0101
Content Description The photo album and loose photographs document the post-World War II occupation of Japan through over 150 personal and purchased photographs. The creator of the albums was a white man in the U.S. Army and while most of the photographs appear to be from occupied Japan, the Philippines and California are also seen. In addition to the photographs still attached in the photo album with some description and identification there are also many loose photographs, including some photos removed from ...

J.K. Marlay Papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0075
Content Description

The memories of J.K. Marlay of Lincoln, Nebraska of his service in the U.S. Civil War as a Major in the 60th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry are captured in a journal written in 1896-1897. The collection also includes letters addressed to Marlay's granddaughter Marjorie Noble of Portland, Oregon. The letters were written in 1892 and most were pasted into the journal. Marjorie Noble's name is written inside the journal.

A partial transcript provided by the seller:

"The ...

John and Sarah Wells Papers

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0050
Content Description The papers of John Wells and Sarah Wells are primarily correspondence between the couple with a small number of letters from John to another woman who appeared to be a family member or friend of Sarah as well as several photographs of John posing in various outdoor settings. The majority of the correspondence is letters from Sarah in the South (Georgia and Alabama) to John in New York offering information about her daily life and discussing their relationship. Their relationship grew over time ...

John Barton Aviation Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0002
Scope and Contents

The collection compiled by aviation enthusiast John Barton includes many images of aircraft and aircraft parts, including photographs taken by John Barton; photograph prints purchased by John Barton from aviation archives; photocopies of images from books and articles; and printouts from web pages. The majority of the images lack specific identification of subject or source. The collection also includes textual resources, including booklets, flyers, brochures, and maps, as well as ...

John Barton Railroad Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0003
Scope and Contents

The collection compiled by railroad enthusiast John Barton includes many images of locomotives, with a slight emphasis on shrouded steam locomotives. Resources include printouts from the internet (many lacking identification of subject or source), photographs, booklets, and magazines. Also included are: catalogs and brochures related to model trains; booklets, brochures, and articles related to a rail bridge over the Rhine River relevant to the Battle of the Bulge in World War II; and ...

Joseph F. Curtis, Jr. Papers

 Collection — Folder 2016-096
Identifier: MSS-0085
Content Description

The papers of Joseph Francis Curtis, Jr. document the activities of the Curtis family in their mining endeavors, primarily in California. The collection includes letters from Joseph Jr. to his brother Walter, a letter from Joseph Sr. to his son, and a letter from brother Bert Curtis. The collection also includes the naturalization papers of Joseph Francis Curtis, Sr. from 1872 after he emigrated to the U.S. from Great Britain. The Curtis Brothers Mining and Milling Co. consisted of W. Walter ...

Joseph Thrasher Ledger

 Collection — Box MISC-01, Folder: MSS-0065
Identifier: MSS-0065
Content Description The ledger of Joseph A. Thrasher contains general accounting information, records of monies received while serving as the steward of different organizations, personal expenses and receipts, and notes on work performed on the farm and for others. Also, there are several loose leaves in the front with poems, some written by family members including one written by Martha "Belle" Bunney Thrasher, wife of Joseph Thrasher. Individuals mentioned within the ledger include D[emas] S. Booze (born 1837), ...

Joyce Storm Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS-0079
Content Description The scrapbook of Joyce Storm is from the period in 1943 when she was hospitalized at the St. Joseph’s hospital in Omaha, Nebraska where she was given the Sister Kenny treatment for her polio. Storm’s scrapbook is largely composed of greeting cards sent to her while she was away from her home in Royal, Nebraska along with a few letters and news clippings about her hospitalization. The greeting cards are typical of the period and include contemporary topics such as references to World War II ...

June Turney Papers

 Collection — Folder 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0063
Content Description The papers of June Turney include correspondence written to family and friends when she was a teenager or young woman in the late 1930s during the Great Depression. The letters were sent from June Turney’s time at Moss Lake Summer Camp in Eagle Bay, New York and a later trip to California.

Kansas Flood Scrapbook

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0054
Content Description Scrapbook created by an anonymous woman caught in a flood while traveling via train from Topeka to Wichita, Kansas with friends on a visit to friends. Their trip may have originated in Salina, Kansas. The scrapbooks opens with a typed account of their journey including being stranded in a Kansas town before reaching Wichita. The scrapbook also includes photographs and news clippings. The creator’s traveling companions were Iona Faulk and Eva Waite.

