The Gilded Age Plains City

The Great Sheedy Murder Trial and the Booster Ethos of Lincoln, Nebraska


Explore the City

Spatial Narratives

Interpretation and Narrative

Archive of Documents

At the heart of this interactive web site is a rich and deeply documented research base. This base consists of legal documents, newspaper articles, photographs and postcards. They present the spatial and material world and reflect the economy, society, politics, and culture in which all the key players in this drama lived and worked. We hope this archive will help the reader imagine what it was like to live and work in Lincoln, Nebraska in the 1890s.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Directed by Timothy R. Mahoney, Plains Humanities Alliance, in collaboration with the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.
Funded by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, the Nebraska Humanities Council, and the Plains Humanities Alliance.
© 2007–2008, University of Nebraska–Lincoln