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Throwback Thursday: Christmas Party

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

This week’s 3 1/2″ x 5″ black and white photograph features the Nebraska Federal Writers’ Project Christmas party from 1936, hosted at the home of Project Director Jake Gable.

This image is published and owned by the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors. This collection includes digitized items from the Rudolph Umland Papers relating to the Nebraska Federal Writers’ Project. Umland served as an editor and from 1936-1941, as Assistant State Director of the WPA’s Nebraska Federal Writers’ Project. Umland donated personal correspondence and a fifteen-volume scrapbook to the Heritage Room in 1989. This collection also includes images that were scanned from an album titled “Lincoln, Nebraska: A Photograph Album of Business Buildings.” These images date from around 1930.

Check out 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. 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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