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RG6143.AM:  National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Nebraska (NSCDANE)



Records: 1908-2016

Nebraska:

Size:  5.5 cu.ft.; 6 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is an organization composed of women who are descended from an ancestor “who came to reside in an American Colony before 1776, and whose services were rendered during the Colonial Period.” The organization “promotes appreciation for the people, places and events that led to the formation and development of our country.” The national headquarters are at Dumbarton House in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.  The NSCDA is comprised of forty-four corporate/state societies with more than 15,000 members.  The Nebraska chapter or society, officially known as the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Nebraska (NSCDANE), was established in 1908.  The NSCDANE has been active in various projects relating to historic preservation, restoration and the interpretation of historic sites.  Some projects have included funding for restoration work at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Omaha and the Ferguson House in Lincoln, as well as funding for “The First Nebraskans” exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum, and the “Life on the Prairie” exhibit at the Joslyn Art Museum.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of the records of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Nebraska (NSCDANE).  Included are minutes of meetings, committee reports, subject/project files, membership materials, etc.  Also included are some records relating to the Lincoln Borough (a local society within the NSCDANE), as well as material relating to the national organization.  Items in the collection date from 1908 to 2016.



INVENTORY



Box 1 – Minutes, reports, etc.

Folder




    1. 2015-2016

    1. 2014-2015

    1. 2013-2014

    1. 2012-2103

    1. 2011-2012

    1. 2010-2011

    1. 2009-2010

    1. 2008-2009

    1. 2007-2008

    1. 2006-2007

    1. 2005-2006

    1. 2004-2005

    1. 2003-2004

    1. 2002-2003

    1. 2001-2002

    1. 2000-2001

    1. 1998-2000

    1. 1996-1998

    1. 1994-1996

    1. 1992-1994

    1. 1990-1992

    1. 1988-1990

    1. 1986-1988

    1. 1984-1986

    1. 1982-1984

    1. 1980-1982

    1. 1978-1980

    1. 1976-1978

    1. 1974-1976

    1. 1972-1974

    1. 1970-1972



Box 2 – Minutes, reports, etc.

Folder




    1. 1968-1969

    1. 1967-1968

    1. 1966-1967

    1. 1965-1966

    1. 1964-1965

    1. 1963-1964

    1. 1962-1963

    1. 1960-1962

    1. 1958-1960

    1. 1956-1958

    1. 1954-1956

    1. 1952-1954

    1. 1950-1952

    1. 1948-1950

    1. 1946-1948

    1. 1944-1946

    1. 1942-1944

    1. 1940-1942

    1. 1938-1940

    1. 1936-1938

    1. 1934-1936

    1. 1932-1934

    1. 1930-1932

    1. 1928-1930

    1. 1926-1928

    1. 1924-1926

    1. 1909-1924

    1. 1908-1952, Historian’s reports



Box 3 – Minutes, reports, subject files, etc.

Folder




    1. 1909-1932, scrapbook

    1. 1908-1923, Treasurer’s reports

      1908-1923, minute book (moved to box 4 due to size)

    1. Articles of incorporation, bylaws, etc.

    1. Tax exemption documents

    1. Historical materials

    1. Lincoln Borough, 1994-2009

    1. Lincoln Borough, 1970s-1980s

    1. Lincoln Borough, 1960s

    1. Lincoln Borough, 1950s

    1. Lincoln Borough, 1940s

    1. Lincoln Borough, 1930s

    1. Lincoln Borough, 1920s

    1. Lincoln Borough, misc.

    1. Job descriptions for officers

    1. Early West exhibit, Joslyn, 1950-1990

    1. Early West exhibit, pt. 2

    1. Early West exhibit, pt. 3

    1. Ferguson House project, 1985

    1. Indians of Nebraska exhibit

    1. Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation

    1. Joslyn Castle, 1985-1997

    1. Logan Fontenelle Custom House, 1993

    1. Prospect Hill Cemetery, 1983

    1. Index of Documented Descendants’ Lineage (IDDL)

    1. Ancestor Membership report

    1. Interest Survey, 2004-2005

    1. Patriotic Service

    1. Roll of Honor

    1. Statehood Day

    1. Newsletter – Dames Dispatch



Box 4 – Membership applications, transfers and eligibility files, etc.

Folder




    1. 1908-1923, minute book

    1. 1908-1950s, membership register

    1. A

    1. B

    1. C

    1. D

    1. E

    1. F

    1. G

    1. H, pt. 1

    1. H, pt. 2

    1. J

    1. K

    1. L

    1. M, pt. 1

    1. M, pt. 2

    1. N

    1. O

    1. P



Box 5 – Membership applications, transfers and eligibility files, etc.

Folder




    1. R

    1. S

    1. T

    1. U

    1. V

    1. W, pt. 1

    1. W, pt. 2

    1. Y

    1. Transfers and resignations (see oversize)

    1. Transfers and resignations (see oversize)

    1. Transfers and resignations (see oversize)



Box 6 – Membership materials, regional/national meetings and miscellany

Folder




    1. Membership card file

    1. Deaths, resignations and transfers card file

    1. Region II conference, Omaha, 1947

    1. NSCDA Diamond Jubilee, 1966

    1. Region I conference, Omaha, 1989, pt. 1

    1. Region I conference, Omaha, 1989, pt. 2

    1. National Board Meeting, Portsmouth, 1999

    1. National Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2000

    1. Region I conference, Albuquerque, 2001

    1. National Board Meeting, Austin, 2001

    1. National Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2002

    1. Region I conference, Hawaii, 2003

    1. National Board Meeting, Boston, 2003

    1. Biennial Council, Washington, D.C., 2004

    1. Region I conference, Seattle, 2005

    1. Various meetings, 2004-2009

    1. Region I conference, 2008

    1. Dumbarton House

    1. Various NSCDA publications, including:

      Constitution and Acts in Council, 1939

      The History of Corporate Seals, 1999

      A History of the National Society of The Colonial Dames in America, 1891-1974

      Proceedings of the Fifty-First National Council, 1996

      Proceedings of the Fifty-Second National Council, 1998

      Proceedings of the Fifty-Third National Council, 2000

      Proceedings of the Fifty-Fourth National Council, 2002

      Proceedings of the Fifty-Fifth National Council, 2004

      Proceedings of the Fifty-Seventh National Council, 2008



 



Subject headings:



National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Nebraska

Nebraska — Genealogy

United States — History — Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 — Societies, etc.

Women — Nebraska — Societies and clubs



 



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