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RG4120.AM:  Nebraska Museums Coalition



Records: 1968-1983

Nebraska: Museum organization

Size: 3.0 cu.ft.; 3 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



The first organizational meeting of the Nebraska Museums Conference was held in 1958 in Lincoln.  It was attended by sixty-seven individuals from twenty-seven institutions around the state.  Annual meetings were held every year, and in 1968 the Conference decided to officially incorporate under the laws of the State of Nebraska.  The Conference eventually changed its name to the Nebraska Museums Coalition but continued to hold annual meetings, as well as hold programs and offer training around the state.  By the early 1980s the Coalition was facing financial difficulties and was forced to disband.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of records relating to the operations of the Nebraska Museums Coalition and its predecessor, the Nebraska Museums Conference.  The records date from ca. 1968 to 1983 and include minutes of meetings, correspondence, project files, membership information, financial information, event programs, newsletters, etc.  The collection is unprocessed, but an inventory is available.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




  1. Media notebook

  2. Grant Coordinator, NAC: 1980-81-82

  3. Nebraska Arts Council

  4. Nebraska Committee for the Humanities

  5. Humanist in Residence (Neb. Committee on)

  6. Einstein grant

  7. Administration and the Small Museum, NCH #80-101, Sept. 11, 1980

  8. History, 1958-1968 (The Nebraska Museums Conference: The First Ten Years)

  9. Clay Center project

  10. Nebraska Arts Council – Grant Applications for NMC Directors

  11. NAC 1981-1982 $3000 operating fund request

  12. Fund Drive, 1981

  13. Foundations

  14. Calendars – 1982

  15. Museums outside Nebraska

  16. Museum Organizations outside Nebraska

  17. Workshops and meetings

  18. Long Range Planning Committee

  19. Fund Drive – off – June, 1981; Workshop – Board Meeting

  20. Museum Insurance

  21. Media contacts

  22. Legal service — Wittstruck

  23. Contracts – Automobile

  24. Office space

  25. Correspondence, misc.

  26. Correspondence, Legislators

  27. Correspondence

  28. Correspondence, General membership

  29. Correspondence, Board members

  30. Grant — 1980 Annual meeting/NCH #80-101

  31. Annual meeting, 1980 & 1981

  32. Intern programs

  33. Grant — “Northern Lights showing (NAC #124M81-10)

  34. Region 26 Council

  35. Job opening/inquiries

  36. Ceta grant – Theresa Mendoza

  37. Nebraska Organization for Volunteer Leaders

  38. Nebraska Panhandle RCD Planning Council

  39. Pioneer Endowment Program

  40. Publicity – photos, outlines

  41. Donations

  42. Michigan Museums

  43. Ohio Museums

  44. Arts & Museums in-state

  45. Nebraska Historical (County) Societies

  46. Nebraska County Historical Societies

  47. By-Laws

  48. Newsletters

  49. Secretary’s notebook

  50. Current Information 1982

  51. Current Information

  52. Final Letter to Members

  53. Board Info for June 5, 1982 Meeting & Resignation

  54. Laws Relating to Historical Activities

  55. Policies and Procedures

  56. Questionnaire Nov 1981

  57. Questionnaire – Survey, 7/1980



Box 2

Folder




  1. Consultant Buffalo C & Y H.

  2. Directory

  3. Films

  4. Federation of Public Programs in the Humanities

  5. Budget Projections

  6. Budget – Salaries

  7. Budget – FY 80-81

  8. Budget 1981-82

  9. Budget 1982-83

  10. Articles of Incorporation

  11. Kimball Public Library

  12. Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

  13. Mari Sandoz Room

  14. Nebraska Game and Parks – Lancaster

  15. North Platte Valley Historical Association, Inc. – Scotts Bluff

  16. Alexandria School House District 10

  17. Consultant Project

  18. Circuit Administrator Material

  19. CETA Program

  20. Bus Tours

  21. Director’s Report

  22. “Country School Legacy”

