Colonial Dames [RG6143.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG6143.AM:  National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Nebraska (NSCDANE)

Records: 1908-2016
Nebraska:
Size:  5.5 cu.ft.; 6 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is an organization composed of women who are descended from an ancestor "who came to reside in an American Colony before 1776, and whose services were rendered during the Colonial Period." The organization “promotes appreciation for the people, places and events that led to the formation and development of our country.” The national headquarters are at Dumbarton House in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.  The NSCDA is comprised of forty-four corporate/state societies with more than 15,000 members.  The Nebraska chapter or society, officially known as the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Nebraska (NSCDANE), was established in 1908.  The NSCDANE has been active in various projects relating to historic preservation, restoration and the interpretation of historic sites.  Some projects have included funding for restoration work at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Omaha and the Ferguson House in Lincoln, as well as funding for “The First Nebraskans” exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum, and the “Life on the Prairie” exhibit at the Joslyn Art Museum.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of the records of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Nebraska (NSCDANE).  Included are minutes of meetings, committee reports, subject/project files, membership materials, etc.  Also included are some records relating to the Lincoln Borough (a local society within the NSCDANE), as well as material relating to the national organization.  Items in the collection date from 1908 to 2016.

INVENTORY

Box 1 - Minutes, reports, etc.
Folder

  1. 2015-2016
  2. 2014-2015
  3. 2013-2014
  4. 2012-2103
  5. 2011-2012
  6. 2010-2011
  7. 2009-2010
  8. 2008-2009
  9. 2007-2008
  10. 2006-2007
  11. 2005-2006
  12. 2004-2005
  13. 2003-2004
  14. 2002-2003
  15. 2001-2002
  16. 2000-2001
  17. 1998-2000
  18. 1996-1998
  19. 1994-1996
  20. 1992-1994
  21. 1990-1992
  22. 1988-1990
  23. 1986-1988
  24. 1984-1986
  25. 1982-1984
  26. 1980-1982
  27. 1978-1980
  28. 1976-1978
  29. 1974-1976
  30. 1972-1974
  31. 1970-1972

Box 2 - Minutes, reports, etc.
Folder

  1. 1968-1969
  2. 1967-1968
  3. 1966-1967
  4. 1965-1966
  5. 1964-1965
  6. 1963-1964
  7. 1962-1963
  8. 1960-1962
  9. 1958-1960
  10. 1956-1958
  11. 1954-1956
  12. 1952-1954
  13. 1950-1952
  14. 1948-1950
  15. 1946-1948
  16. 1944-1946
  17. 1942-1944
  18. 1940-1942
  19. 1938-1940
  20. 1936-1938
  21. 1934-1936
  22. 1932-1934
  23. 1930-1932
  24. 1928-1930
  25. 1926-1928
  26. 1924-1926
  27. 1909-1924
  28. 1908-1952, Historian's reports

Box 3 - Minutes, reports, subject files, etc.
Folder

  1. 1909-1932, scrapbook
  2. 1908-1923, Treasurer’s reports
    1908-1923, minute book (moved to box 4 due to size)
  3. Articles of incorporation, bylaws, etc.
  4. Tax exemption documents
  5. Historical materials
  6. Lincoln Borough, 1994-2009
  7. Lincoln Borough, 1970s-1980s
  8. Lincoln Borough, 1960s
  9. Lincoln Borough, 1950s
  10. Lincoln Borough, 1940s
  11. Lincoln Borough, 1930s
  12. Lincoln Borough, 1920s
  13. Lincoln Borough, misc.
  14. Job descriptions for officers
  15. Early West exhibit, Joslyn, 1950-1990
  16. Early West exhibit, pt. 2
  17. Early West exhibit, pt. 3
  18. Ferguson House project, 1985
  19. Indians of Nebraska exhibit
  20. Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation
  21. Joslyn Castle, 1985-1997
  22. Logan Fontenelle Custom House, 1993
  23. Prospect Hill Cemetery, 1983
  24. Index of Documented Descendants’ Lineage (IDDL)
  25. Ancestor Membership report
  26. Interest Survey, 2004-2005
  27. Patriotic Service
  28. Roll of Honor
  29. Statehood Day
  30. Newsletter - Dames Dispatch

Box 4 - Membership applications, transfers and eligibility files, etc.
Folder

  1. 1908-1923, minute book
  2. 1908-1950s, membership register
  3. A
  4. B
  5. C
  6. D
  7. E
  8. F
  9. G
  10. H, pt. 1
  11. H, pt. 2
  12. J
  13. K
  14. L
  15. M, pt. 1
  16. M, pt. 2
  17. N
  18. O
  19. P

Box 5 - Membership applications, transfers and eligibility files, etc.
Folder

  1. R
  2. S
  3. T
  4. U
  5. V
  6. W, pt. 1
  7. W, pt. 2
  8. Y
  9. Transfers and resignations (see oversize)
  10. Transfers and resignations (see oversize)
  11. Transfers and resignations (see oversize)

Box 6 - Membership materials, regional/national meetings and miscellany
Folder

  1. Membership card file
  2. Deaths, resignations and transfers card file
  3. Region II conference, Omaha, 1947
  4. NSCDA Diamond Jubilee, 1966
  5. Region I conference, Omaha, 1989, pt. 1
  6. Region I conference, Omaha, 1989, pt. 2
  7. National Board Meeting, Portsmouth, 1999
  8. National Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2000
  9. Region I conference, Albuquerque, 2001
  10. National Board Meeting, Austin, 2001
  11. National Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2002
  12. Region I conference, Hawaii, 2003
  13. National Board Meeting, Boston, 2003
  14. Biennial Council, Washington, D.C., 2004
  15. Region I conference, Seattle, 2005
  16. Various meetings, 2004-2009
  17. Region I conference, 2008
  18. Dumbarton House
  19. Various NSCDA publications, including:
    Constitution and Acts in Council, 1939
    The History of Corporate Seals, 1999
    A History of the National Society of The Colonial Dames in America, 1891-1974
    Proceedings of the Fifty-First National Council, 1996
    Proceedings of the Fifty-Second National Council, 1998
    Proceedings of the Fifty-Third National Council, 2000
    Proceedings of the Fifty-Fourth National Council, 2002
    Proceedings of the Fifty-Fifth National Council, 2004
    Proceedings of the Fifty-Seventh National Council, 2008

 

Subject headings:

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Nebraska
Nebraska -- Genealogy
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Societies, etc.
Women -- Nebraska -- Societies and clubs

 

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