October 29, 2022

Hannah Larsen, 1887-1955 [RG3855.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3855.AM:  Hannah Larsen, 1887-1955



Papers:  1939-1954

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Community leader

Size:  1.0 cu.ft.; 2 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



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.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



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.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Correspondence, 1955 and undated


Box 1

Folder

    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

      Clippings

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

      Devotional

      Scraps

      Funeral sermon



Series 5 – Post cards




    1. Travel post cards, 1940s



Series 6 – Scrapbooks


Box 2

Folder

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



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



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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