Adolph Herman Hilpert, 1899-1946 [RG1089.AM]


RG1089.AM:  Adolph Herman Hilpert, 1899-1946

Papers:  1939-1940

Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska:  Teacher

Size:  One folder


Born June 7, 1899, Adolph H. Hilpert graduated from Burwell High School in 1919. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where he graduated in 1923. Hilpert took a year of graduate courses at Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa. In 1937 he was on the faculty at Alliance High School in Alliance, Nebraska. Adolph H. Hilpert died on December 9, 1946. He is buried in Cottonwood Cemetery, Burwell, Nebraska.


The collection contains a manuscript by A.H. Hilpert of Alliance, Nebraska, entitled, “The Second Sioux Creek Massacre,” in which he writes of a 1916 historical pageant that commemorated the first Sioux Creek Massacre of Garfield County, Nebraska. He describes the filming of the pageant by Frank A. Harrison of the Nebraska State Historical Society. Also included is some correspondence with A.E. Sheldon from 1939-1940 concerning the publication of the manuscript.


“The Second Sioux Creek Massacre” by A.H. Hilpert

Misc. correspondence, 1939-1940



Harrison, Frank A., “Nebraska History Plays in Nebraska,” Nebraska History, vol. 1, no. 1, p. 5-6.

See also the Frank A. Harrison photo collection [RG4497.PH].


Subject headings:

Burwell (Nebraska) — History

Garfield County (Nebraska) — History

Harrison, Frank A., 1880-1934

Hilpert, Adolph Herman, 1899-1946

Indians of North America

Pageants — Nebraska — Burwell

Pageants — Nebraska — Garfield County

Sheldon, Addison Erwin, 1861-1943


Revised TMM        05-02-2008

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