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RG3643.AM:  Dan Vorhees Stephens, 1868-1939



Papers:  1910-1936; 1939

Fremont, Dodge County, Neb.:  U.S. Representative

Size:  26.0 cu.ft.; 51 boxes



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Dan Vorhees Stephens was born on November 4, 1868, the son of Richard Lewis and Martha Lamkins Stephens, pioneers of Indiana. As a youth he attended Indiana schools and Valparaiso College in Valparaiso, Indiana. Educated to become a teacher, he settled in Fremont, Nebraska, in 1887 to begin his career. On June 24, 1890, Stephens married fellow school teacher Hannah Boe of North Bend, Nebraska. From 1890-1894 he served as Superintendent of Schools in Dodge County, Nebraska. He followed a variety of pursuits in the ensuing years including the study of law, school teaching, politics, farming, manufacturing, publishing, and banking.



Stephens was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1904, 1908, 1920, 1924, and 1932. Elected to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman James P. Latta, he served in the United States House of Representatives from November 7, 1911, to March 3, 1919. After an unsuccessful campaign for re-election in 1918, he resumed his former business pursuits.



He was President of the Stephens National Bank; organizer of the Fremont Joint Stock Land Bank; President of Hammond-Stephens Company, educational publishers; Vice-President of the Nebraska State Building and Loan Association; Vice-President of the Crystal Refrigerator Company; Vice-President of the Nebraska Dairy Herd Development Association in 1932 and 1933; and president of the Brown Swiss Breeders Association of America in 1932 and 1934. Stephens was a member of the Board of Education of Fremont, Nebraska, and a member of the State Board of Education from 1923-1926. He was also a member of the executive council of the Nebraska Bankers’ Association from 1922-1924; a member of the agricultural committee of the Nebraska Bankers’ Association from 1924-1928 and Chairman in 1924 and 1925. President of the State Bank Division of the American Bankers’ Association in 1929 and 1930; and a member of the executive council of that same organization in 1935.



Stephens’ career as an author began in 1902 with the publication of Silas Cobb, and a year later he wrote Phelps and His Teacher. His last two works, Cottonwood Yarns (1935) and Passing of the Buffalo (1937) were supposed to have been inspired by the surroundings of his country home.



A Democrat, Stephens was a strong supporter of presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. He had a reputation in the Fremont area as a community leader and respected citizen.



Dan Vorhees Stephens died in Fremont, Nebraska, on January 13, 1939.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consist of fifty-one boxes of manuscript material and three scrapbooks, arranged in twelve series: (1) Correspondence, General, 1911-1918; (2) Correspondence, Pensions, 1918-1919; (3) Correspondence, Military Appointments, 1913-1918; (4) Correspondence, Indian Affairs, 1918-1919; (5) Correspondence, Post Offices, 1912-1919; (6) Correspondence, Personal, 1915; (7) Newspaper Clippings, 1914-1918; (8) Mailing Lists, 1914-1919; (9) House Bills, 1910-1918; (10) Printed Matter, 1911-1919; (11) Miscellaneous, 1914-1918 and 1939; and (12) Scrapbooks, 1919-1936.



This collection relates to the service of Dan V. Stephens as U.S. Congressman from Nebraska’s 3rd District, 1911-1919. The bulk of the collection consists of both incoming and outgoing correspondence between Stephens and his constituents filed alphabetically according to the name of the correspondent and arranged in several series by subject. Together with routine requests for free garden seeds and government publications, in the General Correspondence file are letters which reveal Stephens’ position on several issues facing the Congress including the establishment of parcel post, prohibition, neutrality, arms embargo, and military spending. These are several exchanges between Stephens and some constituents of German descent over his support of Wilson’s foreign policy. Other series of correspondence concern pensions for veterans, mostly from the Civil War, and their widows; appointments to the military academies of Annapolis and West Point; and adjustments to land allotments or inheritances of Indians on reservations in Stephens’ district.



Still another series of correspondence concerns the appointment of postmasters. Although fourth class post offices had recently been placed under civil service, Congressmen retained the power to nominate postmasters for first, second, and third class post offices. Stephens devised a system of primary elections to select the person whom he would name to fill a vacancy. Correspondence, some newspaper clippings, and other material relating to these elections as well as correspondence concerning other post office vacancies are filed together.



The Newspaper Clippings, furnished by a clipping service, include articles reporting on Stephens’ activities as well as editorial comments. The House Bills, introduced by Stephens, generally concern pensions and are accompanied by related correspondence. Among the Printed Matter are pamphlets and reports that served as a reference file for legislative matters including agricultural appropriations; the nationalist impulse in many European countries; economic problems, both domestic and foreign, resulting from the European War; regulation of the meat-packing industry; and regulation of the railroads. The scrapbooks relate to several political campaigns of Stephens, including the Congressional races of 1912 and 1914, as well as his campaign for State Democratic National Committeeman in 1936.



Photographs from Stephens’ trip to survey the effects of war on France and Belgium in the late summer of 1917 have been transferred to the photo collections.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Correspondence, general, 1911-1918



