Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore [RG4388.AM]


RG4388.AM:  Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore

Records:  1910-1912

Nebraska:  Historical organization

Size:  0.5 cu.ft; 1 box


The Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore was organized in Lincoln, Nebraska, in November 1910.  Officers were:  Hutton Webster, Lincoln, President; R.F. Gilder, Omaha, Vice-President; A.E. Sheldon, Lincoln, Secretary-Treasurer.  Meetings appear to have been held annually.  The activities of the organization were to include the investigation of Indian culture within the borders of the state, as well as documenting European folklore found in the state’s German, Bohemian and Scandinavian populations.


This collection consists of one box containing records of the Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore.  Included are a secretary’s book with copies of the organizational constitution, by-laws, etc., and a secretary/treasurer’s report.  The records date from ca. 1910 to 1912.


Box 1


    1. Secretary’s Book:  Contains three pages of entries, the Constitution and By-Laws of the society

    1. Two copies of the draft constitution (one typed, one in longhand) of the society

    1. Report of the secretary-treasurer for 1912

    1. Miscellany


Subject headings:

Ethnology — Nebraska

Folklore — Nebraska

Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore


DAB/HEK/sw        07-13-1966

Revised TMM      06-01-2018

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