Katie Johnson Papers, 1886

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0062
Content Description

The papers of Katie Johnson of Newport, New Hampshire, include six letters from her sister Emma Kimball and her mother in Vermont. The letters cover typical family matters including accidents, weather, fires, farming matters including new lambs and crops, maple syrup season, illnesses, socializing, and other matters.

Based on description provided by the seller.

Land Allotment Tax Records and Learning Contracts of the Omaha, Winnebago, and Santee Sioux Tribes of Nebraska

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0016
Scope and Contents

The Land Allotment Tax Records and Learning Contracts of the Omaha, Winnebago, and Santee Sioux Tribes of Nebraska contain copies of allotment records with handwritten index cards containing further information; handwritten allotment cards; a mix of handwritten, typescript, and photocopied reports, lease agreements, land sale records, tax records, memos, and correspondence, some with handwritten annotations or accompanied by handwritten notes on separate sheets. The bulk of the records ...

League of Nations Newsletter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0034
Scope and Contents

The League of Nations Newsletter Collection comprises original, print copies of Round the World with the League of Nations and League of Nations Chronicle. For Round the World with the League of Nations, the collection includes May 1926; March 1930; March-June, October, and December 1931; and January-June 1932. For League of Nations Chronicle, the collection includes March 1929 through December 1934, ...

Ledgers

 Collection — Box 2016-100
Identifier: MSS-0089
Content Description This collection holds ledgers, journals, student notebooks, memoranda books, and memorial cards (circa 1890-1905) of unrelated provenance that were acquired from the same source. Further description is required.

Lelia Ackley and Helen Ackley Diaries

 Collection — Folder 2017-016
Identifier: MSS-0100
Content Description The diary of Lelia Ackley from July-August 1905 documents her family's move to Idaho, first to a cabin near Big Rock. The Ackleys would later move to Caldwell, Idaho and operate a general merchandise store. The Ackleys traveled via horse and wagon in July 1905 searching for a claim to stake for gold mining in the mountains southeast of Boise, Idaho. The Ackleys were searching for a cabin near Big Rock; along the way they stopped at a place called the Golden Eagle for water. Lelia Ackley ...

Long Family Correspondence

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0053
Content Description The papers of the Long Family include letters to Joe Long and Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Long in Pullman, Newport, and Spokane, Washington primarily from their mother. The correspondence covers the period when they were in college as well as time in the military. The collection also includes a smaller number of letters to Mr. and Mrs. Homer A. Edwards of Idaho.

Lucy Neta Moon Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-018
Identifier: MSS-0102
Content Description

The diary of Lucy Brunetta Nettie Gudgeon Moon for the years 1890-1899 includes regular entries for the first years of the diary becoming less frequent in the later years. Lucy Moon recounts activities of her daily life including social interactions, her children, various activities of her church, and health matters of their family as well as others related to her husband's career as a physician or doctor in general practice.



Description provided by the seller: ...

Marie Engelkew Autograph Book

 Item — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0047
Content Description The autograph book of Marie Engelkew includes brief personal messages and quotations from friends in family. Most of the messages date from 1894 with others dated 1895, 1900, and 1901. The messages are predominantly from Grand Island, Nebraska and the Academy of the Visitation in Dubuque, Iowa. A cutout of a dog is pasted on the first page of the autograph book. The autograph book is in the shape of a rhombus with a wooden cover (perhaps walnut) and teal velvet binding and back cover.

Mary E. Williamson Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Collection

 Collection — Box 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0030
Scope and Contents

The Mary E. Williamson Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) Collection comprises the personal effects of Mary E. Williamson relating to her service as a Women Airforce Service Pilot during World War II (1943-1944). The collection includes photographs, awards, certificates, official documents, forms, correspondence, WASP class books (44-W-10 and 44-W-7), CD-ROMS of ceremonies, a commemorative medal, and needlecraft artwork depicting an aircraft with the phrase "I'd rather be ...

Mary L. Richmond Cummington Press Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0005
Scope and Contents

The Mary L. Richmond Cummington Press Collection covers the fine arts presswork of Harry Duncan (1916-1997) under the Cummington Press imprint, as well as examples of Duncan's work while at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, under the Abattoir Editions imprint. The collection includes books, galley proofs, prints, drawings, engraved copper plates, carved wood blocks, cards, playbills, and other materials created by diverse authors and artists and printed by Harry Duncan. These materials ...

