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Dan Vorhees Stephens, 1868-1939


RG3643.AM:  Dan Vorhees Stephens, 1868-1939

Papers:  1910-1936; 1939
Fremont, Dodge County, Neb.:  U.S. Representative
Size:  26.0 cu.ft.; 51 boxes

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Dan Vorhees Stephens was born on November 4, 1868, the son of Richard Lewis and Martha Lamkins Stephens, pioneers of Indiana. As a youth he attended Indiana schools and Valparaiso College in Valparaiso, Indiana. Educated to become a teacher, he settled in Fremont, Nebraska, in 1887 to begin his career. On June 24, 1890, Stephens married fellow school teacher Hannah Boe of North Bend, Nebraska. From 1890-1894 he served as Superintendent of Schools in Dodge County, Nebraska. He followed a variety of pursuits in the ensuing years including the study of law, school teaching, politics, farming, manufacturing, publishing, and banking.

Stephens was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions of 1904, 1908, 1920, 1924, and 1932. Elected to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman James P. Latta, he served in the United States House of Representatives from November 7, 1911, to March 3, 1919. After an unsuccessful campaign for re-election in 1918, he resumed his former business pursuits.

He was President of the Stephens National Bank; organizer of the Fremont Joint Stock Land Bank; President of Hammond-Stephens Company, educational publishers; Vice-President of the Nebraska State Building and Loan Association; Vice-President of the Crystal Refrigerator Company; Vice-President of the Nebraska Dairy Herd Development Association in 1932 and 1933; and president of the Brown Swiss Breeders Association of America in 1932 and 1934. Stephens was a member of the Board of Education of Fremont, Nebraska, and a member of the State Board of Education from 1923-1926. He was also a member of the executive council of the Nebraska Bankers' Association from 1922-1924; a member of the agricultural committee of the Nebraska Bankers' Association from 1924-1928 and Chairman in 1924 and 1925. President of the State Bank Division of the American Bankers' Association in 1929 and 1930; and a member of the executive council of that same organization in 1935.

Stephens' career as an author began in 1902 with the publication of Silas Cobb, and a year later he wrote Phelps and His Teacher. His last two works, Cottonwood Yarns (1935) and Passing of the Buffalo (1937) were supposed to have been inspired by the surroundings of his country home.

A Democrat, Stephens was a strong supporter of presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. He had a reputation in the Fremont area as a community leader and respected citizen.

Dan Vorhees Stephens died in Fremont, Nebraska, on January 13, 1939.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consist of fifty-one boxes of manuscript material and three scrapbooks, arranged in twelve series: (1) Correspondence, General, 1911-1918; (2) Correspondence, Pensions, 1918-1919; (3) Correspondence, Military Appointments, 1913-1918; (4) Correspondence, Indian Affairs, 1918-1919; (5) Correspondence, Post Offices, 1912-1919; (6) Correspondence, Personal, 1915; (7) Newspaper Clippings, 1914-1918; (8) Mailing Lists, 1914-1919; (9) House Bills, 1910-1918; (10) Printed Matter, 1911-1919; (11) Miscellaneous, 1914-1918 and 1939; and (12) Scrapbooks, 1919-1936.

This collection relates to the service of Dan V. Stephens as U.S. Congressman from Nebraska's 3rd District, 1911-1919. The bulk of the collection consists of both incoming and outgoing correspondence between Stephens and his constituents filed alphabetically according to the name of the correspondent and arranged in several series by subject. Together with routine requests for free garden seeds and government publications, in the General Correspondence file are letters which reveal Stephens' position on several issues facing the Congress including the establishment of parcel post, prohibition, neutrality, arms embargo, and military spending. These are several exchanges between Stephens and some constituents of German descent over his support of Wilson's foreign policy. Other series of correspondence concern pensions for veterans, mostly from the Civil War, and their widows; appointments to the military academies of Annapolis and West Point; and adjustments to land allotments or inheritances of Indians on reservations in Stephens' district.

Still another series of correspondence concerns the appointment of postmasters. Although fourth class post offices had recently been placed under civil service, Congressmen retained the power to nominate postmasters for first, second, and third class post offices. Stephens devised a system of primary elections to select the person whom he would name to fill a vacancy. Correspondence, some newspaper clippings, and other material relating to these elections as well as correspondence concerning other post office vacancies are filed together.

The Newspaper Clippings, furnished by a clipping service, include articles reporting on Stephens' activities as well as editorial comments. The House Bills, introduced by Stephens, generally concern pensions and are accompanied by related correspondence. Among the Printed Matter are pamphlets and reports that served as a reference file for legislative matters including agricultural appropriations; the nationalist impulse in many European countries; economic problems, both domestic and foreign, resulting from the European War; regulation of the meat-packing industry; and regulation of the railroads. The scrapbooks relate to several political campaigns of Stephens, including the Congressional races of 1912 and 1914, as well as his campaign for State Democratic National Committeeman in 1936.

Photographs from Stephens' trip to survey the effects of war on France and Belgium in the late summer of 1917 have been transferred to the photo collections.