Box 1

Folder




  1. 1911, A-I

  2. 1911, J-Z

  3. 1912, A

  4. 1912, Jan.-Feb., B

  5. 1912, Mar.-Apr., B

  6. 1912, May-Dec., B

  7. 1912, Jan.-Mar., C



Box 2

Folder




  1. 1912, Apr.-Dec., C

  2. 1912, Jan.-Feb., D

  3. 1912, Mar.-Dec., D

  4. 1912, E

  5. 1912, F

  6. 1912, Jan.-Feb., G

  7. 1912, Mar.-Dec., G



Box 3

Folder




  1. 1912, Jan.-Feb., H

  2. 1912, Mar., H

  3. 1912, Apr.-May, H

  4. 1912, June-Dec., H

  5. 1912, I

  6. 1919, J

  7. 1912, Jan.-Mar., K

  8. 1912, Apr.-Dec., K



Box 4

Folder




  1. 1912, Jan.-Mar., L

  2. 1912, Apr.-Dec., L

  3. 1912, Jan.-Feb., M

  4. 1912, Mar., M

  5. 1912, Apr.-May, M

  6. 1912, June-Dec., M

  7. 1912, N

  8. 1912, O



Box 5

Folder




  1. 1912, Jan.-Mar., P

  2. 1912, Apr.-Dec., P

  3. 1912, Q

  4. 1912, Jan.-Mar., R

  5. 1912, Apr.-Dec., R

  6. 1912, Jan.-Feb., S

  7. 1912, Mar., S

  8. 1912, Apr.-May, S

  9. 1912, June-Dec., S



Box 6

Folder




  1. 1912, T

  2. 1912, U

  3. 1912, V

  4. 1912, Jan.-Mar., W

  5. 1912, Apr.-Dec., W

  6. 1912, X-Y-Z

  7. 1913, A, B & H



Box 7

Folder




  1. 1914, A

  2. 1914, Jan.-May, B

  3. 1914, June-Sept., B

  4. 1914, Oct.-Dec., B

  5. 1914, Jan.-May, C

  6. 1914, June-Aug., C

  7. 1914, Sept.-Dec., C

  8. 1914, Jan.-June, D



Box 8

Folder




  1. 1914, July-Dec., D

  2. 1914, E

  3. 1914, Jan.-May, F

  4. 1914, June-Dec., F

  5. 1914, Jan.-June, G

  6. 1914, July-Dec., G

  7. 1914, Jan.-Mar., H

  8. 1914, Apr.-July, H



Box 9

Folder




  1. 1914, Aug.-Oct., H

  2. 1914, Nov.-Dec., H

  3. 1914, I

  4. 1914, J

  5. 1914, Jan.-Apr., K

  6. 1914, May-Dec., K

  7. 1914, Jan.-Feb., M

  8. 1914, Mar.-May, M



Box 10

Folder




  1. 1914, June-Aug., M

  2. 1914, Sept.-Dec., M

  3. 1914, Jan.-July, N

  4. 1914, Aug.-Dec., N

  5. 1914, O

  6. 1914, Jan.-May, P

  7. 1914, June-Dec., P



Box 11

Folder




  1. 1914, Q

  2. 1914, Jan.-May, R

  3. 1914, June-Dec., R

  4. 1914, Jan.-Feb., S

  5. 1914, Mar.-May, S

  6. 1914, June-Aug., S

  7. 1914, Sept.-Oct., S

  8. 1914, Nov.-Dec., S



Box 12

Folder




  1. 1914, Jan.-July, T

  2. 1914, Aug.-Dec., T

  3. 1914, U

  4. 1914, V

  5. 1914, Jan.-Mar., W

  6. 1914, Apr.-June, W

  7. 1914, July-Sept., W

  8. 1914, Oct.-Dec., W

  9. 1914, X-Z



Box 13

Folder




  1. 1915, A

  2. 1915, Jan.-Feb., B

  3. 1915, Mar., B

  4. 1915, Apr.-June, B

  5. 1915, July-Dec., B

  6. 1915, Jan.-Apr., F

  7. 1915, May-Dec., F

  8. 1915, Jan.-Mar., G

  9. 1915, Apr.-Dec., G



Box 14

Folder




  1. 1915, Jan.-Feb., H

  2. 1915, Mar.-July, H

  3. 1915, Aug.-Dec., H

  4. 1915, I

  5. 1915, J

  6. 1915, K

  7. 1915, Jan.-Feb., L

  8. 1915, Apr.-Dec., L

  9. 1915, Mc



Box 15

Folder




  1. 1915, Jan.-Feb., M

  2. 1915, Mar.-June, M

  3. 1915, July-Dec., M

  4. 1915, Jan.-Apr., N

  5. 1915, May-Dec., N

  6. 1915, O

  7. 1915, Jan.-June, P

  8. 1915, July-Dec., P

  9. 1915, Q

  10. 1915, Jan.-Apr., R

  11. 1915, May-Dec., R



Box 16

Folder




  1. 1915, Jan.-Mar., S

  2. 1915, Apr.-Aug., S

  3. 1915, Sept.-Dec., S

  4. 1915, T

  5. 1915, U

  6. 1915, V

  7. 1915, W

  8. 1915, X-Z



Box 17

Folder




  1. 1916, Jan.-Mar., A

  2. 1916, Apr.-June, A

  3. 1916, July-Dec., A

  4. 1916, Jan.-Feb., B

  5. 1916, Mar., B

