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RG1162.AM:  Lincoln Air Force Base – U.S.O. (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Records:  1954-1966

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.


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.

Note:  See also the United Service Organizations (Neb.) collection [RG1331] and the Lincolnettes collection [RG1182] for related materials.


Box 1


    1. Annual report, 1963

    1. Community Contacts Committee, 1954-1963

    1. Cookie Project, 1956-1957

    1. Coordinating Committee, 1954-1962

    1. Council, 1965

    1. Hobby Fair, 1961-1964

    1. Hostesses – “Lincolnettes,” 1954-1963

    1. Military Affairs Committee members list, 1964

    1. Military Recognition Week, 1964

    1. Operating Committee, 1963-1964

    1. Study Committee, 1963-1964

    1. Volunteers, Junior and Senior

    1. YWCA, 1965

    1. 20th Anniversary, 1961 (see also oversize)

    1. Clippings, misc.


Subject headings:

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