Mary Münchhoff Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0040
Scope and Contents

The collection includes a series of musical scores compiled into folios by Mary Münchhoff, with an index compiled by Robert Ruetz. A series of original and miscellaneous mostly appear to be original autographs by the composer, also compiled into a folio by Mary Münchhoff, with an index compiled by Robert Ruetz. Both of the former series have been cataloged and may be discovered by searching

Meredith Bacon Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0080
Content Description The papers of Prof. Meredith Bacon document her research into LGBTQIA+ topics over many years and include transgender topics such as gender dysphoria or gender identity disorder. Her papers also document her transition from Wally Bacon to Meredith Bacon through media coverage along with correspondence from family, friends, colleagues, and strangers. An album of photos and negatives documenting Bacon’s dressing as a woman and posing for photos from approximately 1970 to the early 1990s is also ...

Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha Records

 Collection — Box 2017-010
Identifier: MSS-0098
Content Description The records of the Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha (MCC Omaha) document the church’s activities, initiatives, members, and buildings. The collection includes photographs organized by event and date with some of the material well-identified and minimal identification for other photographs. Identification of people in many photographs is being provided by current members of MCC Omaha on an ongoing basis.

Miscellaneous Map Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0032
Scope and Contents

The Miscellaneous Map Collection is comprised of 20 maps from various sources including both published, tracings, and reproductions. The majority depict the City of Omaha, Nebraska, and surrounding region, including Douglas County, Sarpy County, and the Papillion Creek and its tributaries. Individual maps of Iowa, Kansas, the Mississippi and Missouri Region, and the Oregon Trail are also included. Most of the maps are from the 1930s through the 1970s. Several are undated. The earliest map in ...

Mount Pleasant Mining Company Correspondence

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0076
Content Description The Mount Pleasant Mining Company collection is composed of two letters regarding the Mount Pleasant mine in El Dorado County, California at Grizzly Flat located 28 miles from Placerville. The first letter dated May 16, 1894, is a copy of a letter to lawyer Archibald B. McGaw in New York City from James D. Hague, president of the Mount Pleasant Mining Company describing the mine. The typewritten letter of December 12, 1896, is a cover to this copy sent to James McCaw in Chicago from Murat ...

Mrs. R.E. Moreland Correspondence

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0055
Content Description The collection is composed of the letters of Mrs. R.E. Moreland from her home in San Diego, California, to her mother Mrs. W.H.H. Leck in Linn, Kansas, from 1924-1925. The collection also includes a single letter from 1930 to Mrs. Byron Leck. The letters cover homelife and other matters such as the activities of the baby in the Moreland home. Additional description and research is required to determine the names of the correspondents and more details shared in the letters.

Name? Rank? And Serial Number? For you the War is Over by Louis H. Breitenbach

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0015
Scope and Contents

Name? Rank? And Serial Number? For you the War is Over is an unpublished manuscript by Louis H. Breitenbach. This copy is a photocopy of Breitenbach's typescript, including copies of drawings by Breitenbach, photographs, maps, letters, articles, and other documents related to Breitenbach's experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II.

Nancy Pettit McLaughlin Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-015
Identifier: MSS-0099
Content Description The diary of Nancy Pettit McLaughlin documents her daily life after her marriage in Shiloh, Ohio. The entries reveal the activities of McLaughlin's daily life including what appears to be marital problems as she refers to "separating" from her husband in at least one instance. She also references her sister Amelia applying for a divorce. The diary's entries are regular for January-June 1898 and then cease until entries resume in 1903. The ledger also includes pages of expense at the back of the ...

National Association of Soda Jerks Collection

 Collection — Box 1-14
Identifier: MSS-0042
Content Description The National Association of Soda Jerks collection contains information about the membership organization (4 cubic feet), media coverage (2 cubic feet), its national conventions (2 cubic feet), and recollections shared by people who worked as soda jerks and business that included soda fountains (6 cubic feet).

Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) Records

 Collection — Box 2016-118
Identifier: MSS-0092
Content Description The Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP) collection is primarily composed of photographs in print along with negatives and some digital images. The topics of the photographs include a variety of NAP activities including the annual AIDS Walk, Night of 1,000 Stars, volunteer appreciation events, other events, as well as NAP’s former building. Celebrities participating in events include Olympian Greg Louganis, actress Shirley MacLaine, and comedian Joan Rivers. Documents are primarily related to marketing ...

