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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1220.AM:  John Thomas Link, 1873-1936



Papers:  1920-1934

Lincoln, Lancaster County; and Seward, Seward County, Nebraska:  Professor

Size:  9.0 cu.ft.; 13 boxes



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



John Thomas Link was born in Chicago on November 23, 1873. He was associated with the conservation department of the University of Nebraska from 1923-1936. He did considerable writing and research on the origin of Nebraska names and even gave a series of radio talks on the subject. He is the author of Nebraska Names and Places. Dr. Link was also a member of the faculty of Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska from April of 1908 until his death. He was Secretary of the Education Board of the Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church of America and also served on their curriculum committee. John T. Link died on December 20, 1936 at his home in Seward. He was survived by four children.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection is arranged in four series: 1) County Place-Names; 2) General Correspondence; 3) Other Nebraska Place-Names; and 4) Miscellany. The bulk of the materials relate to the efforts of John Link to collect information regarding the place names of Nebraska. The letter “L” indicates original correspondence as opposed to the information compiled by Link from the correspondence. County Place-Names include origins of county names, precinct and town names. Within the general correspondence is a series of letters between Link and Melvin Gilmore regarding Indian place names. Link’s original filing system was retained in the processing of this collection.



Note:  Three additional boxes (Boxes 11-13) of research files were added in 2007.  Much of these materials may already be duplicated in Series 1 and Series 3.