  6. 1916, Apr.-May, B

  7. 1916, June-Aug., B

  8. 1916, Sept.-Dec., B



Box 18

Folder




  1. 1916, Jan.-Mar., C

  2. 1916, Apr.-May, C

  3. 1916, July-Dec., C

  4. 1916, Jan.-Mar., D

  5. 1916, Apr.-May, D

  6. 1916, June-Dec., D

  7. 1916, E



Box 19

Folder




  1. 1916, F

  2. 1916, Jan.-Mar., G

  3. 1916, Apr.-May, G

  4. 1916, Aug.-Dec., G

  5. 1916, Jan.-Mar., H

  6. 1916, Apr.-May, H



Box 20

Folder




  1. 1916, June-Aug., H

  2. 1916, Sept.-Dec., H

  3. 1916, I

  4. 1916, J

  5. 1916, Jan.-Mar., K

  6. 1916, Apr.-May, K

  7. 1916, July-Dec., K



Box 21

Folder




  1. 1916, Jan.-Mar., L

  2. 1916, Apr.-May, L

  3. 1916, June-Dec., L

  4. 1916, Mc

  5. 1916, O

  6. 1916, Jan.-Apr., P

  7. 1916, May-Dec., P



Box 22

Folder




  1. 1916, Jan.-Feb., S

  2. 1916, Mar., S

  3. 1916, Apr.-June, S

  4. 1916, July-Sept., S

  5. 1916, Oct.-Dec., S



Box 23

Folder




  1. 1916, Jan.-Apr., T

  2. 1916, May-Dec., T

  3. 1916, Jan.-Feb., W

  4. 1916, Mar.-May, W

  5. 1916, June-Aug., W

  6. 1916, Sept.-Oct., W

  7. 1916, X-Z



Box 24

Folder




  1. 1917, Jan.-Apr., A

  2. 1917, May-Dec., A

  3. 1917, Jan.-Feb., B

  4. 1917, Mar.-May, B

  5. 1917, June-Aug., B

  6. 1917, Sept.-Dec., B

  7. 1917, Jan.-Apr., C

  8. 1917, May-July, C



Box 25

Folder




  1. 1917, Aug.-Dec, C

  2. 1917, Jan.-Mar., D

  3. 1917, Apr.-June, D

  4. 1917, July-Dec., D

  5. 1917, Jan.-May, E

  6. 1917, June-Dec., E

  7. 1917, Jan.-Apr., F

  8. 1917, May-Dec., F

  9. 1917, Jan.-May, G



Box 26

Folder




  1. 1917, June-Dec., G

  2. 1917, Jan., H

  3. 1917, Feb.-Mar., H

  4. 1917, Apr.-May, H

  5. 1917, June-Aug., H

  6. 1917, Sept.-Dec., H

  7. 1917, I

  8. 1917, J

  9. 1917, Jan.-Mar., K



Box 27

Folder




  1. 1917, Apr.-June, K

  2. 1917, July-Dec., K

  3. 1917, Jan.-Apr., L

  4. 1917, May-Aug., L

  5. 1917, Sept.-Dec., L

  6. 1917, Jan.-June, Mc

  7. 1917, July-Dec., Mc

  8. 1917, Jan.-Feb., M

  9. 1917, Mar.-Apr., M



Box 28

Folder




  1. 1917, May-July, M

  2. 1917, Aug.-Oct., M

  3. 1917, Nov.-Dec., M

  4. 1917, N

  5. 1917, Q

  6. 1917, Jan.-Apr., P

  7. 1917, May-Dec., P

  8. 1917, Jan.-May, R

  9. 1917, June-Dec., R



Box 29

Folder




  1. 1917, Jan.-Feb., S

  2. 1917, Mar.-Apr., S

  3. 1917, May, S

  4. 1917, June-Aug., S

  5. 1917, Sept.-Nov., S

  6. 1917, Dec., S

  7. 1917, Jan.-May, T

  8. 1917, June-Dec., T

  9. 1917, U

  10. 1917, V

  11. 1917, Jan.-Feb., W



Box 30

Folder




  1. 1917, Mar.-Apr., W

  2. 1917, May-June, W

  3. 1917, July-Sept., W

  4. 1917, Oct.-Dec., W

  5. 1917, X-Z

  6. 1918, May-Aug., W



Series 2 – Correspondence, pensions, 1918-1919



Box 31

Folder




  1. 1918-1919, A-C

  2. 1918-1919, D-F

  3. 1918-1919, K-L

  4. 1918-1919, M

  5. 1918-1919, N-V

  6. 1918-1919, W-Z



Series 3 – Correspondence, military appointments, 1913-1918



Box 31 (cont.)

Folder




  1. 1913, Annapolis Appointments

  2. 1914, Annapolis Appointments

  3. 1916, Annapolis Appointments

  4. 1917, Annapolis Appointments



Box 32

Folder




  1. 1918, Annapolis Appointments

  2. 1914-1915, West Point Appointments

  3. 1916-1917, West Point Appointments

  4. 1917-1918, West Point Appointments



Series 4 – Correspondence, Indian Affairs, 1918-1919



Box 32 (cont.)