Nebraska Family Photo Album

 Collection — Box MISC-01, Folder: MSS-0073
Identifier: MSS-0073
Content Description

A photo album of a white family in Omaha, Nebraska includes photographs of adults in children around the home and in a rural setting. Notable photos include a series from the 1898 Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha including a see-saw ride, "The Old Plantation" stage, Arch of States, streets of all nations featuring a camel, the lagoon, the administration building, and others. A photograph of a tree is identified as "the surrender tree - San Juan Hill - Santiago" in ...

Nebraska League of Women Voters Collection

 Collection — Folder 1-3
Identifier: MSS-0035
Scope and Contents

The Nebraska League of Women Voters Collection comprises newsletters, pamphlets, questionnaires, voter guides, and other documents produced by the League of Women Voters of Nebraska, along with smaller selection of similar materials from the Omaha League of Women Voters and the National League of Women Voters. League of Women Voters materials span the time period from 1922 until 1942, with some gaps. Scattered issues of the League of Women Voters Nebraska Bulletin (1922-1923) and The ...

Nebraska Shakespeare Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0006
Scope and Contents

The records of Nebraska Shakespeare includes material from its founding in 1986 to the present, documenting the history of the organization, its administration, and its productions. The collection includes production binders (1987-2007), programs, posters, publicity material, reviews, photographs, slides, meeting minutes, bylaws, schedules, fiscal information, inventory information, staff information, correspondence, planning documents, board of directors records, press releases, news ...

Nicoll Ayres Letter

 Collection — Folder 2017-032
Identifier: MSS-0107
Content Description The letter addressed to Socrates Ayres is dated March 1, 1855, and sent from Davenport, Iowa, to Socrates. The letter was sent by Nicoll Ayres who is believed to be Socrates brother. Nicoll (or perhaps Niall?) references that he is recovering his health and wondering about business and employment opportunities in Omaha. He also makes mention of another brother, Stephen. He asks of his brother, in part, "The gist of the question is, will not the advantages for which I come west be better secured ...

Norma Howe Papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0044
Content Description The Norma Howe papers contain letters written to Miss Norma Louise Howe attending school in Urbana, Illinois (presumably at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) from correspondents in Illinois and Iowa from June 1949 through January 1950. Correspondents include her mother and at least one friend covering typical topics including updates on family members’ health and jobs, entertainments, and news of other friends and family. The collection also includes a small number of photographs, ...

Omaha Chamber of Commerce Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0013
Scope and Contents

The Omaha Chamber of Commerce Records cover business and industry in Omaha, Nebraska, spanning the period from 1912 until 1979. The records include meeting minutes from various committees and bureaus, the Chamber's newsletter (1912-1941 as Journal, 1941-1956 as News Bulletin, 1959-2004 as Profile), photographs, negatives, slides, newspaper clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, books and journals collected and used by the Chamber, and files with information about various businesses, ...

Omaha Symphony Guild Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0029
Scope and Contents

The records of the Omaha Symphony Guild document events organized by the group as well as governance functions of the board of directors from circa 1990-2011 with gaps in the records. Organizational records include the secretary’s notebooks (2003-2006), treasurer’s notebooks and reports (1999-2005, Omaha Symphony Guild Advisor, as well as material created by other officers including the President, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, President-Elect, Vice President for Administration, ...

Omaha Theater Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0010
Scope and Contents

The Omaha Theater Company Records contain materials from 1949 to the present, documenting the history of the organization, its administration, and its productions. The organization changed names during the covered period, starting as the Omaha Junior Theater in 1948, becoming the Emmy Gifford Children's Theater in 1977, and becoming the Omaha Theater Company for Young People in 1993, eventually shortening the name to the Omaha Theater Company. The group performed in the Center Theater from ...

Omaha Zoo Foundation Films

 Collection — Reel 1-170
Identifier: MSS-0046
Content Description The Omaha Zoo Foundation films include over 170 films documenting animals and zoos in the mid-twentieth century. The films include coverage of various animals, construction at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, as well as a small number of other U.S. zoos. Animals documented included a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish with well-known animals like Casey, a gorilla who came to Omaha from Minnesota’s Como Zoo in the 1960s, featured. Other primates as well as hoofstock and various ...

