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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3675.AM:  Evening Optimist Club (Lincoln, Nebraska)



Records:  1961-1974

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Service club

Size:  1.25 cu.ft.; 2 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



Optimist International is a service club organization made up of nearly three thousand local clubs around the world.  Individual clubs raise their own funds and conduct service projects to improve the lives of children in their community.  Typical service projects include sponsoring youth athletic leagues, conducting essay and oratory contests for youth scholarships, and supporting other activities at local schools.  The Evening Optimist Club of Lincoln, Nebraska, was chartered in 1961.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two boxes of records of the Evening Optimist Club of Lincoln, Nebraska.  Records include minutes of meetings, monthly reports, weekly bulletins, membership information, publicity, etc., dating from 1961 to 1974.  Included in the last folder of collection are various items relating to the Gateway Optimist Club of Lincoln.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




  1. Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1963-1973

  2. Club meeting minutes, 1967-1971

  3. Club meeting minutes, 1972-1973

  4. Monthly reports, 1962-1973

  5. Weekly bulletins, 1970-1972

  6. Officers, committee chairs, etc.

  7. Correspondence, 1965-1974

  8. Financial statements, 1971-1972

  9. Member rosters, applications and attendance

  10. Youth activities



Box 2

Folder




  1. President’s dinner, 1974 (canceled)

  2. Publicity

  3. Miscellaneous, including:

    Program, Charter presentation of The Optimist Club of Lincoln East, October 13, 1972

    Nebraska News, Dec. 1971-Mar. 1972 (newsletters of the Nebraska district optimist organization)

    Misc. rosters, minutes and reports of the Gateway Optimist Club of Lincoln, 1961



 



Subject headings:



Clubs — Nebraska — Lincoln

Evening Optimist Club (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Gateway Optimist Club (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Lincoln (Nebraska) — Societies and clubs



 



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