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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3612.AM:  Britt Pryor, 1889-1958



Papers:  1934-1958

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Labor leader

Size:  3 folders



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Britt Pryor was born in a dugout near Arapahoe, Nebraska, on December 25, 1889, the son of William and Mary E. Carson Pryor. As a young man, he engaged in the plasterers trade and married Hallie M. Utterback of Gering, Nebraska, on April 23, 1917. Pryor later moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he resided for the remainder of his life. He became very active in labor affairs and served as President of the Lincoln Central Labor Union for seven years and was President of the State Federation of Labor, 1935-1937. Pryor was later employed by the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District as its safety director and retired from this position in 1958. He died at his home in Lincoln on June 3, 1958. Additional biographical information may be found on p.730 of Who’s Who in Nebraska, 1940.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE


This collection consists of three folders of manuscript material: 1) General Correspondence, 1934-1958; 2) Speeches; and 3) Miscellany. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence and speeches relating to Britt Pryor’s activities as labor leader and as safety director for the Nebraska Public Power District. Additional materials relate to irrigation, and public power. Several letters of acknowledgement or introduction from prominent persons are included within the correspondence.

DESCRIPTION


Folder


  1. Correspondence, 1934-1958

  2. Speeches of Britt Pryor mostly regarding Public Power, industrial safety, and Labor

  3. Miscellany, including certificates and biographical data



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District

Labor and laboring classes — Nebraska

Nebraska Federation of Labor

Nebraska Public Power District

Pryor, Britt, 1889-1958

Public power — Nebraska



 



JEP/ht   03-15-1973

Encoded TMM   03-16-2011