Orpheus L. Polk, 1896-1968 [RG1322.AM]

NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1322.AM:  Orpheus L. Polk, 1896-1968

Papers: 1923, 1938-1939
Raymond and Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Engineer
Size:  1 folder

BACKGROUND NOTE

Orpheus L. Polk was born at Raymond, Nebraska, on September 22, 1896.  Son of Lurton and Jeannette Polk, Orpheus graduated from the University of Nebraska Engineering College.  He served as an executive engineer with the former State Roads and Irrigation Department.  Polk was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Lincoln Engineers Club.  Orpheus L. Polk died in Lincoln, Nebraska, on December 30, 1968 and is buried in Wyuka Cemetery.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of one folder containing letters and reports of Orpheus L. Polk describing his matchbook cover invention and his farming tool inventions.  The materials date from 1923 and from 1938 to 1939.

Acc. #1980.0114

 

Subject headings:

Agriculture -- Economic aspects
Engineering
Engineers -- Nebraska
Inventions
Inventors
Polk, Orpheus L., 1896-1968

 

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