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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1169.AM:  William McKinley, 1843-1901



Ephemera:  ca. 1896-1901

25th President of the United States

Size:  Seven items



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



William McKinley was elected to the presidency in 1896 and 1900. During a visit to Buffalo, New York, he was shot. He died from the gunshot wound on September 14, 1901.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of a leaflet by Dr. H.S. Bell, M.D., of Kearney, Nebraska, urging the Civil War veterans of Buffalo County to vote for McKinley in the 1896 Presidential election; a McKinley campaign sticker, ca. 1900; programs for memorial services held for President McKinley in Lincoln, Syracuse, and Kearney, Nebraska, 1901; and a written order for all Burlington trains to stop from 2:00-2:05 on September 19, 1901 out of respect for President McKinley.



INVENTORY



Leaflet to Buffalo County Civil War veterans, 1896

Campaign sticker, ca. 1900

Memorial programs, 1901

Day of Mourning proclamation, 1901

Order for trains to stop, 1901



 



Subject headings:



Buffalo County (Nebraska) — History

Funeral services — Nebraska

Kearney (Nebraska) — History

Lancaster County (Nebraska) — History

Lincoln (Nebraska) — History

McKinley, William, 1843-1901

Otoe County (Nebraska) — History

Syracuse (Nebraska) — History



 



Revised TMM         05-01-2007; 06-21-2013