Nebraska Museums Coalition [RG4120.AM]

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RG4120.AM:  Nebraska Museums Coalition

Records: 1968-1983
Nebraska: Museum organization
Size: 3.0 cu.ft.; 3 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

The first organizational meeting of the Nebraska Museums Conference was held in 1958 in Lincoln.  It was attended by sixty-seven individuals from twenty-seven institutions around the state.  Annual meetings were held every year, and in 1968 the Conference decided to officially incorporate under the laws of the State of Nebraska.  The Conference eventually changed its name to the Nebraska Museums Coalition but continued to hold annual meetings, as well as hold programs and offer training around the state.  By the early 1980s the Coalition was facing financial difficulties and was forced to disband.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of records relating to the operations of the Nebraska Museums Coalition and its predecessor, the Nebraska Museums Conference.  The records date from ca. 1968 to 1983 and include minutes of meetings, correspondence, project files, membership information, financial information, event programs, newsletters, etc.  The collection is unprocessed, but an inventory is available.

INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. Media notebook
  2. Grant Coordinator, NAC: 1980-81-82
  3. Nebraska Arts Council
  4. Nebraska Committee for the Humanities
  5. Humanist in Residence (Neb. Committee on)
  6. Einstein grant
  7. Administration and the Small Museum, NCH #80-101, Sept. 11, 1980
  8. History, 1958-1968 (The Nebraska Museums Conference: The First Ten Years)
  9. Clay Center project
  10. Nebraska Arts Council - Grant Applications for NMC Directors
  11. NAC 1981-1982 $3000 operating fund request
  12. Fund Drive, 1981
  13. Foundations
  14. Calendars - 1982
  15. Museums outside Nebraska
  16. Museum Organizations outside Nebraska
  17. Workshops and meetings
  18. Long Range Planning Committee
  19. Fund Drive - off - June, 1981; Workshop - Board Meeting
  20. Museum Insurance
  21. Media contacts
  22. Legal service -- Wittstruck
  23. Contracts - Automobile
  24. Office space
  25. Correspondence, misc.
  26. Correspondence, Legislators
  27. Correspondence
  28. Correspondence, General membership
  29. Correspondence, Board members
  30. Grant -- 1980 Annual meeting/NCH #80-101
  31. Annual meeting, 1980 & 1981
  32. Intern programs
  33. Grant -- “Northern Lights showing (NAC #124M81-10)
  34. Region 26 Council
  35. Job opening/inquiries
  36. Ceta grant - Theresa Mendoza
  37. Nebraska Organization for Volunteer Leaders
  38. Nebraska Panhandle RCD Planning Council
  39. Pioneer Endowment Program
  40. Publicity - photos, outlines
  41. Donations
  42. Michigan Museums
  43. Ohio Museums
  44. Arts & Museums in-state
  45. Nebraska Historical (County) Societies
  46. Nebraska County Historical Societies
  47. By-Laws
  48. Newsletters
  49. Secretary’s notebook
  50. Current Information 1982
  51. Current Information
  52. Final Letter to Members
  53. Board Info for June 5, 1982 Meeting & Resignation
  54. Laws Relating to Historical Activities
  55. Policies and Procedures
  56. Questionnaire Nov 1981
  57. Questionnaire – Survey, 7/1980