INVENTORY



Series 1 – County Place-Names

Box 1

Folder




  1. Adams

  2. Adams

  3. Adams

  4. Antelope

  5. Antelope

  6. Antelope

  7. Antelope L

  8. Antelope L

  9. Antelope L

  10. Antelope L

  11. Antelope L

  12. Arthur

  13. Arthur

  14. Arthur

  15. Arthur L

  16. Arthur L

  17. Arthur L

  18. Arthur L

  19. Arthur L

  20. Banner

  21. Banner

  22. Banner

  23. Banner L

  24. Banner L

  25. Blaine

  26. Blaine L

  27. Blaine L

  28. Blaine L

  29. Blaine L

  30. Boone

  31. Boone

  32. Boone L

  33. Boone L

  34. Box Butte

  35. Box Butte

  36. Box Butte L

  37. Box Butte L

  38. Boyd

  39. Boyd

  40. Boyd

  41. Boyd L

  42. Boyd L

  43. Boyd L

  44. Boyd L

  45. Boyd L

  46. Brown

  47. Brown

  48. Brown

  49. Brown

  50. Brown

  51. Brown L

  52. Brown L

  53. Brown L

  54. Brown L

  55. Buffalo

  56. Buffalo

  57. Buffalo

  58. Buffalo

  59. Buffalo

  60. Buffalo L

  61. Buffalo L

  62. Buffalo L

  63. Buffalo L

  64. Buffalo L

  65. Buffalo L

  66. Buffalo L

  67. Burt

  68. Burt

  69. Burt L

  70. Burt L

  71. Burt L

  72. Butler

  73. Butler

  74. Butler

  75. Butler L

  76. Butler L

  77. Butler L

  78. Butler L

  79. Cass

  80. Cass

  81. Cass

  82. Cass

  83. Cass L

  84. Cass L

  85. Cass L

  86. Cass L

  87. Cass L

  88. Cedar

  89. Cedar

  90. Cedar

  91. Cedar

  92. Cedar L

  93. Cedar L

  94. Cedar L

  95. Chase

  96. Chase

  97. Chase

  98. Chase L

  99. Chase L

  100. Chase L

  101. Chase L

  102. Chase L



Box 2

Folder




  1. Cherry

  2. Cherry

  3. Cherry

  4. Cherry

  5. Cherry

  6. Cherry

  7. Cherry

  8. Cherry

  9. Cherry

  10. Cherry

  11. Cherry

  12. Cherry

  13. Cherry

  14. Cherry

  15. Cherry

  16. Cherry

  17. Cherry

  18. Cherry

  19. Cherry

  20. Cherry

  21. Cherry

  22. Cherry

  23. Cherry

  24. Cherry

  25. Cherry

  26. Cherry

  27. Cherry

  28. Cherry

  29. Cherry

  30. Cherry

  31. Cherry

  32. Cherry

  33. Cherry

  34. Cherry L

  35. Cherry L

  36. Cherry L

  37. Cherry L

  38. Cherry L

  39. Cherry L

  40. Cherry L

  41. Cherry L

  42. Cherry L

  43. Cherry L

  44. Cherry L

  45. Cherry L

  46. Cherry L

  47. Cherry L

  48. Cherry L

  49. Cherry L

  50. Cherry L

  51. Cherry L

  52. Cheyenne

  53. Cheyenne

  54. Cheyenne

  55. Cheyenne L

  56. Cheyenne L

  57. Cheyenne L

  58. Clay

  59. Clay

  60. Clay

  61. Clay L

  62. Clay L

  63. Clay L

  64. Clay L

  65. Clay L

  66. Colfax

  67. Colfax

  68. Colfax

  69. Colfax L

  70. Colfax L

  71. Cuming

  72. Cuming

  73. Cuming

  74. Cuming

  75. Cuming L

  76. Cuming L

  77. Cuming L

  78. Custer

  79. Custer

  80. Custer

  81. Custer

  82. Custer

  83. Custer

  84. Custer

  85. Custer

  86. Custer

  87. Custer

  88. Custer

  89. Custer L

  90. Custer L

  91. Custer L

  92. Custer L

  93. Custer L

  94. Custer L

  95. Custer L

  96. Custer L

  97. Custer L

  98. Custer L

  99. Custer L

  100. Custer L

  101. Custer L

  102. Custer L

  103. Custer L

  104. Custer L

  105. Dakota

  106. Dakota

  107. Dakota

  108. Dakota L

  109. Dakota L

  110. Dawes

  111. Dawes

  112. Dawes

  113. Dawes

  114. Dawes

  115. Dawes

  116. Dawes L

  117. Dawes L

  118. Dawes L

  119. Dawes L

  120. Dawes L

  121. Dawes L

  122. Dawes L



Box 3

Folder




  1. Dawson

  2. Dawson

  3. Dawson

  4. Dawson

  5. Dawson

  6. Dawson

  7. Dawson

  8. Dawson

  9. Dawson

  10. Dawson

  11. Dawson

  12. Dawson

  13. Dawson

  14. Dawson

  15. Dawson

  16. Dawson

  17. Dawson

  18. Dawson L

  19. Dawson L

