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Camp Fire (Lincoln, Neb.)


RG1632.AM:  Camp Fire (Lincoln, Neb.)

Records:  1913-1994; bulk 1940s-1994
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:   Youth organization
Size:  33.0 cu.ft.; 42 boxes & oversize

BACKGROUND NOTE

The Camp Fire organization was established in 1910 by Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick and his wife, Charlotte. The purpose of the organization was to guide young girls in self discovery while developing a home spirit. Camp Fire Girls was heavily influenced by American Indian lore by using symbols, wearing ceremonial gowns, and picking American Indian names. Dr. Gulick believed the experiences young people have early in life teaches them to care for themselves, their environment, and the people around them for a lifetime.

The Camp Fire Girls was divided into four clubs: Blue Birds, Adventure Club, Discovery Club, and Horizon Club. The youngest, Blue Birds, was for girls in grades 1 through 3, while the Horizon Club was designed for girls in grades 9 through 12. Over the years these clubs changed and even new clubs were created. For instance, in 1975 when boys were invited to join Camp Fire, Blue Jays was established as the male equivalence to Blue Birds.

Girls were able to learn valuable lessons as they worked for honors to make rank within the organization. These honors were divided into seven crafts: Home, Health, Camp, Hand, Nature, Business, and Citizenship/Patriotism. Once a girl received enough honors, she would make rank.

There were four ranks available to achieve: Trail Seeker, Wood Gatherer, Fire Maker, and Torch Bearer and each rank had requirements to achieve before moving on to the next one. The highest award in Camp Fire was the Wohelo Medallion. This award was only open to members in grades 9 through 12. Each year the Camp Fire would gather to welcome newcomers, present awards and recognize members for their achievements - this was called the Grand Council Fire.

Lincoln became a member in 1912 when the Camp Fire Girls became known nationally. However, it wasn't until 1922 when Lincoln received its official charter. The Lincoln Council (later known as the Pioneer Council) had jurisdiction not just in Lincoln but other surrounding towns including but not limited to Milford, Seward, Auburn, Hallam, Sutton and even Columbus at one time or another. In the late 1950s Camp Fire Girls in Lincoln was divided into three districts: District 1 (Nakeema District), District II (Shawonda District), and District III. Each District had its own committee members and schools to operate out of.

Soon after joining the Camp Fire Girls, the Lincoln Council signed a lease agreement with the Kiwanis Club for Camp Kiwanis near Milford on the Blue River. At Camp Kiwanis girls learned the essentials of camping, including making a fire, field cooking, canoeing, swimming and archery. In 1971 the agreement was terminated and Camp Kiwanis was renamed The Easter Seal Camp, which catered to disabled children. The Lincoln Council continued to operate until the mid-1990s when the chapter was dissolved.

Today, Camp Fire serves in twenty-eight states. Camp Fire was America's first nonsectarian and multicultural organization - open to all children no matter their race, sex, religion, or sexual orientation - and continues to stay true to its core values.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection contains records from the Lincoln Council Camp Fire organization. The documents range in date from 1913-1994 with a large portion dating from the 1960s and 1970s. The content of the collection revolves mainly around the organization's Board of Directors, Committees, events, day camps, and award ceremonies. The collection is divided into fifteen series: Corporate Records, Membership Committee, Training Committee, Public Relations, State Fair Committee, Camp Committee, Events, Clubs, Awards/Recognitions, Charters, Scrapbooks, Rosters, Contact Cards, Local Newsletters, Newspaper Clippings and National Publications.

Note: See the photo component [RG1632.PH] for photographs relating to Camp Fire in Nebraska. See the NSHS Library catalog for publications relating to Camp Fire. The Nebraska History Museum holds various Camp Fire related artifacts in their collections.

SERIES DESCRIPTION

Series 1, Corporate Records, includes Board of Directors minutes, annual meeting minutes and reports, Executive Committee minutes and correspondence, etc. Many of the Board of Directors minutes also include Executive Committee minutes.

