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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2982.AM:  Raymond Elmer Dale, 1880-1966



Papers:  1857-1963

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Educator, historian

Size:  20 boxes; 7.5 cu.ft.



BACKGROUND NOTE



Raymond Elmer Dale was born in Hebron, Racine, Wisconsin in 1880. A pioneer farmer, Mr. Dale developed a hobby of local history into a very distinguished career as a teacher, editor, journalist, historian, and genealogist. Mr. Dale worked at the University of Nebraska Library organizing early Nebraska newspapers. He enrolled at the University and received his Bachelors degree in 1906 and his masters in 1922. He was editor of the Midwest Genealogical Record for eight years. He taught in Nebraska schools for many years and was a former employee of Gold & Co. Dale worked as the state historian at the Nebraska State Historical Society from 1952 until his retirement on July 1, 1966. He was a member of the Knights of Phythias, Mayflower Society, Hugenots, Trans-Mississippi Stamp Club, and the Sod House Society. He died, October 19, 1966, at Syracuse, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of 20 boxes of manuscript material relating to Mr. Dale’s career as historian and educator. The bulk of this material consists of research notes and manuscripts compiled by Mr. Dale regarding the history of Otoe County. Additional materials include correspondence, biographical and genealogical material, and miscellaneous other materials. The collection is not fully processed, but an inventory is available.



Note: See also the photo component [RG2982.PH] for related images. See the NSHS Library Catalog and the Nebraska History index for published materials by/about Raymond Elmer Dale.



DESCRIPTION


Box 1 – Dale, R.E. Typed Recollections

Folder

  1. A

  2. Ba-Bl

  3. Bo-By

  4. Ca-Cl

  5. Co-Cz


Box 2 – Dale, R.E. Typed Recollections

Folder

  1. D

  2. E-F

  3. G

  4. H-He

  5. Hi-Hz


Box 3 – Dale, R.E. Typed Recollections

Folder

  1. I-J

  2. K

  3. L

  4. Mc

  5. M-Me

  6. Mf-Mz


Box 4 – Dale, R.E. Typed Recollections

Folder

  1. N-P

  2. R

  3. Sa-Sl

  4. Sm-Sz


Box 5 – Dale, R.E. Typed Recollections

Folder

  1. Grave Records

  2. T-V

  3. W-Z

  4. Dale, Raymond Elmer


Box 6

Folder

  1. Biography Cards

  2. Newsclippings

  3. Correspondence

  4. History of Nebraska IV

  5. History of Nebraska IV: Under the Shadow of War (Civil War)

  6. Vocabulary Workbooks


Box 7

Folder

  1. Latin Notes

  2. Personal Tax Notes, Otoe Co.

  3. Haight Family Burials


Box 8

Folder

  1. Raymond E. Dale Manuscripts

  2. Diary of Raymond E. Dale

  3. Newsclippings


Box 9

Folder

  1. “The Indian Country”

  2. Synonyms

  3. Basic English – Weekly News – List of Articles

  4. Misc. Manuscripts


Box 10

Folder

  1. Sexton Notes and Correspondence

  2. Transcript Index, 1928

  3. Magazine Clippings

  4. Newspaper Clippings and Magazine Clippings

  5. Haight Families Notes and Correspondence


Box 11

Folder

  1. Fremont Herald Z

  2. Carbons H


Box 12

Folder

  1. Family Records

  2. Scrapbook with Newsclippings

  3. Sons of the American Revolution

  4. Birth/Death Records, Genealogical Charts


Box 13

Folder

  1. Frontier Manuscripts

  2. Genealogical Notes, Owen, Cook, Stoddard, etc.

  3. Mosher Notes and Correspondence

  4. Misc. General Data

  5. Mosher Records and Correspondence

  6. Washburn Notes

  7. Biographical Notes

  8. Edison Phonographs Booklets


Box 14

Folder

  1. Biographical Notes

  2. Pages from Time Magazine

  3. Latin America

  4. Pages from Newsweek Magazine


Box 15

Folder

  1. Notecards about various topics


Box 16

Folder

  1. Biographical Notecards


Box 17

Folder

  1. Biographical Notecards


Box 18

Folder

  1. Biographical Notecards


Box 19

Folder

  1. Biographical Notes

  2. Calendar from 1905

  3. R.E. Dale Tax Information

  4. Newsclippings


Box 20

Folder

  1. Financial Information

  2. Soil Survey – Hillsdale County, Michigan

  3. Platte Maps – Otoe County

  4. Genealogical Information

  5. Manuscript – Building of the Union Pacific

  6. Notecards



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

Cook family

Dale, Raymond Elmer, 1880-1966

Haight family

Mosher family

Otoe County (Neb.) — History

Owen family

Sexton family

Stoddard family



 



Revised TMM   06-24-2009

Encoded TMM   03-24-2010