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John Wunder, Papers

Title: John Wunder, Papers

Creator: Wunder, John Remley

Dates: 1941-2009 bulk 1977-2009

Quantity: 47 boxes (23 linear feet)

Collection Number: RG 12-14-24

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: John Wunder, Papers (RG 12-14-24). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

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John Wunder taught at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from his appointment as Professor of History in 1988, until he retired in 2011 as Professor of History and Hitchcock Lecturer of Journalism and Mass Communication. His teaching career goes back to 1974, when he became an assistant professor at Case Western Reserve, followed by Texas Tech University in 1978, and Clemson University in 1984. His career includes terms as a visiting professor and a Fulbright Professorship at Renvall Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland between 1995-1996, with an appointment in 2004 as permanent visiting Professor of North American Studies at the same institution.

Wunder received his B.A. at the University of Iowa in 1967, followed by an M.A. and J.D., both in 1970 at the University of Iowa. His Ph.D. came from University of Washington in 1974.

Wunder's curriculum vitae, included in his papers, provides details on his lengthy and productive career.

Scope and Content:

The materials include correspondence, manuscripts, essays, and research associated with Wunder's publications, syllabi and lectures notes for classes that Wunder taught at the University, and documents and reports relating to service on university committees.


Indians of North America -- Civil rights -- History

Nebraska -- History

Indians of North America -- Study and teaching

Great Plains -- History

Law -- Middle West -- History

Law -- Great Plains -- History

Indians of North America -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- History

Indians of North America -- Government relations -- History

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