DESCRIPTION

Series 1 - Correspondence, general, 1911-1918

Box 1
Folder
  1. 1911, A-I
  2. 1911, J-Z
  3. 1912, A
  4. 1912, Jan.-Feb., B
  5. 1912, Mar.-Apr., B
  6. 1912, May-Dec., B
  7. 1912, Jan.-Mar., C
Box 2
Folder
  1. 1912, Apr.-Dec., C
  2. 1912, Jan.-Feb., D
  3. 1912, Mar.-Dec., D
  4. 1912, E
  5. 1912, F
  6. 1912, Jan.-Feb., G
  7. 1912, Mar.-Dec., G
Box 3
Folder
  1. 1912, Jan.-Feb., H
  2. 1912, Mar., H
  3. 1912, Apr.-May, H
  4. 1912, June-Dec., H
  5. 1912, I
  6. 1919, J
  7. 1912, Jan.-Mar., K
  8. 1912, Apr.-Dec., K
Box 4
Folder
  1. 1912, Jan.-Mar., L
  2. 1912, Apr.-Dec., L
  3. 1912, Jan.-Feb., M
  4. 1912, Mar., M
  5. 1912, Apr.-May, M
  6. 1912, June-Dec., M
  7. 1912, N
  8. 1912, O
Box 5
Folder
  1. 1912, Jan.-Mar., P
  2. 1912, Apr.-Dec., P
  3. 1912, Q
  4. 1912, Jan.-Mar., R
  5. 1912, Apr.-Dec., R
  6. 1912, Jan.-Feb., S
  7. 1912, Mar., S
  8. 1912, Apr.-May, S
  9. 1912, June-Dec., S
Box 6
Folder
  1. 1912, T
  2. 1912, U
  3. 1912, V
  4. 1912, Jan.-Mar., W
  5. 1912, Apr.-Dec., W
  6. 1912, X-Y-Z
  7. 1913, A, B & H
Box 7
Folder
  1. 1914, A
  2. 1914, Jan.-May, B
  3. 1914, June-Sept., B
  4. 1914, Oct.-Dec., B
  5. 1914, Jan.-May, C
  6. 1914, June-Aug., C
  7. 1914, Sept.-Dec., C
  8. 1914, Jan.-June, D
Box 8
Folder
  1. 1914, July-Dec., D
  2. 1914, E
  3. 1914, Jan.-May, F
  4. 1914, June-Dec., F
  5. 1914, Jan.-June, G
  6. 1914, July-Dec., G
  7. 1914, Jan.-Mar., H
  8. 1914, Apr.-July, H
Box 9
Folder
  1. 1914, Aug.-Oct., H
  2. 1914, Nov.-Dec., H
  3. 1914, I
  4. 1914, J
  5. 1914, Jan.-Apr., K
  6. 1914, May-Dec., K
  7. 1914, Jan.-Feb., M
  8. 1914, Mar.-May, M
Box 10
Folder
  1. 1914, June-Aug., M
  2. 1914, Sept.-Dec., M
  3. 1914, Jan.-July, N
  4. 1914, Aug.-Dec., N
  5. 1914, O
  6. 1914, Jan.-May, P
  7. 1914, June-Dec., P
Box 11
Folder
  1. 1914, Q
  2. 1914, Jan.-May, R
  3. 1914, June-Dec., R
  4. 1914, Jan.-Feb., S
  5. 1914, Mar.-May, S
  6. 1914, June-Aug., S
  7. 1914, Sept.-Oct., S
  8. 1914, Nov.-Dec., S
Box 12
Folder
  1. 1914, Jan.-July, T
  2. 1914, Aug.-Dec., T
  3. 1914, U
  4. 1914, V
  5. 1914, Jan.-Mar., W
  6. 1914, Apr.-June, W
  7. 1914, July-Sept., W
  8. 1914, Oct.-Dec., W
  9. 1914, X-Z
Box 13
Folder
  1. 1915, A
  2. 1915, Jan.-Feb., B
  3. 1915, Mar., B
  4. 1915, Apr.-June, B
  5. 1915, July-Dec., B
  6. 1915, Jan.-Apr., F
  7. 1915, May-Dec., F
  8. 1915, Jan.-Mar., G
  9. 1915, Apr.-Dec., G
Box 14
Folder
  1. 1915, Jan.-Feb., H
  2. 1915, Mar.-July, H
  3. 1915, Aug.-Dec., H
  4. 1915, I
  5. 1915, J
  6. 1915, K
  7. 1915, Jan.-Feb., L
  8. 1915, Apr.-Dec., L
  9. 1915, Mc
Box 15
Folder
  1. 1915, Jan.-Feb., M
  2. 1915, Mar.-June, M
  3. 1915, July-Dec., M
  4. 1915, Jan.-Apr., N
  5. 1915, May-Dec., N
  6. 1915, O
  7. 1915, Jan.-June, P
  8. 1915, July-Dec., P
  9. 1915, Q
  10. 1915, Jan.-Apr., R
  11. 1915, May-Dec., R
Box 16
Folder
  1. 1915, Jan.-Mar., S
  2. 1915, Apr.-Aug., S
  3. 1915, Sept.-Dec., S
  4. 1915, T
  5. 1915, U
  6. 1915, V
  7. 1915, W
  8. 1915, X-Z
Box 17
Folder
  1. 1916, Jan.-Mar., A
  2. 1916, Apr.-June, A
  3. 1916, July-Dec., A
  4. 1916, Jan.-Feb., B
  5. 1916, Mar., B
  6. 1916, Apr.-May, B
  7. 1916, June-Aug., B
  8. 1916, Sept.-Dec., B
Box 18
Folder
  1. 1916, Jan.-Mar., C
  2. 1916, Apr.-May, C
  3. 1916, July-Dec., C
  4. 1916, Jan.-Mar., D
  5. 1916, Apr.-May, D
  6. 1916, June-Dec., D
  7. 1916, E
Box 19
Folder
  1. 1916, F
  2. 1916, Jan.-Mar., G
  3. 1916, Apr.-May, G
  4. 1916, Aug.-Dec., G
  5. 1916, Jan.-Mar., H
  6. 1916, Apr.-May, H
Box 20
Folder
  1. 1916, June-Aug., H
  2. 1916, Sept.-Dec., H
  3. 1916, I
  4. 1916, J
  5. 1916, Jan.-Mar., K
  6. 1916, Apr.-May, K
  7. 1916, July-Dec., K
Box 21
Folder
  1. 1916, Jan.-Mar., L
  2. 1916, Apr.-May, L
  3. 1916, June-Dec., L
  4. 1916, Mc
  5. 1916, O
  6. 1916, Jan.-Apr., P
  7. 1916, May-Dec., P
Box 22
Folder
  1. 1916, Jan.-Feb., S
  2. 1916, Mar., S
  3. 1916, Apr.-June, S
  4. 1916, July-Sept., S
  5. 1916, Oct.-Dec., S
Box 23
Folder
  1. 1916, Jan.-Apr., T
  2. 1916, May-Dec., T
  3. 1916, Jan.-Feb., W
  4. 1916, Mar.-May, W
  5. 1916, June-Aug., W
  6. 1916, Sept.-Oct., W
  7. 1916, X-Z
Box 24
Folder
  1. 1917, Jan.-Apr., A
  2. 1917, May-Dec., A
  3. 1917, Jan.-Feb., B
  4. 1917, Mar.-May, B
  5. 1917, June-Aug., B
  6. 1917, Sept.-Dec., B
  7. 1917, Jan.-Apr., C
  8. 1917, May-July, C
Box 25
Folder
  1. 1917, Aug.-Dec, C
  2. 1917, Jan.-Mar., D
  3. 1917, Apr.-June, D
  4. 1917, July-Dec., D
  5. 1917, Jan.-May, E
  6. 1917, June-Dec., E
  7. 1917, Jan.-Apr., F
  8. 1917, May-Dec., F
  9. 1917, Jan.-May, G
Box 26
Folder
  1. 1917, June-Dec., G
  2. 1917, Jan., H
  3. 1917, Feb.-Mar., H
  4. 1917, Apr.-May, H
  5. 1917, June-Aug., H
  6. 1917, Sept.-Dec., H
  7. 1917, I
  8. 1917, J
  9. 1917, Jan.-Mar., K
Box 27
Folder
  1. 1917, Apr.-June, K
  2. 1917, July-Dec., K
  3. 1917, Jan.-Apr., L
  4. 1917, May-Aug., L
  5. 1917, Sept.-Dec., L
  6. 1917, Jan.-June, Mc
  7. 1917, July-Dec., Mc
  8. 1917, Jan.-Feb., M
  9. 1917, Mar.-Apr., M
Box 28
Folder
  1. 1917, May-July, M
  2. 1917, Aug.-Oct., M
  3. 1917, Nov.-Dec., M
  4. 1917, N
  5. 1917, Q
  6. 1917, Jan.-Apr., P
  7. 1917, May-Dec., P
  8. 1917, Jan.-May, R
  9. 1917, June-Dec., R
Box 29
Folder
  1. 1917, Jan.-Feb., S
  2. 1917, Mar.-Apr., S
  3. 1917, May, S
  4. 1917, June-Aug., S
  5. 1917, Sept.-Nov., S
  6. 1917, Dec., S
  7. 1917, Jan.-May, T
  8. 1917, June-Dec., T
  9. 1917, U
  10. 1917, V
  11. 1917, Jan.-Feb., W
Box 30
Folder
  1. 1917, Mar.-Apr., W
  2. 1917, May-June, W
  3. 1917, July-Sept., W
  4. 1917, Oct.-Dec., W
  5. 1917, X-Z
  6. 1918, May-Aug., W

