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RG4217.AM:  Hugo F. Srb, 1900-1975



Papers:  1930-1973

Dodge, Dodge County and Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Legislator

Size:  10.0 cu.ft.; 10 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



Hugo F. Srb, son of Frank and Lizzie Srb, was born August 4, 1900, at Dodge, Nebraska.  He graduated from Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska Law School.  Srb was elected to the Nebraska Senate in 1931 and again in 1933.  He served as Secretary of the Senate in 1935 and then as Clerk of the Legislature from 1937 to 1969.  Hugo F. Srb died on December 13, 1975.  He is buried next to his wife, Francis Grace, in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of ten boxes of papers relating to Hugo F. Srb’s career in the Nebraska Legislature.  The papers include subject files, legislative files, correspondence, publications, reports and newspaper clippings.  The materials in the collection date from 1930 to 1973.  The collection is mostly unprocessed, but an inventory is available.



Note:  See the photo component [RG4217.PH] and the audio component [RG4217.AU] for related materials.



Box 1 – Subject files (mostly clippings), A-E

Folder




    1. Attendance

    1. Appropriations – 1930s

    1. Appropriations – 1940s

    1. Appropriations – 1950s

    1. Appropriations – 1960s

    1. Appropriations – 1970s

    1. Treasurer’s Report 1951-56

    1. Agriculture

    1. Bill Drafting

    1. Boys’ State

    1. Bicentennial News Clippings, etc.

    1. William Jennings Bryan

    1. Constitution – Misc. Articles on State & National

    1. Capitol Building

    1. Burbach, Senator Jules W. Constitutional Revision & Recreation Committee

    1. Constitutional Amendments

    1. Comparison

    1. Course of a Bill

    1. Clerk, Duties of

    1. Constitution of Nebr.

    1. Constitution of the US

    1. Constitution of US & Bill of Rights

    1. Constitution – Committee to Restore the Constitution

    1. The Council of State Governments Meeting – October 4, 5, & 6

    1. Council of State Govt’s Correspondence

    1. Changes Recommended

    1. Civil Defense

    1. Conclusions

    1. Richard Childs – Speech, etc.

    1. Courts – State & Federal (US Supreme Court & Others)

    1. Democracatics – Republican State & National – Elections

    1. Democracy

    1. Districts

    1. Educational Television

    1. Economics

    1. Employees & Employment

    1. Efficiency



Box 2 – Subject files (mostly clippings), E-N

Folder




    1. Elections (Campaign) 1930-1940-1950; Nonpartisan Election

    1. Endorsements

    1. Elections – 1960’s

    1. Elec. 18-yr-olds – Voting Elections

    1. Elections – Depth Report 1966

    1. Elections 1970s

    1. Remarks – H.F.S.R.B. 10-23-53 (Comparative Analysis of Expenditures of Two Legislative Systems)

    1. Exp Legislative Expenditures

    1. Expenses – Cost of Lawmaking

    1. 1972 – Elections

    1. Forms

    1. Highways

    1. History of Nebraska

    1. Hi-Y

    1. History of a Bill in the Legislature (Extra Copies)

    1. In-depth Report – School of Journalism

    1. Investigation

    1. Intergovernmental Cooperation Comm.

    1. Judiciary

    1. Legislators – Individuals – Misc. Info

    1. Legislative Council

    1. Labor Dept.

    1. Length of Sessions

    1. 1950 – Recommendations Committee on Legislative Processes

    1. Critique on Lobbyists – Extra Copies

    1. League of Women Voters – “Facts” etc.

    1. Letters to Editors

    1. Motor Vehicles – Safety Patrol

    1. Misc.

    1. Non-Partisan vs Partisan

    1. National Legislative Service Agencies

    1. New Orleans – Legislative Service Conference

    1. Norton, John N.



