Category Archives: Nebraska Memories

Throwback Thursday: Formal Gardens

For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, we’re taking a peek into the home of Ray Julius Nye.

This 7.5″ x 9.5″ photograph shows the well manicured formal gardens at The Elms, the residence of Ray and Anna Nye. The building is now the Louis E. May Museum and the home of the Dodge County Historical Society.

This image is owned by the Dodge County Historical Society and is published by Keene Memorial Library in Fremont, Nebraska. As partners, the Historical society and library worked to digitize and describe content owned by the historical society. The collection of photographs documents life in Fremont in the lat 1800s and early 1900s.

Check out all the collections on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Peru State Normal School

The month of April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, we are featuring this poem for this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ postcard features a poem about the town of Peru. Postcards like this were likely supplied to students and visitors to promote the school.

This image is published and owned by the Nebraska Library Commission. The collection includes material on the history of libraries in Nebraska, mainly libraries built with Carnegie grants. Also included in the collection are items from the 1930s related to the Nebraska Public Library Commission bookmobile, as well as items showcasing the history of Nebraska’s state institutions.

Check out the full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: C.E. Wilson Clothing

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from the Nebraska Memories archive!

This week, we’re taking a peek inside the C.E. Wilson Clothing store in 1909. Merchandise displayed in the store includes shoes, suites, ties, and wooden trunks.

This 6″x9″ black and white photograph is owned by the Crawford Historical Society and Museum and is published to Nebraska Memories by Crawford Public Library. This collection includes a number of images of the Crawford area from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Images include portraits of residents, local businesses, and souvenir postcards.

Want to see more Nebraska history? Check out all the materials featured on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Baseball

Baseball is season is officially here and we’re celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This week, we have a 5-3/8″ x 2-1/2″ black and white photograph of a student at Union College running to first base. This image is published and owned by the Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library at Union College. The library is home to an archival collection of books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, photographs, artifacts, and manuscript collections related to the history of Union college and the College View community. The photographs selected for inclusion in Nebraska Memories include early scenes of the Union College campus and downtown College View.

If you like Nebraska history, check out all the materials on the Nebraska Memories archive!

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Coal Loader on C.B. & Q. Railroad

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This 8″x5″ black and white photograph shows the coal loader across from the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad depot. It is a 2-3 story wood structure with railroad tracks running along side of it. It was demolished in the 1950s.

This image is published by Crawford Public Library and is owned by the Crawford Historical Society & Museum. Together they digitized a number of images of the Crawford area from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. This collection features Crawford resident portraits, local businesses, and souvenir postcards.

View all the items in this collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Squaw Mound Band

It’s another #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This 6″x9″ black and white photograph shows the thirty-nine members of the Squaw Mound Band. The band includes both male and female members of all ages. It was organized in the rural Squaw Mound area east of Crawford in 1927 and played at the Nebraska State Fair in Lincoln in 1936.

This image from 1929 is published by Crawford Public Library and is owned by the Crawford Historical Society and Museum. Together, they digitized a number of images of the Crawford area from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The collection features resident portraits, local businesses, and postcards.

Check out the Nebraska Memories archive to see all the materials featured in this collection.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Loomis Basketball Team

Boys State Basketball is underway and we’re celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This week’s #throwback features the Loomis basketball team in 1918. This image is published by the Holdrege Area Public Library and is owned by the Phelps County Historical Society. Featured in this collection are images portraying the history of Phelps county since the mid 1880s.

Check out this collection and more on the Nebraska Memories archive!

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Hose Team

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we’re going back to Crawford, Nebraska in 1892. This 5″x7″ black and white photograph shows the Crawford Hose Team, part of the town’s volunteer fire department. The hose is attached to a reel, which has two large wooden wheels.

This image is owned by the Crawford Historical Society and Museum and is published to Nebraska Memories by Crawford Public Library. Together, a number of images showcasing the Crawford area from the late 1800s to the early 1900s were digitized. The collection includes portraits of residents, local businesses, and postcards.

If you are someone who likes history, especially Nebraska history, check out the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Welcome T. Bryant Memorial Award

The month of February is African American History Month and we are celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

The Welcome T. Bryant Memorial Award was presented to Charles B. Washington for outstanding community service. From Omaha, Nebraska, Charles B. Washington was a journalist, mentor, and activist. He is known for his work in the North Omaha area. On September 14, 1986, the North Branch of the Omaha Public Library was renamed after him.

This image from the 1980s is published and owned by Omaha Public Library. The items in this collection include early Omaha-related maps dating from 1825 to 1922, as well as over 1,000 postcards and photographs of the Omaha area. Also included are items relating to the life of Charles B. Washington, a local civil rights activist.

Check out the items in the collection and other items related to African American history on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Orchestra

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have an 8″x10″ black and white acetate negative featuring an orchestra made up of all male African American musicians. This image was taken on December 8, 1937 at the Orpheum Theatre.

This image is provided and owned by the Durham Museum. See all the material provided by the Durham Museum on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Shoveling Snow

Snow happens…whether we like it or not!

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is going back to February of 1940. This 3-5/8″ x 4-3/4″ black and white acetate negative shows a young boy shoveling snow in Omaha, Nebraska. This image was taken for the Optimist Club.

