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RG0961.AM:  William T. Donovan

Papers:  1927, 1939

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Size:  One folder


The decision to make Lincoln the capital of Nebraska was made in the home of William T. Donovan. This collection relates primarily to the dedication of a plaque marking the site of Donovan’s home. The manuscript component of this collection consists of correspondence, a program, and a newsletter related to the Donovan home, the site at which Lincoln was chosen as Nebraska’s capital. The correspondence includes information about the cost of the commemorative bronze historical marker and the location of the Donovan home. The program lists activities from the 1927 dedication ceremony, and the newsletter provides information about the selection of Lincoln as state capital.

Note:  The photo component of this collection consists of photographic prints, 1927 and undated, related to the Donovan family and dedication of a plaque marking the site of the Donovan home. Included are sketches of the home and its location, individual photographs of Donovan family members, and photographs from the historical marker dedication ceremony. Photographs from the dedication ceremony show the moment of unveiling, and individuals who attended are identified.


Correspondence, dedication program, newsletter


Subject headings:

Dedication ceremonies — Nebraska — Lincoln

Donovan family

Donovan, Edwin William

Donovan, F. Martin

Donovan, Joseph B.

Donovan, Melanettan T.

Donovan, Rosanna Baker

Donovan, William T.


Historical markers

Johnson, Mary Donovan

Kimball Brothers Memorials (Lincoln, Nebraska)


Turner, Martha M., 1868-1946


Revised TMM        07-22-2009