Series 2, Membership Committee, contains minutes and correspondence, membership lists, membership cards and membership registration forms.

Series 3, Training Committee, includes minutes of meetings, training materials for leaders and educational materials for youth members.

Series 4, Public Relations, consists of press releases, proclamations, correspondence and some reports.

Series 5, State Fair Committee, includes information on State Fair award winners, entry category information, reports, etc.

Series 6, Camp Committee, contains minutes of meetings, information on the various camps as well as day camps, information on Leader-Daughter Night, etc.

Series 7, Events, consists of materials relating to their Golden Jubilee, 75th Birthday, as well as their Save the Blue Birds and Save Our Statue projects.

Series 8, Clubs, includes information on various clubs such as Sparks, Blue Birds, Discovery Club and Horizon Club.

Series 9, Awards and Recognitions, contains information on ceremonials, patches, Grand Council Fire, and miscellaneous other awards.

Series 10, Charters, is a small series consisting of various camp charters.

Series 11, Scrapbooks, includes thirty-two (32) Camp Kiwanis and youth member scrapbooks. The scrapbooks themselves may contain newspaper clippings, promotional and membership materials, photographs, etc.

Series 12, Rosters, contains various rosters of council members, committee members, leaders, school/camp/clubs, etc. Also included are leader and member contact cards.

Series 13, Contact Cards, is comprised of several boxes of index cards with contact information for leaders, assistants, etc.

Series 14, Local Newsletters, consists of various local publications including Camp Fire Connection and Family Flame.

Series 15, Newspaper Clippings, consists of various folders containing newspaper clippings about Camp Fire, mostly from Lincoln newspapers. The clippings date from the 1920s to the 1990s and are grouped by decade.

Series 16, National Publications, includes various Camp Fire catalogs, comic books, promotional materials, etc.

INVENTORY

Series 1 - Corporate Records
Box 1
Folder

  1. Board minutes, 1949
  2. Annual meeting, 1950
  3. Board minutes, 1951
  4. Board minutes, 1952
  5. Annual meeting, 1952
  6. Board minutes, 1953
  7. Annual meeting, 1953
  8. Board minutes, 1954
  9. Annual meeting, 1954
  10. Board minutes, 1955
  11. Annual meeting, 1955
  12. Board minutes, 1956
  13. Annual meeting, 1956
  14. Board minutes, 1957
  15. Annual meeting, 1957
  16. Board minutes, 1958
  17. Board minutes, 1959
  18. Annual meeting, 1959
  19. Board minutes, 1960
  20. Board minutes, 1961
  21. Annual meeting, 1961
  22. Board minutes, 1962
  23. Annual meeting, 1962
  24. Board minutes, 1963
  25. Annual meeting, 1963
  26. Board minutes, 1964
  27. Annual meeting, 1964
  28. Board minutes, 1965
  29. Annual meeting, 1965
  30. Board minutes, 1966
  31. Annual meeting, 1966
  32. Board minutes, 1967
  33. Board minutes, 1968
  34. Board minutes, 1969
  35. Board minutes, 1970
  36. Annual meeting, 1970
  37. Board minutes, 1971
  38. Annual meeting, 1971
  39. Board minutes, 1972
  40. Annual meeting, 1972
  41. Board minutes, 1973
  42. Annual meeting, 1973
  43. Board minutes, 1974
  44. Annual meeting, 1974
  45. Board minutes, 1975
  46. Annual meeting, 1975
  47. Board minutes, 1976
  48. Annual meeting, 1976
  49. Board minutes, 1977
  50. Annual meeting, 1977
  51. Board minutes, 1978
  52. Annual meeting, 1978
  53. Board minutes, 1979
  54. Annual meeting, 1979
  55. Board minutes, 1980
  56. Annual meeting, 1980
  57. Board minutes, 1981
  58. Annual meeting, 1981
  59. Board minutes, 1982
  60. Annual meeting, 1982
  61. Board minutes, 1983
  62. Annual meeting, 1983
  63. Board minutes, 1984
  64. Board minutes, 1985
  65. Board minutes, 1986
  66. Annual meeting, 1986
  67. Board minutes, 1987
  68. Annual meeting, 1987

