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G.I. Josephine

Editor's note, January 2024: "G.I. Josephine" Ruth Diamond Levinson's army jacket is currently displayed in the "Nebraska Unwrapped" exhibit at the Nebraska History ...

Ten Reasons Why Women Don’t Want the Right to Vote

For much of Women's History Month, we have been highlighting the contributions of women like Ada C. Bittenbender and Harriet S. Brooks to the fight for women's suffrage. ...

From the Kitchen Table to Congress: Doris Royal’s Tax Campaign

“Do you realize I haven’t contributed a dime to this farm today according to the IRS?” Doris Royal told her husband after a twelve-hour day pitching hay and feeding ...

Nebraska Next: The Fight to Enfranchise Nebraska Women

The photograph and artifacts featured above are just a sample of the items relating to the movement to ensure a woman’s right to vote in History Nebraska’s collection.  ...

Louise Vinciquerra, Nebraska’s Bootlegger Queen

“Queen Louise” thumbed her nose at the law throughout the Prohibition era, usually avoiding punishment despite frequent arrests across the state. Her story provides new ...

Dress Codes & Curfews: NU Women in the 1960s

Pre-Title IX University of Nebraska had some pretty ridiculous rules for women students. In this blog post, History Nebraska Board Member Elieen Wirth explores her ...

12-Star Suffrage Flag, 1911-1917

The first US flag had 13 stars. Why does this one have only 12? This flag from the Nebraska History Museum collections bears a star for each of the states in which ...

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