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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG5198.AM:  Eugene Wayne Babcock, 1902-1990



Papers:  

Webster and Holt Counties, Neb.; Wyoming:  Educator

Size:  1 folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The manuscript portion of this collection consists of a two-part autobiography by Eugene W. Babcock; a one-page reminiscence about the visit of Halley’s Comet in 1910; two school certificates; and a clipping about Babcock’s sixtieth wedding anniversary. The reminiscence discusses Babcock’s childhood in western Nebraska, farming and ranching, a cattle drive, his experiences as an educator, and his service in World War II. All items are photocopies; the originals are not in the NSHS collections.



The photo component [RG5198.PH] consists of three images of Babcock in his U.S. Navy uniform, including a formal portrait, and a picture with his daughter, Geraldine.



Note: A collection of items relating to Babcock’s military service is housed at the Nebraska History Museum. Not all artifacts are on display; researchers must call for an appointment before scheduling a visit.



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Babcock, Eugene Wayne, 1902-1990

Cattle drives — Nebraska

Comets

Education — Nebraska — Webster County

Education — Wyoming

Farm life — Nebraska

Fires

Halley’s Comet

Hanna (Wyo.) — History

Reminiscences

School Census — Hanna (Wyo.)

Webster County (Neb.) — History

World War, 1939-1945 — Personal narratives



 



KFK   09-20-2000

11-04-2009   Revised TMM/tmm