This image was taken by William Wentworth and is owned by the Durham Museum. William Wentworth worked as both a freelance and commercial photographer, providing a unique view of architecture, businesses, and community life. The William Wentworth Collection consists of images that document life in Omaha, Nebraska from 1934 through 1950.

Check out all of the 4,663 negatives in this collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Volleyball

Nebraska volleyball is back tomorrow and we’re celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This week, we have an 10″x8″ black and white photograph from the Immanuel Deaconess Institute. Several nursing students are playing volleyball in Bloom Hall.

This image is published and owned by the Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center. An archive of thousands of photos, papers and items has been maintained for over 120 years. The rich and well documented history of Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska is shown in the images of early buildings, people and artifacts.

Check out this full collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Kreuger’s Lake

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week we have a black and white photograph of Kreuger’s Lake. From 1920 to 1950, this was a popular place in Cheyenne County. At the far left of the photograph is a boat house and a slide for those who would go to swim. On the right side of the image is a community building that was used to hold meetings and dances. Today it is now a private home.

This photograph is published and owned by the Cheyenne County Historical Society and Museum which is located in Sidney. This collection of historical photographs represents the people and places of Sidney, Fort Sidney, Potter, Dalton and other communities in the county. The images featured in this collection include photographs showing business districts in the heart of these towns, troops stationed at the fort, and William Jennings Bryan speaking at the Cheyenne County Court House.

See everything in this collection and many more on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Parade

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we have a black and white photograph of cars lined up for a parade during the early 1900’s.

This image was captured by John Nelson. John Nelson was born in 1864 in Harestad, Sweden. He came to Nebraska with his parents when he was 17 years old. His photographs show life in small town Nebraska during the first decades of the 20th century. They include subjects such as automobiles, local businesses, and community activities. This photograph is provided and owned by History Nebraska.

If you’re someone who enjoys history, especially Nebraska history, check out the Nebraska Memories archive!

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Construction of the Nebraska State Capitol

It’s time for another #throwback from Nebraska Memories!

This week, we’re going back to May 13, 1924. This photo, owned by Townsend Studio, shows construction of the third capitol building. Construction began in 1922 and was completed in 1932.

This photo was created by Alva C. Townsend and is published by Townsend Studio. The Studio has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1888 by Timothy Townsend with his sons, Alva C. and Charles. Alva continued the operation until 1945 when he sold the studio. Today, it is run by Bradford J. Clark. The Studio holds a collection of glass plate and acetate negatives of early Lincoln and early residents. Images also include University of Nebraska and high school sports teams, state governors and Lincoln mayors.

Check out this whole collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Christmas Dinner

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This photograph from 1915 shows a table set up and ready for Christmas dinner. It is owned by the Dodge County Historical Society and published to Nebraska Memories by Keene Memorial Library in Fremont Nebraska. In partnership, they digitized and described content owned by the historical society. The collection includes photographs that document life in Fremont during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Check out this collection and many more on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: 1909 Football Team

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This picture from 1909 shows the Nebraska State Normal School at Kearney posed on Central Avenue in Kearney, Nebraska. Founded in 1905, the school was renamed to Nebraska State Teachers College in 1921 and then renamed again in 1963 to Kearney State College. In 1991, the college joined the Nebraska University system.

This image is published and owned by the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The Calvin T. Library at the University of Nebraska at Kearney worked with the Nebraska Library Commission to digitize and make available on the Web selected photos from its collections. Images in this collection show faculty, students, buildings and activities from the first dozen years of the school’s existence.

Check it out on the Nebraska Memories archive!

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: A Christmas Carol

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

This photographic montage shows images from various performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Omaha Community Playhouse from 1976 to 2005.

The Omaha Community Playhouse put on its first production of “A Christmas Carol” in 1976. It was adapted for the stage by director Charles Jones. For 30 years, the character of Scrooge was played by Dick Boyd. He portrayed the character over 800 times and never missed a performance.

This image is published and owned by the Omaha Community Playhouse. Its digitized collection includes images of the playhouse and its performances. Some actors included in these images are Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, and Dorothy McGuire.

Check out this collection and many more on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Picnic

It’s a Thanksgiving themed #Throwback from Nebraska Memories!

This black and white postcard from the early 1900s shows a large group of men, women and children having a picnic. This image was created by John Nelson and is published by History Nebraska.

History Nebraska digitized content from the John Nelson collection. John Nelson was born in Sweden and came to Nebraska at 17 years old alongside his parents. His photos show small town life in Nebraska during the early 20th century. He shot photographs of local businesses, community activities, and automobiles.

See all the materials in this collection on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. The Nebraska Memories archive is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in Nebraska Memories, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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Throwback Thursday: Train Wreck at Red Cloud

This week’s #ThrowbackThursday is taking a look at the 1908 train wreck that happened in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

Both of these images are published by the McCook Public Library and owned by the High Plains Historical Society and Museum. Together, in partnership, they digitized images that document early growth of the railroad in McCook and the surrounding area.

If you are someone who likes history, especially history related to Nebraska, check out the Nebraska Memories archive!

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see http://nlc.nebraska.gov/nebraskamemories/participation.aspx for more information.

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