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John Thomas Link, 1873-1936


RG1220.AM:  John Thomas Link, 1873-1936

Papers:  1920-1934
Lincoln, Lancaster County; and Seward, Seward County, Neb.:  Professor
Size:  9.0 cu.ft.

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.

DESCRIPTION

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
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
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
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

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Link, John Thomas, 1873-1936
Names, Geographical -- Nebraska
Nebraska -- Local history

 

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