Frank Eugene Edgerton, 1875-1963 [RG2504.AM]


RG2504.AM:  Frank Eugene Edgerton, 1875-1963

Papers:  1886-1963
Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska:  Lawyer
Size:  5.5 cu.ft.; 8 boxes, etc.


The Frank E. Edgerton papers are arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence and printed matter arranged alphabetically by subject, 1926-1963; 2) Miscellaneous material, 1907-1940; and 3) Financial ledgers, 1886-1923. Correspondence forms the bulk of the first series of this collection. Correspondents include: Ralph F. Beerman, 1961; Carl T. Curtis, 1958-1960; Clarence A. Davis, 1956; Cecil C. Fraizer, 1926-1933; Robert D. Harrison, 1958; Roman L. Hruska, 1956; Samuel R. McKelvie, 1928; and Everett P. Wilson, 1932. The material in this collection relates to Edgerton's career as newspaperman, 1903-1907; secretary to U.S. Senator Norris Brown, 1907-1910; Assistant Attorney General of Nebraska, 1911-1915; and Aurora attorney, 1915-1963. It relates also to Edgerton's activities as president of the Aurora Rotary Club and the Hamilton County Historical Society.


Series 1 - Subject Files

Box 1

American Legion, National Americanism Commission, 1925-1930
American Legion, reports, minutes and correspondence, 1926-1930
American Legion, Auxiliary, 1928-1929
American Legion, Constitution Committee, 1932
American Legion, Young Citizens Contest, 1932-1934

Box 2

Aurora Airport, 1959-1963
Aurora Hospital, 1961
Burlington Railroad, 1951-1962
Consumers Public Power District, 1943-1960
Hamilton County Bar Association, 1959
Hamilton County Historical Society, 1942-1962
Library information, 1957-1963
Missouri River Power Line, 1956

Box 3

Nebraska State Bar Association, 1927-1929
Newspapers, 1930-1943
Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association, Inc., 1958-1962 (includes correspondence with Oral Roberts and S.L. Braxton)
Political, correspondence and clippings, 1925-1926

Box 4

Political, correspondence, 1926

Box 5

Political, correspondence, 1926
Political, campaign data, clippings and correspondence, 1927-1928

Box 6

Political, correspondence and printed matter, 1928-1931
Political, Griwsold gubernatorial campaign, 1934
Political, correspondence and printed matter, 1956-1963
Rotary Club, correspondence and printed matter, 1926-1927
University of Nebraska, Alumni Association and Foundation correspondence, 1942-1959

Box 7

University of Nebraska, correspondence and printed matter (relating largely to the class of 1900), 1951-1963
Includes 3 page typewritten "letter" from Dan Gutleben to Robert N. Manley concerning the history of the University

Series 2 - Miscellaneous

Box 8

Picture postcards, 1907-1910
Robert H. Thesing vs. C.W. Rice, in the district court of Hamilton County, Nebraska, September 23-25, 1940
Two memoranda books, n.d.
Stock certificates (unissued) in Aurora Normal and Business College and Morgan Independent Oil Co., n.d.
Memorabilia, n.d.

Series 3 - Ledgers


  1. 1886-1927, Mortgage index; arranged by section
  2. 1889-1890, Stockham Creamery Association cash book
  3. 1890-1923, Discount register
  4. 1891-1892, Accounts
  5. 1904-1909, Collection register
  6. 1907-1910, Day book
  7. 1917-1918, Account book
  8. n.d., J.R. Davidson, accounts


Subject headings:

American Legion (Neb.)
Aurora (Neb.) -- History
Edgerton, Frank Eugene, 1875-1963
Hamilton County Historical Society (Aurora, Neb.)
Lawyers -- Nebraska
University of Nebraska -- History


LW/cs   03-22-1965
Encoded TMM   03-31-2010

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