Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore [RG4388.AM]

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RG4388.AM:  Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore

Records:  1910-1912
Nebraska:  Historical organization
Size:  0.5 cu.ft; 1 box

BACKGROUND NOTE

The Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore was organized in Lincoln, Nebraska, in November 1910.  Officers were:  Hutton Webster, Lincoln, President; R.F. Gilder, Omaha, Vice-President; A.E. Sheldon, Lincoln, Secretary-Treasurer.  Meetings appear to have been held annually.  The activities of the organization were to include the investigation of Indian culture within the borders of the state, as well as documenting European folklore found in the state’s German, Bohemian and Scandinavian populations.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one box containing records of the Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore.  Included are a secretary’s book with copies of the organizational constitution, by-laws, etc., and a secretary/treasurer’s report.  The records date from ca. 1910 to 1912.

INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. Secretary’s Book:  Contains three pages of entries, the Constitution and By-Laws of the society
  2. Two copies of the draft constitution (one typed, one in longhand) of the society
  3. Report of the secretary-treasurer for 1912
  4. Miscellany

 

Subject headings:

Ethnology -- Nebraska
Folklore -- Nebraska
Nebraska Society of Ethnology and Folklore

 

DAB/HEK/sw        07-13-1966
Revised TMM      06-01-2018

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