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List of Basic Sources on Nebraska History


The sources listed here may be available for purchase or interlibrary loan through your local library. The Historical Society Library does not circulate these titles. We have selected these titles for their general information, content, and availability. Other sources, specific to certain topics, are available at the Society.

Andreas, A. T. History of the State of Nebraska. 1882. Reprint, with index. Evansville, IN: Unigraphic Inc., 1975.

Baltensperger, Bradley H. Nebraska, A Geography. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1985.

Barry, Louise. The Beginning of the West: Annals of the Kansas Gateway to the American West, 1540-1854. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society, (1972).

Brevet's Nebraska Historical Markers and Sites. Sioux Falls, SD: Brevet Press, 1974.

Creigh, Dorothy Weyer. Nebraska: A History. New York: W. W. Norton & Co.; Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 1977.

Dick, Everett. Conquering the Great American Desert. Nebraska State Historical Society Publication, Vol. 27. Lincoln, NE: The Society, 1975.

_____. The Sod House Frontier, 1854-1890. 1954. Reprint. Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1983.

Everts and Kirk. 1885 Offical Atlas of Nebraska. Reprint, with index. Fremont, NE: Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society, 1976.

Federal Writers Project. Nebraska, A Guide to the Cornhusker State. 1934. Reprint. Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1985.

Lass, William E. From the Missouri to the Great Salt Lake: An Account of Overland Freighting. Nebraska State Historical Society Publication, Vol. 26. Lincoln, NE: The Society, 1972.

Luebke, Frederick C., ed. Ethnicity on the Great Plains. Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1980.

Mattes, Merrill J. The Great Platte River Road. Nebraska State Historical Society Publications, Vol. 25. 1969. Reprint. Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1987.

Morton, J. Sterling, and Albert Watkins, Illustrated History of Nebraska. . . . 3 vol. 1905. Reprint. Lincoln, NE: Jacob North and Company, 1913.

Nebraska Blue Book. Lincoln, NE: Legislative Council, 1994-95. The Blue Book runs from 1899 to the present. It has had a variety of publishers and publication schedules. Currently it is published biennially by the Legislative Council.

Nebraska History. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1918- . Limited back issues available to purchase. Current issues received with membership. Write for specific information.

Nicoll, Bruce N. Nebraska: A Pictorial History. Bicentennial ed. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1975.

Nimmo, Sylvia. Nebraska Local History and Genealogy Reference Guide. A Bibliography of County Research Materials in Selected Repositories. Papillion, NE: The Author, 1986.

Olson, James C. History of Nebraska. Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1966.

Olson, James C. J. Sterling Morton. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation, (1972).

Out of Old Nebraska. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1946-1987.

Perkey, Elton A. Perkey's Nebraska Place Names. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1982.

Rife, Janet Warkentin. Germans and German-Russians in Nebraska: A Resource Guide to Nebraska Ethnic Studies. The Nebraska Ethnic Resources Series, edited by Roger Welsch. Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Center for Great Plains Studies, 1980.

Rosicky, Rose. A History of Czechs in Nebraska. 1926. Reprint, with index. Fremont, NE: Eastern Nebraska Genealogical Society, 1976.

Sheldon, Addison E. Land Systems and Land Policies in Nebraska. . . . Nebraska State Historical Society Publication, Vol. 22. Lincoln, NE: The Society, 1936.

_____. Nebraska: The Land and the People. 3 vol. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1931.

Yost, Nellie Irene (Snyder). The Call of the Range; The Story of the Nebraska Stock Growers Association. Denver, CO: Sage Books, 1966.

 

 


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