Copyright 1940
Nebraska Press Association

A & M            Agricultural & Mechanical
A&P Rwy          Atlantic & Pacific Railway
AA               degree of associate of arts
AAA              Agricultural Adjustment Administration, American Automobile
AAAONMS          Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
AAAS             American Association for the Advancement of Science
AASR             Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
AAU              Amateur Athletic Union
AAUP             American Association of University Professors
AAUW             American Association of University Women
acad             academy, academic
acct             accountant
ACD              American College of Dentists
ACP              American College of Physicians, Agricultural Conservation
ACS              American College of Surgeons
ADA              American Dental Association
adjt             adjutant
adm              admitted
AE               agricultural engineer (ing)
AEF              American Expeditionary Force
AF&AM            Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
AF of L          American Federation of Labor
agcy             agency
agr (l)          agriculture (al)
agt              agent
AHEPA            American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
AIEE             American Institute of Electrical Engineers
Ala              Alabama
ALA              American Library Association
AMA              American Medical Association
Amer             American
ANPA             American Newspaper Publishers Association
AOUW             Ancient Order of United Workmen
AP               Associated Press
appr             apprentice
apptd            appointed
apptmt           appointment
apt (s)          apartment (s)
ARC              American Red Cross
Ariz             Arizona
Ark              Arkansas
arty             artillery
AS               air service
ASAE             American Society of Agricultural Engineers
ASCE             American Society of Civil Engineers
ASME             American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASSC             Air Service Signal Corps
assn             association
assoc            associate (d)
asst             assistant
AT&SF Rwy        Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
att              attended, attending
atty             attorney
Aug              August
aux              auxiliary
ave              avenue, average
AZA              Aleph Zadek Aleph

b                born
B&A RR           Boston & Albany Railroad
B & L            Building & Loan
B&M RR           Burlington & Missouri Railroad
B&O RR Co        Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company
B&PW             Business & Professional Women
BA               bachelor of arts
BAE              bureau of agricultural economics
BAgr             bachelor of agriculture
Bapt             Baptist
BArch            bachelor of architecture
BAS              bachelor of association science
batt             battalion
BBA              bachelor of business administration
B C              British Columbia
BCE              bachelor of civil engineering
BCL              bachelor of civil law
BCS              bachelor of commercial science
bd               board
BD               bachelor of divinity
BDi              bachelor of didactics
BDS              bachelor of dental surgery
BE               bachelor of education, bachelor of engineering
BEd              bachelor of education
BEF              British Expedionary Force
BFA              bachelor of fine arts
BJ               bachelor of journalism
bkkpr            bookkeeper
BL               bachelor of laws, bachelor of letters
bldg             building
BLitt            bachelor of literature, bachelor of letters
BLS              bachelor of library science
blvd             boulevard
BM               bachelor of medicine
BME              bachelor of mining engineering
BMus             bachelor of music
B of LE          Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
B of LF&E        Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Engineers
BPd              bachelor of pedagogy
BPE              bachelor of physical education
BPOE             Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
BRE              bachelor of religious education
brig             brigadier
BRT              Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen
BSA              bachelor of agricultural science
BSc              bachelor of science
BSD              bachelor of didactic science
BTh              bachelor of theology
bur              bureau
bus              business
BVM              Blessed Virgin Mary

C&EI RR          Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad
C & GT Rwy       Chicago & Grand Trunk Railway
C&NP RR          Chicago & Northern Pacific Railroad
C&NW Rwy         Chicago & Northwestern Railway
C&O Rwy          Chesapeake & Ohio Railway
C&S Rwy Co       Colorado & Southern Railway Company
CAC              coast artillery corps
Cal              California
capt             captain
CAR              Children of the American Revolution
carp             carpenter
cash             cashier
Cath             Catholic
CB&Q Rwy Co      Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway Company
CCC&StL Rwy      Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway
CE               civil engineer
CGW Rwy          Chicago Great Western Railway
ch               chapter, charter, church
chg              charge
chmn             chairman
Chris            Christian
Chris Sci        Christian Science
clk              clerk
CLU              Central Labor Union
CM&StP Rwy       Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway
CMTC             Citizens Military Training Camp
co               company, county (s), (s)
COF              Catholic Order of Foresters
C of C           Chamber of Commerce
col              colonel
coll             college
Colo             Colorado
com              committee
comdt            commandant
comm             commander, community
commd            commissioned
comml            commercial
commr            commissioner
conf             conference
Congl            Congregational, Congressional
Conn             Connecticut
contr            contractor
conv             convention
co-op            co-operative
corp             corporation, corporal
COTS             central officers training school
coun             council
CP Rwy           Canadian Pacific Railway
CPA              certified public accountant
CRI&P Rwy        Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway
CSTC             Chadron State Teachers College
CStP, M&O Rwy    Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway
CWA              Civil Works Administration

