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RG5541.AM:  Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Nebraska Chapter



Records: 1958-2012

Nebraska: Veterans organization

Size:  4.25 cu.ft.; 4 boxes + oversize



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHSA) started out as an informal reunion on December 7, 1958 of eleven survivors to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.  First conceived by Sam Kronberger and Mark Ferris, these survivors decided to start an official organization at their next reunion on December 7, 1959.  Starting out in California, the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association decided to expand into a national organization in 1960.



By December of 1962, thirty-seven (37) states, including Nebraska, had joined the PHSA.  Jack Slocum was appointed the first State Chairman for Nebraska.  Since that time, members of the Nebraska Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association have participated in state and national conventions to honor their fallen comrades and commemorate the bombing of Pearl Harbor.



The mission of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association is:




    1. to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States

    1. to collate, preserve, and encourage the study of historical episodes, chronicles, mementos, and events pertaining to “The Day of Infamy, 7 December 1941,” and  in  particular those memories and records of patriotic service performed by the heroic Pearl Harbor survivors and nonsurvivors

    1. to shield from neglect the graves, past and future, of those who served at Pearl Harbor on such day.

    1. to stimulate communities and political subdivisions into taking more interest in the affairs and future of the United States in order to keep our nation alert.

    1. to fight unceasingly for our national security in order to protect the United States from enemies within and without our border.

    1. to preserve the American way of life and to foster the spirit and practice of Americanism.

    1. to instill love of country and flag and to promote soundness of mind and body in the youth of our nation.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of the records of, and materials collected by, the Nebraska Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.  The materials relate to the history of the organization and their efforts to document and preserve items relating to the bombing of Pearl Harbor.



The scrapbooks in the collection contain various photographs.  For additional photographs, see RG5541.PH.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




    1. Administrative manual 1966

    1. Bo Wilson Nebraska Chapter minutes of meetings 1966-2011

    1. Naslund era: national correspondence

    1. Naslund era: December 1, 1965 to December 1970 state chapter correspondence

    1. Naslund era: V.I.P, national, state, etc correspondence

    1. Bo Wilson Nebraska chapter membership profiles 1963-1987

    1. Naslund era: membership lists

    1. Naslund era: district director correspondence

    1. Naslund era: National executive board, committee, etc notices

    1. Membership materials

    1. Certificates and proclamations 1967-1986 (see also OB002)

    1. History 1958-1972

    1. Historian

    1. History: president’s copy

    1. History to 1970

    1.  Baburek era: turnover of files, inventory

    1. Bo Wilson Nebraska Chapter, notice of meetings

    1. Baburek era: January 1970-1972 national office correspondence

    1. Correspondence 1971-1979

    1. Baburek era: national committees, directives, etc

    1. Directives and memorandums national, district and state

    1. Baburek era: district director, correspondence

    1. Baburek era: state chapter correspondence

    1. Baburek era: V.I.P, national, state, etc correspondence

    1. Baburek era: other state chairman

    1. Baburek era: chapter meetings

    1. Baburek era: Hawaii return, National convention

    1. Baburek era: ceremonies December 7th

    1. Baburek era: news releases, publicity, etc.

    1. Baburek era: national roster

    1. Baburek era: membership list

    1. Membership list

    1. Baburek era: non-member list

    1. Notices of death

    1. Baburek era: miscellaneous

    1. Amgwert term: internal tax return data

    1. Amgwert term: national committee correspondence

    1. Amgwert term: may 1972, national office correspondence

    1. Amgwert term: V.I.P. National, state, correspondence

    1. Old correspondence etc. 1977-1997

    1. Amgwert term: other state chairman

    1. Pearl Harbor Gram correspondence

    1. Amgwert term: miscellaneous correspondence

    1. Amgwert term: national charter

    1. Amgwert term: national executive board directives

    1. Amgwert term: national constitution and by-laws

    1. Amgwert term: chapter annual financial report

    1. Amgwert term: dues rebates from national office

    1. Amgwert term: non-profit corporation papers

    1. Amgwert term: chapter meetings

    1. Amgwert term: minutes of chapter meetings

    1. Amgwert term: resolutions

    1. Amgwert term: state chairman financial report

    1. Amgwert term: membership list, active

    1. Amgwert term: non-member list

    1. Amgwert term: membership applications

    1. Amgwert term: ceremony procedures, December 7th

    1. Amgwert term: Pacific War Memorial Museum data

    1. Amgwert term: news releases and publicity



Box 2

Folder




    1. Osborn term: chapter Meeting minutes

    1. Bob Osborn era: 3rd district director

    1. Osborn term: membership rolls

    1. Osborn term: correspondence from national

    1. Naslund-Osborn era: national correspondence, resolutions

    1. Bo Wilson Nebraska Chapter: membership applications completed and accepted

    1. Baburek 1984-1986

    1. Blank forms and membership rosters

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: national office correspondence 1

