NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG5451.AM: Northwestern School of Taxidermy (Omaha, Neb.)
Lesson books, etc.: 1905-1980s; mostly 1931
Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.: Taxidermy correspondence school
Size: 1 box; 0.35 linear ft.
Incorporated by J.W. Elwood, Paul F. Greve and R.H. Smith in 1903, the Northwestern School of Taxidermy was located at 1202 Howard Street, Omaha, Nebraska. The mail order correspondence courses taught lessons in removing and treating all kinds of hides and mounting of animal specimens. The school also sold taxidermy supplies. The school closed down in the early 1980s.
Note: See also the Northwestern Fur Company [RG5239] for related items.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection consists of one box of materials relating to the Northwestern School of Taxidermy of Omaha, Nebraska. The materials date from 1905 to the 1980s and consist mostly of lesson books. Also included are a few folders containing correspondence, advertisements, catalogs, and a diploma from a former graduate of the school.
- Correspondence, advertisements, etc., 1943-1944, n.d.
- Correspondence, advertisements, etc., ca. 1980s
- School catalog, ca. 1910
- Taxidermy supply catalog
- Lesson books 1-5, 7, c. 1905
- Lesson book 1, lessons 1-5, ca. 1931
- Lesson book 2, lessons 6-10, ca. 1931
- Lesson book 2S, ca. 1931
- Lesson book 3, lessons 11-13, ca. 1931
- Lesson book 4, lessons 14-17, ca. 1931
- Lesson book 5, lessons 18-21, ca. 1931
- Lesson book 6, lessons 22-26, ca. 1931
- Lesson book 7, lessons 27-30, ca. 1931
- Lesson book 8, lessons 31-38, ca. 1931
- Lesson book 9, lessons 39-40, ca. 1931
- Lesson books 1-10, c. 1969
- Diploma awarded to Westley Moore on July 14, 1934 (see oversize)
Correspondence schools and courses -- Nebraska -- Omaha
Northwestern School of Taxidermy (Omaha, Neb.)
Taxidermy -- Study and teaching
Taxidermy -- Equipment and supplies