Friendship Force of Lincoln (Lincoln, Neb.) [RG5589.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG5589.AM:  Friendship Force of Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska)



Records:  1980-2017

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  

Size:  6.5 cu.ft.



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Friendship Force is an international organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1977, the Friendship Force’s goal is to bridge the gap of understanding among the citizens of the world, thereby making it possible to bring about world peace. Members of Friendship Force travel to other countries and stay with host families in order to gain a better understanding of other cultures. The Friendship Force is nonpolitical, nonsectarian and nonprofit in structure. Outside its central office in Atlanta, volunteers conduct the primary activities of the organization.



The Friendship Force of Lincoln began in 1980 with an exchange to Newcastle, England. Each year the club usually takes two exchanges to countries such as England, South Korea, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, and the Middle East. The club also hosts two foreign groups in Lincoln each year. Inter-Club visits for a weekend or a week are arranged with other cities in the United States to encourage participation by those unable to take part in an overseas exchange.



The Friendship Force of Lincoln has some 160 family and individual members. An annual meeting is held in the fall, when officers are elected. Annual dues are $30 per family unit, which covers the national magazine and the local newsletters and mailings (as of July, 2007). For additional information, see:  Friendship Force of Lincoln



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of the records of the Friendship Force of Lincoln and includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, membership materials, newsletters and information on the various exchanges the club participated in over the years. The materials in the collection date from 1980-2017. No additional organizing was done to the collection. It was left as it was organized when received.



