James Charles Dahlman, 1856-1930 [RG2990.AM]


RG2990.AM: James Charles Dahlman, 1856-1930

Scrapbooks, reminiscences, etc.: 1906-1930
Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.: Mayor
Size: 2 reels of microfilm and 1 folder


This collection relates to the life and career of Mayor James C. Dahlman of Omaha and is arranged in two series. Series 1 consists of approximately nineteen volumes of scrapbooks kept by Dahlman’s secretary during his administration in Omaha from 1906-1930 (filmed). Series 2 contains miscellaneous materials (unfilmed). In particular, the materials reflect the attitudes of the Omaha newspapers toward the Dahlman administration.

The scrapbooks were filmed through the courtesy of the Omaha Public Library.

Note: The photo component [RG2990.PH] consists of photographic prints and negatives, ca. 1915-1929. The photographs relate primarily to Dahlman’s political career and include formal portraits of Dahlman and photographs of Dahlman with others.


Series 1 – Scrapbooks, 1906-1930

Reel 1

Reel 2

Series 2 – Miscellaneous (unfilmed)

Reminiscences about Dahlman’s life as a cowboy in western Nebraska, 1918 and 1922
Biographical material
“The Cowboy Mayor” – a poem by Jean Palmer Nye


See the Library for the book, Mayor Jim : an epic of the West [921 D13c] by Fred Carey. See also the Nebraska History index for numerous articles mentioning James Dahlman.

Subject headings:

Dahlman, James Charles, 1856-1930
Douglas County (Neb.) — History
Mayors — Nebraska — Omaha
Omaha (Neb.) — History
Politicians — Nebraska — Omaha
Politics and government — Nebraska — Omaha

08-03-2009    Revised TMM/tmm

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