Folder




  1. 1918-1919, A-C

  2. 1918-1919, D-G

  3. 1918-1919, H-J

  4. 1918-1919, L-N

  5. 1918-1919, O-V

  6. 1918-1919, W-Z



Series 5 – Correspondence, Post Offices, 1912-1919



Box 33

Folder




  1. Post Office Department, 1914-1915

  2. Albion, 1912-1917

  3. Allen, 1912-1918

  4. Altowa, 1917

  5. Ames, 1913

  6. Archer, 1914

  7. Bancroft, 1913-1916

  8. Battle Creek, 1915-1918

  9. Beemer, 1913-1916

  10. Belden, 1913

  11. Belgrade, 1913-1918

  12. Bloomfield, 1914-1918

  13. Boone, 1914-1915

  14. Brunswick, 1913

  15. Carroll, 1912-1919

  16. Cedar Rapids, 1913-1914

  17. Center, 1915

  18. Central City, 1912-1915

  19. Chapman, 1914-1917

  20. Clarks, 1912-1913

  21. Clarkson, 1912-1914

  22. Clearwater, 1913-1916



Box 34

Folder




  1. Coleridge, 1913-1917

  2. Columbus, 1913-1915

  3. Concord, 1913

  4. Cornlea, 1913-1916

  5. Craig, 1912-1917

  6. Creighton, 1912-1914

  7. Creston, 1914-1918

  8. Crofton, 1913-1914

  9. Crowell, 1916-1917

  10. Dakota, 1913-1915

  11. Decatur, 1913-1914

  12. Dixon, 1914-1917

  13. Dodge, 1912-1915

  14. Duncan, 1912

  15. Elgin, 1912-1916

  16. Emerson, 1912-1915

  17. Fremont, 1912-1915

  18. Fullerton, 1915-1916

  19. Genoa, 1913-1919

  20. Hadar, 1913

  21. Hartington, 1912-1914

  22. Homer, 1916-1917

  23. Hooper, 1912-1913



Box 35

Folder




  1. Hoskins, 1913-1914

  2. Howells, 1914-1915

  3. Hubbard, 1914-1918

  4. Humphrey, 1912-1918

  5. Jackson, 1912-1917

  6. Jelen, 1916

  7. Laurel, 1913-1916

  8. Leigh, 1916

  9. Lindsay, 1913-1917

  10. Loretto, 1914-1915

  11. Lyons, 1912-1914

  12. Macora, 1917

  13. Madison, 1912-1914

  14. Magnet, 1913

  15. Martinsburg, 1913

  16. Maskell, 1916

  17. Meadow Grove, 1913-1915

  18. Monroe, 1914-1915

  19. Neligh, 1912-1913



Box 36

Folder




  1. Newcastle, 1913-1918

  2. Newman Grove, 1912-1914

  3. Niobrara, 1912-1915

  4. Norfolk, 1912-1913

  5. Norfolk, 1914

  6. Norfolk, 1918

  7. North Bend, 1912-1916

  8. Oakdale, 1912-1916

  9. Oakland, 1914-1916

  10. Obert, 1915-1917

  11. Oconee, 1915-1916

  12. Orchard, 1913

  13. Osmond, 1913-1917

  14. Palmer, 1912-1917

  15. Pender, 1913-1914



Box 37

Folder




  1. Petersburg, 1912-1917

  2. Pierce, 1912-1914

  3. Pilger, 1912-1915

  4. Pischelville, 1917

  5. Plainview, 1913

  6. Platte Center, 1913-1919

  7. Ponca, 1912-1915

  8. Primrose, 1914

  9. Randolph, 1912-1916

  10. Rogers, 1914

  11. Royal, 1915

  12. St. Edward, 1915-1916

  13. Schuyler, 1912-1915

  14. Scribner, 1913-1914

  15. Silver Creek, 1913-1914

  16. South Sioux City, 1912-1915



Box 38

Folder




  1. Stanton, 1912-1914

  2. Tarnov, 1914-1916

  3. Tekamah, 1912-1914

  4. Thurston, 1913-1914

  5. Tilden, 1913-1914

  6. Verdel, 1914

  7. Verdigre, 1912-1916

  8. Wakefield, 1913-1914

  9. Walnut, 1913

  10. Walthill, 1913-1914

  11. Wausa, 1915-1916

  12. Wayne, 1912-1914

  13. West Point, 1912-1915

  14. Winnebago, 1912-1918

  15. Winnetoon, 1913-1914

  16. Winside, 1913-1914

  17. Wisner, 1912-1918

  18. Wynot, 1914-1917



Series 6 – Correspondence, personal, 1915



Box 38 (cont.)

Folder




  1. 1915, Feb.-Nov.



