HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID
RG4680.AM: St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska
Records: ca. 1961-2017
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:
Size: 0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box
The St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska was founded to celebrate Wales, Welsh culture, traditions, history and influence in Nebraska. St. David’s Day celebrations in Nebraska began in Omaha in 1910. At first they were held in homes and later, as numbers increased, in halls. Welsh history and musical talent were consistent features of the program. In 1959, the annual celebration was moved to Lincoln, which was more centrally located for participants from many Nebraska communities. Guests from neighboring states often joined the festivities, as well as an occasional visitor from Wales or some other country.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The collection consists of one box of records of the St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska. The records date from ca. 1961-2017 and include programs, newsletters, membership materials and misc. ephemera. The collection is unprocessed.
Note: See the moving image component [RG4680.MI] for a VHS tape on the history of the St. David’s Welsh Society in Nebraska.
Records of the St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska, ca. 1961-2017
St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska
Welsh Americans — Nebraska