Opera Omaha Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0001
Scope and Contents

The records of Opera Omaha include material from before its founding in the 1950s to the present, documenting the history of the organization, its administration, and its productions. The collection holds board meeting minutes (1958-1994), news clippings (1954-1990), audio and video recordings (1960s-2000s), as well as scrapbooks, photographs, negatives, slides, programs, posters, original artwork, and related material. A portion of the collection is material collected by Cele Washington ...

Otis Smith Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0066
Content Description

The diary of Otis W. Smith documents his life beginning with his enrollment in the College of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri through his working life, marriage, and family life. The diary mentions attending his first masquerade ball, taking the first woman he was not related to out, meeting his wife Mattie Dowdall and their courtship, the birth of their son, information about their home, people he meets, purchases he makes including two 'Indian clubs' and a pistol. The following ...

Peycke Brothers Letter

 Collection — Folder 2017-031
Identifier: MSS-0106
Content Description A letter from Peycke Brothers of Omaha, Nebraska, dated April 11, 1876, to a customer about stock arriving and the prices at which each would be sold. Peycke brothers billed itself as "commission merchants and wholesale oyster dealers."

Philip Boatright Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0038
Content Description This collection includes correspondence, photographs, personal documents, book catalogues, edited and unedited manuscripts of poetry from Philip Boatright and related individuals. The collection also includes works and personal papers from Boatright’s late wife Evelyn Hamilton Boatright. Items related to Evelyn Hamilton Boatright include works of poetry, manuscripts and drawings. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and edited proofs relating to a number of poetry collections. ...

Queer Omaha Archives Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0072
Content Description The Queer Omaha Archives Ephemera Collection is material collected or received from various sources.

Railroad Laborer Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0056
Content Description Diary of an unidentified male railroad laborer on a crew laying and repairing track along the Columbia River in Oregon. The diary entries are dated July 3-20, 1894. The writer mentions being in Arlington. Typical entries include a log of hours worked, meal breaks, and descriptions of work completed. Also included are some observations of localities like the Columbia River, descriptions of the weather, mention of the O.R. & N. Co. railway, and mentions of specific events such as a dispute ...

Rainbow Outreach GLBT Center Records

 Collection — Box 2017-041
Identifier: MSS-0113
Content Description The records of the Rainbow Outreach GLBT Center documents some of the activities of the center such as providing information and support to the LGBTQ+ communities. Material in the collection includes brochures from Omaha area organizations such as GLSEN and PFLAG, educational reports and brochures on topics such as health and aging, buttons from local events such as Pride in the early 1990s, signs displayed at the center, and other material.

Robert and Romaine McIntyre Papers

 Collection — Box 2016-094
Identifier: MSS-0083
Content Description

The papers of Robert McIntyre and Romaine Packard McIntyre include correspondence, diaries, calling cards, and other material created both by the couple and members of their extended family. Many of the letters are from Robert to Romaine or Roma while they were courting. The couple lived in Chicago, but also had connections in other parts of the country including Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, Colorado, and elsewhere.

The following information and partial ...

Robert B. Howell Papers

 Collection — Box All
Identifier: MSS-0007
Scope and Contents

The collection holds the correspondence files of U.S. Senator Robert B. Howell from his tenure in Congress and date from approximately 1922 through 1933. The files are organized alphabetically with only the letters A, R, and S represented in the folder headings. The folders contain many sheets directing the user to another heading. These see also sheets were produced by the creator of the files. The Howell chaired the Committee on Claims from 1927 to 1933.

Robert E. Clogston Papers

 Collection — Box 2016-090
Identifier: MSS-0081
Content Description The papers of Robert E. Clogston document his service in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from November 1950 to March 1954. Clogston was from Williamstown, Vermont and was known as Butch. Clogston was stationed at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Argentina Newfoundland, Port Lyautey in Morocco, and Trinidad in the British West Indies. He was a builder in the Navy and helped with construction on military bases. His first letter was sent from the Recruit Training Center in Davisville, Rhode Island on ...

Sarah Finch Scrapbook and Unidentified Ledger

 Collection — Folder 2017-003
Identifier: MSS-0094
Content Description The scrapbook of Sarah Finch was created by re-using the ledger of an unidentified business. Miss Finch’s scrapbook includes sheet music, poetry, news clippings, and illustrations. The sheet music includes a printed sheet as well as the handwritten Stephen C. Fosters song "Hard Times." The merchant’s entries cover approximately 100 pages and identification of the merchant may be possible with further study.