DESCRIPTION



Box 1

Folder




    1. Membership and Meeting Minutes, 2006

    1. Exchange Information for Historian, 2006

    1. Salt Dogs Outing, 2006

    1. Friendship Force International, 2006

    1. Passport Newsletters, 2006

    1. Club News, 2006

    1. Outgoing Exchange – Open World Russians, 2006 (CD included)

    1. Open World Ukrainians, 2006 (CD included)

    1. Membership, Annual Report, Meeting Minutes, 2005

    1. Activities and Conferences, 2005-2006

    1. Club News, 2005

    1. Midwest Regional Conference, 2005

    1. New Zealand Exchange, 2005

    1. Membership, Meeting Minutes, 2004

    1. Publicity, 2004

    1. Club Activities, 2004

    1. Records for Historian, 2004

    1. Meeting Minutes, Budget, 2003

    1. Club Activities, 2003

    1. Publicity, 2003

    1. Passport Newsletter, 2002-2003

    1. Club News, 2002

    1. Historian Records, 2002

    1. Membership, Bylaws, 2002

    1. Budget, Meeting Minutes, Historian’s Report, 2002

    1. Club Activities, 2002

    1. Membership, 2001

    1. Activities, 2001

    1. Publicity, 2001

    1. International Friendship Award

    1. History Exchanges Annual Report, 1980-2004



Box 2

Folder




    1. Passport Newsletter, 2004-2005

    1. Friendship Quarterly, 2002-2005

    1. Miscellaneous Forms, Stationary

    1. Passport Newsletter, 2000-2002

    1. Passport Newsletter, 1996-1999

    1. Passport Newsletter, 1991-1995

    1. Outgoing Exchanges, 2005

    1. Outgoing Exchanges, 2004

    1. Outgoing Exchange, Wolfsburg Germany, 2004

    1. F.F. of Louisville, 2003

    1. Open World Leadership, 2003

    1. International Conference Award Nominations, 2002

    1. Outgoing Exchanges, Part I, 2002

    1. Outgoing Exchanges, Part II, 2002

    1. Incoming Exchanges, 2002

    1. Exchange – Florida, 2001

    1. Outgoing Exchange, Part I, 2001

    1. Outgoing Exchange, Part II, 2001

    1. Twentieth Anniversary, 2001

    1. Outgoing Exchanges, 2000 (CD included)

    1. Incoming Exchanges, 2000



Box 3

Folder




    1. Outgoing Exchanges, 1999

    1. Incoming Exchanges, 1999

    1. Habitat for Humanity Exchange, 1999

    1. Outgoing Exchanges, 1998

    1. Incoming Exchanges, 1998

    1. Interclub Activities, 1998

    1. Exchanges, 1997

    1. Exchanges, 1996

    1. Exchanges, 1995 (photographs included)

    1. Exchanges, 1994 (photographs included)

    1. Exchanges, 1991-1993 (photographs included)

    1. Exchanges, 1989

    1. Exchanges, 1998

    1. Exchanges, 1987

    1. Exchanges, 1986

    1. Exchanges, 1985

    1. Exchanges, 1984

    1. Exchanges, 1983

    1. Exchanges, 1982

    1. Tenth Anniversary, 1990

    1. Friendship Quarterly, 1999-2000

    1. Friendship Quarterly, 1996-1998

    1. Friendship Quarterly, 1993-1995

    1. Friendship Quarterly, 1989-1992

    1. Friendship Quarterly, 1989-1988

    1. Friendship Quarterly, 1982-1985



Box 4

Folder




    1. Meeting Minutes, 2001

    1. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 2000

    1. Activities, 2000

    1. Publicity, 2000

    1. Meeting Minutes, 1999

    1. Membership, Budget, 1999

    1. Publicity, 1999

    1. Club Reports, Membership, 1998

    1. Club News, 1997-1998

    1. Passport Newsletters, 1998

    1. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 1998

    1. Meeting Minutes, 1997

    1. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 1996

    1. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 1995

    1. Meeting Minutes, 1994

    1. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 1993

    1. Lincoln Sister Cities, 1995

    1. Sister City Messenger, 1995

    1. Sister City News, 1995

    1. Annual Reports, 1992-2006

    1. Sister Cities Financial Records, 1991

    1. Activities, 1990

    1. Lincoln Leninabad Sister Cities, 1990

    1. LIBA

    1. Lincoln Sister Cities, 1994

    1. Thematic Youth Exchange

    1. Lincoln Sister Cities, 1993

    1. Operation Support Freedom

    1. Exchange – China, 1987

    1. Eurasia Foundation, Grants

    1. Meeting Minutes, Membership, 1990

    1. Meeting Minutes, 1989-1991

    1. Meeting Minutes, 1985-1988

    1. Meeting Minutes, 1994

    1. Meeting Minutes, 1983

    1. F.F. of Lincoln Newsletter, 1982-1991

    1. Bylaws, 1982-1988

    1. Membership, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1989

    1. Outgoing Exchange Prep. Packet

    1. General Information

    1. Friendship Force Award, 1985

    1. 25th Anniversary Celebration, Dec. 3, 2006 (see also oversize)



Volume




    1. Newcastle-on-Tyne (1980) & Seoul, Korea (1981) scrapbook (see oversize)

    1. Seoul, Korea (1981) scrapbook (see oversize)



Addendum 2016



Box 5

Folder




    1. Newsletters, 1991-1993

    1. Newsletters, 1994-1995

    1. Newsletters, 1996-1997

    1. Newsletters, 1998-1999

    1. Newsletters, 2000-2001

    1. Newsletters, 2002-2003

    1. Newsletters, 2006-2007

    1. Newsletters, 2012-2013

    1. Club President Guidelines, pt. 1

    1. Club President Guidelines, pt. 2

    1. Club President Guidelines, pt. 3

    1. Club President Guidelines, pt. 4

    1. Friendship Force, 2007, pt. 1

    1. Friendship Force, 2007, pt. 2

    1. Inter-club Exchanges (U.S.), pt. 1

    1. Inter-club Exchanges (U.S.), pt. 2

    1. History and Annual Reports

    1. John Comer notebook, pt. 1

    1. John Comer notebook, pt. 2

    1. Friendship Force, 2005

    1. Friendship Force, 2008, pt. 1

    1. Friendship Force, 2008, pt. 2

    1. Friendship Force, 2009

    1. Friendship Force, 2012-2015, pt. 1

    1. Friendship Force, 2012-2015, pt. 2

    1. Friendship Force, 2012-2015, pt. 3



Addendum 2019



Box 6

Folder




    1. 2010, pt. 1

    1. 2010, pt. 2

    1. 2010, pt. 3

    1. 2011, pt. 1

    1. 2011, pt. 2

    1. 2012, pt. 1

    1. 2012, pt. 2

    1. 2013, pt. 1

    1. 2013, pt. 2

    1. 2014-2015

    1. 2016, pt. 1

    1. 2016, pt. 2

    1. 2017, pt. 1

    1. 2017, pt. 2



 



Subject headings



Friendship Force of Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Peace — Citizen participation

United States — Foreign relations — Citizen participation



 



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