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Master List of Lincoln Mayors

Click here for a listing of all of Lincoln’s Mayors [pdf]

Vertical Files Material

The Lincoln City Libraries maintains a collection of over 1300 clipping folders, known traditionally as our Vertical File Collection. These folders are all located In the basement Periodicals Room of our main headquarters — Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & “N” St. — in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. This collection of clippings is primarily from the Lincoln newspapers from the 1930s through the 1990s, as well as a few other sources. Contents of folders can vary from just a few articles to many articles. Vertical Files materials are part of our reference collection and must be used in the library only. Photocopiers are available in the Periodicals room for local researchers wishing to make copies. Long-distance researchers wishing to make use of our Reference-by-Mail [mail your request to the Reference Department, c/o the address in the paragraph above] or Reference-by-Email services, can have copies made of any documents in the Vertical Files. See the Reference-by-Email page for a list of possible fees.

The following folders of clippings about the Mayor’s Office exist in our Vertical Files Collection:

  • Lincoln — City Offices — Mayor’s Office — Historical List of Mayors
  • Lincoln — City Offices — Mayor’s Office — up to 1974
  • Lincoln — City Offices — Mayor’s Office — 1975
  • Lincoln — City Offices — Mayor’s Office — Jan-Jun 1976
  • Lincoln — City Offices — Mayor’s Office — Jul-Dec 1976
  • Lincoln — City Offices — Mayor’s Office — 1977
  • Lincoln — City Offices — Mayor’s Office — 1978

We also have several Vertical Files folders about individual past Mayors of Lincoln:

  • Anderson, Victor Emanuel [1950-1953]
  • Boosalis, Helen [1975-1983]
  • Boyles, Bartlett E. (Pat) [1959-1963]
  • Campell, Robert E. [1939-1941]
  • Harris, Bill [1987-1991]
  • Martin, Bennett S. [1956-1959]
  • Schwartzkopf, Sam [1967-1975]

Other Resources

The library also has a microfilm reel containing clippings about the following five Lincoln Mayors: Victor A. Anderson; Ralph G. Brooks; Robert L. Cochran; Bennett S. Martin; and Fred A. Seaton.

  • Press Clippings, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln Nebraska [Microfilm 920.078 Pre]

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