Perry W. Branch, 1898-1971 [RG2953.AM]


RG2953.AM:  Perry W. Branch, 1898-1971

Papers:  1844-1922

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  NU Foundation executive

Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box


Perry Branch graduated from Lincoln High school in 1916, and attended the University of Nebraska, graduating in 1920 as one of the first business administration majors. While at NU he was a member of the Iron Sphinx, Vikings, Kosmet Klub and Phi Kappa Psi. In 1920 he joined Branch brothers, a wholesale show company, serving with the firm until 1943. Mr. Branch was appointed director and secretary of the NU foundation in 1943 and was given custody of some $40,000 in assets. At the time of his retirement the foundation listed assets near $5 million after 20 years under his direction. Perry Branch died in July of 1971 in Scottsdale, Arizona.


This collection consists of one box of material arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence, 1897-1922; 2) Diary, 1915; and 3) Miscellany. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters written to Mr. Branch during his service in World War I. The diary was kept while he was a student at Lincoln High School.

See the photo component [RG2953.PH] for related images.


Series 1 – Correspondence, 1897-1922

Box 1


    1. 1897-1904

    1. 1918

    1. 1922; 1926

Series 2 – Diary

    1. Diary, 1915, Apr. 18 – Aug. 4

Series 3 – Miscellany

    1. Financial records, land records, etc., mostly relating to Missouri and Iowa

      Miscellaneous documents and certificates (See oversize)



Branch, Perry W., 1898-1971

World War, 1914-1918 — Personal narratives


JEP/ht   10-31-1972

TMM   06-24-2009

03-02-2010   Revised TMM

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