Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Arvid Nelson

Second Advisor

Dr. Frederick W. Adrian


The choice of this thesis topic is the result of special interests and experiences. I have been associated with the public schools of Omaha as both a student and as a teacher. In addition, my father has worked for the Board of Education as a teacher, principal, and administrator for twenty years. Thus, some of the aspects of public administration in Omaha particularly appeal to me as an area for special study. In deciding what area of school history to investigate, I was influenced by my husband, who was preparing to enter the field of medicine at the time I began research. A cursory examination of the subject soon indicated that health conditions in the schools were closely related to safety, the two topics were intrinsically linked.


A History of Health and Safety Conditions in the Omaha Public Schools from 1872 to 1908. A thesis presented to the department of history and the faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts. Copyright 1968 Jacqueline Johnson.

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