  20. Dawson L

  21. Dawson L

  22. Dawson L

  23. Deuel

  24. Deuel L

  25. Deuel L

  26. Deuel L

  27. Dixon

  28. Dixon

  29. Dixon

  30. Dixon

  31. Dixon

  32. Dixon

  33. Dixon

  34. Dixon L

  35. Dixon L

  36. Dixon L

  37. Dixon L

  38. Dixon L

  39. Dixon L

  40. Dodge

  41. Dodge

  42. Dodge

  43. Dodge

  44. Dodge

  45. Dodge

  46. Dodge

  47. Dodge

  48. Dodge

  49. Dodge

  50. Dodge

  51. Dodge

  52. Dodge

  53. Dodge

  54. Dodge

  55. Dodge

  56. Dodge L

  57. Dodge L

  58. Dodge L

  59. Dodge L

  60. Dodge L

  61. Dodge L

  62. Dodge L

  63. Douglas

  64. Douglas

  65. Douglas

  66. Douglas

  67. Douglas L

  68. Douglas L

  69. Douglas L

  70. Douglas L

  71. Dundy

  72. Dundy

  73. Dundy

  74. Dundy

  75. Dundy

  76. Dundy L

  77. Dundy L

  78. Dundy L

  79. Dundy L

  80. Dundy L

  81. Dundy L

  82. Fillmore

  83. Fillmore

  84. Fillmore L

  85. Fillmore L

  86. Fillmore L

  87. Fillmore L

  88. Fillmore L

  89. Franklin

  90. Franklin

  91. Franklin

  92. Franklin

  93. Franklin L

  94. Franklin L

  95. Franklin L

  96. Franklin L

  97. Franklin L

  98. Frontier

  99. Frontier

  100. Frontier

  101. Frontier

  102. Frontier L

  103. Frontier L

  104. Frontier L

  105. Frontier L

  106. Frontier L



Box 4

Folder




  1. Furnas

  2. Furnas

  3. Furnas

  4. Furnas

  5. Furnas L

  6. Furnas L

  7. Furnas L

  8. Furnas L

  9. Furnas L

  10. Furnas L

  11. Furnas L

  12. Gage

  13. Gage

  14. Gage

  15. Gage

  16. Gage

  17. Gage L

  18. Gage L

  19. Gage L

  20. Gage L

  21. Gage L

  22. Gage L

  23. Gage L

  24. Garden

  25. Garden

  26. Garden

  27. Garden

  28. Garden

  29. Garden

  30. Garden

  31. Garden

  32. Garden L

  33. Garden L

  34. Garden L

  35. Garden L

  36. Garden L

  37. Garden L

  38. Garden L

  39. Garden L

  40. Garfield

  41. Garfield

  42. Garfield L

  43. Garfield L

  44. Garfield L

  45. Gosper

  46. Gosper L

  47. Grant

  48. Grant

  49. Grant

  50. Grant

  51. Grant

  52. Grant L

  53. Grant L

  54. Grant L

  55. Grant L

  56. Grant L

  57. Grant L

  58. Greeley

  59. Greeley

  60. Greeley

  61. Greeley L

  62. Greeley L

  63. Greeley L

  64. Hall

  65. Hall

  66. Hall L

  67. Hall L

  68. Hall L

  69. Hall L

  70. Hamilton

  71. Hamilton

  72. Hamilton L

  73. Hamilton L

  74. Hamilton L

  75. Hamilton L

  76. Hamilton L

  77. Harlan

  78. Harlan

  79. Harlan

  80. Harlan

  81. Harlan

  82. Harlan L

  83. Harlan L

  84. Harlan L

  85. Hayes

  86. Hayes

  87. Hayes

  88. Hayes

  89. Hayes L

  90. Hayes L

  91. Hayes L

  92. Hayes L

  93. Hayes L

  94. Hitchcock

  95. Hitchcock L

  96. Hitchcock L

  97. Hitchcock L

  98. Hitchcock L

  99. Holt

  100. Holt

  101. Holt

  102. Holt

  103. Holt

  104. Holt

  105. Holt

  106. Holt L

  107. Holt L

  108. Holt L

  109. Holt L

  110. Holt L

  111. Holt L

  112. Holt L

  113. Holt L

  114. Holt L

  115. Holt L

  116. Holt L



Box 5

Folder




  1. Hooker

  2. Hooker

  3. Hooker L

  4. Hooker L

  5. Hooker L

  6. Hooker L

  7. Howard

  8. Howard

  9. Howard

  10. Howard L

  11. Howard L

  12. Howard L

  13. Howard L

  14. Howard L

  15. Howard L

  16. Jefferson

  17. Jefferson

  18. Jefferson

  19. Jefferson

  20. Jefferson L

  21. Jefferson L

  22. Jefferson L

  23. Jefferson L

  24. Johnson

  25. Johnson

  26. Johnson

  27. Johnson

  28. Johnson L

  29. Johnson L

  30. Johnson L

  31. Kearney

  32. Kearney

  33. Kearney

  34. Kearney L

  35. Kearney L

  36. Kearney L

  37. Kearney L

