Nebraska Congress of Parents and Teachers [RG4111.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4111.AM:  Nebraska Congress of Parents and Teachers



Records:  1921-1973

Nebraska:  Parent-Teacher organization

Size:  8 boxes; 7.4 cu.ft.



BACKGROUND NOTE



Founded in 1922, the Nebraska Congress of Parents and Teachers was the fortieth state branch to organize under the auspices of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers.  The first city council formed within Nebraska was the Lincoln Council, organized on April 4, 1922.  The objectives of the Nebraska Congress of Parents and Teachers were:




    • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, church and community.

    • To raise the standards of home life.

    • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.

    • To bring into closer relation the home and the school that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the training of the child.

    • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for every child the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.



The organization is now known as Nebraska PTA.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of records of the Nebraska Congress of Parents and Teachers (NCPT) dating from 1921 to 1973.  Records include minutes of meetings of the state board and state conventions, correspondence and scrapbooks.  Also included are some records relating to the first and fourth districts of the NCPT.



Note:  See the library for various publications by the Nebraska Congress of the Parents and Teachers, including issues of their official publication, Nebraska Parent-Teacher.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder/volume




    1. Minutes of State Board meetings and State Conventions, 1922-1928

    1. Minutes of State Board meetings and State Conventions, 1929-1934

    1. Minutes of State Board meetings and State Conventions, 1935-1938

    1. Correspondence, 1928-1934

    1. Correspondence, 1935-1942

    1. Nebraska reports to the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, 1927-1970 (photocopies)

    1. Miscellany

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1921-1951 (see oversize)

      Publicity scrapbook, 1925-1927

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1928-1929

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1929-1930

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1930-1932

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1935-1936

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1936-1937



Box 2

Volume




    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1937-1938

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1938-1939

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1939-1940

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1940-1941

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1941-1942

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1942-1943

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1943-1944

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1945-1946

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1946-1947



Box 3

Volume




    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1947-1948

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1948-1949

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1949-1950

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1950-1951

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1951-1952

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1952-1953



Box 4

Volume




    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1953-1954

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1954-1955

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1955-1956

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1956-1957

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1957-1958

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1958-1959



Box 5

Volume




    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1959-1960

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1960-1961

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1961-1962

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1962-1964

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1964-1965

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1966-1967

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1967-1968

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1968-1969



Box 6

Volume




    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1970-1971 (binding has incorrect year)

    1. Publicity scrapbook, 1971-1973

    1. General scrapbook, 1934-1935

    1. General scrapbook, 1935-1936

    1. General scrapbook, 1935-1936

    1. General scrapbook, 1935-1936

    1. General scrapbook, 1940-1943



Box 7

Volume




    1. General scrapbook, 1936-1937

    1. General scrapbook, 1936-1938

    1. General scrapbook, 1937-1938

    1. Life membership scrapbook, 1946-1956

    1. Life membership scrapbook, 1956-1962



Box 8

Folder




    1. 1st District minutes of meetings, 1925-1938

    1. 1st District programs of conventions, 1927-1942

    1. 1st District delegate and visitors lists

    1. 1st District committee reports, misc.

    1. 1st District correspondence

    1. 1st District miscellany

    1. 4th District minutes of meetings, 1928-1941

    1. Misc. Local Unit reports, 1941-1942



 



Subject headings:



Nebraska Congress of Parents and Teachers

Parents’ and teachers’ associations — Nebraska



 



TMM     02-17-2022

 

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