Lincoln Rotary Club 14 [RG6102.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG6102.AM: Lincoln Rotary Club 14 (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Records: 1910-2021
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Size: 11.2 cu.ft.; 13 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

Rotary International is an organization of business and professional people “united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build peace and goodwill in the world.” Their general mission is the development of fellowship and understanding among the business and professional leaders in the community, the promotion of community betterment endeavors and of high standards in business and professional practices, and the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace.

Lincoln Rotary is Lincoln’s oldest service organization. It was the 14th Rotary Club founded and has published a weekly newsletter, The Propeller, since 1916. Lincoln Rotary came into being as a direct result of the efforts of the St. Louis Rotary Club. The St. Louis club president, who had business relations with F. C. “Dad” Phillips, came to Lincoln in late May, 1910 and received a promise from “Dad” Phillips that a Rotary Club would be organized in Lincoln. The first meeting of Lincoln Rotary Club #14 was held in the Phillips Plumbing Shop with F. C. “Dad” Phillips as the first club president.

Lincoln Rotary was responsible for establishing most other early Rotary clubs in Nebraska. Lincoln Rotary has sponsored eighteen (18) new Rotary clubs. They are: Downtown Omaha Club #37, Kearney, York, Beatrice, Fremont, Hastings, Norfolk, Aurora, Falls City, Alliance, Chadron, Scottsbluff, Crete, Ashland, Humboldt, Lincoln East (formerly Lincoln Northeast), Lincoln South, and Lincoln Sunrise (formerly Lincoln Havelock). The Lincoln Rotary Club 14 is part of Rotary International District 5650 (Nebraska and Iowa).

For a more detailed history of the club, see the Lincoln Rotary Club #14 website.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of the records of Lincoln Rotary Club #14, Lincoln, Nebraska. The records date from 1910 to 2021 and include minutes of meetings, financial records, membership rosters and directories, various historical files, Nebraskan of the Year award files, Salute to local business files, The Propeller newsletters, and various project files. The last two boxes of the collection also include programs, directories and newsletters of District 5650. Additional materials received in 2021 and 2022 were added to boxes 12 and 13.

Note: See the photograph [RG6102.PH] and moving image [RG6102.MI] components for related materials. See the library collection for additional issues of The Propeller newsletter [367 R742lp].

INVENTORY

Box 1
Volume

  1. Minutes, 1910-1916
  2. Minutes, 1917-1921
  3. Minutes, 1923-1929
  4. Minutes, 1929-1939
  5. Minutes, 1939-1946
  6. Minutes, 1946-1964
  7. Minutes, 1946-1950
  8. Minutes, 1950-1955
  9. Minutes, 1955-1960

Box 2
Folder

  1. Minutes and finances, 1967-1971
  2. Minutes and finances, 1971-1976
  3. Minutes and finances, 1976-1979
  4. Minutes and finances, 1979-1983
  5. Minutes and finances, 1983-1984
  6. Minutes and finances, 1984-1986
  7. Minutes and finances, 1986-1987
  8. Minutes and finances, 1987-1988
  9. Minutes and finances, 1988-1991
  10. Minutes and finances, 1991-1993
  11. Minutes and finances, 1993-1994
  12. Minutes and finances, 1993-1994
  13. Minutes, 1994, July-Dec.
  14. Minutes, 1995

Box 3
Folder

  1. Minutes, 1996, Jan.-June
  2. Finances, 1995-1996
  3. Minutes and finances, 1996-1997, pt. 1
  4. Minutes and finances, 1996-1997, pt. 2
  5. Minutes and finances, 1997-1998, pt. 1
  6. Minutes and finances, 1997-1998, pt. 2
  7. Minutes and finances, 1997-1998, pt. 3
  8. Minutes and finances, 1998-1999, pt. 1
  9. Minutes and finances, 1998-1999, pt. 2
  10. Minutes and finances, 1999-2000, pt. 1
  11. Minutes and finances, 1999-2000, pt. 2
  12. Minutes and finances, 1999-2000, pt. 3
  13. Minutes and finances, 2000-2001, pt. 1
  14. Minutes and finances, 2000-2001, pt. 2
  15. Minutes and finances, 2000-2001, pt. 3
  16. Minutes and finances, 2000-2001, pt. 4
  17. Minutes and finances, 2001-2002, pt. 1
  18. Minutes and finances, 2001-2002, pt. 2