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: district director correspondence, 2

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: state chapter correspondence, 3

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: state chapter correspondence, 3A

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: V.I.P. correspondence, 4

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: other state chairman correspondence, 5

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: Pearl Harbor Gram correspondence, 6

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: miscellaneous correspondence, 7

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: national directives and memorandums, 8

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: national charter, 9

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: national constitution and by-laws, 10

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: Arizona Memorial data, 11

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: Pearl Harbor attack statistical data, 13

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: return to Pearl Harbor reunion data, 14

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: dues rebates national treasurer, 16

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: state chairman invent financial report, 17

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: non-profit corporation papers, 18

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: internal revenue tax return date, 19

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: district meetings, 20

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: chapter meetings, 21

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: minutes of chapter meetings, 22



Box 3

Folder




    1. Membership rosters 1982-1997

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: membership list, active, 24

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: non-member list, 25

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: sons and daughters of PHSA, 27

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: resolutions, 28

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: news releases and publicity, 29

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: other blank forms

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: report of chapter officers

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: report of death, 33

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: national public relations officer, west, 35

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: third district data, 36

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: historical projects, 38

    1. Histories: Marie Osborn

    1. Amgwert term 1986 to: public relations appearances, 39

    1. Bo Wilson Nebraska chapter correspondence 1980-1989

    1. 50th anniversary medal papers: correspondence and presentation ceremonies

    1. 50th anniversary medal papers: chief of naval operations

    1. 50th anniversary medal papers: approved applications

    1. 50th anniversary medal papers: approved applications 2

    1. Recall Litchfield Medal

    1. Letters and Naslund 3rd district

    1. Minutes of meetings and reports, 1966-2000 incomplete

    1. Correspondence, letters

    1. License plates

    1. License plates correspondence

    1. Articles and clippings (see also OB002)

    1. Newspaper clippings 2

    1. Scholarship

    1. Bo Wilson Chapter #1 PHSA Nebraska 1996, correspondence

    1. National officers

    1. Death notice correspondence

    1. Financial reports

    1. Financial reports 1995-2000

    1. State officer correspondence

    1. By-laws handbook

    1. PHSA handbook

    1. PHSA handbook 1993

    1. Marie Osborn correspondence

    1. Lodge visitation speeches

    1. Arizona and Nebraska members



Box 4

Folder




    1. Reports of death

    1. Officer papers 1999-2011

    1. Meeting notes 2008-2010

    1. Meeting notes 2005-2011

    1. U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

    1. Alphabetical roster 2005

    1. Membership list 1999-2005

    1. Alphabetical list of members 2007

    1. Alphabetical list of members 2008

    1. Alphabetical list of members 2009

    1. Alphabetical list of members 2010

    1. Memorials

    1. Programs and publications

    1. Reminiscences of Pearl Harbor survivors

    1. Reminiscences of Lloyd H. Higgins

    1. Forms PHSA

    1. Pearl Harbor Gram 1970

    1. Pearl Harbor Gram1990s

    1. Pearl Harbor Gram 2000

    1. Pearl Harbor Gram 2001

    1. Pearl Harbor Gram 2002

    1. Pearl Harbor Gram 2005-2007

    1. Pearl Harbor Gram 2008-2009

    1. Pearl Harbor Gram 2010-2012

    1. The Offspring

    1. Map of Pearl Harbor

    1. Miscellaneous



Scrapbook, 1966-1977 (see oversize vol. 1)

Scrapbook, 1981-2002 (see oversize vol. 2)

Scrapbook, 1993-2001 (see oversize vol. 3)



 



Subject headings:



Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941

Pearl Harbor Survivors Association

Veterans — Nebraska

World War, 1939-1945 — Personal narratives, American



 



TMM/tmm           01-03-2005

Revised AR         04-10-2014