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

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG0799.AM:  Leonard Joe Zajicek, 1927-1998

Papers:  1960-1968
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska:  Television writer
Size:  1.0 cu.ft.; 1 box

BACKGROUND NOTE

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.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

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.

INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. Artifacts from Britain, France, Germany trips
  2. The Broad View
  3. Salute to Nebraska Industry
  4. Women in sports
  5. Joslyn Museum
  6. The Autumn Years: Study of Problems in Old Age
  7. Possible material for Sunday Features
  8. Production Issues
  9. Production employee survey
  10. Nebraska’s Century of Progress
  11. Nebraska’s Century of Progress, continued
  12. Peru State College and tourism pamphlets
  13. Omaha Industrial documentary
  14. Omaha Teamster history
  15. University of Nebraska documentary
  16. Homestead National Monument
  17. One Europe? Documentary
  18. It Shouldn’t Have Happened flood
  19. Incoming correspondence
  20. Zajicek editorials
  21. Zajicek editorials, continued
  22. Zajicek editorials, continued
  23. Nebraskan Notebook of Western History
  24. The Happy Years
  25. The Happy Years, continued
  26. John J. Pershing info
  27. A Time to Give documentary
  28. From Jenny to Jets
  29. Year end News Review 1964
  30. Nebraska Vacationland
  31. The Killer Creek
  32. Incoming correspondence
  33. Nebraska’s Century of Progress
  34. Nebraska’s Century of Progress, continued
  35. The Power We Take for Granted
  36. The Power We Take for Granted, continued
  37. The Power We Take for Granted, continued
  38. The Centennial News
  39. Miscellaneous pamphlets and photos

 

Subject headings:

Nebraska — History
Television broadcasting
WOW-TV (Omaha, Nebraska)
Zajicek, Leonard Joe, 1927-1998

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