Box 2
Folder

  1. Consultant Buffalo C & Y H.
  2. Directory
  3. Films
  4. Federation of Public Programs in the Humanities
  5. Budget Projections
  6. Budget – Salaries
  7. Budget – FY 80-81
  8. Budget 1981-82
  9. Budget 1982-83
  10. Articles of Incorporation
  11. Kimball Public Library
  12. Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation
  13. Mari Sandoz Room
  14. Nebraska Game and Parks – Lancaster
  15. North Platte Valley Historical Association, Inc. – Scotts Bluff
  16. Alexandria School House District 10
  17. Consultant Project
  18. Circuit Administrator Material
  19. CETA Program
  20. Bus Tours
  21. Director’s Report
  22. “Country School Legacy”
  23. Membership
  24. Owed
  25. Great Plains Motel-Owed
  26. Calendars Orders & Tax Records
  27. Insurance for Personnel
  28. Operating Policy & Procedure for NMC Employees
  29. State Unemployment Fund
  30. Bookkeeping (1980 & 1979)
  31. Financial Statements and Misc. Accounts
  32. Corres – Financial Records
  33. Treasurers Reports
  34. N.M.C. old Bylaws
  35. Tax Exemption Cert., Employer ID No., Articles of Incorp., 1978 Bylaws Financial Info
  36. 1977 Directory Questionnaire
  37. Neb. Museums Coalition
  38. Neb. Museums Coalition
  39. Neb. Museum Assoc
  40. “Dreams in Dry Places”
  41. Dreams & Dry Place 1982
  42. NMC Debts Outstanding
  43. Bylaws of Nebraska Museums Conference, Inc.
  44. Nebraska Arts Council 1979-80 Guidelines
  45. Nebraska Museums Conference – Coordinator Grant Expenditures & Related Expenses
  46. Sidney Board Meeting – Apr 5 1980
  47. Bassett Board Meeting June 28 1980
  48. Board Meeting Kearney
  49. Board and Annual Meeting – Sep 27 1980 Hastings
  50. Dee Board meeting – Beatrice – 12/6/80
  51. The Nebraska Center for Continuing Education
  52. Conference Material
  53. Nebraska Museums Coalition – Annual Meeting 1980
  54. Operating Policy and Procedure
  55. Clippings and Newsletters

Box 3
Folder

  1. Newsletters from Nebraska Cities
  2. Supplies Clearinghouse
  3. Traveling Exhibits
  4. Grant – Humanist-In-Residence/NCH
  5. Humanist in Residence 1981-1982 – Various Counties
  6. Long-Range Planning Committee
  7. Annual Meeting 1980
  8. NMC – General Info, Projects, Etc.
  9. NMC Long Term Planning Co. Old File
  10. Long Term Planning Request
  11. Challenge Grant – NEH
  12. Grant – Humanist in Residence in Nebraska Museums
  13. Correspondence with Victoria
  14. Publicity for Cheyenne Co.
  15. Publicity – Thayer Co.
  16. Publicity – Saunders Co.
  17. Financial Reports from Jan.
  18. General & Misc.
  19. Personnel – Victoria Massa
  20. Cheyenne County Hist. Assoc. for John Carter
  21. Saunders Co. Exhibits
  22. Exhibits – Thayer Co.
  23. Match – Saunders Co.
  24. Match – Thayer Co.
  25. Reports from Victoria – Saunders Co.
  26. Reports – Thayer Co.
  27. Reports from Victoria – Cheyenne Co.
  28. Correspondence with NCH
  29. Humanist/Intern – 1981 – Major Grant
  30. Cheyenne Co. Exhibits
  31. Exhibit Planning Material Compiled by Victoria Massa
  32. Match Cheyenne Co.
  33. Long Term Planning Committee – Nebraska Museums Conference
  34. First National Bank of Kearney vs Nebraska Museums Coalition
  35. Humanist in Residence Balance Sheet
  36. Nebraska Museums Conference – Mailing List
  37. 1977 Neb. Museums Conference – Lincoln
  38. Nebraska Museums Conference, Inc.
  39. Nebraska Museums Conference – Meeting in Grand Island 8 Oct. 1976
  40. Nebraska Museums
  41. Nebr. Museum Conf. Newsletter
  42. Nebraska Museums Conference – Grand Island Meeting 1974
  43. Nebraska Museums Conference History and Letters
  44. Nebraska Museums Conf.
  45. Nebraska Museums Conference – Board Business
  46. Past members (index cards)

 

Subject headings:

Museums -- Nebraska
Nebraska Museums Coalition
Nebraska Museums Conference

 

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