Box 3 – Subject files (mostly clippings), N-T

Folder




    1. Senator George W. Norris

    1. Grand Forks, N. Dakota; Fritz Nelson

    1. North Dakota

    1. Other States Studying Unicameral

    1. Taiwan China Unicameral

    1. Other States & Countries – Studying Unicameral for Their State

    1. Other States – Rules, Etc.

    1. Organization

    1. Oddities & Misc. Clippings from Other States

    1. Opinions – Studies

    1. Excerpts from Kansas City Star (Re: Unicameral System)

    1. Public Power

    1. Public Power – Clarence Davis Article

    1. Petition, Right of

    1. Petitions & Memorials

    1. Political Platforms

    1. Presiding Officers (Rules)

    1. Printing

    1. Population

    1. Reapportionment

    1. Re-Districting

    1. Representation

    1. Rules

    1. Rules – Leg. Council. (Introduction of Bills)

    1. Roll Call

    1. Railroads

    1. Article on Unicameral – Hugo F. Srb – Published in Nebraska Law Review – 1961

    1. Speeches – Legislature

    1. Scrap Book

    1. Sundry Claims

    1. Schools & Universities – Also Mekoto an Education

    1. Seating Arrangement in Chamber

    1. Statistics – Dates, etc.

    1. State Seal

    1. State & Federal Relations – John Calhoun – Virginia

    1. State Initiative

    1. Stamps

    1. Taxes – 1940s

    1. Taxes – 1950s



Box 4 – Subject files (mostly clippings), T-Z; Chronological files, 1930-1946

Folder




    1. Taxes – 1960s

    1. Taxes – 1970s

    1. Treatise on “Legislature”

    1. Taxation – General

    1. Nebraska Unicameral Legislature vs. Bicameral

    1. Vocational Education

    1. Voting Equipment

    1. 1930

    1. 1931

    1. 1932

    1. 1933

    1. 1935

    1. Duties of the Clerk of the Legislature

    1. Unicameral System 1937

    1. 1938

    1. 1939

    1. Miscellaneous 1939

    1. 1940

    1. 1941

    1. 1942

    1. 1943

    1. 1944

    1. 1944 Spec. Session

    1. 1945

    1. 1946



Box 5 – Chronological files, 1947-1956

Folder




    1. 1947

    1. 1948

    1. 1949

    1. 1950 – No Session

    1. Forms 1951

    1. 1951

    1. 1952

    1. 1953

    1. 1954

    1. Hugh Butler

    1. 1955

    1. Attention 1955 Budget Comm.

    1. 1956



Box 6 – Chronological files, 1957-1968

Folder




    1. 1957

    1. 1958

    1. 1959

    1. 1960

    1. 1961

    1. 1962

    1. Governor’s Conference 16 Jan. 1962 – Civil Defense – Resources Management

    1. 1963

    1. 1963 – Special

    1. Budget Committee Records 1963

    1. 1964

    1. 1965

    1. New Jersey Talk on Unicameral – April 21-66

    1. 1966

    1. 1967

    1. 1968



Box 7 – Chronological files, 1969-1973; Miscellaneous clippings

Folder




    1. 1969

    1. 1969 – 80th Session – Clerk’s File

    1. LB 208 – Re: Estates 1969 Session

    1. 1970

    1. Recommendations – Upcoming Session 1970

    1. Daily Work Sheets & Bills 1971

    1. 1971

    1. Bills Legislative 1971

    1. 1971

    1. 1971 – Full Page Clippings

    1. 1971 – After Session – Review by Lincoln Journal

    1. Pre 1972 Session (Interim)

    1. Committee Hearings 1972

    1. Specific Amendments 1972

    1. 1972 Work Sheets

    1. 1972 Summary of Bills (End of Session)

    1. 1972 Session

    1. Documentary Film 1972 Session – Hearing

    1. Pre 1973 Session

    1. 1973 Session

    1. 1973 Session – List of Bills

    1. The Legislative Insurance Investigation Committee – Hugh B. Ashmore

    1. Reference Lists – Requests for, Etc. Michigan – et al (Unicameral)

    1. Nebr. State Gov’t Chart

    1. Distribution Material Comparison in Separate Pile

    1. Foreign Visitors Heard From

    1. From Mrs. Bill Johnson

    1. Legislative Fiscal Analysis



Box 8 – Miscellaneous clippings; Working draft of book on history of the legislature

