Jay Amos Barrett [RG4545.AM]


RG4545.AM:  Jay Amos Barrett, 1865-1936

Papers:  1884-1906, n.d.

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Curator and librarian

Size:  One folder


Born at Nunda, New York, on June 25, 1865, Jay Amos Barrett served as curator and librarian at the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, Nebraska, from 1893 to 1906.  He also served as secretary for a time.  Barrett married Susie Rogers at Lincoln, Nebraska, on April 15, 1897.  Between 1910 and 1930, the Barretts lived in Oklahoma and Kansas City, before finally moving to California.  Jay Amos Barrett died in Alameda, California, on September 2, 1936.


This collection consists of one folder containing correspondence, notes and miscellaneous memorabilia of Jay Amos Barrett.  Most of the materials relate to Barrett’s official job as curator and librarian for the Nebraska State Historical Society.  Included are notes on the origin of “guilds;” an invitation to J.E. Lamaster of Tecumseh, Nebraska, to speak at an upcoming meeting; Barrett’s paper on solicitation of collections, 1894; and notes on the Territorial Council of Nebraska.  Also included are several grade school certificates of Barrett’s, two wedding invitations and a concert program.  The materials in the collection date from ca. 1884 to 1906.


Correspondence, notes and memorabilia, ca. 1884-1906, n.d.


Subject headings:

Atchison, Clyde Bruce, 1875-1962

Barrett, Jay Amos, 1865-1936


Lamaster, Joseph Erwin, 1830-1902

Nebraska State Historical Society

Nebraska Territory — History


Revised TMM      11-30-2020


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