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History Forum Lecture Series, Brown Bag Lectures


These video titles (VHS tapes) may be checked out from the Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) at no cost. A handling fee may be applied if tapes are mailed.
For further information call 1-800-833-6747, or 402- 471-4764, or write to:

Nebraska State Historical Society
Education/Statewide Services Department
P.O. Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501-2554
e-mail: tom.buecker@nebraska.gov
The Education Department requests that tapes be returned to the office after a six-week check out period.
List updated June, 2006 

 

Brown Bag Tapes Available for Loan at the Nebraska History Museum

2006

UFO's, Monsters, and Other Nebraska Oddities
Presented by Dale Bacon, Assistant Curator, Digital Imaging Laboratory, Library/Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 1-19-2006 Length: 57 minutes

Nebraska Quilts and Quiltmakers
Presented by Dr. Pat Crew, Director, International Quilt Study Center, UNL
Original program date: 2-6-2006 Length: 54 minutes

2005

Lancaster County's Early Legal History
Presented by Judge Sam Van Pelt
Original program date: 1-20-2005 Length: 59 minutes

Beadwork Masterpieces: Nat. Am. Bandolier Bags
Presented by Tom Myers, professor of anthropology, UNL
Original program date: 2-17-2005 Length: 45 minutes

Researching Your Family History
Presented by Cynthia Monroe, volunteer, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 3-17-205 Length: 57 minutes

NE Broadcasters Assoc. Hall of Fame
Presented by Larry Walklin, college of journalism and mass communications, UNL
Original program date: 4-21-2005 Length: 67 minutes

Old Baldy, a.k.a. The Tower
Presented by Gregg Miller, historic review and compliance contexts preservation historian, historic preservation, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 5-19-2005 Length: 36 minutes

History Mystery Sites and Clues
Presented by Ed Zimmer and Jim McKee
Original program date: 6-16-2005 Length: 61 minutes

Pvt. August Scherneckau's Civil War
Presented by Jim Potter, Associate Editor/Senior Research Historian, Nebraska State Historical Society, and Edith Robins, translator
Original program date: 7-21-2005 Length: 57 minutes

Nebraska Aviation History
Presented by Vince Goeres, volunteer, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 8-18-2005 Length: 52 minutes

A NE Institution: Standard Oil Co. of Nebraska
Presented by Bob Puschendorf, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 9-15-2005 Length: 44 minutes

American Indian Stereotyping In Literature and The Arts
Presented by Nancy Gillis, Executive Director, John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
Original program date: 10-20-2005 Length: 50 minutes (DVD)

2004

SOS: A National Look at Outdoor Sculpture
Presented by Deborah Long, objects conservator, NSHS Ford Conservation Center
Original program date: 1-15-2004 Length: 35 minutes

Public Art: A Blessing and a Curse
Presented by Suzanne Wise, executive director, Nebraska Arts Council
Original program date: 2-19-2004 Length: 57 minutes

Time Travel: the Calico Trail
Presented by Stephanie Grace Whitson, Nebraska author
Original program date: 4-15-2004 Length: 50 minutes

History Mystery Sites and Clues
Presented by Ed Zimmer, Jim McKee
Original program date: 5-20-04 Length: 60 minutes

Discovering Engineer Cantonment
Presented by Rob Bozell, associate director/highway archeologist, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 6-17-2004 Length: 54 minutes

Territorial Nebraska in the 1850's
Presented by Jim Potter, associate editor/senior research historian, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 7-15-2004 Length: 48 minutes

Nebraska's Home Movies
Presented by Paul Eisloeffel, curator of manuscripts and audio-visual collections, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 8-19-2004 Length: 46 minutes

Amendment One: An Opportunity to Preserve NE's History
Presented by Bill Callahan, public programs and resource planning program associate, Historic Preservation Office, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 9-16-2004 Length: 50 minutes

Cowboys and Indians: Western Mythology
Presented by Carol Ahlgren, National Park Service
Original program date: 10-21-2004 Length: 39 minutes

Nebraska Quilts
Presented by Carolyn Ducey, curator, International Quilt Studies Center, UNL
Original program date: 11-18-2004 Length: 46 minutes

2003

The Plow That Broke the Plains
Presented by Andrea Faling, associate director, library and state archivist, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 1-16-2003 Length: 52 minutes

The Archeology of The Oto-Missouria Tribe
Presented by Rob Bozel, Associate Director/Highway Archeologist, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 2-20-2003 Length: 55 minutes (DVD)