Series 2 - Correspondence, pensions, 1918-1919

Box 31
Folder
  1. 1918-1919, A-C
  2. 1918-1919, D-F
  3. 1918-1919, K-L
  4. 1918-1919, M
  5. 1918-1919, N-V
  6. 1918-1919, W-Z

Series 3 - Correspondence, military appointments, 1913-1918

Box 31 (cont.)
Folder
  1. 1913, Annapolis Appointments
  2. 1914, Annapolis Appointments
  3. 1916, Annapolis Appointments
  4. 1917, Annapolis Appointments
Box 32
Folder
  1. 1918, Annapolis Appointments
  2. 1914-1915, West Point Appointments
  3. 1916-1917, West Point Appointments
  4. 1917-1918, West Point Appointments

Series 4 - Correspondence, Indian Affairs, 1918-1919

Box 32 (cont.)
Folder
  1. 1918-1919, A-C
  2. 1918-1919, D-G
  3. 1918-1919, H-J
  4. 1918-1919, L-N
  5. 1918-1919, O-V
  6. 1918-1919, W-Z

Series 5 - Correspondence, Post Offices, 1912-1919

Box 33
Folder
  1. Post Office Department, 1914-1915
  2. Albion, 1912-1917
  3. Allen, 1912-1918
  4. Altowa, 1917
  5. Ames, 1913
  6. Archer, 1914
  7. Bancroft, 1913-1916
  8. Battle Creek, 1915-1918
  9. Beemer, 1913-1916
  10. Belden, 1913
  11. Belgrade, 1913-1918
  12. Bloomfield, 1914-1918
  13. Boone, 1914-1915
  14. Brunswick, 1913
  15. Carroll, 1912-1919
  16. Cedar Rapids, 1913-1914
  17. Center, 1915
  18. Central City, 1912-1915
  19. Chapman, 1914-1917
  20. Clarks, 1912-1913
  21. Clarkson, 1912-1914
  22. Clearwater, 1913-1916
Box 34
Folder
  1. Coleridge, 1913-1917
  2. Columbus, 1913-1915
  3. Concord, 1913
  4. Cornlea, 1913-1916
  5. Craig, 1912-1917
  6. Creighton, 1912-1914
  7. Creston, 1914-1918
  8. Crofton, 1913-1914
  9. Crowell, 1916-1917
  10. Dakota, 1913-1915
  11. Decatur, 1913-1914
  12. Dixon, 1914-1917
  13. Dodge, 1912-1915
  14. Duncan, 1912
  15. Elgin, 1912-1916
  16. Emerson, 1912-1915
  17. Fremont, 1912-1915
  18. Fullerton, 1915-1916
  19. Genoa, 1913-1919
  20. Hadar, 1913
  21. Hartington, 1912-1914
  22. Homer, 1916-1917
  23. Hooper, 1912-1913
Box 35
Folder
  1. Hoskins, 1913-1914
  2. Howells, 1914-1915
  3. Hubbard, 1914-1918
  4. Humphrey, 1912-1918
  5. Jackson, 1912-1917
  6. Jelen, 1916
  7. Laurel, 1913-1916
  8. Leigh, 1916
  9. Lindsay, 1913-1917
  10. Loretto, 1914-1915
  11. Lyons, 1912-1914
  12. Macora, 1917
  13. Madison, 1912-1914
  14. Magnet, 1913
  15. Martinsburg, 1913
  16. Maskell, 1916
  17. Meadow Grove, 1913-1915
  18. Monroe, 1914-1915
  19. Neligh, 1912-1913
Box 36
Folder
  1. Newcastle, 1913-1918
  2. Newman Grove, 1912-1914
  3. Niobrara, 1912-1915
  4. Norfolk, 1912-1913
  5. Norfolk, 1914
  6. Norfolk, 1918
  7. North Bend, 1912-1916
  8. Oakdale, 1912-1916
  9. Oakland, 1914-1916
  10. Obert, 1915-1917
  11. Oconee, 1915-1916
  12. Orchard, 1913
  13. Osmond, 1913-1917
  14. Palmer, 1912-1917
  15. Pender, 1913-1914
Box 37
Folder
  1. Petersburg, 1912-1917
  2. Pierce, 1912-1914
  3. Pilger, 1912-1915
  4. Pischelville, 1917
  5. Plainview, 1913
  6. Platte Center, 1913-1919
  7. Ponca, 1912-1915
  8. Primrose, 1914
  9. Randolph, 1912-1916
  10. Rogers, 1914
  11. Royal, 1915
  12. St. Edward, 1915-1916
  13. Schuyler, 1912-1915
  14. Scribner, 1913-1914
  15. Silver Creek, 1913-1914
  16. South Sioux City, 1912-1915
Box 38
Folder
  1. Stanton, 1912-1914
  2. Tarnov, 1914-1916
  3. Tekamah, 1912-1914
  4. Thurston, 1913-1914
  5. Tilden, 1913-1914
  6. Verdel, 1914
  7. Verdigre, 1912-1916
  8. Wakefield, 1913-1914
  9. Walnut, 1913
  10. Walthill, 1913-1914
  11. Wausa, 1915-1916
  12. Wayne, 1912-1914
  13. West Point, 1912-1915
  14. Winnebago, 1912-1918
  15. Winnetoon, 1913-1914
  16. Winside, 1913-1914
  17. Wisner, 1912-1918
  18. Wynot, 1914-1917

Series 6 - Correspondence, personal, 1915

Box 38 (cont.)
Folder
  1. 1915, Feb.-Nov.

