In the April issue of 1974, who are these "characters" from the Land of Oz...in this case - the Omaha Works. Check the newsletter to see if you can find the names. I think I know 2 of the three? Initials are D.M. and J.C.and unknown employee. Click on image to go to that year.
JUST STARTED and counting...
(old extras-original first run prints that have never seen the light of day)
Newer scans or newsletters I've never had before.
... from 1973 and 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977,
1982, 1984, 1985,1986,1987, 1988 and?
A donation was given to Gordy Viner, who then contacted me.
LUCKY ME... this is fun... send more, retiree website security for hours... days...months
Hope you enjoy our past.
HINT - all the newer additions are 4 holed punched on the sides. They were kept in bound folders and hole punching kept them altogether. Sometimes the hole take a word or something out...their should have been ?
Also the newer scans are:
Larger Viewing and all on ONE page
Simpler and easier to use.
IF you ever wish to see or have the original, their might be some extras...email or call to ask. You might get an original extra of the article about you?
Just added some "Hawthorne" Images from a calendar supplied by Steve Dawkins. So you might see products we made at both locations. Check the photo page for more.
This was a VERY large plant.
A revised an updated list of General Managers of the plant with some sad news of some managers "gone from our sight".
Click here to go to that page
Updated the list of known Omaha Works General Managers, V.Pres. of Manufacturing or other titles. Sad news... was the last V. Pres. of Manufacturing here in Omaha, whom I had the opportunity to work with and was on the board of directors of Avaya back in 2000 was Stephan Clark, who just a few months ago passed away in his home in Texas as told to me by a former employee and current employee of CommScope. I've updated the list with this information on this page. Also we lost another General Manager, Frank LeFebre, and Jack McKinnon in 2014.
If you have more factual information...please email me.
A retired employee of 32 years !
Questions or clarifications - email me.
Nebraska and Omaha
"Western Electric News"
NEW MATERIALS..and MORE coming...I hope
a "LUCENT" magazine
Open House 40th Anniversary booklet
Western Electric 100 years special issue. Located under the W.E. magazine section and a story about W.E. History under Bell-W.E. History
Your welcome to join the list... just email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your newsletters, photographs or video's or more.
Details of what they contributed at the bottom of this page.
Lucent's FIRST commercial... click on image to run.
BEFORE... iPads, tablets and flat screen TVs, voice recognition and many new technologies...
Bell Labs/AT&T thought of the answer. Watch AT&T's
" Vision of the Future". I remember this being a most requested video to be shared at the plant. It may even show the next... "Big Thing"?
Click on the image to view the video.
SHorT CuTS to .....
Continuous slide show of photographs...
always looking for more...
This website is a collection of previously published "internal" and some employee/employment related externals newsletters published at the manufacturing facility at 120th & "L" St. Omaha, Nebraska.
Also additional information about the employees and activities for over 45+ years of this manufacturing facilities existence.
Take some time and review each newsletter
YOU MIGHT SEE YOURSELF in a
"PHOTOGRAPH" in the newsletter
or maybe your name in print?
NEW PAGE --- OTHER Manufacturing PLANTS HISTORY
Look under this link!
If you find something which is incorrect or needs updating or removal.... email me.
All " branded visual TM" LOGO'S... above are of the corporation appropriate logo's (trademarks) of our former employer(s) at this Omaha, Nebraska location and used in all newsletters and other articles portrayed on this website.
Multiple Logos on a shirt...their were more shirts/items we chose to wear due to a performance or goal award exceeded by the employees....where are they?
Anyone remember all those types of shirts we sold or were awards for performing some great task?
Here's one I found... only WE kept adding more companies
later on. If you've got one, contact me to include an image here. I do remember we had a tan/light brown
"Cabinet Workshop" shirt?...
anyone got a photo..email mail it to me.
After August 2001 no newsletters were produced that
I am aware of ?
I hope those editors (above) kept a copy or two and will share with all of the employees who worked at the Omaha Works ... via this website... any newsletters, articles and information, he/she might have saved?
It would be appreciated!
Some items moved from
HOME page to a
page called: OLD NEWS
A little known file, I found about the AT&T breakup from a certain p.o.v.
The link is on the page "More/history/images article-archive " OR
Click on The link is - links page at the bottom, called the
The down loadable file is at the TOP of the page...!
Funny and TRUE?
Sorry not for iPads. This file is a downloadable file for desktop computers or laptop
NEW OLD photographs of the Employee Mall in the Main Cafeteria - dated - 1993?
The Pioneer Store was on the east side of the cafeteria, compared to the later Pioneer Store near the 20-30 building hallway near the windows.
Remember those old published in the phone book access/modification codes... coming soon they started with a # or * see the page called
Telephone Call "Star Codes" under the
MORE pull down (black top row)
I think we called it "Audix" in the plant?
A Book published in 1988 with the title:
The **** of Ma Bell by Kraus/Duerig
A FREE "PDF file" download is available - it is a long and informative book
See the MORE page (top black row) and down to
Bell System History - interesting insights!
