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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3566.AM:  Zora Inez Shields, 1879-1969



Papers:  1890s-1969; mostly 1930s-1969

Omaha, Nebraska:  Librarian; Genealogist

Size:  6.0 cu. ft.



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Born on a farm in Holmes County near Napolean, Ohio on May 14, 1879, Zora Inez Shields was the daughter of Fred C. and Edith Simmons Shields. She graduated from Omaha Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska in 1897 and went on to attend the University of Nebraska, where she received her bachelors and masters degrees in 1902 and 1904. After receiving her degree, Shields returned to Omaha Central High School and served as a teacher and librarian until her retirement in 1937. Shortly after retirement she began focusing on genealogical research, which she continued until shortly before her death in November of 1969.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of eight boxes of manuscript material arranged into two series: 1. Genealogical Correspondence; and 2. Genealogical Data. The bulk of this material consists of genealogical information about several hundred families. However, only a few families have been covered extensively. Throughout the collection there are personal records including grocery lists, drafts of correspondence to financial officers, lists of apartment rentals, and financial records. Materials in the collection were re-housed, but original folder titles and arrangement were retained.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Genealogical Correspondence



Box 1

Folder




  1. Genealogical Correspondence

  2. Genealogical Correspondence

  3. Genealogical Correspondence

  4. Genealogical Correspondence

  5. Genealogical Correspondence

  6. Genealogical Correspondence

  7. Genealogical Correspondence

  8. Genealogical Correspondence

  9. Genealogical Correspondence

  10. Genealogical Correspondence

  11. Genealogical Correspondence

  12. Genealogical Correspondence

  13. Genealogical Correspondence

  14. Genealogical Correspondence

  15. Genealogical Correspondence

  16. Genealogical Correspondence

  17. Genealogical Correspondence



Box 2

Folder




  1. Genealogical Correspondence

  2. Genealogical Correspondence

  3. Genealogical Correspondence

  4. Genealogical Correspondence

  5. Genealogical Correspondence

  6. Genealogical Correspondence

  7. Genealogical Correspondence



Series 2 – Genealogical Data




  1. Maps

  2. Probate

  3. Index Families

  4. Workbook

  5. Families Inserted in Index Workbook, Rough Work

  6. Critchfield, Manchester, Ranney, Scriplin

  7. Bowen-Butterworth

  8. Families I A-G

  9. Families II H-R

  10. Families III S-Z

  11. Families I, Beginning Notes, Migrations A-B 1/3

  12. Families I, Beginning Notes, Migrations C 2/3

  13. Families I, Beginning Notes, Migrations D-E 3/3

  14. Families II, Beginning Notes, Migrations G 1/3

  15. Families II, Beginning Notes, Migrations H 2/3



Box 3

Folder




  1. Families II, Beginning Notes, Migrations I-L 3/3

  2. Families III, Beginning Data, Migrations M-O 1/3

  3. Families III, Beginning Data, Migrations P-Q 2/3

  4. Families III, Beginning Data, Migrations R-S 3/3

  5. Families IV, Beginning Data, Migrations T-U 1/2

  6. Families IV, Beginning Data, Migrations V-W 2/2

  7. Col. I Abell – Bourne

  8. Col. II Campbell – Cushmen

  9. Col. III Eames – Guy

  10. Col. IV Hack – Judsen

  11. Col. V Keen – Norton

  12. Col. VI OíBriens – Purchase

  13. Col. VII Rainsford – Symmes

  14. Col. VIII Taber – Turner

  15. Col. IX Underwood – Young

  16. Workbook I [contains personal financial records (ca 1961), including ledger book (ca 1933). Also includes lengthy pleas (drafts and copies of) to financial officers.]

  17. Massachusetts I A-B

  18. Massachusetts I C-L



Box 4

Folder




  1. Massachusetts II M-Q

  2. Massachusetts II R-Z

  3. Bristol County, Massachusetts, Acushnet – Westport

  4. Deeds, Suffolk County, Massachusetts

  5. Freetown Marriages

  6. Plymouth

  7. New Jersey

  8. New Jersey

  9. New Jersey, In Process

  10. Bucks County, Pennsylvania

  11. II A

  12. Freetown, Swansea

  13. Rhode Island I

  14. New Jersey II, 1/2

  15. New Jersey II, 2/2

  16. Ohio

  17. Ohio, Holmes County

  18. Work

  19. Geography, New York, Long Island, Barbados

  20. Geography, Connecticut

  21. Connecticut, Adams – Hyde



Box 5

Folder




  1. Virginia, Md, Etc.

  2. Maryland

  3. Magazine Records

  4. Plan

  5. Bibliography, Genealogical

  6. Omaha [contains “Recollections and A Diary of the ’80’s in Omaha” by Janet (Wallace) Curtis]

  7. Clayton [Clayton was Miss Shields financial advisor]

  8. Mancester, Workbook

  9. Smith

  10. Shields I

  11. Shields II

  12. Shields III

  13. Hathaway

  14. Lee

  15. Simmons

  16. Paine

  17. Notes to be Inserted

  18. Old Notes, confirmed

  19. OPL

  20. Candidates, Boston, N.E.H.J. Soc. Purchases

  21. West

  22. Trip 1949, Notes to be transferred

  23. Andrews, Hamlin Family

  24. Simmons – Shields

  25. Overseas



Box 6

Folder




  1. Early Immigration, Migration

  2. Originals, Old Notes, in Longhand, Now Typed, in Notebooks A – B

  3. Originals, Old Notes, in Longhand, Now Typed, in Notebooks C – G

  4. Originals, Old Notes, in Longhand, Now Typed, in Notebooks H – W

  5. Scrapbook (Obituaries, articles, etc.) (See Oversize)



Box 7   Index cards



Box 8   Index cards



Box 9   Index cards



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Clayton family

Connecticut — Genealogy

Genealogy

Hathaway family

Lee family

Manchester family

Maryland — Genealogy

Massachusetts — Genealogy

Nebraska — Genealogy

New Jersey — Genealogy

New York — Genealogy

Ohio — Genealogy

Paine family

Pennsylvania — Genealogy

Rhode Island — Genealogy

Shields family

Simmons family

Smith family

Virginia — Genealogy



 



04-08-1971   LS/JEP/pmc

11-30-2004   ljd/tmm