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William Gray, 1852-1927 [RG3402.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID RG3402.AM:  William Gray, 1852-1927 Patents:  1898-1911Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Inventor, ...

Nebraska County Atlases and Plat Books

The History Nebraska Library has a collection of over 800 county atlases or plat books ranging from approximately 1885 to the present.  Of these, 147 are on microfilm. ...

Nebraska Plat Books on Microfilm

1885 Nebraska State Atlas Reel 1, #1Adams County, 1919, Reel 1, #2Antelope County, 1922, Reel 1, #3Boone County, 1920, Reel 1, #4Box Butte County, 1913, Reel 1, #5Boyd ...

City and County Directories of Nebraska

The History Nebraska library collects all available city/county directories for all communities and counties in the state. Holdings are from 1866 to within the last two ...

Nebraska Civil War Veterans Database

The Nebraska Civil War Veterans Database has been compiled to locate name references within the Civil War Veterans Indexes for Union soldiers only. This database is ...

1890 & 1911 Gazetteer Index

History Nebraska has Gazetteers from 1890 and 1911. These books are organized by town and profession and serve as the business and professional directory. They also list ...

Nebraska Prisoner Records Database

This is an index compiled from Nebraska Board of Pardons and Parole (RG0034) registers. It includes prisoners from the state penitentiary, the men’s reformatory, and ...

Public Instruction Reports, Subject Keys

Academies & Pvt. CollegesAnniversary-25th YearBellevue CollegeBlair Col. & TheologicalBlake SchoolBlizzard of 1888Books/Apparatus-Stat.Boys Industrial ...

Nebraska Telephone Directories

The History Nebraska library is the only library in the state that collects old phonebooks from towns, cities, or regions in Nebraska. The coverage is from the early ...

Nebraska Homestead Land Records

A database (1860-1954 Tract Books Index) has been compiled that allows researchers to locate references within the 163 land tract books. These books list the first ...

Nebraska U.S. General Land Office Tract Books

By: Gerald E. Sherard429 South Moore St.Lakewood, CO 80226-2629(2001) Much of the land in Nebraska was obtained by homesteading under the Homestead Act of May 20, ...

Nebraska WWI Draft Registration Cards

A database of the WWI Draft Registration Cards: 1917-1918 Nebraska Index has been compiled that allows researchers to locate name references within the Draft Card ...

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History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
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