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RG5589.AM:  Friendship Force of Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska)



Records:  1980-2017

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  

Size:  6.5 cu.ft.



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Friendship Force is an international organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1977, the Friendship Force’s goal is to bridge the gap of understanding among the citizens of the world, thereby making it possible to bring about world peace. Members of Friendship Force travel to other countries and stay with host families in order to gain a better understanding of other cultures. The Friendship Force is nonpolitical, nonsectarian and nonprofit in structure. Outside its central office in Atlanta, volunteers conduct the primary activities of the organization.



The Friendship Force of Lincoln began in 1980 with an exchange to Newcastle, England. Each year the club usually takes two exchanges to countries such as England, South Korea, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, and the Middle East. The club also hosts two foreign groups in Lincoln each year. Inter-Club visits for a weekend or a week are arranged with other cities in the United States to encourage participation by those unable to take part in an overseas exchange.



The Friendship Force of Lincoln has some 160 family and individual members. An annual meeting is held in the fall, when officers are elected. Annual dues are $30 per family unit, which covers the national magazine and the local newsletters and mailings (as of July, 2007). For additional information, see:  Friendship Force of Lincoln



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of the records of the Friendship Force of Lincoln and includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, membership materials, newsletters and information on the various exchanges the club participated in over the years. The materials in the collection date from 1980-2017. No additional organizing was done to the collection. It was left as it was organized when received.