Box 2
Folder

  1. Board minutes, 1988
  2. Annual meeting, 1988
  3. Board minutes, 1989
  4. Board minutes, 1990
  5. Annual meeting, 1990
  6. Board minutes, 1991
  7. Board minutes, 1992
  8. Annual meeting, 1992
  9. Board minutes, 1993
  10. Yearly goals
  11. Financial records
  12. Annual reports, 1945, 1948-1952
  13. Annual reports, 1953-1956
  14. Annual reports, 1957, 1960, 1980-1981, 1983-1984
  15. Annual reports, 1985-1986
  16. Annual reports (regional/national)
  17. Group Organization including:
    Handbook - "How We Are Organized to Serve"
    1968 Group Organization Committee handbook
    By-laws
    U.S. map of Regions
    Lincoln map of Districts
    Camp Fire Girls fact sheet
    Board of Directors fact sheet
  18. Early Camp Fire correspondence, 1914-1925 (includes constitution and by-laws)
  19. Group Organization correspondence, 1963-1971, 1975
  20. Group Organization minutes, 1963-1972, 1974, 1979
  21. Group Organization schedules and attendance, 1965, 1968-1971
  22. The Work of the Camp Fire Girls Committees (explains the workings of each committee)
  23. Camp Fire - Pioneer Council Program Calendar, 1987-1988
  24. Personnel (personnel policies, Affirmative Action Program, job postings, employee handbook)
  25. GEM (Growth Extension and Maintenance) Committee (minutes, roster, job description)
  26. Coordinating Committee minutes, 1981-1986
  27. Memorials/Gifts Committee minutes
    Nominating Committee correspondence
    AIM (Adult Information Meeting) schedules
  28. Camp Fire Supply Outlet (includes agreements with Gold's of Nebraska; J.L. Brandeis & Sons, Inc.; and Miller & Paine, Inc.
  29. Camp Fire Lincoln Council Promotional Material (see box 42)
  30. Guardians' Association, 1940s
  31. LASA (Lincoln Assistants and Sponsors Association) meeting invitations, 1943-1944, 1947-1948, 1951-1958
  32. District I Executive Committee minutes, 1968-1980
  33. District I Annual Meetings, 1968, 1970-1981
  34. District I LASA minutes, 1968-1981

Series 2 - Membership Committee

  1. Membership Committee (Membership Facts; Membership Extension handbook, etc.)
  2. Membership Committee minutes, 1968, 1978-1980
  3. Membership Committee correspondence
  4. Youth Membership lists, 1986-1993
  5. Adult Membership
  6. Combined Adult/Youth membership lists, 1989, 1991-1993
  7. Membership numbers and statistics

Box 3 Youth Membership Cards, Aalfs-Bearss (Lincoln)

Box 4 Youth Membership Cards, Beatty-Broughton (Lincoln)

Box 5 Youth Membership Cards, Brouse-Colburn (Lincoln)

Box 6 Youth Membership Cards, Cole-Dillon (Lincoln)

Box 7 Youth Membership Cards, Dillworth-Floen (Lincoln)

Box 8 Youth Membership Cards, Florea-Griffing (Lincoln)

Box 9 Youth Membership Cards, Griffis-Hicks (Lincoln)

Box 10 Youth Membership Cards, Hielen-Johnson (Lincoln)

Box 11 Youth Membership Cards, Johnston-Kyster (Lincoln)

Box 12 Youth Membership Cards, Lacey-Maulsby (Lincoln)

Box 13 Youth Membership Cards, Maxey-Nichelson (Lincoln)

Box 14 Youth Membership Cards, Nichols-Rank (Lincoln)

Box 15 Youth Membership Cards, Raser-Schuelke (Lincoln)

Box 16 Youth Membership Cards, Schuerman-Stibal (Lincoln)

Box 17 Youth Membership Cards, Strickland-Warden (Lincoln)

