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RG5320.AM:  Lincoln Naturalists’ Club / Audubon Naturalists’ Club (Lincoln, Neb.)



Records:  1951-2002

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  

Size:  2.5 cu.ft.



BACKGROUND NOTE



Forty-two charter members founded the Audubon Naturalists’ Club in 1951 “to promote interest in all branches of natural science including flowers, insects, trees, birds, geology, mammals, stars and reptiles.” The club organized regular field trips, programs, and special projects, with particular focus on conducting regular bird counts in cooperation with the National Audubon Society and the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union. The ANC handled the Christmas Bird Count in the Lincoln area from 1951-1994. After the Wachiska Chapter of the National Audubon Society was established in Lincoln, the ANC changed its name to the Naturalists’ Club of Lincoln, then used the name Lincoln Naturalists’ Club. The accounts of the Lincoln Naturalists’ Club were closed in March 2001 and the balance in the account was given to the Wachiska Audubon Chapter to be used towards the purchase of land at Spring Creek Prairie. Members of the Lincoln Naturalists’ Club continued to meet informally.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of records relating to the activities of the Lincoln Naturalists’ Club / Audubon Naturalists’ Club. The materials are arranged in ten series: 1) Constitution, By-laws, and History; 2) Correspondence, 1951-2001; 3) Minutes, 1951-1999; 4) Reports; 5) Field Trips and Bird Lists; 6) Newsletters, 1959-2001; 7) Membership; 8) Yearbooks, 1959-1992; 9) Scrapbooks, 1951-1995; and 10) Miscellaneous.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Constitution, By-Laws and History



Box 1

Folder




  1. Constitution and By-Laws 1960, 1970, 1973, 1981, 1992

  2. History



Series 2 – Correspondence, 1951-2001




  1. Correspondence, 1951-1973

  2. Correspondence, 1973-1980s

  3. Correspondence, 1980s-2001



Series 3 – Minutes, 1951-1999




  1. Minutes, 1951-1973

  2. Minutes, 1956-1961

  3. Minutes, 1961-1971

  4. Minutes, 1972-1985

  5. Minutes, 1985-1992

  6. Minutes, 1992-1999

  7. Executive Committee Minutes, 1990-1992



Series 4 – Reports




  1. Presidents’ Annual Reports, 1960-1994

  2. Vice-Presidents’ Reports, 1959-1992

  3. Corresponding Secretary Reports, 1962-1991

  4. Treasurers Reports, 1953-1996

  5. Treasurers’ Record Books, 1965-2001

  6. Publicity Committee Reports and Membership, 1960-1994

  7. Social Committee Reports, 1964-1990

  8. Courtesy Chair Reports

  9. Nominating Committee Reports

  10. Field Trip Committee Reports

  11. Program Committee Reports



Series 5 – Field Trips and Bird Lists

Subseries 1: Daily Field Record of Nebraska Birds – Group Lists




  1. 1965-1974

  2. 1975-1984

  3. 1985-2002



Subseries 2: Daily Field Record of Nebraska Birds – Rosalind Morris Individual Lists



Box 2

Folder




  1. 1965-1974

  2. 1975-1984

  3. 1985-2002



Series 6 – Newsletters, 1959-2001




  1. Newsletters, 1959-1967

  2. Newsletters, 1967-1974

  3. Newsletters, 1974-1978

  4. Newsletters, 1978-1985

  5. Newsletters, 1985-1993

  6. Newsletters, 1993-2001



Series 7 – Membership




  1. Membership lists, 1963-2001

  2. Roster of Members, 1953-1985 and Charter Members, 1951

  3. Information about Members



Series 8 – Yearbooks, 1959-1992




  1. Yearbooks, 1959-1967

  2. Yearbooks, 1967-1974

  3. Yearbooks, 1974-1980

  4. Yearbooks, 1980-1986

  5. Yearbooks, 1986-1992



Series 9 – Scrapbooks, 1951-1995



Volume




  1. Scrapbook, 1951-1985 (see oversize)

  2. Scrapbook, 1986-1995 (see oversize)



Series 10 – Miscellaneous




  1. Guest Books



 



ADDED ENTRIES



Audubon Naturalists’ Club (Lincoln, Neb.)

Bird watchers — Nebraska — Lancaster County

Bird watchers — Nebraska — Lincoln

Bird watching — Nebraska — Lancaster County

Bird watching — Nebraska — Lincoln

Lancaster County (Neb.) — History

Lincoln Naturalists’ Club (Lincoln, Neb.)

Lincoln (Neb.) — History

Lincoln (Neb.) — Societies and clubs

Naturalists — Nebraska — Lincoln

Nature study — Nebraska — Lincoln



 



Revised 04-08-2008   TMM