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Batt, Frances Blumkin


Frances Blumkin was a student at the Municipal University of Omaha during the late 1930s. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Chi and a reporter for the school newspaper. As a freshman, she was featured in a series of photographs of a blanket bounce which appeared in Life magazine, May 24, 1937. She did not graduate, but instead left Nebraska for a job in Washington, D.C. She later returned to Omaha and married Norman Batt. In the 1970s and 1980s, she was the leader of the Citizens Action Association, an organization devoted to blocking land acquisitions by UNO campus.


"Mrs. Batt Fights Land Grab." Gateway. September 6, 1974.

"University Gets National Publicity." Gateway. December 10, 1937.

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Blanket Toss Tradition, May 24, 1937

 Item — Box: Books [3]
Scope and Contents Issue of the May 24, 1937 Life Magazine featuring a story about the OU freshman blanket toss tradition featuring Frances Blumkin. Reproductions of photos of Blumkin and other students are also included along with photos of Stu Sadler being tossed.