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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4388.AM:  Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore



Records:  1910-1912

Nebraska:  Historical organization

Size:  0.5 cu.ft; 1 box



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore was organized in Lincoln, Nebraska, in November 1910.  Officers were:  Hutton Webster, Lincoln, President; R.F. Gilder, Omaha, Vice-President; A.E. Sheldon, Lincoln, Secretary-Treasurer.  Meetings appear to have been held annually.  The activities of the organization were to include the investigation of Indian culture within the borders of the state, as well as documenting European folklore found in the state’s German, Bohemian and Scandinavian populations.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one box containing records of the Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore.  Included are a secretary’s book with copies of the organizational constitution, by-laws, etc., and a secretary/treasurer’s report.  The records date from ca. 1910 to 1912.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




  1. Secretary’s Book:  Contains three pages of entries, the Constitution and By-Laws of the society

  2. Two copies of the draft constitution (one typed, one in longhand) of the society

  3. Report of the secretary-treasurer for 1912

  4. Miscellany



 



Subject headings:



Ethnology — Nebraska

Folklore — Nebraska

Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore



 



DAB/HEK/sw        07-13-1966

Revised TMM      06-01-2018