Series 7 - Newspaper clippings, 1914-1918

Box 39
Folder
  1. Adair News, 1916
  2. Albion Argus, 1915-1917
  3. Albion News, 1916-1918
  4. Alexandria Argus, 1917
  5. Alliance Herald, 1916
  6. Alliance News, 1916
  7. Alma Record, 1916
  8. Arapahoe Mirror, 1916
  9. Auburn Granger
  10. Aurora Advocate, 1918
  11. Aurora Republican, 1916-1918
  12. Aurora Register, 1915-1918
  13. Aurora Sun, 1916-1918
  14. Bancroft Blade, 1916
  15. Battle Creek, 1916-1917
  16. Beatrice Express, 1915-1918
  17. Beatrice Sun, 1915-1918
  18. Beaver Crossing Times, 1915
  19. Beemer Times, 1915-1917
  20. Belden Progress, 1916
  21. Bellwood Gazette, 1915-1918
  22. Bennet Sun, 1916-1917
  23. Benson Times, 1916-1917
  24. Bertrand Herald, 1916
  25. Blair Democrat, 1916-1917
  26. Blair Enterprise, 1915-1917
  27. Blair Pilot, 1915-1918
  28. Blair Tribune, 1916-1917
  29. Bloomfield Journal, 1916-1917
  30. Bloomfield Monitor, 1915-1917
  31. Bloomfield Advocate
  32. Blue Springs Sentinel, 1916
  33. Brady Vindicator, 1916
  34. Brainard Clipper, 1916-1917
  35. Bridgeport Blade, 1915
  36. Broken Bow Chief, 1917
  37. Brunswick Independent, 1916
  38. Broken Bow Republican, 1916
  39. Carroll Index, 1918
  40. Cedar Rapids Outlook, 1916-1918
  41. Central City Nonpareil, 1916-1918
  42. Central City Republican, 1916-1918
  43. Chadron Chronicle, 1916
  44. Clarks Enterprise, 1916-1918
  45. Clarkson Herald, 1916-1917
  46. Clay Center Patriot, 1916
  47. Clearwater Record, 1917-1918
  48. Cody Cowboy, 1917
  49. Coleridge Blade, 1916-1918
  50. Columbus Journal, 1915
  51. Columbus News, 1916-1918
  52. Columbus Telegram, 1915-1918
  53. Cozad Local, 1916
  54. Craig News, 1917-1918
  55. Crawford Tribune, 1916-1917
  56. Creighton Liberal, 1916-1917
  57. Creighton News, 1916-1918
  58. Creston Statesman, 1916
  59. Crete Herald, 1915-1918
  60. Crete Herald, 1917
  61. Crete News, 1917
  62. Crofton Journal, 1914-1917
  63. Curtis Enterprise, 1916
  64. Dakota City Herald, 1916
  65. Dakota City-North Nebraska Eagle, 1915-1918
  66. Dannebrog News, 1916
  67. Davenport Journal, 1916
  68. David City Banner, 1918
  69. David City Press, 1918
  70. Decatur Herald, 1915-1916
  71. Diller Record, 1916-1917
  72. Dodge Criteron, 1916-1917
  73. Edgar Sun, 1916-1917
  74. Edison Record, 1916
  75. Elgin Review, 1916-1918
  76. Elm Creek Beacon, 1917-1918
  77. Elmwood Bulletin, 1916
  78. Emerson Enterprise, 1915-1918
  79. Emerson Times
  80. Eustis News, 1915-1916
  81. Exeter News, 1916-1917
Box 40
Folder
  1. Fairbury Gazette, 1916-1917
  2. Fairbury Journal, 1915-1917
  3. Fairbury News, 1916-1918
  4. Falls City Journal, 1915-1917
  5. Falls City News, 1916-1918
  6. Franklin Progress, 1916
  7. Franklin Sentinel, 1915-1916
  8. Fremont Herald, 1915-1918
  9. Fremont Tribune, 1916-1919
  10. Friend Sentinel, 1916-1917
  11. Fullerton News Journal, 1915-1918
  12. Fullerton Post, 1916
  13. Gandy Pioneer, 1917
  14. Geneva Signal, 1915
  15. Genoa Leader, 1916
  16. Genoa Times, 1915-1917
  17. Gordon Democrat, 1916
  18. Gordon Journal, 1916
  19. Grand Island Independent, 1915-1918
  20. Guide Rock Signal, 1916
  21. Hartington-Cedar Co. News, 1915-1918
  22. Hartington Herald, 1916-1918
  23. Hartington Watcher, 1916
  24. Harvard Courier, 1916
  25. Hastings Democrat, 1915-1916
  26. Hastings Tribune, 1916-1918
  27. Havelock Times, 1916
  28. Hay Springs News, 1916-1917
  29. Hebron Champion, 1916
  30. Hildreth Telescope, 1917
  31. Holdrege Citizen, 1915-1916
  32. Homer Star, 1916-1917
  33. Hooper Sentinel, 1917-1918
  34. Hoskins Headlight, 1916-1918
  35. Howells Journal, 1917-1918
  36. Humphrey Democrat, 1915-1918
  37. Indianola Reporter, 1916
  38. Kearney Democrat, 1916
  39. Kearney Hub, 1915-1918
  40. Kearney Times, 1916-1918
  41. Laurel Advocate, 1915-1918
  42. Lawrence Locomotive, 1916-1917
  43. Leigh World, 1916-1918
  44. Lexington Citizen, 1916
  45. Lincoln Farmer, 1915
  46. Lincoln Herald, 1918
  47. Lincoln Journal, 1915-1918