Series 7 – Newspaper clippings, 1914-1918



Box 39

Folder




  1. Adair News, 1916

  2. Albion Argus, 1915-1917

  3. Albion News, 1916-1918

  4. Alexandria Argus, 1917

  5. Alliance Herald, 1916

  6. Alliance News, 1916

  7. Alma Record, 1916

  8. Arapahoe Mirror, 1916

  9. Auburn Granger

  10. Aurora Advocate, 1918

  11. Aurora Republican, 1916-1918

  12. Aurora Register, 1915-1918

  13. Aurora Sun, 1916-1918

  14. Bancroft Blade, 1916

  15. Battle Creek, 1916-1917

  16. Beatrice Express, 1915-1918

  17. Beatrice Sun, 1915-1918

  18. Beaver Crossing Times, 1915

  19. Beemer Times, 1915-1917

  20. Belden Progress, 1916

  21. Bellwood Gazette, 1915-1918

  22. Bennet Sun, 1916-1917

  23. Benson Times, 1916-1917

  24. Bertrand Herald, 1916

  25. Blair Democrat, 1916-1917

  26. Blair Enterprise, 1915-1917

  27. Blair Pilot, 1915-1918

  28. Blair Tribune, 1916-1917

  29. Bloomfield Journal, 1916-1917

  30. Bloomfield Monitor, 1915-1917

  31. Bloomfield Advocate

  32. Blue Springs Sentinel, 1916

  33. Brady Vindicator, 1916

  34. Brainard Clipper, 1916-1917

  35. Bridgeport Blade, 1915

  36. Broken Bow Chief, 1917

  37. Brunswick Independent, 1916

  38. Broken Bow Republican, 1916

  39. Carroll Index, 1918

  40. Cedar Rapids Outlook, 1916-1918

  41. Central City Nonpareil, 1916-1918

  42. Central City Republican, 1916-1918

  43. Chadron Chronicle, 1916

  44. Clarks Enterprise, 1916-1918

  45. Clarkson Herald, 1916-1917

  46. Clay Center Patriot, 1916

  47. Clearwater Record, 1917-1918

  48. Cody Cowboy, 1917

  49. Coleridge Blade, 1916-1918

  50. Columbus Journal, 1915

  51. Columbus News, 1916-1918

  52. Columbus Telegram, 1915-1918

  53. Cozad Local, 1916

  54. Craig News, 1917-1918

  55. Crawford Tribune, 1916-1917

  56. Creighton Liberal, 1916-1917

  57. Creighton News, 1916-1918

  58. Creston Statesman, 1916

  59. Crete Herald, 1915-1918

  60. Crete Herald, 1917

  61. Crete News, 1917

  62. Crofton Journal, 1914-1917

  63. Curtis Enterprise, 1916

  64. Dakota City Herald, 1916

  65. Dakota City-North Nebraska Eagle, 1915-1918

  66. Dannebrog News, 1916

  67. Davenport Journal, 1916

  68. David City Banner, 1918

  69. David City Press, 1918

  70. Decatur Herald, 1915-1916

  71. Diller Record, 1916-1917

  72. Dodge Criteron, 1916-1917

  73. Edgar Sun, 1916-1917

  74. Edison Record, 1916

  75. Elgin Review, 1916-1918

  76. Elm Creek Beacon, 1917-1918

  77. Elmwood Bulletin, 1916

  78. Emerson Enterprise, 1915-1918

  79. Emerson Times

  80. Eustis News, 1915-1916

  81. Exeter News, 1916-1917



Box 40

Folder




  1. Fairbury Gazette, 1916-1917

  2. Fairbury Journal, 1915-1917

  3. Fairbury News, 1916-1918

  4. Falls City Journal, 1915-1917

  5. Falls City News, 1916-1918

  6. Franklin Progress, 1916

  7. Franklin Sentinel, 1915-1916

  8. Fremont Herald, 1915-1918

  9. Fremont Tribune, 1916-1919

  10. Friend Sentinel, 1916-1917

  11. Fullerton News Journal, 1915-1918

  12. Fullerton Post, 1916

  13. Gandy Pioneer, 1917

  14. Geneva Signal, 1915

  15. Genoa Leader, 1916

  16. Genoa Times, 1915-1917

  17. Gordon Democrat, 1916

  18. Gordon Journal, 1916

  19. Grand Island Independent, 1915-1918

  20. Guide Rock Signal, 1916

  21. Hartington-Cedar Co. News, 1915-1918

  22. Hartington Herald, 1916-1918

  23. Hartington Watcher, 1916

  24. Harvard Courier, 1916

  25. Hastings Democrat, 1915-1916

  26. Hastings Tribune, 1916-1918

  27. Havelock Times, 1916

  28. Hay Springs News, 1916-1917

  29. Hebron Champion, 1916

  30. Hildreth Telescope, 1917

  31. Holdrege Citizen, 1915-1916

  32. Homer Star, 1916-1917

  33. Hooper Sentinel, 1917-1918

  34. Hoskins Headlight, 1916-1918

  35. Howells Journal, 1917-1918

  36. Humphrey Democrat, 1915-1918

  37. Indianola Reporter, 1916

  38. Kearney Democrat, 1916

  39. Kearney Hub, 1915-1918

  40. Kearney Times, 1916-1918

  41. Laurel Advocate, 1915-1918

  42. Lawrence Locomotive, 1916-1917

  43. Leigh World, 1916-1918

  44. Lexington Citizen, 1916

  45. Lincoln Farmer, 1915

  46. Lincoln Herald, 1918

  47. Lincoln Journal, 1915-1918

  48. Lincoln News, 1916-1918

  49. Lincoln Star, 1915-1918

  50. Lindsay Post, 1916

  51. Loup City Northwestern, 1916

  52. Loup City Times, 1916-1917

  53. Lyons Mirror, 1915-1916

  54. Lyons Sun, 1916

  55. Madison Chronicle, 1916-1917

  56. Madison Star Mail, 1916-1918

  57. Marsland Tribune, 1916

  58. Maskell Graphic, 1916

  59. Maxwell Telepost, 1916

  60. Maywood Reporter, 1916

  61. McCook Republican, 1917

  62. McCook Junction Journal, 1917-1918



Box 41

Folder




  1. Meadow Grove News, 1916

  2. Minden Courier, 1916

  3. Mitchell Index, 1916-1918

  4. Monroe Looking Glass, 1916

  5. Monroe Republican, 1916-1918

  6. Nebraska City News, 1916-1918

  7. Nebraska City Press, 1915-1918

  8. Neligh News, 1915-1916

  9. Neligh Register, 1915-1918

  10. Newman Grove Reporter, 1915-1918

  11. Niobrara Tribune, 1916-1918

  12. Norfolk News, 1915-1917

  13. Norfolk Press, 1916-1918

  14. North Bend Eagle, 1915-1918

  15. Oakdale Sentinel, 1915-1916

  16. Oakland Independent, 1915-1916

  17. Obert Tribune, 1918

  18. Omaha Bee, 1915-1918

  19. Omaha Democrat, 1915-1918

  20. Omaha Examiner, 1916

  21. Omaha Mediator, 1916-1918

  22. Omaha Nebraskan, 1915-1918

  23. Omaha News, 1916-1918

  24. Omaha Tradesman, 1916

  25. Omaha World Herald, 1915-1918

  26. O’Neill Frontier, 1915-1916

  27. Orchard News, 1916-1918

  28. Ord Journal, 1916-1918

  29. Ord Quiz, 1916

  30. Shield’s Orleans Isser, 1916

  31. Osceola Democrat, 1916-1917

  32. Oshkosh News, 1917

  33. Osmond Republican, 1916

  34. Overton Herald, 1916

  35. Palmer Journal, 1916-1918

  36. Papillion Times, 1918

  37. Pender Republic, 1915-1917

  38. Pender Times, 1915-1917

  39. Peru Pointer, 1915

  40. Petersburg Index, 1916-1918

  41. Pierce Call, 1915-1918

  42. Pierce Leader, 1916-1918

  43. Pilger Herald, 1916-1918

  44. Plainview News, 1916-1917

  45. Plainview Republican, 1916-1918