Nebraska's Moving Images Treasures
Presented by Paul Eisloeffel, curator of manuscripts and audio-visual collections, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 3-20-2003 Length: 57 minutes

Yesterday's Tomorrows: Nebraska's Visionary Thinkers
Presented by John Carter, senior research historian, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 5-15-2003 Length: 37 minutes

Eli Ricker: Conduit to History
Presented by Dick Jensen, senior research anthropologist, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 6-19-2003 Length: 47 minutes

Researching Nebraska's Civil War
Presented by Jim Potter, associate editor/senior research historian, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 7-17-2003 Length: 60 minutes

Gen. Alfred Sully's NE Indian Scouts of 1864
Presented by John Ludwickson, Curator of Anthropology, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 8-21-2003 Length: 56 minutes

A Soldier's Daily Routine
Presented by Tom Buecker, curator, Fort Robinson Museum, Crawford, Nebraska
Original program date: 9-18-2003 Length: 57 minutes

Recovered Views
Presented by John Carter, senior research historian, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 10-16-2003 Length: 62 minutes

The Call of the Open Road
Presented by Bob Puschendorf, associate director, State Historic Preservation Office, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 11-20-2003 Length: 53 minutes

Treasures from the Collection - From theVault
Presented by Paul Eisloeffel, curator of manuscripts and audio-visual collections and Deb Arenz, senior museum curator, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 12-18-2003 Length: 39 minutes

2002

Flour Mills of Saline County
Presented by: Jan Stehlik, Saline County Historical Society, Dorcester
Original program date: 3-21-2002 Length: 60 minutes

American Bounty: The Story of Food
Presented by: John Carter, senior research historian, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 2-21-2002 Length: 54 minutes

Gathering and Cooking Wild Plants Of The Great Plains
Presented by: Kay Young, Lincoln, author of Wild Seasons
Original program date: 12-19-2002 Length: 45 minutes (DVD)

2001

Turn of the (20th) Century Photographer John A. Anderson
Presented by: Don Hogg, volunteer, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 1-18-2001 Length: 49 minutes

Sharpie: Nebraska's Queen Of The Air
Presented by: Diane R. Bartels, retired teacher, Lincoln Public Schools
Original program date: 2-15-2001 Length: 55 minutes

Cushman Oral History Project
Presented by: John Carter, special programs coordinator, Nebraska State Historical Society;
Barbara Sommer, independent scholar, Lincoln;
Mary Kay Quinlan, oral historian, Lincoln
Original program date: 4-19-2001 Length: 57 minutes

Omaha Tribe Legal Issues, 1945-1995
Presented by: Mark R. Scherer, History Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Original program date: 5-17-2001 Length: 60 minutes

The Khaki-Colored Caravan: 1919 Army Convoy
Presented by: Tom White, editor, Nebraskaland, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lincoln
Original program date: 6-21-2001 Length: 49 minutes

A Faithful and Vivid Image: Karl Bodmer's North American Prints
Presented by: Brandon Ruud, assistant curator, Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha
Original program date: 7-19-2001 Length: 64 minutes

Lawyers In Western Nebraska, 1867-1890
Presented by: Mark Ellis, Ph. D., History Department, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Original program date: 8-16-2001 No running time given

Nebraska Cattle Brands
Presented by: Cynthia Monroe, volunteer, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 9-20-2001 Length: 53 minutes

Haunted Lincoln
Presented by: Dale T. Bacon, librarian technician, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 10-18-2001 Length: 57 minutes

Bess Streeter Aldrich
Presented by: Marcee Baker, director, Aldrich House and Museum, Elmwood
Original program date: 11-15-2001 Length: 50 minutes

Conservation of the USS Nebraska Silver
Presented by: Deborah Long, objects conservator, Ford Conservation Center, Nebraska State Historical Society, Omaha
Original program date: 12-20-2001 Length: 35 minutes

2000

Just Plains Dirt: Sod Houses in Nebraska
Presented by: Carol Ahlgren, architectural historian, National Park Service
Original program date: 1-20-2000 Length: 57 minutes

African Americans In Adams County, 1854 ­1945
Presented by: Rick Wallace, independent scholar, Lincoln, Nebraska
Original program date: 2-17-2000 No running time given

The Halls of Hallmark: The Nebraska Origins
Presented by: Bob Puschendorf, deputy state historical preservation officer, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 5-18-2000 Length: 43 minutes

Patents From The Plains
Presented by: Mark Nelson, senior museum curator, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 9-21-2000 Length: 47 minutes

