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Published in Prestatehood Legal Materials: A Fifty-State Research Guide, including New York City and the District of Columbia, volume 2, N-W. Michael Chiorazzi and Marguerite Most, editors. Chapter 28, p. 661-701. Copyright 2001, Haworth Press. Used by permission.


The purpose of this work is to provide a resource for identifying and locating prestatehood legal materials in Nebraska. Documents and resources are organized in six categories: historical background, state constitution, judicial branch, legislative branch, executive branch, and municipal documents/county records. Where appropriate, an annotation is provided when a resource is discussed; where an annotation is redundant (e.g., session laws), a discussion of the document type is substituted for an annotation. Because materials from this era are often reprinted in multiple resources, some publications contain documents that fit into more than one category; a notation is made in each relevant category when this occurs. Readers should note page number references. In many cases, a page number reference is included to facilitate the finding of an act or other document in a resource; in these cases, the page number is included in the parenthetical after the document, e.g., (45). An unannotated Bibliography of Nebraska Legal Materials listing the resources discussed in the text is included. To