  46. Platte Center Signal, 1916

  47. Plattsmouth Journal, 1915-1918

  48. Plymouth News, 1915-1916

  49. Ponca Leader, 1916-1918

  50. Primrose Press, 1917

  51. Randolph Enterprise, 1915-1918

  52. Republican City Ranger, 1916

  53. Rising City Independent, 1918

  54. Riverton Review, 1916

  55. Rosalie Rip-Saw, 1916-1918

  56. Rushville Recorder, 1916

  57. Rushville Standard, 1917

  58. St. Edward Advance, 1916-1918

  59. Schuyler Messenger, 1916-1917

  60. Schuyler Sun, 1916-1918

  61. Scottsbluff Republican, 1917-1918

  62. Scribner Rustler, 1916-1917

  63. Stapleton Enterprise, 1916

  64. Scottsbluff Star-Herald, 1917

  65. Seward Democrat, 1917

  66. Silver Creek Sand, 1916-1918

  67. South Sioux City Record, 1915-1918



Box 42

Folder




  1. Snyder Banner, 1916-1917

  2. Spalding Enterprise, 1916

  3. Stanton Pickett, 1916

  4. Stanton Register, 1916-1918

  5. Steinauer Star, 1916

  6. Stromsburg Headlight, 1916

  7. Stromsburg News, 1916-1917

  8. Sumner News, 1916

  9. Sutton News, 1916

  10. Syracuse Journal, 1916

  11. Table Rock Argus, 1916

  12. Tekamah Democrat, 1916-1917

  13. Tekamah Herald, 1915-1918

  14. Tekamah Journal, 1915-1916

  15. Thedford Herald, 1916

  16. Tilden Citizen, 1916

  17. Trenton Republican-Leader, 1915

  18. Upland Eagle, 1916

  19. Ulysses Dispatch, 1916-1918

  20. Ulysses Review, 1916-1917

  21. Valentine Searchlight, 1916-1917

  22. Valparaiso Visitor, 1915

  23. Verdigre Citizen, 1915-1918

  24. Wakefield Republican, 1916-1918

  25. Wausa Gazette, 1916

  26. Wahoo Democrat, 1917

  27. Wasp, 1917

  28. Walthill Citizen, 1916-1918

  29. Walthill Times, 1916-1918

  30. Wakefield Republican, 1915

  31. Wayne Democrat, 1915-1918

  32. Wayne Herald, 1915-1917

  33. West Point Democrat, 1916-1918

  34. West Point Republican, 1916-1918

  35. Winnebago Chieftain, 1916

  36. Winnetoon Pioneer, 1916

  37. Wisner Chronicle, 1916-1918

  38. Wymore Wymorian, 1916

  39. Wynot Tribune, 1915-1918

  40. York Democrat, 1918

  41. York Republican, 1918

  42. York Times, 1916-1918

  43. From Outside Nebraska, 1915-1918

  44. European Trip, 1917

  45. Miscellaneous, 1915-1918



Series 8 – Mailing lists, 1914-1919



Box 43

Folder




  1. Antelope County, 1917-1918

  2. Boone County, 1916-1918

  3. Burt County, 1917-1918

  4. Cedar County, 1918

  5. Colfax County, 1918

  6. Cuming County, 1918

  7. Dakota County, 1918

  8. Dixon County

  9. Dodge County, 1917-1918

  10. Knox County, 1916-1918

  11. Madison County, 1916-1918

  12. Merrick County, 1918

  13. Nance County, 1918

  14. Pierce County, 1918

  15. Platte County, 1916-1918

  16. Stanton County, 1918

  17. Thurston County, 1918

  18. Wayne County, 1917-1918

  19. Seed Distribution Lists, 1919

  20. Sent War message and protest against arms and ammunition

  21. Names on petition against Hobson Amendment, 1914

  22. Democratic Co. Committees, 1916-1917

  23. Bohemians, 1917-1918



Box 44

Folder




  1. German-reading constituents, 1917

  2. Newspapers, Nebraska

  3. Commercial bodies, Nebr., 1917

  4. Bankers, Nebraska, 1917

    Bankers-3rd District, 1918

  5. Lawyers-3rd Dist., Nebr., 1918

  6. Lawyers-Except 3rd Dist., Nebr., 1917

  7. Physicians-3rd Dist, Nebr., 1918

  8. Physicians-Except 3rd Dist., Nebr., 1917

  9. Clergymen-3rd Dist., Nebr., 1918

  10. Clergymen-Except 3rd Dist., Nebr., 1917



Series 9 – House bills, 1910-1918



Box 45

Folder




  1. H.R. 20574, 61st Congress; 2nd Session

  2. H.R. 3637, 62nd Congress; 2nd Session

  3. H.R. 15909-13

  4. H.R. 15915

  5. H.R. 14921

  6. H.R. 16035

  7. H.R. 16037

  8. H.R. 16038

  9. H.R. 16039

  10. H.R. 16040

  11. H.R. 16041

  12. H.R. 16042

  13. H.R. 16043

  14. H.R. 16044

  15. H.R. 16045

  16. H.R. 16046

  17. H.R. 16047, 62nd Congress; 2nd Session

  18. H.R. 16048

  19. H.R. 16049

  20. H.R. 16050

  21. H.R. 16051

  22. H.R. 16052

  23. H.R. 16053

  24. H.R. 16054

  25. H.R. 16055

  26. H.R. 16056

  27. H.R. 16057

  28. H.R. 16058

  29. H.R. 16059

  30. H.R. 16060

  31. H.R. 16061

  32. H.R. 16062

  33. H.R. 16064

  34. H.R. 16065

  35. H.R. 16066

  36. H.R. 16067

  37. H.R. 16068

  38. H.R. 16069

  39. H.R. 16072

  40. H.R. 16073

  41. H.R. 16074

  42. H.R. 16193

  43. H.R. 17015

  44. H.R. 17451

  45. H.R. 17576

  46. H.R. 18849

  47. H.R. 19673

  48. H.R. 19634



Box 46

Folder




  1. H.R. 21821, 62nd Congress; 2nd Session

  2. H.R. 21887

  3. H.R. 24066

  4. H.R. 24255

  5. H.R. 24997

  6. H.Res. 426

  7. H.Res. 552

  8. H.J.Res. 357

  9. H.R. 28839, 62nd Congress; 3rd Session

  10. H.R. 28225

  11. H.R. 4751, 63rd Congress; 1st Session

  12. H.R. 7104

  13. H.R. 7105

  14. H.R. 7106

  15. H.R. 7108

  16. H.R. 7109

  17. H.R. 7111

  18. H.R. 7822

  19. H.R. 8631

  20. H.R. 9899, 63rd Congress; 2nd Session

  21. H.R. 9901

  22. H.R. 10069

  23. H.R. 12042

  24. H.R. 12166

  25. H.R. 12186

  26. H.R. 12588

  27. H.R. 12851

  28. H.R. 12852

  29. H.R. 15432

  30. H.R. 16505

  31. H.R. 18393

  32. H.R. 19390

  33. H.R. 19895, 63rd Congress; 3rd Session

  34. H.R. 20245

  35. H.R. 611, 64th Congress; 1st Session

  36. H.R. 612

  37. H.R. 613

  38. H.R. 2648

  39. H.R. 2649

  40. H.R. 2650

  41. H.R. 2651

  42. H.R. 2652

  43. H.R. 2653

  44. H.R. 2654

  45. H.R. 2655

  46. H.R. 6365

  47. H.R. 6366

  48. H.R. 6367

  49. H.R. 6368

  50. H.R. 6828-9

  51. H.R. 7429

  52. H.R. 8626

  53. H.R. 9671

  54. H.R. 10240

  55. H.R. 10746



Box 47

Folder




  1. H.R. 11161

  2. H.R. 11411

  3. H.R. 12343

  4. H.R. 12831

  5. H.R. 13568

  6. H.R. 16555

  7. H.R. 16556-7

  8. H.R. 16579

  9. H.R. 19661

  10. H.R. 20285

  11. H.R. 20339

  12. H.R. 212, 65th Congress; 1st Session

  13. 1918-1924

  14. H.R. 2649

  15. H.R. 12343

  16. H.R. 9743

  17. H.R. 10054, 65th Congress; 2nd Session

  18. H.R. 11042

  19. H.R. 9554

  20. H.R. 20285

  21. H.R. 9084

  22. H.R. 9085

  23. H.R. 9081

  24. H.R. 11043

