Nebraska: Bibliography and Sources

Nebraska Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor and Historical Compiler; John Ford, Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico, GIS Specialist and Digital Compiler; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant

Copyright The Newberry Library 2008

Andreas, A[lfred] T. History of the State of Nebraska. See History of the State of Nebraska….

Barrett, Jay Amos. Nebraska and the Nation. 2nd edition. Lincoln, Neb.: J.H. Miller, 1888.

Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska. Containing a History of the State of Nebraska. 2 vols. Chicago: Alden, 1912.

Counties USA: A Directory of the United States Counties. 2nd ed. Detriot: Omnigraphics, 2003.

Curd, Rollin C. A History of the Boundaries of Nebraska. Chadron, Neb.: Boundaries Publishing Co., 1999.

Dakota Territory. Laws of the Territory of Dakota. Yankton, Bismarck, and Grand Forks, 1862–1889. Cited as Dak. Terr. Laws.

Dubester, Henry J. State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken after the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States. 1948. Reprint. New York: Burt Franklin, 1969. The standard guide for its subject.

Dundy County History Book Committee. History of Dundy County, Nebraska, 1880–1987. Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corp., 1988.

Filby, P. William, comp. American and British Genealogy and Heraldry: A Selected List of Books. 3d ed. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1983.

Filby, P. William, comp. American and British Genealogy and Heraldry: 1982–1985 Supplement. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1987.

Filby, P. William, comp. Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.

Fitzpatrick, Lilian L. Nebraska Place Names. University of Nebraska Press, 1960.

Green, Norma Kidd. “Ghost Counties of Nebraska.” Nebraska History 43:4 (December 1962): 253-263.

Hayes Co. Historical Information. [Last accessed: June 2008.]

History of the State of Nebraska Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State; Of Its Early Settlements; Its Rapid Increase in Population, and the Marvelous Development of Its Great Natural Resources. Also an Extended Description of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages. Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1882. Often known as A. T. Andreas’ History of Nebraska. Cited as History of Neb.

Kane, Joseph Nathan. American Counties: Origins of Names, Dates of Creation and Organization, Area, Population, Historical Data, and Published Sources. 3d ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Session Laws. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1936. Complemented by Pollack (below), this guide lists all state session laws through 1935.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Statutes of States of the United States of America, Including Revisions, Compilations, Digests, Codes and Indexes. Providence: Oxford Press, 1937. The most complete guide to state codes through 1937.

Missouri. Laws of Missouri. St. Louis, 1820–. Cited as Mo. Laws.

Morton, J. Sterling, and Albert Watkins. History of Nebraska from the Earliest Explorations of the Trans-Mississippi Region. Edited and revised by Augustus O. Thomas, James A. Beattie, and Arthur C. Wakeley. Lincoln, Neb.: Western Publishing and Engraving, 1918.

Nebraska. Compiled Statutes of the State of Nebraska. Omaha and Lincoln: 1881-. Cited as Neb. Comp. Stats.

Nebraska. General Statutes of the State of Nebraska. Lincoln, 1873. Cited as Neb. Stats.

Nebraska. Laws of the State of Nebraska. Des Moines, Iowa, and Lincoln, 1866–. Cited as Neb. Laws.

Nebraska. Revised Statutes of the State of Nebraska 1913. Lincoln: State Journal Co., 1914. Cited as Neb. Rev. Stats.

Nebraska Territory. Law, Resolutions, and Memorials of the Territory of Nebraska. Omaha City [et al.], 1855-1866. Title varies. The session laws of Nebraska Territory. Cited as Neb. Terr. Laws.

Nebraska Territory. Proclamations Issued During the Organization of the Territorial Government. Omaha,1854. Cited as Neb. Terr. Gov. Proc.

Nimmo, Sylvia. Maps Showing County Boundaries [of] Nebraska, 1854-1925. Pappillion, Neb.: The Author, 1978.

Official State Atlas of Nebraska: Compiled from Government Surveys, County Records, and Personal Investigations. Philadelphia: Everts & Kirk, 1885.

Parry, Clive, ed. Consolidated Treaty Series. 231 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.: Oceana Publications, 1969–1981.

Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Edited by John K. Wright. Washington, D.C., and New York: Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Geographical Society of New York, 1932. Excellent section on international and interstate boundary disputes.

Perkey, Elton A. Perkey’s Nebraska Place Names. Lincoln, Neb.: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1982.

Pollack, Ervin H., comp. Supplement with Bibliographical Notes, Emendations, and Additions to the Check List of Session Laws, Complied by Grace E. MacDonald. Preliminary ed. Boston: National Association of State Libraries, 1941. Fills gap in MacDonald’s 1936 compilation (above) to produce the most complete list of state session laws through 1935.

Potts, James Byron. Nebraska Territory, 1854-1867: A Study of Frontier Politics. (Ph.D diss., University of Nebraska, 1973). Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1974.

Rabenhorst, Thomas D., and Carville V. Earle, eds. Historical U.S. County Outline Map Collection, 1840–1980. Baltimore: Department of Geography, University of Maryland (Baltimore County), 1984. A portfolio of redrawn federal maps; no supporting text or documentation.

Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Nebraska. Title Varies. Lincoln: Gant Pub. [etc.], 1871-. Cited as Neb. Rpts.

Rohrbough, Malcolm J. Land Office Business: Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789–1837. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Royce, Charles C., comp. “Indian Land Cessions in the United States.” Part 2 of Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1896–1897. Washington, D.C., 1899. The standard authority in its field; state maps detail all Indian land-cession treaties with the federal government.

Sealock, Richard B., Margaret M. Sealock, and Margaret S. Powell. Bibliography of Place-Name Literature: United States and Canada. 3d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982.

Shumway, Grant L., ed. History of Western Nebraska and Its People. 3 vols.. Lincoln: Western Publishing and Engraving Co., 1921.

Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Guide to Local and Family History at the Newberry Library. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1987.

Swindler, William F., ed. Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. 10 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.: Oceana Publications, 1973–1979. The most complete and up-to-date compilation for the states.

Territorial Papers of the United States. Vols. 1–26 edited by Clarence E. Carter; vols. 27–28 edited by John P. Bloom. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1934–1975. Cited as Terr. Papers U.S.

Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790–1920. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987. An atlas of well-designed county outline maps for each state, accompanied by a bibliography and an explanation of methodology.

U.S. Census Bureau. “Significant Changes to Counties and County Equivalent Entities: 1970–Present.”

United States. Statutes at Large of the United States of America, 1789–1873. 17 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1845–1874. Vols. 18–. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1875–. Cited as U.S. Stat.

United States Supreme Court. United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court. Vol. 91–, 1875–. Reports of cases heard before the Supreme Court of the United States. Cited as U.S. Rpts.

Van Zandt, Franklin K. Boundaries of the United States and the Several States. Geological Survey Professional Paper 909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976. The standard compilation for its subject.