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Mordecai T. Bartram [RG4306.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID RG4306.AM:  Mordecai T. Bartram Diary (typescript):  1871 Nohart, Richardson County, Neb.:   Size:  1 item SCOPE AND CONTENT ...

Barwick-Johnson Families [RG5632.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID RG5632.AM:  Barwick-Johnson Families Papers:  1895-1982; mostly 1895-1963 Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.: ...

John Walter Bassett, 1847-1939 [RG3002.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID RG3002.AM:  John Walter Bassett, 1847-1939 Diaries (on microfilm):  1864-1939 Unadilla, Otoe County, Neb.: ...

James G. Bastian, Jr. [RG1655.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID RG1655.AM:  James G. Bastian, Jr. Papers:  1944-1946 Grand Island and Crete, Neb.:  World War II soldier Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 ...

Bates Family [RG4546.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID RG4546.AM:  Bates Family Correspondence:  1856-1866 Florence, Douglas County, Neb.:   Size:  1 folder SCOPE ...

Henry Young Bates, 1853-1930 [RG5156.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID RG5156.AM:  Henry Young Bates, 1853-1930 Memoir:  1916-1917 Sarpy County and St. Paul, Howard County, Neb.; ...

Baysdorfer Family [RG4558.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID RG4558.AM:  Baysdorfer Family Papers:   Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:  Inventors Size:  1 folder SCOPE AND ...

French Gratitude Train, Household Items

Featured Collections

The treasures preserved within the History Nebraska Collections and Archives tell many amazing stories. Here are a few of our favorite:  Doing Hard Time: Historic ...

French Gratitude Train, Art

  Paintings and Drawings Watercolor (NSHS 7144-161-(2)) Watercolor painting of the cathedral of Chartres that is signed by the artist, "David Faure, 1943." There ...

French Gratitude Train, Personal Items

  Handkerchiefs Handkerchief (NSHS 7144-5[dup 1]) Diaphanous handkerchief with the hem doubled and sewn with blue thread. There is a butterfly motif in one ...

John V. Beck, 1890-1969 [RG3546.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID RG3546.AM:  John V. Beck, 1890-1969 Papers:  1949-1967 Lincoln, Lancaster County, and Grand Island, Hall ...

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