Frederick Blaine Humphrey [RG0716.AM]


RG0716.AM: Frederick Blaine Humphrey, 1876-1952

Papers, 1870-1922
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Realtor and Legislator
Size: 1.0 cu.ft.; 2 boxes


Frederick Blaine Humphrey was born in New York state in 1876, graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1900, and served in the Nebraska legislature in 1908 and 1909. He was for many years active in real estate, loans and insurance business. Humphrey moved with his wife in 1940 to Carmel, California, where he died in 1952.


The Frederick Blaine Humphrey collection is arranged in three series: 1) Writings; 2) “Corn Eaters Club of America,” and 3) Miscellaneous. The material in the Frederick Blaine Humphrey collection relates primarily to state and national political and economic issues of the 1920s.


Series 1 – Writings
Box 1

  1. Tracts on theosophy (published 1918, 1920); Equality for Agriculture; Cooperation-A New Economic System; The Formation of a Lasting Peace (1943); Wars and Strikes (1943); material on the Nebraska State Capitol

Series 2 – Corn Eaters Club of America

  1. “The Corn Eaters Club of America” (f. Lincoln, Nebraska, 1922), an organization for the increase of corn consumption in an effort to raise low prices

Series 3 – Miscellaneous

  1. Newspapers, 1922
  2. Inventories of photographs, etc., given to Nebraska State Historical Society

Box 2

  1. Scrapbook, 1870s-1890s, newspaper clippings primarily of a political nature (unsigned)
  2. Scrapbook, 1880s-1890s, newspaper clippings primarily of a political nature, O.W. Humphrey (father)
  3. Letters, manuscripts, phrenology, astrology material, etc.


Subject headings:

Corn Eaters Club of America
Humphrey, Frederick Blaine, 1876-1952
Humphrey, O.W.
Nebraska State Capitol
Political activity
Political issues
Politics & government


HEK/js 05-08-1965
Revised TMM 04-11-2017


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