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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2990.AM:  James Charles Dahlman, 1856-1930



Scrapbooks, reminiscences, etc.:  1906-1930

Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:  Mayor

Size:  2 reels of microfilm and 1 folder



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection relates to the life and career of Mayor James C. Dahlman of Omaha and is arranged in two series. Series 1 consists of approximately nineteen volumes of scrapbooks kept by Dahlman’s secretary during his administration in Omaha from 1906-1930 (filmed). Series 2 contains miscellaneous materials (unfilmed). In particular, the materials reflect the attitudes of the Omaha newspapers toward the Dahlman administration.



The scrapbooks were filmed through the courtesy of the Omaha Public Library.



Note:  The photo component [RG2990.PH] consists of photographic prints and negatives, ca. 1915-1929. The photographs relate primarily to Dahlman’s political career and include formal portraits of Dahlman and photographs of Dahlman with others.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Scrapbooks, 1906-1930



Reel 1

Scrapbooks



Reel 2

Scrapbooks



Series 2 – Miscellaneous (unfilmed)



Reminiscences about Dahlman’s life as a cowboy in western Nebraska, 1918 and 1922

Biographical material

“The Cowboy Mayor” – a poem by Jean Palmer Nye



 



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES



See the NSHS Library for the book, Mayor Jim : an epic of the West [921 D13c] by Fred Carey. See also the Nebraska History index for numerous articles mentioning James Dahlman.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Dahlman, James Charles, 1856-1930

Douglas County (Neb.) — History

Mayors — Nebraska — Omaha

Omaha (Neb.) — History

Politicians — Nebraska — Omaha

Politics and government — Nebraska — Omaha



 



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