Museum, University of Nebraska State


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Published in UNL News: Museum Notes (October 1975) 55(11): 4 p.


With the 1974 donation by Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum of a large collection of artifacts to the University of Nebraska State Museum, a chapter in the history of early archeological work in Nebraska was made complete. The artifacts were collected by Robert F. Gilder in the course of his archeological explorations of 1907-1912. Considering Gilder's long association with the Museum and the fact that much of the pioneering work in Nebraska archeology is unknown to most Nebraskans, a brief discussion of Gilder's life and works is offered.