Box 18 Youth Membership Cards, Ware-Zwibel (Lincoln)
Youth Membership Cards, Kahler-Young (unknown location)

Box 19 Youth Membership Cards
Section

  1. Auburn
  2. Milford
  3. Bennet
  4. Hallam
  5. Palmyra
  6. Eagle

Box 20 Youth Membership Cards
Section

  1. Seward
  2. Columbus

Box 21 Youth/Adult Membership Cards
Section

  1. Sutton (Youth)
  2. Malcolm (Youth)
  3. Palmer (Youth)
  4. Dorchester (Youth)
  5. Ceresco (Youth)
  6. Walton (Youth)
  7. Alto (Youth)
  8. Misc. towns (Youth)
  9. Adult membership applications
  10. Camp Fire Adult registration cards
  11. Permanent Adult record cards

Box 22
Folder

  1. Membership registration forms
  2. Membership registration forms
  3. Membership registration forms
  4. Membership registration forms
  5. Membership registration forms
  6. Membership registration forms
  7. Membership registration forms
  8. Membership registration forms
  9. Membership registration forms
  10. Membership registration forms
  11. Membership registration forms

Box 23
Folder

  1. Membership registration forms
  2. Membership registration forms
  3. Membership registration forms
  4. Membership registration forms
  5. Membership registration forms
  6. Membership registration forms
  7. Membership registration forms
  8. Membership registration forms
  9. Membership registration forms
  10. Membership registration forms
  11. Membership registration forms

Box 24
Folder

  1. Membership registration forms
  2. Membership registration forms
  3. Membership registration forms
  4. Membership registration forms
  5. Membership registration forms
  6. Membership registration forms
  7. Membership registration forms
  8. Membership registration forms
  9. Membership registration forms
  10. Membership registration forms
  11. Membership registration forms

Box 25
Folder

  1. Leader names with youth member information, Adams-Ringsmuth
  2. Leader names with youth member information, Schuster-Zessin
  3. Alumni lists
  4. Alumni members, Abbuhl-Hales
  5. Alumni members, Hammer-Rice
  6. Alumni members, Richards-Zwiebel
  7. Nakeema District group number record
  8. Shawonda District group number record
  9. District III group number record
  10. District IX group number record
  11. District X group number record

Series 3 - Training Committee

  1. Songs
  2. Folk dances
  3. Poems
  4. Rural recreation (games, dances and songs)
  5. Babysitting training aids
  6. Fire safety
  7. Outdoor training
  8. Safety rules
  9. Misc. educational aids (Lummi sticks; creative dramatics; Indian legends; puzzles)
  10. Scrollfilm visual aids
  11. Visual training aids
  12. Leaders' manuals and handbooks
  13. Leader's Guide to Adventure Trails
  14. Training information for new leaders, 1974-1980
  15. "I'm Peer Proof," resource handbook, activity book and certificates
  16. Training Committee minutes and notes

Series 4 - Public Relations

  1. Your Public Relations P's & Q's
  2. Press Release How To's
  3. 75th Birthday press releases
  4. 1986 Birthday public relations information
  5. "I'm Safe & Sure and I Can Do It"
  6. Public relations correspondence
  7. Public relations annual reports, 1976-1978, 1980
  8. Press releases
  9. Birthday proclamations, 1991-1993
  10. Proclamations, 1971, 1977 (see box 42)
  11. Birthday proclamations, 1978-1979 (see box 42)
  12. Birthday proclamations (1982-1985, 1987, 1989 (see oversize)

Series 5 - State Fair Committee

  1. State Fair, 1971
  2. State Fair, 1972
  3. State Fair, 1973
  4. State Fair, 1974
  5. State Fair, 1975
  6. State Fair, 1976

Box 26
Folder

  1. State Fair, 1977
  2. State Fair, 1978
  3. State Fair, 1979
  4. State Fair, 1980
  5. State Fair, 1981
  6. State Fair, 1982
  7. State Fair, 1983
  8. State Fair, 1984
  9. State Fair, 1985
  10. State Fair, 1986
  11. State Fair, 1987
  12. State Fair, 1988
  13. State Fair, 1989
  14. State Fair, 1991
  15. State Fair, 1992
  16. State Fair, misc., 1975-1984

