October 29, 2022

Parents and Teachers Association (Lincoln, Nebraska) [RG3388.AM]


RG3388.AM:  Parents and Teachers Association (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Records:  1922-1988

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Size:  3.75 cu.ft.; 3 boxes and 2 oversized volumes


The national Parent Teacher Association was founded in 1897.  Major accomplishments of the national group included the creation kindergarten classes; child labor laws, hot lunch programs; and mandatory immunizations.  The national PTA organized the Lincoln Council as a part of the Nebraska state association in March of 1922.  The PTA strives to better the lives of children through programs geared towards education, health and safety.


This collection consists of records of the Lincoln Council PTA.  Included in the collection are twenty-one scrapbooks, six minute books and one volume of financial records.  These materials relate to the history of the Lincoln Council of the PTA., its membership and its activities dating from 1922 to 1988.

Note:  The archives holds the records of the Nebraska Congress of Parents and Teachers [RG4111] as well as various other local PTA organizations.  See the library for various publications relating to the PTA.


Box 1


    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1922-1925

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1928-1929

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1934-1935, contains photos

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1935-1936

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1936-1937

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1937-1938

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1938-1939

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1939-1940

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1940-1941, contains photos

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1941-1942           

Box 2


    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1942-1943, contains photos

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1943-1944

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1944-1945

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1945-1946, contains photos

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1946-1947, contains numerous photos

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1947 State Convention, April 23-25

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1949-1950

Box 3


    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1956-1968, contains photos

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1958-1960

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1975-1982 (see oversize)

    1. PTA Scrapbook, 1982-1988, contains photos (see oversize)

    1. PTA Minutes, January 6, 1927-November 26, 1929

    1. PTA Minutes, December 5, 1929-February 2, 1933

    1. PTA Minutes, February 2, 1933-December 5, 1935

    1. PTA Minutes, January 5, 1939-November 6, 1941

    1. PTA Minutes, November 6, 1941-March 4, 1942

    1. PTA Minutes, April 1, 1948-March 3, 1955

    1. PTA Financial Records, 1929-1942


Subject headings:

Children — Nebraska — Lincoln

Education — Nebraska — Lincoln

Parent Teacher Association. Lincoln Council (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Schools — Nebraska — Lincoln


WFS/HEK/js         12-21-1965

Revised TMM      08-01-2018

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