An avid walker, Monica Geier often passed the Douglas County Historical Society's Library Archives Center on her outings. One day she peeked in to find out more about the organization — and ended up a volunteer for more than 30 years.
Often putting in four or more hours every weekday, she scoured newspapers for mentions of notable Omahans. She would clip the articles and put them into an acid-free file for future use. The files now number in the thousands and are regularly used by students, researchers and visitors to the Library Archives Center.