d                daughter
D&RGW RR Co      Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Company
DAgr             doctor of agriculture
DAR              Daughters of the American Revolution
DAV              Disabled American Veterans
D C              District of Columbia
DC               doctor of chiropractic
DCL              doctor of civil law
DD               doctor of divinity
DDS              doctor of dental surgery
dec              deceased
Dec              December
DEd              doctor of education
del              delegate
Del              Delaware
Dem              Democrat
DEng             doctor of engineering
dep              deputy
dept             department
DHL              doctor of Hebrew literature
dir (s)          director (s)
disch            discharged
dist             district
div              division
DLit (t)         doctor of literature
dlr (s)          dealer (s)
DLS              doctor of library science
DMus             doctor of music
DO               doctor of osteopathy
DOKK             Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorassan of America
DORC             dental officers reserve corps
Dr               doctor
DRE              doctor of religious education
DSc              doctor of science
DSC              distinguished service cross
DST              doctor of sacred theology
DTM              doctor of tropical medicine
DUV              Daughters of Union Veterans
DVM              doctor of veterinary medicine
DVS              doctor of veterinary surgery

E                east
ed               educated
ED               doctor of engineering
EdB              bachelor of education
EdD              doctor of education
EdM              master of education
edn (l)          education (al)
EE               electrical engineer
elec             elected
elem             elementary
emp              employed
engr (s)         engineer (s)
enl              enlisted
ent              entered
Episc            Episcopal
est              estate
estab            established
Evang            Evangelical
exec             executive
ext              extensive
extn             extension

FACD             Fellow of the American College of Dentists
FACP             Fellow of the American College of Physicians
FACS             Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
FCA              Farm Credit Administration
FDIC             Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FE&MV RR         Fremont Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad
Feb              February
fed              federal
fedn             federation
FFA              Future Farmers of America
FHA              Federal Housing Administration
Fla              Florida
FOE              Fraternal Order of Eagles
frat             fraternity
FSA              Farm Security Administration
FSB              Federal Securities Board
FTDA             Florists Telegraph Delivery Association
furn             furniture

Ga               Georgia
GAR              Grand Army of the Republic
gen              general
GFWC             General Federation of Women's Clubs
GHQ              general headquarters
GMC              General Motors Corporation
GN Rwy           Great Northern Railway
gov              governor
govt             government
grad             graduate
groc             grocer
GT Rwy           Grand Trunk Railway

hdqrs            headquarters
hdw              hardware
HG               Home Guard
hist             historical
HOLC             Home Owners Loan Corporation
hon              honorable, honorary
hosp             hospital
HS               high school

Ia               Iowa
ICC              Interstate Commerce Commission
IC RR            Illinois Central Railroad
ICS              International Correspondence School
Ida              Idaho
IGA              Independent Grovers Alliance
IGN RR           International Great Northern Railroad
Ill              Illinois
impl             implement
inc              incorporated
Ind              Indiana
indep            independent (ly)
inf              infantry
ins              insurance
inst             institute
instr            instructor
int (s)          interest (s) (ed)
internatl        international
IOGT             International Order of Good Templars
IOOF             Independent Order of Odd Fellows
ITU              International Typographical Union

Jan              January
JCL              Juris Canonici Lector
JCD, JDC         doctor of civil law
JD               juris doctor, doctor of laws
JP               justice of the peace
jr               junior
JSD              doctor of juristic science
JUD              doctor of canon and civil laws