But What Kind of Work do the Rest of You Do?
Presented by: Pamela L. Riney-Kehrberg, professor of history, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Original program date: 10-18-2000 Length: 46 minutes

1999

The Omahas: From Rulers of The River to Reservations
Presented by: Judith Broughter, instructor of history, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Original program date: 1-21-99 No running time given

Personalities of Frontier Forts: Fort Hartsuff
Presented by: Roye Lindsay, Superintendent, Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park, Burwell
Original program date: 2-18-99 No running time given

Seeing Old Photographs With New Eyes: Computer Imaging
Presented by: John Carter and Jill Koelling, Library/Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 4-15-99 No running time given

Pawnee War of 1859
Presented by: John Ludwickson, Curator of Anthropology, Archeology Division, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 6-17-99 No running time given

Fontenelle and Cabanne Trading Posts
Presented by: Richard Jensen, Senior Research Anthropologist, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 9-23-99 No running time given

On The Trail of Major John Douherty
Presented by: Mark Kelly, attorney/archeologist, Lenexa, Kansas
Original program date: 10-21-99 No running time given

Railroad Land Grants In Nebraska
Presented by: John Stover, Professor of History, retired, Purdue University
Original program date: 11-18-99 Length: 62 minutes

Holiday Readings By Nebraska Authors
Presented by: Lora Black, Nebraska Public Radio
Original program date: 12-16-99 Length: 39 minutes

1998

Search for the Liberty Pole
Presented by: Dr. William Christensen, professor emeritus, History Department, Midland Lutheran College, Fremont
Original program date: 1-15-98 Length: 44 minutes

African-American Experience in a Missouri River Community: Brownville, Nebraska
Presented by: Pat Kennedy, social studies department, Benson High School, Omaha;
Rob Bozell, associate director for archeology, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 2-19-98 Length: 53 minutes

Autobiography of Red Cloud: A Modern Detective Story
Presented by: R. Eli Paul, senior research historian, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 3-19-98 Length: 45 minutes

The Search for the Elusive (and Improbable) Photographic Crazy Horse
Presented by: Tom Buecker, curator Fort Robinson Museum, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 4-16-98 Length: 57 minutes

History of the Nebraska State Education Association
Presented by: Craig Christiansen, president, Nebraska State Education Association, Lincoln
Original program date: 5-21-98 Length: 45 minutes

The Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 in Omaha
Presented by: David Wells, independent historian, Omaha
Provided through the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau
Original program date: 6-18-98 Length: 49 minutes

Filmmaking in Nebraska:The Early Years
Presented by: Paul Eisloeffel, curator of manuscripts and audio-visual collections, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 7-16-98 Length: 60 minutes

Nebraska Railroad Depots: Yesterday and Today
Presented by: Joe DeFilipps, Lexington
Original program date: 8-20-98 Length: 48 minutes

Thieves, Thugs, & Murderers: Crime & Criminals in Lincoln County, Nebraska, 1868-1910
Presented by: Mark Ellis, doctoral candidate, History Department, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Original program date: 9-17-98 Length: 60 minutes

George and Sarah Joslyn
Presented by: Dennis Mihelich, professor of history, Creighton University, Omaha
Original program date: 10-15-98 Length: 55 minutes

Lincoln Suburban Documentation Project
Presented by: Mark Elliot, Lincoln;
Frank E. Martin, assoc. ASLA, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Original program date: 11-19-98 Length: 60 minutes

Cather's Christmases
Presented by: Ann Billesbach, head of reference services, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 12-17-98 Length: 46 minutes

1997

Buffalo Soldiers in Nebraska
Presented by: Tom Buecker, Fort Robinson Museum, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 2-21-97 Length: 44 minutes

Buffalo Soldiers Panel Discussion
Presented by: Jerome Green, National Park Service historian, Denver, Colorado;
John Langellier, frontier military historian, Thousand Oaks, California;
William Gwaltney, Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming;
Tom Buecker, Fort Robinson Museum, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 2-21-97

Nebraska License Plates
Presented by: Cindy Steinhoff Drake, Library Curator, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 4-17-97 Length: 45 minutes

Nebraska's Lincoln Highway: Connecting People and Places
Presented by: Carol Ahlgren, architectural historian, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 5-15-97 Length: 38 minutes

Indian Wars Medals of Honor in Nebraska
Presented by: Jim Potter, associate director, Research & Publications, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 6-19-97 Length: 40 minutes

The Discerning Eye: Fred Humphrey's Photographs of Lincoln
Presented by: John Carter, curator of photographs, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 7-17-97 Length: 48 minutes

