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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4680.AM:  St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska



Records: ca. 1961-2017

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.: 

Size:  0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box



BACKGROUND NOTE



The St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska was founded to celebrate Wales, Welsh culture, traditions, history and influence in Nebraska.  St. David’s Day celebrations in Nebraska began in Omaha in 1910. At first they were held in homes and later, as numbers increased, in halls. Welsh history and musical talent were consistent features of the program.  In 1959, the annual celebration was moved to Lincoln, which was more centrally located for participants from many Nebraska communities. Guests from neighboring states often joined the festivities, as well as an occasional visitor from Wales or some other country.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one box of records of the St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska.  The records date from ca. 1961-2017 and include programs, newsletters, membership materials and misc. ephemera.  The collection is unprocessed.



Note:  See the moving image component [RG4680.MI] for a VHS tape on the history of the St. David’s Welsh Society in Nebraska.



DESCRIPTION



Box 1



Records of the St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska, ca. 1961-2017



 



Subject headings:



St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska

Welsh Americans — Nebraska



 



TMM                     09-15-2017