  25. H.R. 9555

  26. H.R. 10203

  27. H.R. 9082

  28. H.R. 9083

  29. H.R. 9080

  30. H.J.Res. 321

  31. H.R. 13393, 65th Congress; 3rd Session



Series 10 – Printed matter, 1911-1919



Box 49

Folder




  1. Summary Report of Meat-Packing Industry

    Report of Federal Trade Commission

    “The Cudahy Packing Company” in Summary Report on the Meat Packing Industry

    Presidential Message on Food Investigation

  2. Public Health Bulletin-Rural Sanitation

    Sanitation of Rural Workmen’s Areas

    Infectious Diseases of Children

  3. Nebraska State Board of Agriculture, Bulletin No. 246

    Nebraska Conservation and Soil Survey, Potash Report

    The Potash Industry of Nebraska

  4. Practical Agriculture

    Soil Survey of Thurston County, Nebraska

    The Sale of Nitrate of Soda to Farmers

    Manufacturing Tests of the official Cotton Standards for Grade

  5. Hearings on Agriculture Appropriation Bill

    Summary of Estimates

    Office of the Secretary

    Miscellaneous Expenses

    Rent in the District of Columbia

    Weather Bureau

    Bureau of Animal Industry

    Bureau of Plant Industry

    Office of Farm Management

    States Relations Service

    Forest Service

    Bureau of Chemistry

    Enforcement of the Insecticide Act

    Federal Horticultural Board

    Eradication of Pink Bollworm of Cotton

    Division of Accounts and Disbursements

    Bureau of Crop Estimates

    Library-Department of Agriculture

    Bureau of Public Roads

    Bureau of Biological Survey

    Bureau of Entomology

    Bureau of Soils

    Division of Publications

    Bureau of Markets

    Bureau of Animal Industry-Salaries of Meat Inspectors

  6. Selection of Books on Foreign Languages

    A List of Books on World Trade

    A List of Books on Ships, Commerce, and the Merchant Marine

    A List of Books on Foreign Countries

    Miners’ Safety and Health Almanac for 1919

    Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior, 1918

  7. Bulletin on Ward Occupations in Hospitals

    A Series of Letters on Vocational Education

    Second Annual Report on the Federal Board for Vocational Education

  8. Regulations Governing the Admission of Candidates into the U.S. Naval Academy as Midshipmen

    Examination Papers for Admission to the United States Naval Academy

  9. The Dyestuff Situation in the Textile Industries

    Second Annual Report of the United States Tariff Commission

    Monthly Labor Review, November 1918

  10. Hearings before a Special Committee of the House of Representatives, 65th Congress, 3rd Session, on H.Res. 469 and H.Res. 476; Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13

  11. Hearings before a Special Committee of the House of Representatives, 65th Congress, 3rd Session, on H.Res 469 and H.Res. 476; Parts 14, 15, 16, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29

  12. War Information Series: American Loyalty, American Interest in Popular Government Abroad, First Session of the War Congress

  13. Fuel Facts including:

    Study to Show that the Policies and Practices of Mr. Hoover as Food Administrator are “Harmful to the Common Welfare”

    Facts Affecting the United States Food Administration

    The World’s Food Supply

    The Merchant’s Association of New York-Report of the Food Problem Committee

    A Protest Against the Cream Skimmers

    Food-Production Act, 1919

  14. Reciprocal Representation in a World’s Assembly and International Bonding-Remedies against Recurrence of War

    Economic Readjustment from a War to Peace Basis

    The Evolution of Natural Systems of Vocational Re-education for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors

    Reconstructing America, Sociologically and Economically

    How to Promote Foreign Trade

    Representation in Industry

    Our Economic Problems

    Public Works or Public Charity?

    Financial Panics, Their Causes And Cure

    The Abolition of Poverty

    The Socialists

  15. The Commemorative Medal in the Service of Germany

    Alsace-Lorraine Protests

    The French Socialist Party and War Aims

    Russia and Kindred Facts, An Interview in the Boston Sunday Post

    The New Russia

    The Moral Basis of Italy’s War

    In the Matter of the Status of William Hohenzollern, Kaiser of Germany

    In the Matter of the Position of William Hohenzollern, Kaiser of Germany

    Reports on British Prison-Camps in India and Burma

    The Pan-German Programme

    War Letters by Stephens

    The Guaranty News, December 1918

    Austro-Magyar Judicial Crimes

    The Ottoman Domination

    Defensively-Armed Merchant Ships and Submarine Warefare



Box 50

Folder




  1. A War of Liberation

    Their Crimes

    Those “Gentlemen” of Germany

    The War Cabinet, Report for the Year 1917

    Lithuanian Review

    The British Navy at War

    German War Practices

    The Just Claims of Italy

    The Germany Empire of Central Africa

  2. Fifth Liberty Bond Bill Hearings before the Committee on Ways and Means

    The Organization, Work, and method of the Red Cross Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men

    The Work in Europe of the American Red Cross

    After the War, What? America’s Great Opportunity Educationally

    After the War, What? Observations upon the necessity for building a new civilization

    A League of Nations – The Supreme War Council

    What About the Secret Treaties? An Unofficial Interpretation of the War Aims of the United States, part II

    Steps to Victory

    America Entangled

    The Bases of Durable Peace, As Voiced by President Wilson

    War Taxation

    The Men Who Can Win the War

    Strikes in American Industry in Wartime, April 6 to October 6, 1917

  3. The Western Union and the War Labor Board

    Tariff Problems

    Samson and Good Samaritan

    American During and After the War

    A Plea for Peace

    The War and Business

    Columbia War Papers, A Directory of Service

    The Means of Victory, a Speech by Rt. Hon. Edwin Montagu, M.P.

