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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4986.AM:  John C. Hansen, 1902-1967



Papers, photograph, slides:  1918-1920; 1938; 1997

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Telegraph operator

Size:  8 manuscript items, 1 photograph, 9 slides



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of miscellaneous papers relating to John Hansen, and to telegraph and early radio operation in Lincoln, Nebraska. It includes an American Radio Relay League Certificate for Hansen, July 25, 1938; clippings; a printed image, possibly of Hansen in the basement room of his house; an obituary; and a scrapbook. The scrapbook covers the years 1918-1920 and includes telegrams intercepted during specific local and national events, telegram tests, notes, diagrams, and logs.



The photographic portion of this collection (stored with the manuscript items) consists of one photograph of a framed collage of cablegrams and telegrams, accompanied by nine slides of Mr. Hansen’s basement radio/telegraph room as it was in April of 1997. The slides were taken by Historical Society staff before the room was remodeled by the present owner.



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Hansen, John C., 1902-1967

Radio — Nebraska — Lincoln

Telegraph — Nebraska — Lincoln



 



KFK   10-16-1997

11-04-2009   Revised TMM/tmm