Box 4
Folder

  1. Minutes and finances, 2001-2002, pt. 3
  2. Minutes and finances, 2001-2002, pt. 4
  3. Minutes and finances, 2001-2002, pt. 5
  4. Minutes and finances, 2002-2003, pt. 1
  5. Minutes and finances, 2002-2003, pt. 2
  6. Minutes and finances, 2002-2003, pt. 3
  7. Minutes and finances, 2002-2003, pt. 4
  8. Minutes and finances, 2003-2004, pt. 1
  9. Minutes and finances, 2003-2004, pt. 2
  10. Minutes and finances, 2003-2004, pt. 3
  11. Minutes and finances, 2004-2005, pt. 1
  12. Minutes and finances, 2004-2005, pt. 2
  13. Minutes and finances, 2004-2005, pt. 3
  14. Minutes and finances, 2005-2006, pt. 1
  15. Minutes and finances, 2005-2006, pt. 2
  16. Minutes and finances, 2005-2006, pt. 3
  17. Minutes and finances, 2005-2006, pt. 4
  18. Minutes and finances, 2006-2007, pt. 1
  19. Minutes and finances, 2006-2007, pt. 2
  20. Minutes and finances, 2006-2007, pt. 3
  21. Minutes and finances, 2006-2007, pt. 4

Box 5
Folder

  1. Minutes and finances, 2007-2008, pt. 1
  2. Minutes and finances, 2007-2008, pt. 2
  3. Minutes and finances, 2007-2008, pt. 3
  4. Minutes and finances, 2007-2008, pt. 4
  5. Minutes and finances, 2008-2009, pt. 1
  6. Minutes and finances, 2008-2009, pt. 2
  7. Minutes and finances, 2008-2009, pt. 3
  8. Minutes and finances, 2008-2009, pt. 4
  9. Minutes and finances, 2009-2010, pt. 1
  10. Minutes and finances, 2009-2010, pt. 2
  11. Minutes and finances, 2009-2010, pt. 3
  12. Constitution and bylaws
  13. Rosters and directories, ca. 1917-1967
  14. Rosters and directories, 1968-1978
  15. Rosters and directories, 1983-1984
  16. Rosters and directories, 1985-1993
  17. Directories and Plans of Service, 1993-1995
  18. Directories and Plans of Service, 1995-1998

Box 6
Folder

  1. Directories and Plans of Service, 1998-2000
  2. Directories and Plans of Service, 2000-2002
  3. Directories and Plans of Service, 2002-2004
  4. Directories and Plans of Service, 2004-2006
  5. Directories and Plans of Service, 2006-2008
  6. Directories and Plans of Service, 2008-2010
  7. Directories and Plans of Service, 2010-2012
  8. Directories and Plans of Service, 2012-2014
  9. Directories and Plans of Service, 2014-2016
  10. Directories and Plans of Service, 2016-2017
  11. Historical files, 1910s-1920s
  12. Historical files, 1930s
  13. Historical files, 1940s
  14. Historical files, 1940s
  15. Historical files, 1950s
  16. Historical files, 1960s
  17. Historical files, 1970s-1980s
  18. Historical files, 1990s

Box 7
Folder

  1. Historical files, 1990s
  2. Historical files, 2000-2003
  3. Historical files, 2004-2005
  4. Historical files, 2006-2007
  5. Historical files, 2008
  6. Historical files, 2010-2013
  7. Nebraskan of the Year, misc. old nominations
  8. Nebraskan of the Year, 1992-1998
  9. Nebraskan of the Year, 1999
  10. Nebraskan of the Year, 2000
  11. Nebraskan of the Year, 2001
  12. Nebraskan of the Year, 2002
  13. Nebraskan of the Year, 2002
  14. Nebraskan of the Year, 2003
  15. Nebraskan of the Year, 2003
  16. Nebraskan of the Year, 2004
  17. Nebraskan of the Year, 2005
  18. Nebraskan of the Year, 2006
  19. Nebraskan of the Year, 2007
  20. Nebraskan of the Year, 2008
  21. Nebraskan of the Year, 2009
  22. Nebraskan of the Year, 2010
  23. Nebraskan of the Year, 2011-2017

