Henry Doorly [RG3754.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG3754.AM:  Henry Doorly, 1879-1961

Scrapbook:  1903-1959
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska:  Publisher
Size:  1 volume

BACKGROUND NOTE

Born in Barbados in 1879, Henry Doorly studied civil engineering in the West Indies.  Doorly came to Omaha, Nebraska, in 1902 as a surveyor with the Union Pacific Railroad.  In 1904 he married Margaret Hitchcock, becoming the son-in-law of Gilbert Hitchcock, politician and publisher of the Omaha World Herald.  Doorly went to work at the World Herald, and eventually took over the paper in 1934 after the death of Gilbert Hitchcock.  Doorly retired from the paper in 1950.  Henry Doorly died June 21, 1961 and is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Nebraska.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one scrapbook documenting the publishing career of Henry Doorly and the history of the Omaha World Herald newspaper.  Items in the scrapbook date from ca. 1903 to 1959.  Included are typescript reminiscences by various newspaper employees.

INVENTORY

Henry Doorly scrapbook

 

Subject headings:

Doorly, Henry, 1879-1961
Journalism -- Nebraska
Omaha (Nebraska) -- History
Omaha World Herald (Omaha, Nebraska)
Publishing -- Nebraska

 

TMM     11-10-2018

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