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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4344.AM:  Patrons of Husbandry. Nebraska State Grange



Records:  1872-1974

Nebraska:  Political organization

Size:  2.0 cu.ft.; 4 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



On January 1, 1872, J. H. Painter organized the first Grange in Nebraska at Orleans in Harlan County.  This was quickly followed by the organization of a number of other Granges throughout the state.  On August 2, 1872, General Wilson of Iowa organized the Nebraska State Grange.  For more detail see Solon Justis Buck’s The Granger Movement, Harvard University Press, 1913.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection is arranged in three series:  1) Nebraska State Grange, 1873-1899; 2) Subordinate Granges, 1872-1974; and 3) Miscellany.  This material relates to the national organization of Patrons of Husbandry; to the Nebraska State Grange; and to the subordinate Granges with the state of Nebraska.  Included are administrative and procedural records, as well as information concerning the activities of the organization.



INVENTORY



Series 1 – Nebraska State Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry

Box 1

Volume




  1. Charters and Commissions, 1873-1897

  2. Secretary’s Book, 1887-1896

  3. Secretary’s Book, 1885-1899



Series 2 – Subordinate Granges

Group 1: Applications for organization (photocopies)

Box 2

Volume




  1. Granges #1 – #200; 1/1/1872-5/31/1873

  2. Granges #201 – #400; 6/4/1873-1/21/1874

  3. Granges #401 – #550; 1/26/1874-3/26/1874

  4. Granges #551 – #636, #29-#99; 4/1/1874-5/21/1897



Group 26, Excelsior Grange #26, Palmyra, Neb.

Box 3

Folder




  1. Secretary’s Book (minutes), 1876-1879

  2. Secretary’s Book (accounts), 1876-1879

  3. Treasurer’s Book, 1873-1877

  4. Miscellany, including: Charter, 1872

    Letter, 1878

    Receipt, 1868



Group 35, Center Grange #35, Lincoln, Neb.




  1. Secretary’s Book, 1875-1881



Group 203, Banner Grange #203, Palmyra, Neb.




  1. Treasurer’s Book, 1873-1879

  2. Roll Book, 1873-1876

  3. Receipt Book, 1875-1880

    Receipt Book, 1876-1879



Group 369, Waverly Grange #369, Waverly, Neb.




  1. Yearbooks, 1936-1974



Group 476, West Butler Grange #476, Columbus, Neb.

Box 4

Folder




  1. Constitution & by-laws, n.d.

  2. By-laws of the Grange Library 1876

  3. Secretary’s Book



Group 2, Sand Creek Grange #2, Sand Creek, Neb.




  1. Copy of Minutes, March 22 & April 5, 1873; copy of newspaper clipping



Group 103, Custer Center Grange #103, Broken Bow, Neb.




  1. Yearbook, 1937



Series 3 – Miscellany




  1. Manual of Subordinate Granges, Washington, Gibson Bros., 1872 (2 copies)

    Manual of Subordinate Granges, Washington, Gibson Bros., 1873 (2 copies)




  1. Journals of Proceedings and Programs of Annual Sessions from 1941-1958

  2. Songs of the Grange, Philadelphia, J. A. Wagenskeller, 1874

  3. “Constitution of the Nebraska State Grange,” as adopted December 17, 1873; Nebraska Farmer

  4. Membership application blanks

  5. Bibliography & Guide to newspaper articles on the Patrons of Husbandry

  6. Histories of county Granges, 1917

  7. History of Old State Grange, P. E. Beardsley, May 1890

  8. Grange Activities of James D. Ream

  9. Miscellaneous



 



Subject headings:



Agricultural societies — Nebraska

Columbus (Nebraska) — History

Lincoln (Nebraska) — History

Nebraska State Grange

Palmyra (Nebraska) — History

Patrons of Husbandry

Waverly (Nebraska) — History



 



DAB/HEK/jlc           05-02-1966

DDM/pmc               09-25-1985