HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG3670.AM: Nebraska Women’s State Invitational Golf Association
Nebraska: Women’s golf organization
Size: 1.5 cu.ft.; 2 boxes & oversized volumes
On July 6, 1916, a group of women met to plan a state golf tournament for women which was held July 24-28 at the Field Country Club in Omaha. On July 26, a permanent organization, the Nebraska Women’s State Golf Association, was formed “to promote general interest in the game of golf in Nebraska” and “to provide for a women’s annual State Tournament.” The main activity of the association has been to sponsor this tournament which has been held annually except for the war years, 1918-1919 and 1942-1945. In 1953 the name was changed to the Nebraska Women’s State Invitational Golf Association. Then, in 1973, the organization changed their name to Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
This collection of the records of the Nebraska Women’s State Invitational Golf Association, contained in two boxes and two oversize scrapbooks, is arranged in two series: 1) Administrative Files, 1916-1972; and 2) Scrapbooks, 1950-1966.
The bulk of the collection consists of the administrative files which contain correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial reports, and membership rolls, as well as clippings, brochures, and photographs. For the years 1916-1951, the financial records were kept in a separate volume. The file for 1956 contains a letter from Louise Pound in which she summarized her lifetime of athletic activities. The scrapbooks contain announcements, photographs, clippings, and programs concerning the annual tournament.
Series 1 – Administrative files, 1916-1972
- 1916-1953 (Constitution and By-laws are inside back cover)
- Treasurer’s Reports, 1916-1951
Series 2 – Scrapbooks, 1950-1966
- 1954-1960 (see oversize)
- 1965-1966 (see oversize)
Pound, Louise, 1872-1958
Women’s clubs — Nebraska
Revised TMM 06-01-2018