Schesser Family Papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0048
Content Description

The Schesser family papers include a diary kept by patriarch Socrates Schesser in 1915 and an autograph book belonging to son Roy Schesser from 1907. The autograph book was made in Germany and features a child on the colorful front.

The following partial transcription of diary entries was provided by the seller:

In the front of the diary you'll find this written

"This book was bought of Mont Gomery Ward and Co. Kansas City. The record of each day's events heren are ...

Seven Anderton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0022
Scope and Contents

The Seven Anderton Papers are comprised of the manuscripts, correspondence, and published works of short story author Seven Anderton, from circa 1926-circa 1958. The majority of his stories are westerns or detective fiction. One series of the collection comprises seven boxes of files containing primarily manuscripts and correspondence (both professional and personal), along with some newspaper clippings, check stubs, purchase orders, tax forms, songs, poems, magazines, cards, and family ...

Steppenwolf Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0025
Scope and Contents

The Steppenwolf Collection spans the years 1938-1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-1977. The collection features the papers of Philip Boatright, editor of Steppenwolf: A journal of poetry and opinion, and his associate, Jean Shannon. Steppenwolf an independent, literary journal, featured poetry from the late 1960’s through the mid 1970’s. The Collection contains correspondence, books, manuscripts, photographs, newsletters, postcards, catalogs, and sound recordings. Also ...

Storz Brewing Co. Pocket Diary

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0052
Content Description A pocket diary provided “Compliments of Storz Brewing Co. Omaha, Neb.” The journal includes blank pages for the owner to use as well as informational pages at the front and back of the volume providing information about the Storz Brewing Co. brewery including color illustrations of a beer bottle and a malt extract bottle, ideal serving conditions for beer, Omaha streets, populations of U.S. and world cities, U.S. presidents, shipping, and other information.

Susan Haney Diary

 Collection — Folder 2017-036
Identifier: MSS-0111
Content Description The diary of Susan Haney documents the daily activities of this young girl and teenager. She is presumed to live in western Nebraska as she mentions visiting North Platte, Nebraska. Haney’s entries in her diary reference typical childhood and youth activities such as attending piano lessons, Girl Scouts, choir practice, and hunting along with family events such as the wedding of her brother Bill, the death of her grandfather, and visiting family and friends. The diary is a five year diary, but ...

Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0077
Content Description

The Terry Sweeney and Pat Phalen Papers document some of their interests and life together in Omaha, Nebraska in the late 20th and early 21st centuries including participating in Marches on Washington (1987, 1993), writing the regional newsletter/magazine The New Voice for a decade, Phalen’s reign as ICON Emperor, the Omaha leather scene, safe sex and HIV/AIDS education, workplace activism, and other activities of the local LGBTQ community. The collection includes newsletters, event ...

Travel Diary and Almanac

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS-0051
Content Description

A travel journal of a family’s move from near Ashland, Nebraska to near Arcata, California via train recorded in an incomplete copy of an unidentified almanac for 1874. The almanac begins with April 1874 and includes 89 pages of printed material including engravings. The journal or diary section at the end of almanac includes notes for all but seven days for 1874.

Some of the engravings include: German draught oxen, walls of Bologne, France, royal tiger, kangaroos, American elk, a ...

United States Office of Price Administration Records

 Collection — Box 1-2
Identifier: MSS-0008
Scope and Contents

U.S. government documents produced by the Office of Price Administration, 1941-1947, during and immdiately after World War II. Some of the government reports are jointly issued with the Office of War Information. Also included are scattered correspondence and other material from the Omaha District Office.

UNO Teaching Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0009
Scope and Contents

The UNO Teaching Ephemera Collection includes various ephemeral materials not directly related to the University of Nebraska at Omaha nor to Nebraska in general, but from a variety of sources and on a variety of topics in support of UNO curriculum.



See component record for each series for details.

Valley Grove School Collection

 Collection — Box All
Identifier: MSS-0012
Scope and Contents

The Valley Grove School Collection contains original materials from the Valley Grove School, District No. 9, in Dodge County, Nebraska, covering the period from 1867 until 1951. The majority of materials are handwritten. The collection includes student homework assignments (individual assignments and composition books), school finances (itemized bills, treasurer's ledgers, invoices, receipts, and cash books), legal documents (1867 contract for building the schoolhouse, 1963 land sale ...