DESCRIPTION



Box 1

Folder




  1. Membership and Meeting Minutes, 2006

  2. Exchange Information for Historian, 2006

  3. Salt Dogs Outing, 2006

  4. Friendship Force International, 2006

  5. Passport Newsletters, 2006

  6. Club News, 2006

  7. Outgoing Exchange – Open World Russians, 2006 (CD included)

  8. Open World Ukrainians, 2006 (CD included)

  9. Membership, Annual Report, Meeting Minutes, 2005

  10. Activities and Conferences, 2005-2006

  11. Club News, 2005

  12. Midwest Regional Conference, 2005

  13. New Zealand Exchange, 2005

  14. Membership, Meeting Minutes, 2004

  15. Publicity, 2004

  16. Club Activities, 2004

  17. Records for Historian, 2004

  18. Meeting Minutes, Budget, 2003

  19. Club Activities, 2003

  20. Publicity, 2003

  21. Passport Newsletter, 2002-2003

  22. Club News, 2002

  23. Historian Records, 2002

  24. Membership, Bylaws, 2002

  25. Budget, Meeting Minutes, Historian’s Report, 2002

  26. Club Activities, 2002

  27. Membership, 2001

  28. Activities, 2001

  29. Publicity, 2001

  30. International Friendship Award

  31. History Exchanges Annual Report, 1980-2004



Box 2

Folder




  1. Passport Newsletter, 2004-2005

  2. Friendship Quarterly, 2002-2005

  3. Miscellaneous Forms, Stationary

  4. Passport Newsletter, 2000-2002

  5. Passport Newsletter, 1996-1999

  6. Passport Newsletter, 1991-1995

  7. Outgoing Exchanges, 2005

  8. Outgoing Exchanges, 2004

  9. Outgoing Exchange, Wolfsburg Germany, 2004

  10. F.F. of Louisville, 2003

  11. Open World Leadership, 2003

  12. International Conference Award Nominations, 2002

  13. Outgoing Exchanges, Part I, 2002

  14. Outgoing Exchanges, Part II, 2002

  15. Incoming Exchanges, 2002

  16. Exchange – Florida, 2001

  17. Outgoing Exchange, Part I, 2001

  18. Outgoing Exchange, Part II, 2001

  19. Twentieth Anniversary, 2001

  20. Outgoing Exchanges, 2000 (CD included)

  21. Incoming Exchanges, 2000



Box 3

Folder




  1. Outgoing Exchanges, 1999

  2. Incoming Exchanges, 1999

  3. Habitat for Humanity Exchange, 1999

  4. Outgoing Exchanges, 1998

  5. Incoming Exchanges, 1998

  6. Interclub Activities, 1998

  7. Exchanges, 1997

  8. Exchanges, 1996

  9. Exchanges, 1995 (photographs included)

  10. Exchanges, 1994 (photographs included)

  11. Exchanges, 1991-1993 (photographs included)

  12. Exchanges, 1989

  13. Exchanges, 1998

  14. Exchanges, 1987

  15. Exchanges, 1986

  16. Exchanges, 1985

  17. Exchanges, 1984

  18. Exchanges, 1983

  19. Exchanges, 1982

  20. Tenth Anniversary, 1990

  21. Friendship Quarterly, 1999-2000

  22. Friendship Quarterly, 1996-1998

  23. Friendship Quarterly, 1993-1995

  24. Friendship Quarterly, 1989-1992

  25. Friendship Quarterly, 1989-1988

  26. Friendship Quarterly, 1982-1985



Box 4

Folder




  1. Meeting Minutes, 2001

  2. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 2000

  3. Activities, 2000

  4. Publicity, 2000

  5. Meeting Minutes, 1999

  6. Membership, Budget, 1999

  7. Publicity, 1999

  8. Club Reports, Membership, 1998

  9. Club News, 1997-1998

  10. Passport Newsletters, 1998

  11. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 1998

  12. Meeting Minutes, 1997

  13. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 1996

  14. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 1995

  15. Meeting Minutes, 1994

  16. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 1993

  17. Lincoln Sister Cities, 1995

  18. Sister City Messenger, 1995

  19. Sister City News, 1995

  20. Annual Reports, 1992-2006

  21. Sister Cities Financial Records, 1991

  22. Activities, 1990

  23. Lincoln Leninabad Sister Cities, 1990

  24. LIBA

  25. Lincoln Sister Cities, 1994

  26. Thematic Youth Exchange

  27. Lincoln Sister Cities, 1993

  28. Operation Support Freedom

  29. Exchange – China, 1987

  30. Eurasia Foundation, Grants

  31. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 1990

  32. Meeting Minutes, 1989-1991

  33. Meeting Minutes, 1985-1988

  34. Meeting Minutes, 1994

  35. Meeting Minutes, 1983

  36. F.F. of Lincoln Newsletter, 1982-1991

  37. Bylaws, 1982-1988

  38. Membership, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989

  39. Outgoing Exchange Prep. Packet

  40. General Information

  41. Friendship Force Award, 1985

  42. 25th Anniversary Celebration, Dec. 3, 2006 (see also oversize)



Volume




  1. Newcastle-on-Tyne (1980) & Seoul, Korea (1981) scrapbook (see oversize)

  2. Seoul, Korea (1981) scrapbook (see oversize)



Addendum 2016



Box 5

Folder




  1. Newsletters, 1991-1993

  2. Newsletters, 1994-1995

  3. Newsletters, 1996-1997

  4. Newsletters, 1998-1999

  5. Newsletters, 2000-2001

  6. Newsletters, 2002-2003

  7. Newsletters, 2006-2007

  8. Newsletters, 2012-2013

  9. Club President Guidelines, pt. 1

  10. Club President Guidelines, pt. 2

  11. Club President Guidelines, pt. 3

  12. Club President Guidelines, pt. 4

  13. Friendship Force, 2007, pt. 1

  14. Friendship Force, 2007, pt. 2

  15. Inter-club Exchanges (U.S.), pt. 1

  16. Inter-club Exchanges (U.S.), pt. 2

  17. History and Annual Reports

  18. John Comer notebook, pt. 1

  19. John Comer notebook, pt. 2

  20. Friendship Force, 2005

  21. Friendship Force, 2008, pt. 1

  22. Friendship Force, 2008, pt. 2

  23. Friendship Force, 2009

  24. Friendship Force, 2012-2015, pt. 1

  25. Friendship Force, 2012-2015, pt. 2

  26. Friendship Force, 2012-2015, pt. 3



Addendum 2019



Box 6

Folder




  1. 2010, pt. 1

  2. 2010, pt. 2

  3. 2010, pt. 3

  4. 2011, pt. 1

  5. 2011, pt. 2

  6. 2012, pt. 1

  7. 2012, pt. 2

  8. 2013, pt. 1

  9. 2013, pt. 2

  10. 2014-2015

  11. 2016, pt. 1

  12. 2016, pt. 2

  13. 2017, pt. 1

  14. 2017, pt. 2



 



Subject headings



Friendship Force of Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Peace — Citizen participation

United States — Foreign relations — Citizen participation



 



Revised TMM   04-16-2008; 10-19-2016; 12-20-2019