Omaha Area History and Miscellany

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Omaha Area History and Miscellany


This collection contains items about events, people, places and more in Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa, with Omaha - Council Bluffs as the primary geographical focus.

All the items in this collection are "mapped" from other collections in the CDR.


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Materials and records in the Archives & Special Collections are historical in nature. As a result, they may contain stereotypes, such as those related to race, ethnicity, and gender, and other language and imagery that are inappropriate by today’s standards.

Materials and records are retained in order to fully represent the historical record and are presented in their original format, without context, for research in person or through online access. The materials and records are made accessible without endorsing any historical viewpoints.

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    Omaha’s Riot in Story and Picture
    (Educational Publishing Company, 1919) Educational Publishing Company
    From the Foreword: | The purpose of this book is educational. Its editors believe publicity is the surest cure for lawlessness. The story of the riot has its lessons for all thinking citizens. The dramatic facts of the mob scenes are herein set forth in word and picture, with the view of stimulating serious thought and a possible probe into conditions that seem to foster anarchy. | The student of sociology will find herein facts to fit his wildest theories. The psychologist will be interested in the mental reactions of the mob to the circumstantial stimuli. The layman will exercise a righteous curiosity in the hope of learning why law-abiding men and women become as wild beasts under the influence of the mob idea. | If this little book will only make the public mind less sluggish, then its publishers will feel that they have amply been repaid for their efforts.
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    Creighton University Magazine Spring 2019
    (Creighton University, 2019-03)
    JESUIT GARDENS|Chances are, if you ever got locked out of your residence hall room, or any Creighton office, you experienced the handiwork of the campus Jesuit locksmith. Page 15.
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    A Feasibility Study on Central Purchasing for the Omaha Archdiocese
    (Creighton University, 1969) Stewart, Glenn L.
    There is a definite need for the voluntary central purchasing program. As stated by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Spellman, "Funds and group buying should receive equal attention to the necessary task of raising funds and group buying represents a substantial step toward the most economical utilization of every contributed dollar." | The potential dollar volume of the archdiocese is $1,335,000 and represents an adequate purchasing power to initiate the program. The figure should be larger as it does not represent the large purchase item, textbooks. This dollar figure can be compared to the initial dollar volume of $1,000,000 that the Institutional Commodity Services, Inc., the group purchasing bureau of the Archdiocese of New York, started with in 1941. Their purchase volume is now over $2,000,000 a month with savings of over $1,000,000 a year.
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    The Omaha Tornado
    (1913-04-20) Rigge, William F., S.J.
    First Paragraph: | The city papers have given so much information in words and in pictures concerning the destructive tornado that visited Omaha on Easter Sunday, March 23rd, that it would be needless even to recapitulate it in the Chronicle. It may he useful, however, and instructive, to examine the tornado from a scientific point of view, and see something of its nature, formation, premonitory signs, direction, rate of travel and the like.
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    Autobiography of Dr. E.A. Fogelstrom - Translated from the Swedish language into English by Sister Elfrida Sandberg
    (1958) Sandberg, Elfrida
    The Rev. Erik Alfred Fogelstrom came to Nebraska in 1879 to serve as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, which served the Swedish community in Omaha. In 1887 the Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Association for Works for Charity was organized on the initiative of Pastor Fogelstrom. The Association began building the hospital in 1888 and it was completed in 1890.