University of Minnesota

Omaha (Neb.) Photograph Collection, Records

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IHRC


Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Moore, Erik
Dates: 2002
Abstract: Photograph collection documenting past and present ethnic community buildings, businesses, homes, and places of worship in Omaha, Nebraska. Also included are maps, correspondence, and an article related to the locations photographed.
Quantity: 5 lin. in.
Collection ID: IHRC3032

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired in 2003 from Erik Moore of St. Paul, Minnesota. It was processed and photographs were included in IHRC COLLAGE by Erik Moore in 2003.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The photographs were taken during the final week of December 2002 using 35mm SLR Canon EOS Rebel. Photographs were scanned on an Epson Expressions 836XL flat bed scanner in January and February 2003. Erik Moore, an Omaha native, was the primary photographer. Additional photographs provided by Emily Metcalf and Eric Griffith. Steve Potach provided some descriptive information on certain locations.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

The Omaha, Nebraska photograph collection depicts ethnic community buildings, businesses, homes, places of worship, and cemeteries. Ethnic groups represented in the photographs include Czech/Bohemian, Italian, Polish, Lithuanian, Serbian, Russian, German, and Latino. The photographs were taken within several Omaha and South Omaha neighborhoods including Little Italy, Sheelytown, Little Poland, Dog Hallow, Brown Park, and the South 24th Street business district (stockyard area). Maps and addresses provide photograph locations. Correspondence and article provide descriptive information.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Omaha (Neb.) Photograph Collection collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Omaha (Neb.) Photograph Collection collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

For further information regrading the copyright, please contact the IHRC.


CITE AS

The Omaha (Neb.) Photograph Collection Records, General/Multiethnic Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Community life
Ethnic relations

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1. Omaha

Photos
FOLDER 1.
IMAGE: Former business December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Retail and housing space near So. 13th St., a largely Czech and Italian neighborhood, Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Prague hotel December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Former Prague Hotel on the SW corner of So. 13th and William St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Bohemian Presbyterian Church December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Former Bohemian Presbyterian Church, 1474 Hickory St., Omaha, Nebraska. Czech language services ended in 1980. Today it is home to Templo Victoria and Spanish language services.
IMAGE: Bohemian cafe December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Advertisement for the Bohemian Cafe, Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Bohemian cafe December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Bohemian Cafe next to the former Prague Hotel, on the SW corner of So. 13th and William St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Bohemian cafe December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Folk art design decorating the Bohemian Cafe next to the former Prague Hotel, on the SW corner of So. 13th and William St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Tourek engraving and printing December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Tourek Engraving and Printing, a fourth generation Czech family business, So. 13th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Milacek and sons monument company December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Frank Milacek and Sons Monument Company across from the Bohemian National Cemetery on Center St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Bohemian national cemetery December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Entrance to Bohemian National Cemetery on Center St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Bohemian national cemetery December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Entrance to Bohemian National Cemetery on Center St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Bohemian national cemetery December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Gravestone of Jan Rosicky (1845-1910), Czech American publisher and founder of Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota (ZCBJ), Bohemian National Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Prague hotel December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Former Prague Hotel on the SW corner of So. 13th and William St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Bohemian national cemetery December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Monument to Jan Rosicky (1845-1910), Czech American publisher and founder of Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota (ZCBJ), Bohemian National Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska. The monument's inscription reads (translated) "To an unforgettable brother, Czech patriot, and leader of his people. Erected by the Western Bohemian Benevolent Association and grateful fellow countrymen. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
IMAGE: Bohemian cafe December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Bohemian Cafe next to the former Prague Hotel, on the SW corner of So. 13th and William St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Bohemian Presbyterian Church December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Detail of entrance to former Bohemian Presbyterian Church with stained glass chalice above door, symbol of the Hussite movement, 1474 Hickory St., Omaha, Nebraska. Czech language services ended in 1980. Today it is home to Templo Victoria and Spanish language services.
IMAGE: Bohemian Presbyterian Church December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Entrance to former Bohemian Presbyterian Church with stained glass chalice above door, symbol of the Hussite Protestant movement, 1474 Hickory St., Omaha, Nebraska. Czech language services ended in 1980. Today it is home to Templo Victoria and Spanish language services.
IMAGE: Bohemian Presbyterian Church December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Former Bohemian Presbyterian Church, 1474 Hickory St., Omaha, Nebraska. Czech language services ended in 1980. Today it is home to Templo Victoria and Spanish language services.
IMAGE: Vocelka's December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Advertisement for Vocelka's market on So. 13th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Vocelka's December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Advertisement for Vocelka's market on So. 13th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Tomasek machine shop December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Tomasek Machine Shop, Inc., a Czech family business on So. 13th St., Omaha, Nebraska. Also pictured is a sign for Cascio's, an Italian steak house.
IMAGE: Sokol auditorium December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Sokol Auditorium and gymnastics hall, NW corner of So. 13th and Martha St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Sokol auditorium December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Corner stone for Sokol Auditorium and gymnastics hall, NW corner of So. 13th and Martha St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Sokol auditorium December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Sokol Auditorium and gymnastics hall, NW corner of So. 13th and Martha St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Huser printing December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Huser Printing, a Czech family printing business, located next to former Bohemian-American National Committee headquarters at 1211 So. 13th St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Bohemian national cemetery December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Monument to Jan Rosicky (1845-1910), Czech American publisher and founder of Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota (ZCBJ), Bohemian National Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska. The monument's inscription reads (translated) "To an unforgettable brother, Czech patriot, and leader of his people. Erected by the Western Bohemian Benevolent Association and grateful fellow countrymen. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
IMAGE: National building December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Former location of National Printing Company, publisher of HOSPODAR [The Farmer] a semi-monthly serial, SW corner 12th and Harney St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: National building December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Former location of National Printing Company, publisher of HOSPODAR [The Farmer] a semi-monthly serial, SW corner 12th and Harney St., Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Bohemian cafe December 2002 4 x 6 in. Photography view
Bohemian Cafe next to the former Prague Hotel, on the SW corner of So. 13th and William St., Omaha, Nebraska.
FOLDER 2.
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