  48. Lincoln News, 1916-1918
  49. Lincoln Star, 1915-1918
  50. Lindsay Post, 1916
  51. Loup City Northwestern, 1916
  52. Loup City Times, 1916-1917
  53. Lyons Mirror, 1915-1916
  54. Lyons Sun, 1916
  55. Madison Chronicle, 1916-1917
  56. Madison Star Mail, 1916-1918
  57. Marsland Tribune, 1916
  58. Maskell Graphic, 1916
  59. Maxwell Telepost, 1916
  60. Maywood Reporter, 1916
  61. McCook Republican, 1917
  62. McCook Junction Journal, 1917-1918
Box 41
Folder
  1. Meadow Grove News, 1916
  2. Minden Courier, 1916
  3. Mitchell Index, 1916-1918
  4. Monroe Looking Glass, 1916
  5. Monroe Republican, 1916-1918
  6. Nebraska City News, 1916-1918
  7. Nebraska City Press, 1915-1918
  8. Neligh News, 1915-1916
  9. Neligh Register, 1915-1918
  10. Newman Grove Reporter, 1915-1918
  11. Niobrara Tribune, 1916-1918
  12. Norfolk News, 1915-1917
  13. Norfolk Press, 1916-1918
  14. North Bend Eagle, 1915-1918
  15. Oakdale Sentinel, 1915-1916
  16. Oakland Independent, 1915-1916
  17. Obert Tribune, 1918
  18. Omaha Bee, 1915-1918
  19. Omaha Democrat, 1915-1918
  20. Omaha Examiner, 1916
  21. Omaha Mediator, 1916-1918
  22. Omaha Nebraskan, 1915-1918
  23. Omaha News, 1916-1918
  24. Omaha Tradesman, 1916
  25. Omaha World Herald, 1915-1918
  26. O'Neill Frontier, 1915-1916
  27. Orchard News, 1916-1918
  28. Ord Journal, 1916-1918
  29. Ord Quiz, 1916
  30. Shield's Orleans Isser, 1916
  31. Osceola Democrat, 1916-1917
  32. Oshkosh News, 1917
  33. Osmond Republican, 1916
  34. Overton Herald, 1916
  35. Palmer Journal, 1916-1918
  36. Papillion Times, 1918
  37. Pender Republic, 1915-1917
  38. Pender Times, 1915-1917
  39. Peru Pointer, 1915
  40. Petersburg Index, 1916-1918
  41. Pierce Call, 1915-1918
  42. Pierce Leader, 1916-1918
  43. Pilger Herald, 1916-1918
  44. Plainview News, 1916-1917
  45. Plainview Republican, 1916-1918
  46. Platte Center Signal, 1916
  47. Plattsmouth Journal, 1915-1918
  48. Plymouth News, 1915-1916
  49. Ponca Leader, 1916-1918
  50. Primrose Press, 1917
  51. Randolph Enterprise, 1915-1918
  52. Republican City Ranger, 1916
  53. Rising City Independent, 1918
  54. Riverton Review, 1916
  55. Rosalie Rip-Saw, 1916-1918
  56. Rushville Recorder, 1916
  57. Rushville Standard, 1917
  58. St. Edward Advance, 1916-1918
  59. Schuyler Messenger, 1916-1917
  60. Schuyler Sun, 1916-1918
  61. Scottsbluff Republican, 1917-1918
  62. Scribner Rustler, 1916-1917
  63. Stapleton Enterprise, 1916
  64. Scottsbluff Star-Herald, 1917
  65. Seward Democrat, 1917
  66. Silver Creek Sand, 1916-1918
  67. South Sioux City Record, 1915-1918
Box 42
Folder
  1. Snyder Banner, 1916-1917
  2. Spalding Enterprise, 1916
  3. Stanton Pickett, 1916
  4. Stanton Register, 1916-1918
  5. Steinauer Star, 1916
  6. Stromsburg Headlight, 1916
  7. Stromsburg News, 1916-1917
  8. Sumner News, 1916
  9. Sutton News, 1916
  10. Syracuse Journal, 1916
  11. Table Rock Argus, 1916
  12. Tekamah Democrat, 1916-1917
  13. Tekamah Herald, 1915-1918
  14. Tekamah Journal, 1915-1916
  15. Thedford Herald, 1916
  16. Tilden Citizen, 1916
  17. Trenton Republican-Leader, 1915
  18. Upland Eagle, 1916
  19. Ulysses Dispatch, 1916-1918
  20. Ulysses Review, 1916-1917
  21. Valentine Searchlight, 1916-1917
  22. Valparaiso Visitor, 1915
  23. Verdigre Citizen, 1915-1918
  24. Wakefield Republican, 1916-1918
  25. Wausa Gazette, 1916
  26. Wahoo Democrat, 1917
  27. Wasp, 1917
  28. Walthill Citizen, 1916-1918
  29. Walthill Times, 1916-1918
  30. Wakefield Republican, 1915
  31. Wayne Democrat, 1915-1918
  32. Wayne Herald, 1915-1917
  33. West Point Democrat, 1916-1918
  34. West Point Republican, 1916-1918
  35. Winnebago Chieftain, 1916
  36. Winnetoon Pioneer, 1916
  37. Wisner Chronicle, 1916-1918
  38. Wymore Wymorian, 1916
  39. Wynot Tribune, 1915-1918
  40. York Democrat, 1918
  41. York Republican, 1918
  42. York Times, 1916-1918
  43. From Outside Nebraska, 1915-1918
  44. European Trip, 1917
  45. Miscellaneous, 1915-1918

