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MSS. Special Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS

Found in 119 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 — Multiple Containers
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 other material documenting the organization's activities. 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 — Box MISC-05, Folder: MSS-0041
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 — Box MISC-02, Folder: MSS-0068
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 — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0058
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 — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0061
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 — Box MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0109
Identifier: MSS-0109
Content Description The Automobile Travel Diary documents three trips by car in 1917 and earlier. The white 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...

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 — Box MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0110
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 — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0086
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 — Box MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0103
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 — Box MISC-04, Folder: MSS-0064
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 — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0088
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 — Box MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0087
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 — Box MISC-02, Folder: MSS-0067
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 — Box MISC-11, Folder: MSS-0049
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...

Ephraim Marks and David Rice Papers

 Collection — Box 2018-026
Identifier: MSS-0122
Content Description The Ephraim Marks and David Rice collection is composed of personal material about this white, gay, Omaha couple. The collection includes a scrapbook kept by David Rice showcasing some of his work as an interior designer in the 20th century in Omaha along with biographical information about Ephraim Marks and David Rice from the time around Rice’s death. A copy of an oral history interview David Rice did with the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society is also available. Also included are photos of...

Erwin R. and Melba Dee Eastwood Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-07, Folder: MSS-0116
Identifier: MSS-0116
Content Description The papers of Erwin R. and Melba Dee (nee Code) Eastwood document the life of this Agra, Oklahoma, couple during their dating or courtship and later marriage during World War II through their letters. The collection also includes a small number of unidentified photographs. At the end of the war, the letters continue as Erwin Eastwood worked away from the Eastwood's Oklahoma home. The letters in the collection are addressed to Melba Dee from her boyfriend and husband Erwin Eastwood, a Seabee in...

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 — Box MISC-09, Folder: MSS-0084
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.