NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG3766.AM: Builders of Nebraska Hall of Fame (Lincoln, Neb.)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:
Size: 0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box
To help observe Nebraska's centennial in 1967, a "Hall of Fame of Builders of Nebraska" was sponsored by Lincoln's Sunday Journal and Star. Plans were made "To honor the one hundred people who have contributed the most to the growth and development of Nebraska." Nominations were sought from readers, and a panel of experts validated the nominee's achievements and narrowed the list of nominations to 100. The Builders of Nebraska Hall of Fame has been continued annually after the Centennial year, adding one person a year. A special feature appeared in the March 5, 1967, Journal and Star honoring the original 100 members in the Nebraska Builders Hall of Fame.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection relates to nominations for entry into the "Builders of Nebraska Hall of Fame." The bulk of this collection consists of copies of nominations for The Builders of Nebraska Hall of Fame by the Sunday Journal and Star. These nominations also contain information on the contributions the nominees made to the building of Nebraska. Also included is a folder of correspondence from Joe R. Seacrest of the Sunday Journal and Star to the panel of experts who were to choose the 100 Builders of Nebraska. A copy of the newspaper clipping announcing the initiation of the project and various lists of nominees is also included.
- 1967 Nominations, A-E
- 1967 Nominations, F-L
- 1967 Nominations, M-R
- 1967 Nominations, S-Z
- Correspondence and lists, 1967
Builders of Nebraska Hall of Fame (Lincoln, Neb.)
Centennial celebrations -- Nebraska
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