Leonard Joe Zajicek, 1927-1998 [RG0799.AM]


RG0799.AM:  Leonard Joe Zajicek, 1927-1998

Papers:  1960-1968

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska:  Television writer

Size:  1.0 cu.ft.; 1 box


Leonard “Len” Zajicek was born at Crete, Nebraska, on December 17, 1927 to Joe and Goldie (Knepper) Zajieck. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Zajicek worked as a writer for WOW-TV & Radio in Omaha, Nebraska. Zajicek died in Omaha on December 8, 1998 and is buried at Bohemian Cemetery in Omaha.


The manuscript portion of the collection contains papers relating to Leonard “Len” Zajicek’s career as a writer at WOW-TV & Radio in Omaha, Nebraska. The collection includes scripts, editorials and research materials for several projects, especially “Nebraska: A Century of Progress,” “Nebraska Vacationland,” and “The Happy Years.”

Note:  Additional components to the collection include:

RG0799.MI: “Nebraska Vacationland” film and trailer, 1963

RG0799.AU: Soundtracks for the film “Nebraska: A Century of Progress” ca. 1967; and one reel labeled “Eppley Airfield.”

RG0799.PH: Aerial reconnaissance photographs of the greater Omaha area, ca. 1959.


Box 1


    1. Artifacts from Britain, France, Germany trips

    1. The Broad View

    1. Salute to Nebraska Industry

    1. Women in sports

    1. Joslyn Museum

    1. The Autumn Years: Study of Problems in Old Age

    1. Possible material for Sunday Features

    1. Production Issues

    1. Production employee survey

    1. Nebraska’s Century of Progress

    1. Nebraska’s Century of Progress, continued

    1. Peru State College and tourism pamphlets

    1. Omaha Industrial documentary

    1. Omaha Teamster history

    1. University of Nebraska documentary

    1. Homestead National Monument

    1. One Europe? Documentary

    1. It Shouldn’t Have Happened flood

    1. Incoming correspondence

    1. Zajicek editorials

    1. Zajicek editorials, continued

    1. Zajicek editorials, continued

    1. Nebraskan Notebook of Western History

    1. The Happy Years

    1. The Happy Years, continued

    1. John J. Pershing info

    1. A Time to Give documentary

    1. From Jenny to Jets

    1. Year end News Review 1964

    1. Nebraska Vacationland

    1. The Killer Creek

    1. Incoming correspondence

    1. Nebraska’s Century of Progress

    1. Nebraska’s Century of Progress, continued

    1. The Power We Take for Granted

    1. The Power We Take for Granted, continued

    1. The Power We Take for Granted, continued

    1. The Centennial News

    1. Miscellaneous pamphlets and photos


Subject headings:

Nebraska — History

Television broadcasting

WOW-TV (Omaha, Nebraska)

Zajicek, Leonard Joe, 1927-1998

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