Kas              Kansas
KC               Knights of Columbus
KCCH             Knights Commandery of the Court of Honor
KCS Rwy          Kansas City Southern Railway
KP               Knights of Pythias
KSTC             Kearney State Teachers College
KT               Knights Templar
Ky               Kentucky

L & B            Loan & Building
L&N RR           Louisville & Nashville Railroad
La               Louisiana
LA&SL RR         Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad
lab              laboratory
LBC              Lincoln Business College
lbr              lumber
leg              legion
LHD              doctor of the humanities, doctor of letters of humanity
LI RR            Long Island Railroad
lib              library
lic              licensed
LitD             doctor of letters, doctor of literature
LittB            bachelor of letters
LittD            doctor of letters
LLB              bachelor of laws
LLD              doctor of laws
LLM              master of laws
LOOM             Loyal Order of Moose
LSC              Lincoln School of Commerce
lt               lieutenant
ltd              limited
LTU              Lincoln Typographical Union
Luth             Lutheran

m                married
M&StL RR         Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad
MA               master of arts
mag              magazine
MAgr             master of agriculture
maj              major
Mar              March
Mass             Massachusetts
math             mathematics, mathematical
MB               bachelor of medicine
MBA              master of business administration
mbr              member
mcht             merchant
MCL              master of civil law
MCS              master of commercial science
Md               Maryland
MD               doctor of medicine
MDi              master of didactics
MDip             master in diplomacy
MDS              master of dental surgery
mdse             merchandise
Me               Maine
ME               mechanical, military or mining engineer
ME               Methodist Episcopal
med              medical, medicine
MEE              master of electrical engineering
merc             mercantile
Meth             Methodist
MFA              master of fine arts
mfg              manufacturing
mfr (s)          manufacturer (s)
mgr (s)          manager (s)
MGTC             machine gun transport company
Mich             Michigan
mil              military
min              minute
Minn             Minnesota
Miss             Mississippi
MIT              Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MK&T Rwy         Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway
MLitt            master of literature
MME              master of mechanical engineering
Mo               Missouri
Mont             Montana
MoP Rwy          Missouri Pacific Railway
MORC             medical officers reserve corps
MPd              master of pedagogy
MPE              master of physical education
MRE              master of religious education
MS               master of surgery
MSc              master of science
MST              master of sacred theology
MStP&SSM Rwy     Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway
MTC              motor transport company
MTD              motor transport division
MTh              master of theology
MusB             bachelor of music
                doctor of music
MusM             master of music
MWA              Modern Woodmen of America

N                north
N&W Rwy          Norfolk & Western Railway
NAA              National Areonautics Association
NARD             National Association of Retail Druggists
natl             national
Natl Edit Assn   National Editorial Association
N C              North Carolina
NC&StL Rwy       Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway
NCAC             Nebraska Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCMS             Nebraska Christian Missionary Society
N D              North Dakota
NE               northeast
NEA              National Educational Association
Neb              Nebraska
NERA             Nebraska Emergency Relief Administration
Nev              Nevada
NFWC             Nebraska Federation of Womens Clubs
NG               National Guards
N H              New Hampshire
N J              New Jersey
N M              New Mexico
NNG              Nebraska National Guards
Nov              November
NP Rwy           Northern Pacific Railway
NPA              Nebraska Press Association
NRA              National Recovery Administration
NS&D of Neb      Native Sons & Daughters of Nebraska
NSTA             Nebraska State Teachers Association
NW               northwest
N Y              New York
NYA              National Youth Administration
NYC&HR RR        New York Central & Hudson River Railroad
NYC RR           New York Central Railroad
NYNH&H RR        New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad

O                Ohio
Oct              October
OES              Order of Eastern Star
ofcl             official
ofcr             officer
off              office
Okla             Oklahoma
opr (d)          operator, operate (d)
oprn             operation
ORC              Order of Railway Conductors, officers reserve corps
Ore              Oregon
org              organized, organizer
orgn             organization
ORT              Order of Railway Telegraphers
O/S              overseas
OSL RR           Oregon Short Line Railroad
OTC              officers training camp
OTS              officers training school
O-W RR&N Co      Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company
PCA              Production Credit Association
pct              precinct
PdB              bachelor of pedagogy
PdD              doctor of pedagogy
PdM              master of pedagogy
PeB              bachelor of pediatrics
Penn             Pennsylvania
Penn RR          Pennsylvania Railroad
pharm            pharmacy (ist) (eutical)
PhB              bachelor of philosophy
PhC              pharmaceutical chemist, chiropractic philosopher
PhD              doctor of philosophy, doctor of pharmacy
PhG              graduate in pharmacy
phys             physician
P I              Philippine Islands
P M              postmaster
PM RR            Pere Marquette Railroad
P O              postoffice
prac             practice (d)
prep             preparatory
pres             president
Presby           Presbyterian
prin             principal
priv             private
prof             professor
prop             proprietor
Prot             Protestant
PSTC             Peru State Teachers College
PTA              Parent Teachers Association
ptr              partner
pub              public
pur              purchased
PWA              Public Works Administration

QMRC             quartermasters reserve corps

RA               resettlement administration
RACC             Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation
RAM              Royal Arch Mason
recd             received
Rep              Republican
res              reserve, residence
ret              retired
retd             returned
Rev              Reverend
RFC              Reconstruction Finance Corporation
RFD              Rural Free Delivery
R I              Rhode Island
RN               registered nurse
ROA              reserve officers association
RR               railroad

s                son
S                south
S & L            Savings & Loan
SA               Salvation Army
SAL Rwy          Seaboard Air Line Railway
SAR              Sons of the American Revolution
SATC             student army training corps
SBA              Security Benefit Association
S C              South Carolina
SC               signal corps
sch              school
Scot             Scottish
S D              South Dakota
SE               southeast
secy             secretary
sen              senator, senate
Sept             September
sgt              sergeant
SJD              doctor juristic science
SNTC             students naval training corps
soc              society
SP Co            Southern Pacific Company
Sp-Amer          Spanish American
sr               senior
SS               steamship, Sunday School
St               Saint, street, state
STB              bachelor of sacred theology
STD              doctor of sacred theology
steno            stenographer
StJ&GI RR        St. Joseph & Grand Island Railroad
StL&M&S MoP      St. Louis & Missouri & Southern Missouri Pacific
StL&SF RR        St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad
STP              professor of sacred theology
supt             superintendent
supvr            supervisor
surg             surgeon
SUV              Sons of Union Veterans
SW               southwest

T&P Rwy          Texas & Pacific Railway
tchr             teacher
TDS              Telegraphic Delivery Service
tech             technical
tele             telephone
teleg            telegraph
Tenn             Tennessee
Tex              Texas
T H              Territory of Hawaii
ThD              doctor of theology
ThM              master of theology
TPA              Travelers Protective Association
treas            treasurer (s)
tsfrd            transferred
tsptn            transportation
TVA              Tennessee Valley Authority
twp              township

U                university
U B              United Brethren
UCT              United Commercial Travelers
Uni              University
U of N           University of Nebraska
UP               Union Pacific, United Press
US               United States
USDA             United States Department of Agriculture
USN              United States Navy
USS              United States Ship
USWV             United Spanish War Veterans

Va               Virginia
vol              volunteer
VP               vice-president
vs               versus
Vt               Vermont

W                west
Wash             Washington
WCTU             Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Wes              Wesleyan
WFMS             Woman's Foreign Missionary Society
WHMS             Woman's Home Missionary Society
whol             wholesale
Wis              Wisconsin
WNAA             Western Nebraska Athletic Association
WP RR Co         Western Pacific Railroad Company
WPA              Works Progress Administration
WRC              Womens Relief Corps
WSTC             Wayne State Teachers College
W Va             West Virginia
Wyo              Wyoming

Y D              Young Democrats
YMCA             Young Men's Christian Association
Y R              Young Republicans
YWCA             Young Women's Christian Association

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