  4. Great Britain Palestine and the Jews; Proclamation, General Felix Diaz, Commander-in-Chief of the National Reorganization Army of Mexico

    Korea Under Japan

    Ireland

    Ireland and Poland, a Comparison

    The Case of Bohemia

    Taking Stock of the Future, Outlines of the Plans of Various Foreign Countries for Commercial Reconstruction

    A Plea for Lithuanians

    Ireland Today – Its Political and Economic Status

    Britain Transformed

    A Declaration of Interdependence

    “The Murderous Tyranny of the Turks”

    The Slavs Among The Nations

    Bohemia Under Hapsburg Misrule

    Palestine Papers – The Jews and the Arabs

    Palestine Papers – Agricultural Possibilities of Palestine

    Greece And Tomorrow



Box 51

Folder




  1. Statement submitted by the Cudahy Pacing Company Respecting the Problems, Prices and Profits of the Packing Industry

    Report of Market Committee of the American National Livestock Association

    Resolutions adopted at the Twenty-First Annual Convention of the American Livestock Association

    Suggestions for housing Women War Workers

    The Public Service Corporation and the Working Man

    Livestock and Its Relation to the packing Industry

    Statement of Thomas E. Wilson, President of Wilson & Co., Chicago, Illinois, before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, January 29-30, 1919, in regard to H.R. 13324

    H.R. 13324 – House of Representatives in the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by the Government of the Stockyards of the United States

    Swift & Co. Year Book, 1919

    Proceedings of the Twenty-first Annual Convention of the American National Livestock Association

  2. Transportation – The Great Problem

    Car Utility

    A Discussion of The Railroad Problem and A Plan For future Management and Operation of Transportation

    American Railways and the War

    Address of S. Davies Warfield at American Bankers Association Convention, Atlantic City, September 26, 1917

    How the States Can Co-operate in the Efficient National Regulation of Railroads

    The Real Owner of the Railroads – The Investor

    President Wilson and the Railways

    Appropriation for Federal Control of Transportation Systems Hearings before the Sub-Committee of House Committee of Appropriations

    Report of The Committee on Valuation

    A Proposed Solution of the Railroad Problem

    Memorial to the Interstate Commerce Commission

    To-Day’s Railroad Problem, A Memorandum

    Governmental Railroad Policy

    Future of Our Railways

    Common Sense About Railways

    Preliminary Statements Concerning the Railroad Control Bill before the Senate and House Committee

    Government Control of Railroads – S. 3752, H.R. 9615 – Brief of National Livestock Shippers Protective League, Chicago, and Constituent Members

    American Railroad Wrecking Denver and Rio Grande Western Pacific and the Missouri Pacific’s Part in the Affair

    Exclusive Regulation of Railroad Rates by the Federal Government

  3. Before the Committee on Commerce United States Senate 65th Congress on S. Res. 170

    Merchant Seamen vs. Naval Reserve Men

    Rivers and Harbors Appropriations

    Tonnage Explained

    When Coal Oil Johnny Goes to Sea

    Report of the Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal Board

    The Canal System of New York State

    Important Light Towers in the Great Water World

  4. All American Cables

    Annual Report of the Directors of American Telephone and Telegraph Company to the Stockholders, 1917

    The Validity of Re-sale Price Contracts

    Reconstruction of Political Parties

    Statement of Position of the National Association of Credit Men of Revenue Legislation

    The Honorable the Commission of the Congress of the United States Appointed to Investigate Pneumatic Tube Mail Service

    The Rockefeller Foundation

    Excerpts from the Testimony Before the Joint Commission to Investigate the Postal Service



Series 11 – Miscellany, 1914-1918



Box 51 (cont.)




  1. Campaign Speeches, 1914-1918

  2. Stephens’ voting record, 1915-1916

  3. Form Letters to Constituents

  4. The Congressional Record, random pages, 1915-1918

  5. Itinerary, Undated

    Speech and draft of bill on vocational education Handbill, campaign of 1918

    American Now, pamphlet of the Navy League Speech by W.H. Slayton – “A Reply to Rep. Dan V. Stephens, Who Supports the Tavenner-Hahengollen Bill”

    Copy of Correspondence between Theodore Roosevelt and Congressman Ernest Lundeen, 1917

  6. Memorial Program, 1939

  7. A Tribute to the Cottonwoods of the Plains by Stephens



Series 12 – Scrapbooks, 1910-1936 (see oversize)



Volume




  1. November 1911 – October 1912, including Campaign of 1912

  2. Campaign of 1914; Miscellaneous, 1910-1917; Including Election returns from counties

  3. Campaign of 1936 for State Democratic National Committeeman



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Democratic Party — Nebraska

Elections — Nebraska

Germans in Nebraska

Indians of North America — Economic conditions

Indians of North America — Government relations

Indians of North America — Nebraska

Legislators — United States

Nebraska — Politics and government

Pensions — Military

Political parties

Politics — Nebraska

Post office primary elections

Post offices — Nebraska

Postal service — Parcel post

Prohibition

United States. Congress. House of Representatives, 1911-1919

Veterans — Nebraska

World War, 1914-1918



 



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