Nebraska Territorial Pioneers Association [RG4318.AM]


RG4318.AM:  Nebraska Territorial Pioneers Association

Records, 1892-1941; mostly 1905-1918


Size:  1.75 cu.ft.; 3 boxes + oversize


The Nebraska Territorial Pioneers Association was organized in Lincoln, Nebraska, on May 26, 1892, upon the occasion of the celebration of the Silver Anniversary of the State of Nebraska.  Membership was at first limited to those who became residents of Nebraska prior to its admission as a state.  Later the constitution was amended to admit anyone who was a lineal descendant of territorial pioneers.


This collection contains records and miscellaneous materials relating to the Association.  It is arranged in five series:  1) Correspondence, 1894-1918; 2) Membership; 3) Annual Meeting Materials; 4) Administrative Records; and 5) Miscellany.  The bulk of the collection consists of the correspondence of the Secretary of the Association, mostly concerning membership and application for membership.  The Annual Meeting report of 1903 contains a variety of reminiscences about pioneer times and early leaders.


Series 1 – Correspondence, 1894-1918

Box 1


    1. Correspondence, 1894

    1. Correspondence, 1898-1901, A-Z

    1. Correspondence, 1902

    1. Correspondence, 1905-1909, A-B

    1. Correspondence, 1905-1909, C-D

    1. Correspondence, 1905-1909, E-J

    1. Correspondence, 1905-1909, K-O

    1. Correspondence, 1905-1909, P-S

    1. Correspondence, 1905-1909, T-W

    1. Correspondence, 1905-1909, Y-Z

    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, A

    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, B

Box 2


    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, C-D

    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, E-G

    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, H-K

    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, L-O

    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, P, part 1

    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, P, part 2

    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, R-S

    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, T-V

    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, W

Box 3


    1. Correspondence, 1910-1915, Y-Z

    1. Correspondence, 1916-1918, A-D

    1. Correspondence, 1916-1918, E-O

    1. Correspondence, 1916-1918, P-Z

Series 2 – Membership

    1. Constitution and List of Members of the Nebraska Territorial Pioneers Association, 1915

    1. Membership lists, alphabetically arranged

    1. Membership lists, arranged by county

    1. Deceased members

    1. Miscellaneous membership lists

    1. Pioneers Register, n.d. (see oversize)

      Membership certificate, Samuel McGrew, 1909 (see oversize)

Series 3 Annual meeting materials

    1. Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Territorial Pioneers Association, 1903.  Includes reminiscences about early pioneer leaders such as J. Sterling Morton, Gov. Thayer, etc.

      Annual Meeting, 1913

      Annual Meeting program, 1916

    1. A Sketch of Hon. Allen D. Beemer by Porter C. Johnson, D.D., read before the Annual Reunion, September 6, 1909

Series 4 – Administrative records

    1. Minutes of Executive meetings, 1914

    1. Financial materials

Series 5 – Miscellany

    1. Miscellany


Subject headings:

Beemer, Allen D., 1842-1909

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska

McGrew, Samuel W., 1845-1914

Morton, Julius Sterling, 1832-1902

Nebraska Territorial Pioneers Association

Pioneers — Nebraska

Thayer, John Milton, 1820-1906


DAB/HEK/jlc       04-21-1966

MM/KFK             09-24-1998; 2004

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