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James C. Olson
James C. Olson, who became Society superintendent in 1946, presided over construction of the R Street building. He also promoted innovations to extend the Society's reach, including educational television programs about Nebraska history in the early 1950s in cooperation with KUON-TV.

The Society's collections have always been open for research by the public. To preserve important research materials and make them more accessible, microfilming of newspapers and manuscripts began in 1951

branch museum
The Society's first branch museum opened at Fort Robinson in 1956.

highway salvage
Archeological activity increased after 1960, when federal funds became available for surveys and salvage excavations in advance of highway construction.

Publications in Anthropology
Although reports of archeological investigations frequently appeared in Nebraska History, a separate "Publications in Anthropology" series began in 1952.

William D. Aeschbacher directed the Society from 1956 to 1963.

During Aeschbacher's administration, the legislature made the Society responsible for state historical markers. More than four hundred markers have been erected to date.


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