Box 8
Folder

  1. Salute, 1993-1998
  2. Salute, 1999
  3. Salute, 2000
  4. Salute, 2001
  5. Salute, 2002
  6. Salute, 2003
  7. Salute, 2004
  8. Salute, 2005
  9. Salute, 2006
  10. Salute, 2007
  11. Salute, 2008-2011
  12. Salute, 2012-2017
  13. Auction, 1990-1996
  14. Rotarian of the Year, 1999
  15. Awards Luncheon, 2002
  16. The Grand
  17. Rotary Seniors Park
  18. Rotary Seniors Park
  19. Rotary Seniors Park
  20. Rotary Seniors Park
  21. Miller Math Award and Scholarship Endowment
  22. Cadwallader Award
  23. Neos New Member Club
  24. Centennial Project – Elliott Elementary Park & Playground
  25. Centennial Project – Sunken Gardens Pavilion, 2005
  26. Incoming Foreign Student picnic
  27. Divinopolis, Brazil project
  28. Sunshine School – Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  29. Rotary Drama Team: Day One – The Start of Something Big
  30. Judge Robert Van Pelt recollections of agriculture with George S. Round, 1976
  31. Robert Van Pelt, Rotary, April 26, 1986
  32. Max Meyer recognition, 12-1977
  33. Women in Rotary
  34. Rotary Foundation correspondence, 1983-1984
  35. Lincoln South Rotary Club
  36. Presidents’ reports

Box 9
Folder

  1. Presidents’ reports
  2. Presidents’ reports
  3. 2018-2019 yearbook/annual report
  4. General fund

Box 10
Folder

  1. End Polio Now Day proclamations
  2. The Propeller newsletter, 1910s
  3. The Propeller newsletter, 1920s
  4. The Propeller newsletter, 1928-1930 (bound)
  5. The Propeller newsletter, 1930s
  6. The Propeller newsletter, 1940s
  7. The Propeller newsletter, 1950s
  8. The Propeller newsletter, 1960-1964
  9. The Propeller newsletter, 1964-1967
  10. The Propeller newsletter, 1967-1970
  11. The Propeller newsletter, 1970-1973
  12. The Propeller newsletter, 1973-1976
  13. The Propeller newsletter, 1976-1979
  14. The Propeller newsletter, 1979-1982
  15. The Propeller newsletter, 1982-1985
  16. The Propeller newsletter, 1985-1988
  17. The Propeller newsletter, 1988-1991
  18. The Propeller newsletter, 1991-1994

Box 11
Folder

  1. The Propeller newsletter, 1994-1997
  2. The Propeller newsletter, 1997-2000
  3. The Propeller newsletter, 2000-2003
  4. The Propeller newsletter, 2003-2006
  5. The Propeller newsletter, 2006-2009
  6. The Propeller newsletter, 2009-2012
  7. The Propeller newsletter, 2012-2015
  8. The Propeller newsletter, 2015-2017
  9. Rotary Club song book
  10. District 5650 Conference organizational manual
  11. District 5650 Annual Conference programs, 1935-2001 (incomplete)
  12. District 5650 Annual Conference programs, 2003-2016 (incomplete)
  13. District 5650 directories, 1996-1999
  14. District 5650 directories, 1999-2002
  15. District 5650 directories, 2002-2005

Box 12
Folder

  1. District 5650 directories, 2005-2007
  2. District 5650 directories, 2007-2009
  3. District 5650 directories, 2009-2011
  4. District 5650 directories, 2011-2013
  5. District 5650 directories, 2013-2015
  6. District 5650 newsletters, 1996-1999
  7. District 5650 newsletters, 1999-2002
  8. District 5650 newsletters, 2002-2005
  9. District 5650 newsletters, 2005-2007
  10. District 5650 newsletters, 2007-2008

Addendum: 2021.0019

  1. Minutes, 2010-2011, pt. 1
  2. Minutes, 2010-2011, pt. 2
  3. Minutes, 2010-2011, pt. 3
  4. Minutes, 2011-2012, pt. 1
  5. Minutes, 2011-2012, pt. 2
  6. Minutes, 2011-2012, pt. 3
  7. Membership Directory, 2011-2012
    Yearbook, 2019-2020

Addendum: 2022.0090

  1. Minutes, 2012-2013, pt. 1
  2. Minutes, 2012-2013, pt. 2
  3. Minutes, 2012-2013, pt. 3
  4. Minutes, 2013-2014, pt. 1

Box 13
Folder

  1. Minutes, 2013-2014, pt. 2
  2. Minutes, 2013-2014, pt. 3
  3. Yearbook, 2020-2021
  4. Historical programs, etc., including:
    75th Anniversary historical highlights
    85th Anniversary pamphlet (historical summary)
    90th Anniversary celebration program
    100th Centennial luncheon program
    100th Centennial dinner program
    100th Anniversary pamphlet
    1965 Rotary 14 constitution and by-laws
  5. Letter from Paul Harris, Rotary founder, 1945

Subject headings:

Clubs — Lincoln (Nebraska)
Lincoln (Nebraska) — Clubs
Lincoln Rotary Club 14 (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Rotary Club — Nebraska — Lincoln
Rotary International — District 5650

TMM 05-30-2019; 02-23-2021; 03-15-2022

 

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