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This white coat was worn by J.D. Clair Smith Jr., a young boy featured in another photograph. He was born in 1908 and his mother was Olive Felber Smith.

This envelope is addressed to Kathleen Fleming who was living in Norse Bluff, Nebraska. It is from Jessie Young, KMA Homemakers, Earl E. May Seed Company in Shenandoah, Iowa. It is stamped for March 1, 1940.

This portion of Benjamin Franklin Thomas's Daybook contains miscellaneous notes and the distance traveled daily as well as the locations of the Van Amburgh Circus in 1860.



Benjamin Franklin Thomas worked as an elephant tamer for the Van…

Scroll from the Hartington, Nebraska High School graduation of 1900 featuring Olive Felber. This document is very fragile and difficult to unfurl. This item was contributed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln spring 2014 History Harvest.

School photograph of children. Postcard includes names and ages written on the back. Kathleen J. Fleming (Cathy Maasdams mother) second from left in back row. Morse Bluffs, Nebraska (Grades 1-3) Public School District 14.

This page in the daybook includes poems and songs.

Benjamin Franklin Thomas worked as an elephant tamer for the Van Amburgh Circus in the mid nineteenth-century. He wrote in his daybook regularly when he travelled.

A copy of an original newspaper article covering the sinking of the SS Danmark. On April 5, 1889, heavy winds and high seas caused the ship to begin sinking on its voyage from Copenhagen to New York with 665 passengers, most of whom were women who…

Benjamin Franklin Thomas worked as an elephant tamer for the Van Amburgh Circus in the mid nineteenth-century. He wrote in his daybook regularly when he travelled. This item was contributed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln spring 2014 History…
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