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RG4066.AM:  Clarence C. Becker, 1896-1978



Papers:  1924-1973

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Credit manager; World War I veteran

Size:  2 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



A native of DeWitt, Nebraska, Clarence C. Becker served with the 355th Infantry, 89th Division during World War I and saw action at St. Mihiel, France. Becker had a variety of jobs throughout his life. Prior to and after military service, he did advertising work for Lincoln newspapers. He began his electric utility career with Iowa-Nebraska Light and Power before World War I. Clarence Becker was the first clerk of the Lincoln Municipal Court, serving in that position from 1925-1928. He also served as an adult probation officer and jury commissioner before being named as Lincoln district credit manager for the Consumers Public Power District in 1941. Becker held this position until he retired in 1961. Upon retirement, Becker continued his active involvement with various Lincoln organizations such as the American Legion, the local Society of the 355th Infantry Association, Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, and the Kiwanis Club. Clarence C. Becker died at age 83 on January 9, 1978. He was survived by his wife, Harriet, and his two sons, Richard and Robert.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two boxes of manuscript material arranged in three series: 1) American Legion, 1924-1971; 2) 355th Infantry Association, 1931-1973; and 3) Redeemer Lutheran Church (Lincoln, Neb.), 1936-1972. The material in this collection relates to these three organizations in which Clarence Becker participated as a member and officer.



The American Legion materials of Series 1 pertain to Lincoln Post #3. Included are constitutions and by-laws, membership lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, financial reports, membership drive statistics, programs, and policy statements. All of this material is arranged by year. Series 2 consists of materials relating to the 355th Infantry Association. Included are newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, correspondence, souvenirs, and minutes. Much of the material relates to the Association’s annual convention. The files are arranged by year. Redeemer Lutheran Church of Lincoln files comprise Series 3. The files, arranged chronologically, contain minutes, financial reports, newsletters, architectural plans, annual reports, membership directories, anniversary materials, and clippings.



Note:  American Legion newspapers were removed from the collection for microfilming. Photographs were transferred to the Photograph Department.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – American Legion, 1924-1971


Box 1

Folder

  1. Constitution and By-Laws

  2. 1924

  3. 1925

  4. 1926

  5. 1927, Jan.-Apr.

  6. 1927, May-July

  7. 1927, Aug.-Dec.

  8. 1928

  9. 1930

  10. 1943

  11. 1948

  12. 1952

  13. 1953

  14. 1954

  15. 1955

  16. 1957

  17. 1960

  18. 1962

  19. 1963

  20. 1965

  21. 1967

  22. 1968

  23. 1969

  24. 1970

  25. 1971

  26. Miscellaneous Clippings



Series 2 – 355th Infantry Association, 1931-1973


Box 1 (cont.)

Folder

  1. 1931-1935

  2. 1936-1937

  3. 1938-1940

  4. 1941

  5. 1942-1943

  6. 1944-1945

  7. 1946-1947

  8. 1948-1949

  9. 1950-1952

  10. 1953

  11. 1954

  12. 1955

  13. 1956

  14. 1957

  15. 1958

  16. 1959

  17. 1960

  18. 1961

  19. 1962

  20. 1962

  21. 1963

  22. 1963

  23. 1964

  24. 1965

  25. 1965

  26. 1966

  27. 1967

  28. 1967


Box 2

Folder

  1. 1968

  2. 1969

  3. 1970

  4. 1970

  5. 1970

  6. 1971

  7. 1972

  8. 1973



Series 3 – Redeemer Lutheran Church (Lincoln, Neb.), 1936-1972


Box 2 (cont.)

Folder

  1. 1936-1937, 1940-1943

  2. 1944

  3. 1945

  4. 1946

  5. 1947

  6. 1948-1949

  7. 1950-1951

  8. 1952

  9. 1953-1956

  10. 1957-1958

  11. 1960-1962

  12. 1963-1964

  13. 1965-1966

  14. 1966

  15. 1967

  16. 1967

  17. 1968

  18. 1968

  19. 1968

  20. 1969

  21. 1970-1972

  22. Lutheran Family Services, 1963-1965



 


ADDED ENTRIES:

American Legion. Nebraska. Lincoln Post No. 3

Becker, Clarence C., 1896-1978

Churches — Lincoln (Neb.)

Lancaster County (Neb.) — History

Lincoln (Neb.) — History

Lutheran Church in Nebraska

Redeemer Lutheran Church (Lincoln, Neb.)

Society of the 355th Infantry. 89th Division

United States. Army. 89th Division

United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 355th

Veterans — Nebraska

Veterans’ organizations

World War, 1914-1918 — United States — 89th Division



 



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