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RG5558.AM:  People’s City Mission (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Records:  ca. 1920-1997

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Size: 1.8 cu.ft.; 3 boxes


The People’s City Mission in Lincoln, Nebraska, was started in 1907 by local churches.  They began offering food and shelter for transient and impoverished men, women and children.  Today, the People’s City Mission is Lincoln’s primary homeless shelter housing 350 men, women, and children on an average day.  The Mission provides emergency and transitional housing to both men and families (including single mothers).


This collection consists of three boxes of records relating to the People’s City Mission.  The records date from ca. 1920 to 1997.  Included in the collection are various histories of the organization, newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters, pamphlets and brochures and other printed materials.  The collection is unprocessed, but a box inventory is available.

Note:  See the photo component [RG5538.PH] for images relating to the People’s City Mission.

Box 1


  1. Printed and duplicated materials, brochures and pamphlets

  2. General histories and press releases

  3. Deeds and certificates

  4. Newspaper clippings, 1920-1950’s

  5. Newspaper clippings, 1960’s

  6. Newspaper clippings, 1970’s

  7. Newspaper clippings, 1980’s

  8. Newspaper clippings, 1990’s

  9. Correspondence, 1920’s

  10. Correspondence, 1930

  11. Correspondence, 1931

  12. Correspondence, 1935-1937

  13. Correspondence, 1938

  14. Correspondence, 1941

  15. Correspondence, 1954

  16. Correspondence, 1955-1956

  17. Correspondence, 1959

  18. Correspondence, 1979

  19. Correspondence, 1981

  20. Correspondence, 1990

  21. Correspondence, 1991

  22. Correspondence, 1994

Box 2


  1. Hinken, Thomas/Wells, J.F./ Linch, F.E.

  2. Sullivan, J.P.

  3. Kucera, Jay

  4. Dunn, Jerry

  5. Janovec, Steve

  6. Becker, William

  7. Rogers, G.O.

  8. Chenot, George

  9. Women’s auxiliary

  10. Collector religious poetry

  11. PCM Newsletter: Touching Lives

  12. New mission and light of the life Foundation

  13. Church pews

  14. It Takes a Home: Commemorating 90 Year of Service to the People’s City Mission. By Anthony L. Brown. c.1997

Box 3


  1. Sunday school binder of children’s poetry and lessons

  2. Sunday school binder of children’s choruses

  3. Sunday school binder of children’s songs

  4. Collected religious songs- sheet music

  5. Collected religious songs- booklets

  6. Miscellaneous brochures not related to the People’s City Mission

    Scrapbook pages dating 1920-1930’s (see OB006)


Subject headings:

City missions — Nebraska — Lincoln

Homeless persons — Nebraska — Lincoln

Missions — Nebraska — Lincoln

People’s City Mission (Lincoln, Nebraska)


Revised TMM      06-09-2018