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RG4132.AM:  Lincoln Dinner Club (Lincoln Neb.)



Records:  1942-1970

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Entertainment association

Size:  1.25 cu. ft. of records; 20 photographs



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Lincoln Dinner Club was begun in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1942, for the purpose of “exchanging ideas and information following a good meal.” Meetings, at variable intervals, were held at the Hotel Cornhusker. At each meeting a speaker would preside. This was an organization for both men and women; a limited number of people could join at a given time. Due to dwindling membership and lack of funds the organization disbanded in May of 1969.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of the records of the Lincoln Dinner Club, and is arranged in five series: 1) General Files, 1942-1969, chronologically arranged; 2) Financial Records, September 1957 – May 1969; 3) Programs, 1942-1949 and 1952-1969; 4) Photographs, 1943-1952; and 5) Miscellaneous, 1942-1969. The records in Series 1 are arranged in the order in which the organization used them.



These records include: Membership materials; information about the speakers; correspondence; financial records; newspaper clippings; chronological lists of officers; programs; advertisements; meeting minutes; photographs [mostly of the speakers]; a topical survey; Filing Articles of Incorporation; and a publication describing the Dinner Club Movement.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – General Files, 1942-1970



Box 1

Folder




  1. 1942-1944

  2. 1944-1945

  3. 1945-1947

  4. 1948-1949

  5. 1950-1955

  6. 1955-1957

  7. 1954-1957

  8. 1957-1958

  9. 1957-1958

  10. 1958-1959

  11. 1959-1960

  12. 1960-1961

  13. 1961-1962

  14. 1962-1963

  15. 1963-1964

  16. 1964-1965

  17. 1965-1966

  18. 1966-1967

  19. 1967-1968

  20. 1968-1969

  21. 1969-1970



Series 2 – Financial Records, 1957-1969



Box 2

Folder




  1. September 1957 – May 1969 [1 volume]

  2. Income Tax Form, 1964 [partially completed]



Series 3 – Programs, 1942-1949, 1952-1969




  1. Programs, 1952-1969

    List of speakers 1942-1949



Series 4 – Photographs, 1943-1952




  1. Photographs



Series 5 – Miscellaneous, 1942-1969




  1. Filing Articles of Incorporation, March 1954

  2. The Dinner Club Movement, December 1954

  3. List of Officers and Directors, 1942-1966

  4. Topical Survey

  5. Undated Membership List

  6. Newspaper Clippings

  7. Stationery



 



ADDED ENTRIES



Lancaster County (Neb.) — History

Lincoln Dinner Club (Lincoln Neb.)

Lincoln (Neb.) — History

Lincoln (Neb.) — Societies and clubs



 



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