Series 8 - Mailing lists, 1914-1919

Box 43
Folder
  1. Antelope County, 1917-1918
  2. Boone County, 1916-1918
  3. Burt County, 1917-1918
  4. Cedar County, 1918
  5. Colfax County, 1918
  6. Cuming County, 1918
  7. Dakota County, 1918
  8. Dixon County
  9. Dodge County, 1917-1918
  10. Knox County, 1916-1918
  11. Madison County, 1916-1918
  12. Merrick County, 1918
  13. Nance County, 1918
  14. Pierce County, 1918
  15. Platte County, 1916-1918
  16. Stanton County, 1918
  17. Thurston County, 1918
  18. Wayne County, 1917-1918
  19. Seed Distribution Lists, 1919
  20. Sent War message and protest against arms and ammunition
  21. Names on petition against Hobson Amendment, 1914
  22. Democratic Co. Committees, 1916-1917
  23. Bohemians, 1917-1918
Box 44
Folder
  1. German-reading constituents, 1917
  2. Newspapers, Nebraska
  3. Commercial bodies, Nebr., 1917
  4. Bankers, Nebraska, 1917
    Bankers-3rd District, 1918
  5. Lawyers-3rd Dist., Nebr., 1918
  6. Lawyers-Except 3rd Dist., Nebr., 1917
  7. Physicians-3rd Dist, Nebr., 1918
  8. Physicians-Except 3rd Dist., Nebr., 1917
  9. Clergymen-3rd Dist., Nebr., 1918
  10. Clergymen-Except 3rd Dist., Nebr., 1917

Series 9 - House bills, 1910-1918

Box 45
Folder
  1. H.R. 20574, 61st Congress; 2nd Session
  2. H.R. 3637, 62nd Congress; 2nd Session
  3. H.R. 15909-13
  4. H.R. 15915
  5. H.R. 14921
  6. H.R. 16035
  7. H.R. 16037
  8. H.R. 16038
  9. H.R. 16039
  10. H.R. 16040
  11. H.R. 16041
  12. H.R. 16042
  13. H.R. 16043
  14. H.R. 16044
  15. H.R. 16045
  16. H.R. 16046
  17. H.R. 16047, 62nd Congress; 2nd Session
  18. H.R. 16048
  19. H.R. 16049
  20. H.R. 16050
  21. H.R. 16051
  22. H.R. 16052
  23. H.R. 16053
  24. H.R. 16054
  25. H.R. 16055
  26. H.R. 16056
  27. H.R. 16057
  28. H.R. 16058
  29. H.R. 16059
  30. H.R. 16060
  31. H.R. 16061
  32. H.R. 16062
  33. H.R. 16064
  34. H.R. 16065
  35. H.R. 16066
  36. H.R. 16067
  37. H.R. 16068
  38. H.R. 16069
  39. H.R. 16072
  40. H.R. 16073
  41. H.R. 16074
  42. H.R. 16193
  43. H.R. 17015
  44. H.R. 17451
  45. H.R. 17576
  46. H.R. 18849
  47. H.R. 19673
  48. H.R. 19634
Box 46
Folder
  1. H.R. 21821, 62nd Congress; 2nd Session
  2. H.R. 21887
  3. H.R. 24066
  4. H.R. 24255
  5. H.R. 24997
  6. H.Res. 426
  7. H.Res. 552
  8. H.J.Res. 357
  9. H.R. 28839, 62nd Congress; 3rd Session
  10. H.R. 28225
  11. H.R. 4751, 63rd Congress; 1st Session
  12. H.R. 7104
  13. H.R. 7105
  14. H.R. 7106
  15. H.R. 7108
  16. H.R. 7109
  17. H.R. 7111
  18. H.R. 7822
  19. H.R. 8631
  20. H.R. 9899, 63rd Congress; 2nd Session
  21. H.R. 9901
  22. H.R. 10069
  23. H.R. 12042
  24. H.R. 12166
  25. H.R. 12186
  26. H.R. 12588
  27. H.R. 12851
  28. H.R. 12852
  29. H.R. 15432
  30. H.R. 16505
  31. H.R. 18393
  32. H.R. 19390
  33. H.R. 19895, 63rd Congress; 3rd Session
  34. H.R. 20245
  35. H.R. 611, 64th Congress; 1st Session
  36. H.R. 612
  37. H.R. 613
  38. H.R. 2648
  39. H.R. 2649
  40. H.R. 2650
  41. H.R. 2651
  42. H.R. 2652
  43. H.R. 2653
  44. H.R. 2654
  45. H.R. 2655
  46. H.R. 6365
  47. H.R. 6366
  48. H.R. 6367
  49. H.R. 6368
  50. H.R. 6828-9
  51. H.R. 7429
  52. H.R. 8626
  53. H.R. 9671
  54. H.R. 10240
  55. H.R. 10746
Box 47
Folder
  1. H.R. 11161
  2. H.R. 11411
  3. H.R. 12343
  4. H.R. 12831
  5. H.R. 13568
  6. H.R. 16555
  7. H.R. 16556-7
  8. H.R. 16579
  9. H.R. 19661
  10. H.R. 20285
  11. H.R. 20339
  12. H.R. 212, 65th Congress; 1st Session
  13. 1918-1924
  14. H.R. 2649
  15. H.R. 12343
  16. H.R. 9743
  17. H.R. 10054, 65th Congress; 2nd Session
  18. H.R. 11042
  19. H.R. 9554
  20. H.R. 20285
  21. H.R. 9084
  22. H.R. 9085
  23. H.R. 9081
  24. H.R. 11043
  25. H.R. 9555
  26. H.R. 10203
  27. H.R. 9082
  28. H.R. 9083
  29. H.R. 9080
  30. H.J.Res. 321
  31. H.R. 13393, 65th Congress; 3rd Session