  38. Kearney L

  39. Keith

  40. Keith

  41. Keith

  42. Keith

  43. Keith

  44. Keith

  45. Keith

  46. Keith L

  47. Keith L

  48. Keith L

  49. Keith L

  50. Keith L

  51. Keya Paha

  52. Keya Paha

  53. Keya Paha

  54. Keya Paha

  55. Keya Paha L

  56. Keya Paha L

  57. Keya Paha L

  58. Keya Paha L

  59. Keya Paha L

  60. Keya Paha L

  61. Keya Paha L

  62. Kimball

  63. Kimball

  64. Kimball L

  65. Knox

  66. Knox

  67. Knox

  68. Knox

  69. Knox

  70. Knox L

  71. Knox L

  72. Knox L

  73. Knox L

  74. Knox L

  75. Knox L

  76. Lancaster

  77. Lancaster

  78. Lancaster

  79. Lancaster

  80. Lancaster

  81. Lancaster

  82. Lancaster

  83. Lancaster

  84. Lancaster

  85. Lancaster L

  86. Lancaster L

  87. Lancaster L

  88. Lancaster L

  89. Lancaster L

  90. Lincoln

  91. Lincoln

  92. Lincoln

  93. Lincoln

  94. Lincoln

  95. Lincoln

  96. Lincoln

  97. Lincoln

  98. Logan

  99. Logan

  100. Logan L

  101. Logan L

  102. Logan L

  103. Loup

  104. Loup

  105. Loup

  106. Loup L

  107. Loup L

  108. Loup L

  109. McPherson

  110. McPherson

  111. McPherson

  112. McPherson L

  113. McPherson L

  114. McPherson L

  115. McPherson L

  116. McPherson L



Box 6

Folder




  1. Madison

  2. Madison

  3. Madison

  4. Madison

  5. Madison L

  6. Madison L

  7. Madison L

  8. Madison L

  9. Merrick

  10. Merrick

  11. Merrick

  12. Merrick

  13. Merrick L

  14. Merrick L

  15. Merrick L

  16. Merrick L

  17. Morrill

  18. Morrill

  19. Morrill

  20. Morrill

  21. Morrill L

  22. Morrill L

  23. Morrill L

  24. Morrill L

  25. Nance

  26. Nance

  27. Nance

  28. Nance L

  29. Nance L

  30. Nance L

  31. Nemaha

  32. Nemaha

  33. Nemaha

  34. Nemaha L

  35. Nemaha L

  36. Nemaha L

  37. Nemaha L

  38. Nemaha L

  39. Nuckolls

  40. Nuckolls

  41. Nuckolls

  42. Nuckolls L

  43. Nuckolls L

  44. Nuckolls L

  45. Nuckolls L

  46. Nuckolls L

  47. Nuckolls L

  48. Nuckolls L

  49. Otoe

  50. Otoe

  51. Otoe

  52. Otoe

  53. Otoe

  54. Otoe

  55. Otoe L

  56. Otoe L

  57. Otoe L

  58. Otoe L

  59. Otoe L

  60. Otoe L

  61. Otoe L

  62. Otoe L

  63. Otoe L

  64. Pawnee

  65. Pawnee

  66. Pawnee

  67. Pawnee

  68. Pawnee

  69. Pawnee L

  70. Pawnee L

  71. Pawnee L

  72. Pawnee L

  73. Pawnee L

  74. Pawnee L

  75. Perkins

  76. Perkins L

  77. Perkins L

  78. Perkins L

  79. Phelps

  80. Phelps

  81. Phelps

  82. Phelps L

  83. Phelps L

  84. Phelps L

  85. Phelps L

  86. Pierce

  87. Pierce L

  88. Pierce L

  89. Platte

  90. Platte

  91. Platte

  92. Platte

  93. Platte

  94. Platte L

  95. Platte L

  96. Platte L

  97. Platte L

  98. Platte L

  99. Polk

  100. Polk L

  101. Polk L

  102. Red Willow

  103. Red Willow

  104. Red Willow

  105. Red Willow

  106. Red Willow L

  107. Red Willow L

  108. Red Willow L

  109. Red Willow L

  110. Red Willow L

  111. Red Willow L

  112. Red Willow L



Box 7

Folder




  1. Richardson

  2. Richardson

  3. Richardson

  4. Richardson

  5. Richardson

  6. Richardson

  7. Richardson L

  8. Richardson L

  9. Richardson L

  10. Richardson L

  11. Richardson L

  12. Richardson L

  13. Rock

  14. Rock

  15. Rock

  16. Rock

  17. Rock

  18. Rock L

  19. Rock L

  20. Rock L

  21. Rock L

  22. Rock L

  23. Rock L

  24. Rock L

  25. Rock L

  26. Rock L

  27. Rock L

  28. Rock L

  29. Rock L

  30. Saline

  31. Saline

  32. Saline

  33. Saline

  34. Saline

  35. Saline L

  36. Saline L

  37. Saline L

  38. Saline L

  39. Saline L

  40. Sarpy

  41. Sarpy

  42. Sarpy

