Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Harl Dalstrom


On December 2, 1946, Nebraska became the frist state to acquire complete control and operation of its electrial utilities. On that date, Omaha purchased the properties of the Nebraska Power Company (NPC_ for $42,000,000. This same brought to a conclusion a four-year struggle in the city to acquire the company and ended a fourteen-year conflict within the state to achiveve one-hundred percent public ownership of the electrical power companies.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1971, Martin H. Pennock

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