Series 10 - Printed matter, 1911-1919

Box 49
Folder
  1. Summary Report of Meat-Packing Industry
    Report of Federal Trade Commission
    "The Cudahy Packing Company" in Summary Report on the Meat Packing Industry
    Presidential Message on Food Investigation
  2. Public Health Bulletin-Rural Sanitation
    Sanitation of Rural Workmen's Areas
    Infectious Diseases of Children
  3. Nebraska State Board of Agriculture, Bulletin No. 246
    Nebraska Conservation and Soil Survey, Potash Report
    The Potash Industry of Nebraska
  4. Practical Agriculture
    Soil Survey of Thurston County, Nebraska
    The Sale of Nitrate of Soda to Farmers
    Manufacturing Tests of the official Cotton Standards for Grade
  5. Hearings on Agriculture Appropriation Bill
    Summary of Estimates
    Office of the Secretary
    Miscellaneous Expenses
    Rent in the District of Columbia
    Weather Bureau
    Bureau of Animal Industry
    Bureau of Plant Industry
    Office of Farm Management
    States Relations Service
    Forest Service
    Bureau of Chemistry
    Enforcement of the Insecticide Act
    Federal Horticultural Board
    Eradication of Pink Bollworm of Cotton
    Division of Accounts and Disbursements
    Bureau of Crop Estimates
    Library-Department of Agriculture
    Bureau of Public Roads
    Bureau of Biological Survey
    Bureau of Entomology
    Bureau of Soils
    Division of Publications
    Bureau of Markets
    Bureau of Animal Industry-Salaries of Meat Inspectors
  6. Selection of Books on Foreign Languages
    A List of Books on World Trade
    A List of Books on Ships, Commerce, and the Merchant Marine
    A List of Books on Foreign Countries
    Miners' Safety and Health Almanac for 1919
    Annual Report of the Secretary of the Interior, 1918
  7. Bulletin on Ward Occupations in Hospitals
    A Series of Letters on Vocational Education
    Second Annual Report on the Federal Board for Vocational Education
  8. Regulations Governing the Admission of Candidates into the U.S. Naval Academy as Midshipmen
    Examination Papers for Admission to the United States Naval Academy
  9. The Dyestuff Situation in the Textile Industries
    Second Annual Report of the United States Tariff Commission
    Monthly Labor Review, November 1918
  10. Hearings before a Special Committee of the House of Representatives, 65th Congress, 3rd Session, on H.Res. 469 and H.Res. 476; Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 13
  11. Hearings before a Special Committee of the House of Representatives, 65th Congress, 3rd Session, on H.Res 469 and H.Res. 476; Parts 14, 15, 16, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29
  12. War Information Series: American Loyalty, American Interest in Popular Government Abroad, First Session of the War Congress
  13. Fuel Facts including:
    Study to Show that the Policies and Practices of Mr. Hoover as Food Administrator are "Harmful to the Common Welfare"
    Facts Affecting the United States Food Administration
    The World's Food Supply
    The Merchant's Association of New York-Report of the Food Problem Committee
    A Protest Against the Cream Skimmers
    Food-Production Act, 1919
  14. Reciprocal Representation in a World's Assembly and International Bonding-Remedies against Recurrence of War
    Economic Readjustment from a War to Peace Basis
    The Evolution of Natural Systems of Vocational Re-education for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors
    Reconstructing America, Sociologically and Economically
    How to Promote Foreign Trade
    Representation in Industry
    Our Economic Problems
    Public Works or Public Charity?
    Financial Panics, Their Causes And Cure
    The Abolition of Poverty
    The Socialists
  15. The Commemorative Medal in the Service of Germany
    Alsace-Lorraine Protests
    The French Socialist Party and War Aims
    Russia and Kindred Facts, An Interview in the Boston Sunday Post
    The New Russia
    The Moral Basis of Italy's War
    In the Matter of the Status of William Hohenzollern, Kaiser of Germany
    In the Matter of the Position of William Hohenzollern, Kaiser of Germany
    Reports on British Prison-Camps in India and Burma
    The Pan-German Programme
    War Letters by Stephens
    The Guaranty News, December 1918
    Austro-Magyar Judicial Crimes
    The Ottoman Domination
    Defensively-Armed Merchant Ships and Submarine Warefare
Box 50
Folder
  1. A War of Liberation
    Their Crimes
    Those "Gentlemen" of Germany
    The War Cabinet, Report for the Year 1917
    Lithuanian Review
    The British Navy at War
    German War Practices
    The Just Claims of Italy
    The Germany Empire of Central Africa
  2. Fifth Liberty Bond Bill Hearings before the Committee on Ways and Means
    The Organization, Work, and method of the Red Cross Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men
    The Work in Europe of the American Red Cross
    After the War, What? America's Great Opportunity Educationally
    After the War, What? Observations upon the necessity for building a new civilization
    A League of Nations - The Supreme War Council
    What About the Secret Treaties? An Unofficial Interpretation of the War Aims of the United States, part II
    Steps to Victory
    America Entangled
    The Bases of Durable Peace, As Voiced by President Wilson
    War Taxation
    The Men Who Can Win the War
    Strikes in American Industry in Wartime, April 6 to October 6, 1917
  3. The Western Union and the War Labor Board
    Tariff Problems
    Samson and Good Samaritan
    American During and After the War
    A Plea for Peace
    The War and Business
    Columbia War Papers, A Directory of Service
    The Means of Victory, a Speech by Rt. Hon. Edwin Montagu, M.P.
  4. Great Britain Palestine and the Jews; Proclamation, General Felix Diaz, Commander-in-Chief of the National Reorganization Army of Mexico
    Korea Under Japan
    Ireland
    Ireland and Poland, a Comparison
    The Case of Bohemia
    Taking Stock of the Future, Outlines of the Plans of Various Foreign Countries for Commercial Reconstruction
    A Plea for Lithuanians
    Ireland Today - Its Political and Economic Status
    Britain Transformed
    A Declaration of Interdependence
    "The Murderous Tyranny of the Turks"
    The Slavs Among The Nations
    Bohemia Under Hapsburg Misrule
    Palestine Papers - The Jews and the Arabs
    Palestine Papers - Agricultural Possibilities of Palestine
    Greece And Tomorrow
Box 51
Folder
  1. Statement submitted by the Cudahy Pacing Company Respecting the Problems, Prices and Profits of the Packing Industry
    Report of Market Committee of the American National Livestock Association
    Resolutions adopted at the Twenty-First Annual Convention of the American Livestock Association
    Suggestions for housing Women War Workers
    The Public Service Corporation and the Working Man
    Livestock and Its Relation to the packing Industry
    Statement of Thomas E. Wilson, President of Wilson & Co., Chicago, Illinois, before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, January 29-30, 1919, in regard to H.R. 13324
    H.R. 13324 - House of Representatives in the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by the Government of the Stockyards of the United States
    Swift & Co. Year Book, 1919
    Proceedings of the Twenty-first Annual Convention of the American National Livestock Association
  2. Transportation - The Great Problem
    Car Utility
    A Discussion of The Railroad Problem and A Plan For future Management and Operation of Transportation
    American Railways and the War
    Address of S. Davies Warfield at American Bankers Association Convention, Atlantic City, September 26, 1917
    How the States Can Co-operate in the Efficient National Regulation of Railroads
    The Real Owner of the Railroads - The Investor
    President Wilson and the Railways
    Appropriation for Federal Control of Transportation Systems Hearings before the Sub-Committee of House Committee of Appropriations
    Report of The Committee on Valuation
    A Proposed Solution of the Railroad Problem
    Memorial to the Interstate Commerce Commission
    To-Day's Railroad Problem, A Memorandum
    Governmental Railroad Policy
    Future of Our Railways
    Common Sense About Railways
    Preliminary Statements Concerning the Railroad Control Bill before the Senate and House Committee
    Government Control of Railroads - S. 3752, H.R. 9615 - Brief of National Livestock Shippers Protective League, Chicago, and Constituent Members
    American Railroad Wrecking Denver and Rio Grande Western Pacific and the Missouri Pacific's Part in the Affair
    Exclusive Regulation of Railroad Rates by the Federal Government
  3. Before the Committee on Commerce United States Senate 65th Congress on S. Res. 170
    Merchant Seamen vs. Naval Reserve Men
    Rivers and Harbors Appropriations
    Tonnage Explained
    When Coal Oil Johnny Goes to Sea
    Report of the Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal Board
    The Canal System of New York State
    Important Light Towers in the Great Water World
  4. All American Cables
    Annual Report of the Directors of American Telephone and Telegraph Company to the Stockholders, 1917
    The Validity of Re-sale Price Contracts
    Reconstruction of Political Parties
    Statement of Position of the National Association of Credit Men of Revenue Legislation
    The Honorable the Commission of the Congress of the United States Appointed to Investigate Pneumatic Tube Mail Service
    The Rockefeller Foundation
    Excerpts from the Testimony Before the Joint Commission to Investigate the Postal Service

