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Danvers Historical Society. Danvers.
Worcester Society of Antiquity. Worcester.
Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society. Lansing. MINNESOTA.
Minnesota Historical Society. St. Paul. MISSOURI.
Missouri Academy of Sciences. St. Louis.
Missouri Historical Society. St. Louis. NEW HAMPSHIRE.
New Hampshire Historical Society. Concord. NEW JERSEY.
New Jersey Historical Society. Newark. NEW MEXICO.
New Mexico Historical Society. Sante Fe.
American Geographical Society. New York.
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Nebraska State historical soeiety.
his department of the public work of the State was established by an act
of the Legislature of 1883. Its headquarters are on the ground floor of the State University LIBRARY BUILDING, where its collections are kept. Into its fire-proof rooms is being gathered everything that relates to the history of Nebraska. As a matter of public record, for the use of all citizens of the State, the following kinds of material are sought, and anyone interested in the history of Nebraska will place the Society under great obligations by helping to bring things to the Society rooms.
1.- Original diaries, letters, manuscripts (or copies of these), papers and pamphlets, relating to the early settlement of Nebraska.
2.-Maps and plats of cities, towns, counties, and special sections of the country, together with exact dates and circumstances connected with the founding, location, or removal of any of these.
3.—Biographies of the early settlers, and of prominent people in the State, with photographs of the same.
4.-All the old files of papers possible to secure, especially the territorial newspapers. The Society will, in due time, bind all these that come into its possession, and place them where they may be referred to at any time.
5.-Histories and narratives of Nebraska regiments and companies in the Civil War and in the Indian Wars; and personal narratives.
6.-All books, pamphlets, speeches, catalogues of schools, etc., published in the State or relating to it.
7.-Photographs of men, women, public buildings, cities and towns, and Nebraska scenery. Everything of the kind that can be had.
8.-Relics of all kinds : Indian implements, fire-arms, garments, and things representative of the life of the various tribes that have lived in the State. Remains of prehistoric tribes, such as have been found in the State: pottery, etc. Fire-arms and relics of the Civil War.
9.-Besides books, pamphlets and relics that relate to the State, the Society is adding to its collectiou of colonial documents and papers. It is desired to collect here, for the use of the students of the State, all old papers, books, etc., relating to the history of the United States. Some very old papers have already been donated, and doubtless many citizens of the State have something to give.
Among the papers already in possession of the Society are three or four of the first files of Horace Greeley's Weekly Tribune, of 1841-1845. There has also been commenced a collection of old text-books, and anyone having such published before the war, and willing to send them to the Society, is requested to send word to the Librarian.
Those having large collections or valuable articles of historic value, which they do not want to part with for any reason, may place their collections at the Society rooms where they will be safe from fire, water, or theft, removeable at the option of the owner.
It seems especially desirable that the State Historical Society rooms should be headquarters for the collection of G. A. R. relics, and to that end, old soldiers are cordially invited to use as large a part of the rooms of the Society as they need.
THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY.
With the summer of 1894, began the issue of historical
material in the form of a quarterly magazine. From 1885 to 1893, five volumes of “Transactions and Reports" were issued, and very many complete sets of these have been distributed over the State. Henceforth, the Library Committee has decided, no more will be given away. It is desired to exchange the remaining volumes for such valuable historical works as the Society does not yet possess, or for Indian and other relics. Those very much desiring copies of Vols. I. to V., can get them in either of two ways : by exchanging books or newspaper files for them, or by purchase at the following prices. Vols. I. and II., $0.50; Vol. III., $1.00; Vols. IV. and V., $0.75.
In this new form, by which the Society hopes to reach the people of the State more readily, will be published as much of the history of Nebraska as the appropriations will allow. Chroniclers of the annals of cities, towns, counties, and special localities will please to correspond freely with the Librarian of the Society, and voluntarily write down and send in articles, or data in any convenient form, on all such subjects as the following: Freighting, Overland Travel before 1868, Indian Tribes, Indian Chiefs, or noted warriors, Special Settlements, Founding of Academies and Colleges, Indian Wars, Local Incidents of historic value, Civil War history, Authentic explanations of names of cities, rivers, counties, etc.
Office and Collections at Library Building, State University, Lincoln, Neb.
Post Office Address, box 1531.
PROCEEDINGS AND COLLECTIONS
Vol I., No 3 Second Series January, 1895