NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG5198.AM: Eugene Wayne Babcock, 1902-1990
Webster and Holt Counties, Neb.; Wyoming: Educator
Size: 1 folder
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The manuscript portion of this collection consists of a two-part autobiography by Eugene W. Babcock; a one-page reminiscence about the visit of Halley’s Comet in 1910; two school certificates; and a clipping about Babcock’s sixtieth wedding anniversary. The reminiscence discusses Babcock’s childhood in western Nebraska, farming and ranching, a cattle drive, his experiences as an educator, and his service in World War II. All items are photocopies; the originals are not in the NSHS collections.
The photo component [RG5198.PH] consists of three images of Babcock in his U.S. Navy uniform, including a formal portrait, and a picture with his daughter, Geraldine.
Note: A collection of items relating to Babcock’s military service is housed at the Nebraska History Museum. Not all artifacts are on display; researchers must call for an appointment before scheduling a visit.
Babcock, Eugene Wayne, 1902-1990
Cattle drives — Nebraska
Education — Nebraska — Webster County
Education — Wyoming
Farm life — Nebraska
Hanna (Wyo.) — History
School Census — Hanna (Wyo.)
Webster County (Neb.) — History
World War, 1939-1945 — Personal narratives
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