HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG3553.AM: Thomas Paul Beall, 1872-1960
Papers: 1925, 1948-1960
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Teacher; writer
Size: 0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box
Born in Virginia in 1872, Thomas Paul Beall came to Nebraska with his family in 1879. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and Columbia University. Beall spent more than forty years teaching and in administration, holding posts at Diller, Edison, Max and Wheeler County in Nebraska, Nodaway and Essex, Iowa, and Wakonda, South Dakota. After retiring in 1948 he became a prolific writer, mostly writing for church-related publications. He wrote various articles, short stories, poems, etc. that were used in publications such as Front Rank, The Young People, Lutheran Youth, The Lutheran Companion and Classmate. On occasion he was published under the name Malcolm Bonner. Thomas P. Beall died at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska, on September 10, 1960. He was survived by his wife, Lulu, and two daughters, Mrs. F.D. Young and Mrs. Estella MacDoniels.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection consists of one box of manuscript material relating to Thomas P Beall’s writing career. The bulk of the collection consists of manuscripts and published versions of his writings. Many of the manuscripts were written for a proposed book by Beall entitled, Lights of the Centuries: Christian Statesmen, Leaders and Reformers, which apparently was never published (folders 2 through 4). Also included is one folder containing correspondence, mostly from publishers relating to various articles he had published.
- Correspondence, 1925, 1948-1960
- "Lights of the Centuries" manuscripts, including:
Title page, introduction, preface, contents, index
Anthony, Susan B.
Bryan, William Jennings
Channing, William Ellery
Garfield, James A.
Gladstone, William Ewart
- Roosevelt, Theodore
Washington, Booker T.
Willard, Frances E.
- Other manuscripts including:
Three Scholarly Presidents [John Quincy Adams, James A. Garfield, Woodrow Wilson]
Reminiscences of Fifty Years Ago
Is There a Bureaucracy in England?
The Significance of the Aristocracy in English Constitutional Government
John Foster Dulles
The Problems of Second Chamber Reforms
Was the Labor "Safety Valve" a Fallacy?
The Wage Earner and the Western Migrations
The River Jordan
A Layman's View of the Church
An Unsung Heroine of Early Religious Experience in Nebraska [Rosalthe Brink Ayer]
Indians, a Battle-Canyon, and a Monument
Utility and Ornamental Yard Fencing of Rural and Urban Homes, and How I Constructed My Own Yard Fence
The Gardener [poem]
Aunt Edna's Story
What Phyllis Overlooked (by Mary Elizabeth Gahens)
- Published writings, 1948-1960
Authors -- Nebraska
Beall, Thomas Paul, 1872-1960
Educators -- Nebraska
Teachers -- Nebraska
Revised TMM 09-27-2018