Tag Archives: William Jennings Bryan

The Campaign Buttons of 1896

Although the hobby of collecting political memorabilia is probably as old as politics, the political campaign button first became important in the presidential election of 1896. This contest, in which Republican William McKinley defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan, spawned a … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of Religious Leader’s Visit to Nebraska

Sunday, September 23, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of `Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas’ visit to Lincoln, Nebraska. The Bahá’í Faith was founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia. `Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas (1844-1921), eldest son of Bahá’í founder Bahá’u’lláh, became the sole interpreter of his … Continue reading

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John L. Teeters

John Lewis Teeters was born at Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Albert and Ellen Baker Wood Teeters. In 1886 he graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelors degree. From 1886-1887 Teeters worked for a wholesale jewelry firm … Continue reading

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International Religious Leader Visits Nebraska

The Bahá’í Faith was founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia. `Abdu’l-Bahá Abbas (1844-1921), eldest son of Bahá’í founder Bahá’u’lláh, became the sole interpreter of his father’s teaching after Bahá’u’lláh’s death. `Abdu’l-Bahá toured the United States in 1912 to promote unity … Continue reading

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Bryan and the Russians

During his years in Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan welcomed many foreign visitors to the city and often entertained them at his home, named Fairview. In May of 1907 his guests included two distinguished Russians who were giving public lectures to … Continue reading

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William Jennings Bryan: Back From The Dead!

Watch out! William Jennings Bryan has risen from the grave! No, I’m not referring to some B-grade horror movie put out by Hammer Studios (although I would probably watch it if there was one). A while back I wrote about … Continue reading

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The Advertising-Selling League of Omaha

The Library/Archives holds a small collection of papers and publications relating to the Advertising-Selling League of Omaha. Included in the collection are pamphlets, newsletters, correspondence, event programs, etc. The organization was established in 1920 as a means for businessmen who … Continue reading

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William Jennings Bryan and a Spanish American War Roster

  If you have an interest in William Jennings Bryan’s campaigns, you are in for a treat. The Nebraska History Museum has a wonderful collection of Bryan’s campaign memorabilia, which was recently added to our online database.  Visit http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/index.html Click … Continue reading

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Bryan for President in 1920?

Ninety years ago, in the summer of 1920, Lincoln hosted a national political convention, albeit that of a third party. “Dry Convention Comes to Order ‘to Bury Booze,’” reported the July 21, 1920, Lincoln Daily Star as the national Prohibition … Continue reading

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