The letters presented in this Transcribe UNL project are those created by faculty at the University of Nebraska and those involved in organizations that researched, promoted, and enjoyed the natural environments of Nebraska. Transcribing letters allows us to be part of the discovery! These letters highlight research activities, connections with colleagues in Nebraska and other states, and the discovery of unique Nebraska and Great Plains animals, landscapes, and plants. One set of letters are those of Professor Charles Bessey, who served at the University of Nebraska as a teacher and as an administrator. When transcribing a letter from his papers (developed from microfilm copies of originals) it's possible to see his views associated with the historic administration of the University. To learn more about Bessey, please check out this student project, "Charles E. Bessey: The Man Behind the Building" on Nebraska U. If you find a person or topic that you want to know more about - let us know! Email us at

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