Added a "Bell System History" page under History page which has a lot of "links" to other pages. EVEN more information found about our companies on this page, from Annual Report to where the "Baby Bells" came from.
New HEADLINER NOVEMBER 1992 Newsletter and Cornhusker Chapter-Pioneers 5th Aniv. and
25 Aniv. of the plant.
OLDEST PUBLISHED NEWSLETTER - so far...
A 1959 Westerner Newsletter
This plant was only one year of age.
.... there must be a 1958 or earlier version somewhere?
I thought about calling this informational website:
Over 170 + newsletters contained here. Maybe 30 % of what was printed ? Where are the others ? ...only you can rescue them ..during spring cleaning...check those unknown areas of storage.
** Added a page "DIRECT LINK" that goes DIRECTLY to a search of "Western Electric" items via "eBay"
(you may have to log onto to eBay to purchase) ... it's interesting to see what is available for sale ...LOTS of items, maybe some we made in Omaha?
ALL UNDER THE "HOME" PAGE....
Added: Anniversary Books for the plant
*NEW... Added a page of the W.E. magazine we all got mailed to our homes.. lots of pages!
* Added some video ONLY pages... under "HOME"
* New video from AT&T (breakup of '84 TV show)
* New Video - Gullivers New Travels..after divst.
* Added a PIONEERS only page...history booklet Telephone Pioneers 1959-1969 Book, over 40 pages
* Added a page about some other
Added a page about some our General Managers who have "left our sights"
Added a page by Ernie...the man who visited EVERY plant in the Ma Bell System..hopefully he will share what he visioned
THANK YOU EDITORS ...
All of us enjoyed reading and looking at the photographs and the names, and seeing your years of employment, attendance awards or years of service or who's retiring along with the great amount of "effort" put into each newsletter by the editor of that issue.
The Omaha facility employed about 6-7 staff editors over the life of the facility, who informed us on a monthly, bi-quarterly or quarterly basis about our facility, corporate, town-hall meetings and many employment issues. Additional planning for creation of anniversary brochures and visitors coverage for many extra events were overseen and completed by them. We were fortunate to also have other non-company newsletters by the union and internal social groups, all distributed and read at the facility.
The editors accuracy in acquiring all the names, departments, images and information from many sources, and awaiting for our own internal print shop to get it out and to the factory floor. They were the "heroes" of the day, who gave hope and information about the directions of the local departments, and corporate and Omaha success stories.
A list of known editors is on another page...
click here to see that page.
Those we remember in the newsletters were from, photographs (b&w) and now (videos) who we worked with, and with over 7000 employees at one period of time ...(didn't everyone at one time work here?). Yet at this stage of our lives, some have left our world and quite a few have left for other positions or retired. Our former employee list is constantly shrinking... probably 35+ a year are passing away.
With a new image capture device, I've added to my iMac computer, and one working VHS VCR player (antique in the electronics world), I can now put these video images on YouTube and then link that link them to my website. I hope none of them offend or embarrass anyone, just wish I had more for I did a lot of video tapes.
Trying to simplify the home page... a work in progress, yet so much to share...it still come down to those newsletters I do not have...MAYBE you do?
I would prefer the "PHYSICAL" newsletter, photographs, video tape or DVD if possible".
If your package is to large, I will give you a different physical address if needed, after you send an email requesting
Or maybe we can meet to exchange paper/tapes.
ALL information is returned... trust me.
To VIEW on your SCREEN any "newsletter" ... Go to the newsletter in mind.. "click" on the lower right icon of a small box as shown here........ It is in every newsletter show on this site and is attached to all PDF files.
It does the following...
1. It will immediately put you into a FULL SCREEN mode of that file... you can zoom out or in by using the + or - icons. (adjust the best for your needs)
A different aerial perspective of the "Omaha Works", AFTER THE LANDSCAPING...
LT&T Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph - Lincoln, NE.
About Our Museum The Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Museum was incorporated in 1994 and officially opened in October 1996. It was created through the hard work of many local Pioneer volunteers, a grant by the Independent Telephone Pioneers Association (ITPA) and funding and support from Aliant Communications.
The museum is named for Frank H. Woods, Sr. (1868-1952) who founded Lincoln Telephone Company in 1903. The company began serving 1,800 Lincoln customers in June 1904. Telephony, an industry publication, praised the new company as "the first large automatically operated telephone exchange west of Chicago."
A local neighbor...
When one thinks of an antique telephone, the image of an old crank wall phone generally comes to mind. Since its invention in 1876 the telephone evolved along with the technology of the time. Not only was there an evolution in the instruments but many different manufacturers produced various styles and a certain uniqueness to their wall and desk telephones from A.G. Bell's first liquid telephone to modern "smart" phones with mobile internet. The uniqueness of the old telephones has become very attractive and many people have found these to be interesting collectable's. The pages on this site will provide links to the history of the telephone and the histories of a number of current telephone companies. In addition, information about antique telephones, wiring diagrams, where to obtain parts and the Antique Telephone Collectors Association is provided..
HOME PAGE: http://www.antiquetelephonehistory.com/index.php