  43. Sarpy

  44. Sarpy

  45. Sarpy L

  46. Sarpy L

  47. Sarpy L

  48. Sarpy L

  49. Sarpy L

  50. Saunders

  51. Saunders

  52. Saunders

  53. Saunders

  54. Saunders

  55. Saunders L

  56. Saunders L

  57. Saunders L

  58. Saunders L

  59. Saunders L

  60. Saunders L

  61. Saunders L

  62. Saunders L

  63. Saunders L

  64. Saunders L

  65. Saunders L

  66. Saunders L

  67. Saunders L

  68. Scotts Bluff

  69. Scotts Bluff

  70. Scotts Bluff

  71. Scotts Bluff

  72. Scotts Bluff

  73. Scotts Bluff L

  74. Scotts Bluff L

  75. Scotts Bluff L

  76. Seward

  77. Seward

  78. Seward

  79. Seward

  80. Seward L

  81. Seward L

  82. Seward L

  83. Sheridan

  84. Sheridan

  85. Sheridan

  86. Sheridan

  87. Sheridan

  88. Sheridan

  89. Sheridan

  90. Sheridan

  91. Sheridan L

  92. Sheridan L

  93. Sheridan L

  94. Sheridan L

  95. Sheridan L

  96. Sheridan L

  97. Sheridan L

  98. Sheridan L

  99. Sheridan L

  100. Sheridan L

  101. Sheridan L

  102. Sheridan L



Box 8

Folder




  1. Sherman

  2. Sherman

  3. Sherman

  4. Sherman L

  5. Sherman L

  6. Sherman L

  7. Sioux

  8. Sioux

  9. Sioux

  10. Sioux

  11. Sioux

  12. Sioux L

  13. Sioux L

  14. Sioux L

  15. Sioux L

  16. Sioux L

  17. Sioux L

  18. Stanton

  19. Stanton

  20. Stanton L

  21. Thayer

  22. Thayer

  23. Thayer

  24. Thayer L

  25. Thayer L

  26. Thayer L

  27. Thomas

  28. Thomas

  29. Thomas L

  30. Thomas L

  31. Thomas L

  32. Thurston

  33. Thurston

  34. Thurston

  35. Thurston L

  36. Thurston L

  37. Valley

  38. Valley

  39. Valley

  40. Valley

  41. Valley

  42. Valley L

  43. Valley L

  44. Valley L

  45. Valley L

  46. Valley L

  47. Valley L

  48. Washington

  49. Washington

  50. Washington

  51. Washington

  52. Washington

  53. Washington L

  54. Washington L

  55. Washington L

  56. Washington L

  57. Washington L

  58. Wayne

  59. Wayne L

  60. Wayne L

  61. Wayne L

  62. Webster

  63. Webster

  64. Webster

  65. Webster

  66. Webster

  67. Webster L

  68. Webster L

  69. Webster L

  70. Webster L

  71. Webster L

  72. Webster L

  73. Wheeler

  74. Wheeler

  75. Wheeler L

  76. Wheeler L

  77. Wheeler L

  78. Wheeler L

  79. Wheeler L

  80. York

  81. York

  82. York L

  83. York L

  84. York L



Series 2 – General Correspondence

Box 8 (cont.)

Folder




  1. Letters between Link and Melvin R. Gilmore

  2. Letters between Link and Melvin R. Gilmore

  3. Letters between Link and Melvin R. Gilmore

  4. Letters between Link and Melvin R. Gilmore

  5. Letters between Link and Melvin R. Gilmore

  6. Letters between Link and Melvin R. Gilmore

  7. Letters between Link and Melvin R. Gilmore

  8. Letters between Link and Melvin R. Gilmore

  9. Letters between Link and Melvin R. Gilmore

  10. Letters regarding railroad station town names

  11. Letters regarding railroad station town names

  12. Letters regarding railroad station town names

  13. Letters regarding railroad station town names

  14. General Letters

  15. General Letters

  16. General Letters

  17. General Letters

  18. General Letters

  19. General Letters

  20. General Letters

  21. General Letters

  22. General Letters

  23. General Letters

  24. General Letters

  25. General Letters

  26. General Letters



Box 9

Folder




  1. General Letters

  2. General Letters

  3. General Letters

  4. General Letters

  5. General Letters

  6. General Letters

  7. General Letters

  8. General Letters

  9. General Letters

  10. General Letters



Series 3 – Other Nebraska Place-Names

Box 9 (cont.)

