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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1815.AM:  Ernest L. Barney, 1899-1990



Papers:  1936-1954 and undated

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Furniture salesman; baseball manager; inventor/manufacturer

Size:  50 items



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Ernest L. Barney, son of Chauncey and Alpha (Overton) Barney, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 29, 1899. A life-long Lincoln resident, Barney was an employee of Hardy’s Furniture for fifty years. He died in Lincoln on February 14, 1990.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of fifty items arranged in two series: 1) Barney Industries, 1949-1954 and undated; and 2) Baseball Materials, 1936-1938; 1953; and undated. This material relates to Ernest L. Barney’s gun and fishing rod saddle business, Barney Industries, and his involvement in Lincoln’s local baseball scene as manager of the Hardy’s Furniture team.



Series 1 consists of materials relating to Barney Industries, 1949-1954 and undated. Included are the patent Barney received for his gun saddle invention, advertisements, an order form, and bank account records.



The Baseball Materials, 1936-1938; 1953; and undated, of Series 2 includes rosters, schedules, contracts, correspondence, articles of association, a lease agreement, a contract, and a stock certificate.



Note: Photographs are contained in the photo component of the collection [RG1815.PH].



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Barney Industries, 1949-1954 and undated



Folder




  1. Patent for gun carrier, 1952

    advertisements

    order form

    bank records, 1949-1954



Series 2 – Baseball Materials, 1936-1938; 1953; undated




  1. Equipment purchases, 1936

    Lincoln City Amateur Baseball League schedule, 1937

    Game contract, 1937

    Rosters, 1937

    Lincoln Baseball League Articles of Association, 1938

    Landis Field lease agreement, 1938

    Umpire’s letter, 1938

    Lincoln Baseball Club stock certificate, 1953

  2. Broadsides for games featuring Hardy’s baseball team, undated



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Athletics — Nebraska — Lincoln

Barney Industries (Lincoln, Neb.)

Barney, Ernest L., 1899-1990

Baseball — Nebraska — Lincoln

Hardy’s Furniture (Lincoln, Neb.)

Inventions — Nebraska

Inventors — Nebraska

Recreation — Nebraska — Lincoln

Sports — Nebraska — Lincoln



 



05-31-2007   Revised TMM/tmm