People's City Mission (Lincoln, Nebraska) [RG5558.AM]


RG5558.AM:  People's City Mission (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Records:  ca. 1920-1997
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Size: 1.8 cu.ft.; 3 boxes


The People’s City Mission in Lincoln, Nebraska, was started in 1907 by local churches.  They began offering food and shelter for transient and impoverished men, women and children.  Today, the People’s City Mission is Lincoln’s primary homeless shelter housing 350 men, women, and children on an average day.  The Mission provides emergency and transitional housing to both men and families (including single mothers).


This collection consists of three boxes of records relating to the People's City Mission.  The records date from ca. 1920 to 1997.  Included in the collection are various histories of the organization, newspaper clippings, correspondence, newsletters, pamphlets and brochures and other printed materials.  The collection is unprocessed, but a box inventory is available.

Note:  See the photo component [RG5538.PH] for images relating to the People's City Mission.

Box 1

  1. Printed and duplicated materials, brochures and pamphlets
  2. General histories and press releases
  3. Deeds and certificates
  4. Newspaper clippings, 1920-1950’s
  5. Newspaper clippings, 1960’s
  6. Newspaper clippings, 1970’s
  7. Newspaper clippings, 1980’s
  8. Newspaper clippings, 1990’s
  9. Correspondence, 1920’s
  10. Correspondence, 1930
  11. Correspondence, 1931
  12. Correspondence, 1935-1937
  13. Correspondence, 1938
  14. Correspondence, 1941
  15. Correspondence, 1954
  16. Correspondence, 1955-1956
  17. Correspondence, 1959
  18. Correspondence, 1979
  19. Correspondence, 1981
  20. Correspondence, 1990
  21. Correspondence, 1991
  22. Correspondence, 1994

Box 2

  1. Hinken, Thomas/Wells, J.F./ Linch, F.E.
  2. Sullivan, J.P.
  3. Kucera, Jay
  4. Dunn, Jerry
  5. Janovec, Steve
  6. Becker, William
  7. Rogers, G.O.
  8. Chenot, George
  9. Women's auxiliary
  10. Collector religious poetry
  11. PCM Newsletter: Touching Lives
  12. New mission and light of the life Foundation
  13. Church pews
  14. It Takes a Home: Commemorating 90 Year of Service to the People's City Mission. By Anthony L. Brown. c.1997

Box 3

  1. Sunday school binder of children’s poetry and lessons
  2. Sunday school binder of children’s choruses
  3. Sunday school binder of children’s songs
  4. Collected religious songs- sheet music
  5. Collected religious songs- booklets
  6. Miscellaneous brochures not related to the People's City Mission
    Scrapbook pages dating 1920-1930’s (see OB006)


Subject headings:

City missions -- Nebraska -- Lincoln
Homeless persons -- Nebraska -- Lincoln
Missions -- Nebraska -- Lincoln
People's City Mission (Lincoln, Nebraska)


Revised TMM      06-09-2018

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