The Nebraska State Historical Society
houses over 15,000 feet of archival material gathered from private
sources -- anything other than
a government agency -- and these we call "manuscript collections."
There are over 2,500 separate manuscript collections representing
the records of businesses, organizations, associations, churches,
private educational institutions, and the personal papers of
individuals and families. These collections contain business
ledgers, legal records, minutes of meetings, letters, reports,
diaries, scrapbooks, original literary works, estate papers,
publications, and genealogical research -- documents that help
tell the story of those who created them. Some of these collections
are quite large, and others contain only a few documents. But
no matter the size, each collection tells a unique story about
life in Nebraska.
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