  23. Membership

  24. Owed

  25. Great Plains Motel-Owed

  26. Calendars Orders & Tax Records

  27. Insurance for Personnel

  28. Operating Policy & Procedure for NMC Employees

  29. State Unemployment Fund

  30. Bookkeeping (1980 & 1979)

  31. Financial Statements and Misc. Accounts

  32. Corres – Financial Records

  33. Treasurers Reports

  34. N.M.C. old Bylaws

  35. Tax Exemption Cert., Employer ID No., Articles of Incorp., 1978 Bylaws Financial Info

  36. 1977 Directory Questionnaire

  37. Neb. Museums Coalition

  38. Neb. Museums Coalition

  39. Neb. Museum Assoc

  40. “Dreams in Dry Places”

  41. Dreams & Dry Place 1982

  42. NMC Debts Outstanding

  43. Bylaws of Nebraska Museums Conference, Inc.

  44. Nebraska Arts Council 1979-80 Guidelines

  45. Nebraska Museums Conference – Coordinator Grant Expenditures & Related Expenses

  46. Sidney Board Meeting – Apr 5 1980

  47. Bassett Board Meeting June 28 1980

  48. Board Meeting Kearney

  49. Board and Annual Meeting – Sep 27 1980 Hastings

  50. Dee Board meeting – Beatrice – 12/6/80

  51. The Nebraska Center for Continuing Education

  52. Conference Material

  53. Nebraska Museums Coalition – Annual Meeting 1980

  54. Operating Policy and Procedure

  55. Clippings and Newsletters



Box 3

Folder




  1. Newsletters from Nebraska Cities

  2. Supplies Clearinghouse

  3. Traveling Exhibits

  4. Grant – Humanist-In-Residence/NCH

  5. Humanist in Residence 1981-1982 – Various Counties

  6. Long-Range Planning Committee

  7. Annual Meeting 1980

  8. NMC – General Info, Projects, Etc.

  9. NMC Long Term Planning Co. Old File

  10. Long Term Planning Request

  11. Challenge Grant – NEH

  12. Grant – Humanist in Residence in Nebraska Museums

  13. Correspondence with Victoria

  14. Publicity for Cheyenne Co.

  15. Publicity – Thayer Co.

  16. Publicity – Saunders Co.

  17. Financial Reports from Jan.

  18. General & Misc.

  19. Personnel – Victoria Massa

  20. Cheyenne County Hist. Assoc. for John Carter

  21. Saunders Co. Exhibits

  22. Exhibits – Thayer Co.

  23. Match – Saunders Co.

  24. Match – Thayer Co.

  25. Reports from Victoria – Saunders Co.

  26. Reports – Thayer Co.

  27. Reports from Victoria – Cheyenne Co.

  28. Correspondence with NCH

  29. Humanist/Intern – 1981 – Major Grant

  30. Cheyenne Co. Exhibits

  31. Exhibit Planning Material Compiled by Victoria Massa

  32. Match Cheyenne Co.

  33. Long Term Planning Committee – Nebraska Museums Conference

  34. First National Bank of Kearney vs Nebraska Museums Coalition

  35. Humanist in Residence Balance Sheet

  36. Nebraska Museums Conference – Mailing List

  37. 1977 Neb. Museums Conference – Lincoln

  38. Nebraska Museums Conference, Inc.

  39. Nebraska Museums Conference – Meeting in Grand Island 8 Oct. 1976

  40. Nebraska Museums

  41. Nebr. Museum Conf. Newsletter

  42. Nebraska Museums Conference – Grand Island Meeting 1974

  43. Nebraska Museums Conference History and Letters

  44. Nebraska Museums Conf.

  45. Nebraska Museums Conference – Board Business

  46. Past members (index cards)



 



Subject headings:



Museums — Nebraska

Nebraska Museums Coalition

Nebraska Museums Conference



 



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