Folder




  1. County Boundaries

  2. County Boundaries

  3. County Boundaries

  4. County Boundaries

  5. County Boundaries

  6. County Boundaries

  7. Former Boundaries

  8. Place Names

  9. Place Names

  10. Major Streams

  11. Major Streams

  12. Major Streams

  13. Major Streams L

  14. Major Streams L

  15. Major Streams L

  16. Major Streams L

  17. Major Streams L

  18. Nebraska



Box 10

Folder




  1. Nebraska L

  2. Nebraska L

  3. Parks, Recreation Grounds

  4. Topographical Names

  5. Topographical Names

  6. Trails

  7. Trails

  8. Trails

  9. Trails

  10. Trails

  11. Rivers, Forests



Series 4 – Miscellany

Box 10 (cont.)

Folder




  1. Newspaper Clippings – Place-Names

  2. Newspaper Clippings – Place-Names

  3. Newspaper Clippings – Place-Names

  4. Newspaper Clippings – Place-Names

  5. Newspaper Clippings – Place-Names

  6. Newspaper Clippings – Place-Names

  7. Newspaper Clippings – Place-Names

  8. Dissertation Abstract; Graduation Program

  9. Talks and Papers



Addendum: 2007.0188



Box 11

Folder




  1. Adams County

  2. Adams County (cont.)

  3. Antelope County

  4. Arthur County

  5. Banner County

  6. Blaine County

  7. Boone County

  8. Box Butte County

  9. Boyd County

  10. Brown County

  11. Buffalo County

  12. Burt County

  13. Butler County

  14. Cass County

  15. Chase County

  16. Cedar County

  17. Cherry County

  18. Cherry County (cont.)

  19. Cherry County (cont.)

  20. Cherry County (cont.)

  21. Cheyenne County

  22. Clay County

  23. Colfax County

  24. Cuming County

  25. Custer County

  26. Dakota County

  27. Dawes County

  28. Dawson County

  29. Deuel County

  30. Dixon County

  31. Dodge County

  32. Douglas County

  33. Dundy County

  34. Fillmore County

  35. Franklin County

  36. Frontier County

  37. Furnas County

  38. Gage County



Box 12

Folder




  1. Garden County

  2. Garfield County

  3. Gosper County

  4. Grant County

  5. Greeley County

  6. Hall County

  7. Hamilton County

  8. Harlan County

  9. Hayes County

  10. Hitchcock County

  11. Holt County

  12. Hooker County

  13. Howard County

  14. Jefferson County

  15. Johnson County

  16. Kearney County

  17. Keith County

  18. Keya Paha County

  19. Kimball County

  20. Knox County

  21. Lancaster County

  22. Logan County

  23. Loup County

  24. Madison County

  25. McPherson County

  26. Merrick County

  27. Morrill County

  28. Nance County

  29. Nemaha County

  30. Nuckolls County

  31. Otoe County

  32. Pawnee County

  33. Perkins County

  34. Phelps County

  35. Pierce County

  36. Platte County

  37. Polk County

  38. Red Willow County

  39. Richardson County

  40. Rock County



Box 13

Folder




  1. Saline County

  2. Sarpy County

  3. Saunders County

  4. Scotts Bluff County

  5. Seward County

  6. Sheridan County

  7. Sherman County

  8. Sioux County

  9. Stanton County

  10. Thayer County

  11. Thomas County

  12. Thurston County

  13. Valley County

  14. Washington County

  15. Wayne County

  16. Webster County

  17. Wheeler County

  18. York County

  19. Misc. – Nebraska

  20. Statistics – Indian, Early Settlers

  21. Trees & Forests

  22. Trails

  23. Major Streams

  24. County Boundaries

  25. Misc. Agriculture Industry

  26. Minerals – Farm Buildings – Firsts – Drainage



 



Subject headings:



Link, John Thomas, 1873-1936

Names, Geographical — Nebraska

Nebraska — Local history



 



AIP/ksa                   09-1990

Revised KFK          11-2002

Revised TMM        10-19-2007