Series 11 - Miscellany, 1914-1918

Box 51 (cont.)
  1. Campaign Speeches, 1914-1918
  2. Stephens' voting record, 1915-1916
  3. Form Letters to Constituents
  4. The Congressional Record, random pages, 1915-1918
  5. Itinerary, Undated
    Speech and draft of bill on vocational education Handbill, campaign of 1918
    American Now, pamphlet of the Navy League Speech by W.H. Slayton - "A Reply to Rep. Dan V. Stephens, Who Supports the Tavenner-Hahengollen Bill"
    Copy of Correspondence between Theodore Roosevelt and Congressman Ernest Lundeen, 1917
  6. Memorial Program, 1939
  7. A Tribute to the Cottonwoods of the Plains by Stephens

Series 12 - Scrapbooks, 1910-1936 (see oversize)

Volume
  1. November 1911 - October 1912, including Campaign of 1912
  2. Campaign of 1914; Miscellaneous, 1910-1917; Including Election returns from counties
  3. Campaign of 1936 for State Democratic National Committeeman

 

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Germans in Nebraska
Indians of North America -- Economic conditions
Indians of North America -- Government relations
Indians of North America -- Nebraska
Legislators -- United States
Nebraska -- Politics and government
Pensions -- Military
Political parties
Politics -- Nebraska
Post office primary elections
Post offices -- Nebraska
Postal service -- Parcel post
Prohibition
United States. Congress. House of Representatives, 1911-1919
Veterans -- Nebraska
World War, 1914-1918

 

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