Un Tesoro de Nebraska (A Nebraska Treasure):  Discovering Our Mexican Legacy
Presented by: Gwen Meister, grants coordinator, Nebraska State Historical Society;
Emilia Gonzalez-Clements, project consultant, Lincoln, Nebraska
Original program date: 8-21-97 Length: 1 hour, 8 minutes

The Mormon Trail at the Missouri
Presented by: Gail George Holmes, Mormon historian, Omaha
Provided through the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau
Original program date: 9-18-97 Length: 52 minutes

Indian Perspective on the Overland Trails
Presented by: Charles Trimble, president, Nebraska State Historical Society Board of Trustees
Original program date: 10-16-97 Length: 42 minutes

Paddle Boats on the Missouri: The Atkinson/Kearny Expedition of 1825
Presented by: Richard E. Jensen, senior research anthropologist, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 11-20-97 Length: 42 minutes

1996

Living the American Dream: The Story of Settlement on the Great Plains
Presented by:  John Carter, curator of photographs, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 1-18-96 Length: 58 minutes

Historical or Allegorical? A Look at Nebraska's Post Office Murals
Presented by: Carol Ahlgren, architectural historian, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 2-15-96 Length: 49 minutes

William Jennings Bryan of Lincoln, Nebraska
Presented by: Barb Sommer, independent scholar, Lincoln, Nebraska
Original program date: 3-21-96 Length: 47 minutes

Nebraska's Baseball Greats
Presented by: Andrea Paul, associate director, Library/Archives, Nebraska State Historical Society;
Jerry Clark, Professor of Anthropology, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
Original program date: 4-18-96 Length: 58 minutes

2000 Years of Climate Change and Culture Change in Nebraska
Presented by: John Ludwickson, curator of anthropology, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 5-16-96 Length: 52 minutes

Willa Cather and the Natural Landscape
Presented by: Ann Billesbach, head of reference services, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 6-20-96 Length: 45 minutes

Film Clips from Nebraska's Past
Presented by: Paul Eisloeffel, curator of manuscripts and Audio/Visual Collections, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 7-18-96 Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes

The Nebraska Highway Archeology Program
Presented by: Rob Bozell, associate director, Archeology, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 8-15-96 Length: 50 minutes

Firearms on the Oregon Trail
Presented by: Jim Potter, associate director, Research and Publications, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 9-19-96 Length: 27 minutes

The "Four Continents": The Conservation of Four Porcelain Figurines
Presented by: Julie Reilly, associate director, Conservation, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 10-17-96 Length: 32 minutes

The Old Country Roots of Czech-American Landscapes
Presented by: David Murphy, senior research architect, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 11-21-96 Length: 1 hour, 6 minutes

A Frontier Army Christmas
Presented by: Lori Cox-Paul, historian, Lincoln, Nebraska
Original program date: 12-19-96 Length: 46 minutes (DVD)

1995

Before the National Laws: Civil Rights in Nebraska
Presented by: Dennis Mihelich, professor of history, Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska
Original program date: 2-16-95 Length: 55 minutes

America's Cold Warriors: The History of the Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Presented by: Jim Bert, executive director, SAC Museum, Bellevue
Original program date: 4-20-95 Length: 60 minutes

Atomic Age Architecture in Lincoln
Presented by: Ed Zimmer, historic preservation planner, Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department
Original program date: 5-18-95 Length: 45 minutes

Waging the Cold War at Home: McCarthyism in Nebraska
Presented by: William Pratt, professor of history, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Original program date: 6-15-95 Length: 49 minutes

"Operation Cue": Eyewitness to an A-Bomb Test
Presented by: Melba Myers Scott, pioneer of Lincoln/Lancaster County Civil Defense
Original program date: 7-20-95 Length: 54 minutes

Life in Atomic Age Lincoln: A Photographic Journey
Presented by: John Carter, curator of photographs, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 8-17-95 Length: 48 minutes

Nebraskans in the Atomic Age: The Washington Connection
Presented by: Roger Holthaus, Hastings native and Omaha attorney
Original program date: 11-16-95 Length: 45 minutes

Post-War Play: Toys from the Atomic Age
Presented by: Gail DeBuse Potter, curator of collections, Nebraska State Historical Society
Original program date: 12-21-95 Length: 47 minutes

 


To check out videotapes, or for more information, please contact:

Education and Statewide Services,
Nebraska State Historical Society,
phone: 800-833-6747
e-mail: tom.buecker@nebraska.gov


 


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