Folder




    1. Talk (Speech) Written & Delivered by H.F.S.

    1. Dodge Criterion – Misc.

    1. FBI

    1. Misc. Interesting Articles

    1. Money – Nat’l Debt – Inflation, Etc. Taxes

    1. Money – Interest Rates & Financing – House Buying, etc.

    1. Nebraska Clippings – General – Political, etc. (Not Book)

    1. No Fault Insurance

    1. National & International (War & Peace) & (Misc.)

    1. Populist Surge

    1. Schools & Uni.

    1. Science

    1. Editorials, Etc. Misc.

    1. The Time Has Come – Series by K. Ross Toole

    1. Odell Hanson

    1. Rough Drafts

    1. 1931

    1. 1933

    1. 1934

    1. 1937 Session

    1. 1937

    1. 1939 Session Bills

    1. 1941 Bills Introduced

    1. 1961

    1. 1965 – Outline

    1. 1969

    1. 1970

    1. 1971 – Annual Sessions – 90 & 60 Day Limits

    1. Comments – 1971 Newspaper Articles

    1. Accountability

    1. Agriculture Committee Members 1937 thru 1969

    1. Appropriations

    1. Attendance

    1. Author – Information Concerning HFS (The Author)

    1. 3 Branches of State Gov’t

    1. Conclusion

    1. Comparison

    1. Conclusion – Appraisal After 30 Yrs

    1. Comparison

    1. Constitutional Amendments – No. Passed – No. Defeated

    1. Committees

    1. Charts – Sunday Claims Summary 1939 & 1941

    1. Charts – Bills Vetoed by Governors

    1. Chart Bills No. Introduced 1st 20 Days No. Passed

    1. Re: Capitol Bldg

    1. Districts

    1. Early History

    1. Economy

    1. Forward

    1. Governor’s

    1. Index to History Files

    1. Index to History Files/Reports: (Legislative Council)

    1. Introduction

    1. Legislative Resolution 107 – Legislative Council

    1. Lobbyists

    1. Non-Partisan vs Partisan File No. 2

    1. Senator Norris – Speech on One House Leg.

    1. Notice of Hearing

    1. John N. Norton

    1. Publishers

    1. Preface

    1. Representation

    1. Salaries

    1. John P. Senning (& Elizabeth)

    1. Special Sessions

    1. Salaries

    1. Salaries

    1. Table of Contents

    1. Title

    1. University Press

    1. Women in Legislature

    1. Unicameral Publications



Box 9 – Correspondence, 1934-1935

Folder




    1. Nebraskaland Magazine – June 1964

    1. Correspondence, 1934-35



Box 10 – Miscellaneous publications

Folder




    1. Nebraska Legislature Rosters and Directories

    1. “State Action” and the 14th Amendment – A Study of Judicial Misinterpretation

    1. The One-House Legislature – Senning

    1. Postcards

    1. Printed Envelopes

    1. “Behind these Doors is the Story of Nebraska’s Unicameral”

    1. A Look at Your Unicameral

    1. Transmission – Northern Natural Gas Company – No. 1 1969

    1. Newspapers

    1. Nebraska Department of Health 1972-73 Annual Report

    1. A Handbook of Government – Lincoln & Lancaster County, NE

    1. Seeing Lincoln

    1. Report of the Nebraska Constitutional Revision Commission – Sept 24, 1970

    1. John B. Stetson University Bulletin Debate Handbook – Oct 1937

    1. Opportunity – The American Right

    1. Lincoln City Guide

    1. One House for Two – by A.C. Breckenridge

    1. Nebraska Legislative Manual 1937

    1. Nebraska Legislative Manual 1879

    1. House Proceedings

    1. Constitution of the State of Nebraska

    1. The Capitol – Lincoln, NE

    1. November 1940 American Czech Magazine

    1. Harper’s Magazine – Nov. 1964

    1. A Visitor’s Guide to the Capital of Nebraska

    1. American State Legislatures in Mid-Twentieth Century

    1. Nebraska on the March – August 1965

    1. The American Legion – Cornhusker Boys’ State

    1. Nebraska Electric Farmer – February 1965, Harper’s Magazine – Nov. 1964

    1. A Visitor’s Guide to the Capital of Nebraska

    1. American State Legislatures in Mid-Twentieth Century

    1. Nebraska on the March – August 1965

    1. The American Legion – Cornhusker Boys’ State

    1. Nebraska Electric Farmer – February 1969



 



Subject headings:



Legislation — Nebraska

Legislators — Nebraska

Nebraska — Politics and government

Politicians — Nebraska

Srb, Hugo F., 1900-1975



 



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