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RG5635.AM:  DiAnna Schimek, 1940-



Papers:  1976-2008

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  State senator

Size:  60.0 cu.ft.; 60 boxes



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Born in Holdrege, Nebraska, DiAnna Schimek graduated from Alma High School in 1958. She attended Colorado Woman’s College from 1958-1960, receiving an associate arts degree majoring in business. She then attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and finally Kearney State College where she received a bachelor’s degree in education. She worked as a realtor and a teacher before being elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 1988. Representing the 27th Nebraska legislative district, Schimek ran for and won re-election in 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. She left office in January of 2009 due to term limits.



Throughout her twenty year legislative career, Schimek served on various committees including the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs committee, the Urban Affairs committee, and the Business and Labor committee. Some of her legislative priorities focused on election law, children and families, and health care. Schimek also served on various national boards and committees including the Advisory Board on Voter Participation for the Center for Policy Alternatives, the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Reapportionment Task Force, and the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Health and Human Services Committee. She also served on the Democratic National Committee from 1976-1988.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of 60 boxes of legislative papers of DiAnna Schimek. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Legislative Bill files; and 3) Special Subjects. The collection is arranged as it was received from Senator Schimek’s office. The materials in the collection date from 1976-2008.  History Nebraska received the last 11 boxes in 2021.



INVENTORY



Series 1 – Correspondence



Box #




  1. 1990-2001, pt. 1

  2. 1990-2001, pt. 2

  3. 1990-2001, pt. 3

  4. 2002, 2004

  5. 2003

  6. 2005-2006

  7. 2007



Series 2 – Legislative Bill files




  1. 1989

  2. 1989-1990

  3. 1990

  4. 1991

  5. 1992

  6. 1993-1994

  7. 1994-1995

  8. 1995-1996

  9. 1997

  10. 1997

  11. 1998

  12. 1999

  13. 1999

  14. 2000

  15. 2001

  16. 2001

  17. 2002

  18. 2003

  19. 2003

  20. 2004

  21. 2005

  22. 2005

  23. 2005-2006

  24. 2007

  25. 2007

  26. 2007

  27. 2007-2008

  28. 2008

  29. 2008

  30. 2008



Series 3 – Special Subjects




  1. Issues, pt. 1

  2. Issues, pt. 2

  3. Issues, pt. 3

  4. Issues, pt. 4

  5. Gaming

  6. Gaming

  7. Gaming

  8. Gaming

  9. Gender & Minority Equity Task Force, 1997-1998

  10. Midwest Legislative Conference, 2001

  11. Performance Audit, 2007-2008

  12. Council of State Governments, 2008

    Old backup computer files



Boxes added in 2021:




  1. In-state tuition

  2. In-state tuition

  3. In-state tuition

  4. Legislative bills

  5. Legislative bills

  6. Legislative bills

  7. Speeches, biographical materials, etc.

  8. Campaign materials – legislature and SECC

  9. Nebraska Democratic Party Chair, 1980-1984

  10. Democratic National Committee and Conventions

  11. State Treasurer’s race and special events



 



Subject headings:



Legislation — Nebraska

Legislature — Nebraska

Nebraska — Politics and government

Nebraska. Legislature, 1988-2008

Schimek, DiAnna, 1940-



 



TMM   01-15-2009; 01-21-2011; 12-28-2021