October 29, 2022

Hannah Larsen, 1887-1955 [RG3855.AM]


RG3855.AM:  Hannah Larsen, 1887-1955

Papers:  1939-1954

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Community leader

Size:  1.0 cu.ft.; 2 boxes


Hannah Larsen was a former member of the board of directors of the Lincoln Y.W.C.A. and was active in the Lincoln Goodwill Industries, Southwest Community Center Board, and the Outlook Club. See her obituary (17 November 1955) in the Lincoln Star for more biographical information.


The collection consists of two boxes arranged in six series: (1) Correspondence; (2) Manuscripts; (3) Organizations; (4) Miscellaneous; (5) Post Cards; and (6) Scrapbooks. The material in the collection relates to Hannah Larsen’s work with the Y.W.C.A., and the Outlook Club.


Series 1 – Correspondence, 1955 and undated

Box 1


    1. Letters of sympathy to Miss Tillie Larsen (Hannah’s sister) and notification to Hannah Larsen of appointment to Y.W.C.A. Board of Directors

Series 2 – Manuscripts

    1. “Ellen H. Richards,” biography by Edna Yost, published in American Women of Science, 1943

      “Australia,” general information, unsigned, undated

      “The Passing of the Sailing Ship,” unsigned, undated

      “Achievements in Radar,” unsigned, undated

      “The Ozark Country,” unsigned, undated

      “Our Caribbean Possessions,” unsigned, undated

      “Bells and Their Traditions,” John Keating

      “Juliana of the Netherlands,” unsigned, undated

      “European and American Old Glass,” unsigned, undated

      “America’s Petroleum Industry,” unsigned, undated

      “150 Years Young” (Washington, D.C.), unsigned, undated

      “Harlem,” unsigned, undated

      “The Melting Pot,” (New York City), unsigned, undated

      “It’s the Berrys’,” unsigned, undated

      Biography of Thomas Jefferson, unsigned, undated

Series 3 – Organizations

    1. Outlook Club, By-Laws, minutes, 1940-1941, and programs, 1939-1954; including a bibliography

    1. Y.W.C.A., constitution, amendments, by-laws

Series 4 – Miscellaneous

    1. Two certificates of honorary Citizenship to Hannah Larsen from Boys’ Town, 1942, 1946


      Y.W.C.A. electoral certificate and pin



      Funeral sermon

Series 5 – Post cards

    1. Travel post cards, 1940s

Series 6 – Scrapbooks

Box 2


    1. An inspirational scrapbook and one containing cards received during an illness



Larsen, Hannah, 1887-1955

Lincoln (Neb.) — History

Outlook Club (Lincoln, Neb.)

Women in Nebraska

Young Women’s Christian Association (Lincoln, Neb.)


HEK/js   06-15-1965

Encoded TMM   05-26-2010

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