The Nebraska Blue Book and Historical Register

The Nebraska Blue Book and Historical Register

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...State Library. Salary Librarian--H. C. Lindsay, Clerk of Supreme Court $1,500 Deputy Librarian--Elizabeth Mallalieu 1,20b Assistant Librarian--Rita. Maybee-1,100 HISTORY. The library of this state had its origin in the earliest territorial days. The Kansas-Nebraska act of May 30, 1854, provided for the purchase of a territorial library to be kept at the seat of government for the use of the executive departments and the general officials of the territory under certain regulations. By legislative enactment approved November 4, 1858, it was a misdemeanor to taka any books or records out of the library. In an act creating the office of territorial librarian, approved March 16, 1855, it was provided that "The said librarian, auditor and treasurer shall be elected at the first general election to be held in the year 1856, and biennially thereafter, and shall hold their offices, respectively, until the 1st day of January, 1857, and until their successors are elected and qualified. Provided, That those officers when first appointed by the governor shall hold their offices until the 1st day of January, 1857." The librarian, by an act approved January 26, 1856, had to give a bond in the sum of $10,000 for the faithful performance of his duty. Among thesv numerous duties was the keeping of a file of each of the newspapers published in the territory. This was not done, and had it not been for a few private individuals who collected and preserved the territorial newspapers the present generation would have but meager knowledge of the political and social conditions of that period. By an act approved January 13, 1860, the duties of the territorial librarian were further defined, and more drastic restrictions enacted concerning the takiu;; of...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775619
  • 9781236775610