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The Glenn Noble Research Files

Collection Summary

Origin of Collection: This is a collection of research files on local history accumulated by local historian Glenn Noble. His widow Lillian Noble donated the files to Lincoln City Libraries in 1993.

Collection Name: Heritage Manuscripts Noble [Papers 1940s-1980s.]

Extent of Collection: 9.25 linear feet of files, with 2 linear feet of additional notebooks, manuscripts, and ephemera.

Storage: 9.25 linear feet of files in acid free folders in hanging files. Additional materials in original format.

Abstract: Local historian Glenn Noble (1902-1989) created this collection in researching books and articles on the history of southeast Nebraska and the Brownville and Nebraska City areas. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, historical ephemera, letters, interview notes, pamphlets and publications, manuscripts and notebooks. The disintegrating newspaper clippings have been copied onto acid-free paper to permit continued access.

Dates: The majority of the collection dates from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Repository: The Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508-1899. Phone: (402) 441-8516.

Rights: No brief comprehensive statement about rights can be made for this collection.

Restrictions: Researchers may view the materials and take notes in pencil. Photocopying of files and ephemera is generally permitted. Lincoln City Libraries retains all publication rights to previously unpublished materials. The use of unpublished materials from this collection will be considered on a case by case basis, and requires written application. Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Library Director, and researchers may expect that the review period for permission may be a month or more. Researchers are expected to follow all applicable copyright laws.

Publications: The following publications have drawn on this collection:

Noble, Glenn. Flashes from the story of colorful old Brownville. Brownville: Brownville Historical Society, 1978.
Noble, Glenn. John Brown and the Jim Lane Trail. Broken Bow: Purcells, 1977.
Noble, Glenn. Historically eventful Nebraska City. Nebraska City, 1981.
Noble, Glenn. Frontier Steamboat Town: First Fort Kearney; Nebraska City: Westward Impact. Lincoln: Midgard, 1989.


dsc: 7-9-2006

Contact the Heritage Room:

The Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors
Bennett Martin Public Library
136 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508-1899

Phone: 402-441-8516


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