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RG1162.AM: Lincoln Air Force Base – U.S.O. (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska: Military service club
Size: 0.25 cu.ft.; 1 box
The purpose of the United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) is to provide support for the spiritual, religious, social, welfare and educational needs of the men and women in the Armed Forces. During World War II, Lincoln had an active U.S.O. located on the first floor of the Rudge and Guenzel Building. At the end of World War II, the Lincoln U.S.O. closed. With the beginning of the Korean Conflict, Lincoln reactivated their U.S.O. On March 16, 1954, a U.S.O. drop-in center opened at the Y.M.C.A.
On August 21, 1955, the Lincoln U.S.O. formally opened a new club located at 1402 P Street. In January of 1956, the U.S.O., which had operated as a community project, became a YWCA affiliate and operation of the center/club was taken over by the U.S.O. Division of the YWCA national board, one of the six member agencies of the national U.S.O.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection consists of one box containing various records of the Lincoln Air Force Base – U.S.O. The materials date from 1954-1966 and include various committee records, a few project files, an annual report, and items relating to their 20th Anniversary in 1961.
- Annual report, 1963
- Community Contacts Committee, 1954-1963
- Cookie Project, 1956-1957
- Coordinating Committee, 1954-1962
- Council, 1965
- Hobby Fair, 1961-1964
- Hostesses – “Lincolnettes,” 1954-1963
- Military Affairs Committee members list, 1964
- Military Recognition Week, 1964
- Operating Committee, 1963-1964
- Study Committee, 1963-1964
- Volunteers, Junior and Senior
- YWCA, 1965
- 20th Anniversary, 1961 (see also oversize)
- Clippings, misc.
Lincoln Air Force Base U.S.O. (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Soldiers — Recreation
United Service Organizations — Nebraska — Lincoln
United States. Air Force — Service clubs
United States. Air Force — Korean War, 1950-1953
United States. Air Force — Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Revised TMM 03-17-2017