Alice Ann (Lockwood) Minick [RG4042.AM]


RG4042.AM:  Alice Ann (Lockwood) Minick, 1844-1939

Papers:  1897-1938

Brownville, Nemaha County, Nebraska:  Author, lawyer, temperance leader

Size:  2.0 cu.ft.; 4 boxes + oversize


Alice Ann Lockwood was born at Geneva, New York, on March 2, 1844.  The Lockwood family moved to Nebraska in 1857, settling near Nemaha City in Nemaha County.  Alice was a strong anti-drink advocate, later becoming a leader in the prohibition and temperance movements.  She married John S. Minick in 1865.  After John’s death in 1885, Alice inherited a sizeable estate.  She decided to get her law degree in order to better understand and manage the estate.  Graduating in 1892, Alice Minick was the first female graduate of the University of Nebraska Law College.  She was the fourteenth woman admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court on January 18, 1897.  Alice Minick was also a prolific writer and historian of Brownville and Nemaha County.  She died in 1939 and is buried next to her husband in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Brownville, Nebraska.


This collection consists of four boxes of papers relating to the life of Alice Ann (Lockwood) Minick and her research interests.  Included in the collection are correspondence, manuscripts, copy books, pamphlets, scrapbooks, clippings, certificates and miscellany.  The material in the Minick collection relates primarily to the history of Brownville and of Nemaha County.

Note:  See the library collection for the published version of One Family Travels West [921 M66].


Box 1


    1. Correspondence to Alice A. Minick, 1897-1938

    1. Typed manuscript of One Family Travels West, published in 1936 by the Meador Publishing Company of Boston

    1. John Brown in Nemaha County; Work of the W.C.T.U.

    1. A History of the Methodist Church in Brownville; Memoirs of Aspinwall; Memoir of Alice Lockwood

    1. Poems by Alice A. Minick

Box 2


    1. Copy books containing re-written version of One Family Travels West (20 volumes)

    1. Pamphlets and writings on temperance, the Geneva Conference of 1919, and world unity

Box 3


    1. Scrapbook, mostly Nebraska clippings about Brownville and area residents

    1. Scrapbook, mostly Nebraska clippings about Brownville and area residents

    1. Scrapbook, mostly Nebraska clippings about Brownville and area residents

Box 4


    1. Scrapbook, clippings about schools

    1. Scrapbook, clippings about area residents

    1. Clippings about area Brownville and area residents

    1. Clippings about area Brownville and area residents

    1. Clippings about area Brownville and area residents

    1. Certificates, awards, diplomas, etc. (see oversize)

    1. Miscellaneous cards, notes and programs


Subject headings:

Authors — Nebraska

Brownville (Nebraska) — History

Lawyers — Nebraska

Minick, Alice Ann (Lockwood), 1844-1939

Nemaha County (Nebraska) — History

Women lawyers — Nebraska


HEK/js                 07-29-1965

Revised TMM      02-04-2019

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