Series 6 - Camp Committee

  1. Camp Kiwanis lease agreements, 1920-1949
  2. Camp Kiwanis lease termination, 1949
  3. Camp Kiwanis business (reports, statistics, maps, etc.)
  4. Camp Kiwanis promotional materials
  5. Camp Hitaga annual report, 1957 (Iowana Council, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  6. Menahka Day Camp, 1957 (Iowana Council, Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  7. Camp Committee (minutes, activity report, etc.)
  8. Leader-Daughter Night, 1965-1977
  9. Pow Wow, 1967
  10. Summer Fun/Day Camp
  11. Day Camp, 1966
  12. Day Camp, 1967
  13. Day Camp, 1974
  14. Day Camp, 1975
  15. Day Camp, 1976
  16. Day Camp, 1977
  17. Day Camp, 1978
  18. Day Camp, 1979
  19. Day Camp, 1980
  20. Day Camp, 1981
  21. Day Camp, 1982
  22. Day Camp, 1983
  23. Day Camp, 1986
  24. Day Camp, 1987
  25. Day Camp, 1988
  26. Wohelo Day Camp, 1991
  27. Wohelo Day Camp, 1992
  28. Wohelo Day Camp, 1993
  29. Day Camp yearly numbers and misc. camper lists
  30. Day Camp manuals
  31. Resident Camp, 1979
  32. Resident Camp, 1980
  33. Camp Kiwanis/Easter Seal events
  34. Camp Harriet Harding
  35. Louisville Hilton Nature Retreat and Northeast YMCA
  36. Crete Youth Cabin
  37. Camp Kitaki Outdoor Skills Overnight, 1981-1983
  38. Campership information, 1953-1969
  39. Camper lists and volunteer registrations, 1978-1979

Box 27 Camp Harriet Harding registration cards, 1972-1973

Box 28 Camp registration cards
Section

  1. Camp Kiwanis, 1971
  2. Camp Fire Kindergarten Day Camp, 1983
  3. Camp Fire Camp, undated

Series 7 - Events
Box 29
Folder

  1. Golden Jubilee
  2. Golden Jubilee programs (see box 42)
  3. 75th Birthday
  4. Various birthday celebrations
  5. Save the Blue Birds (conservation project to protect blue birds)
  6. Wise Old Willie (national conservation project)
  7. Friendship Across the Ages project
  8. Save our Statue project, 1986
  9. Candy Sale information, 1989
  10. Misc. events and projects
  11. Misc. event invitations

Series 8 - Clubs

  1. Camp Fire Girls Ethics
  2. Sparks starter guides
  3. What, When, Why Book: For Blue Bird Leaders
  4. Blue Bird Leader materials
  5. Blue Bird material
  6. Adventure Girl Activities
  7. Discovery Club Advisor minutes, 1973-1982
  8. Kohani Kouncil minutes, 1978
  9. Kohani Kouncil minutes, 1979
  10. Kohani Kouncil minutes, 1980
  11. Kohani Kouncil minutes, 1981
  12. Kohani Kouncil minutes, 1982
  13. Kohani Cabinet, misc. information
  14. Discovery Club training
  15. Discovery Club activities
  16. Discovery Club programs
  17. Discovery Club program evaluations, 1976-1978
  18. Discovery Club invitations
  19. Discovery Club Recognition Awards
  20. Discovery/Horizon Club Trips, final reports
  21. Discovery/Horizon Club Recognition Nights, 1978, 1980-1983
  22. Discovery Club emblems
  23. Kohani Hokan, 1973, 1975-1980
  24. Horizon Club advisor minutes, 1965-1966, 1977-1980
  25. Horizon Club program evaluations, 1962, 1977-1982
  26. Horizon Club service hours, 1963-1964
  27. Horizon Club conferences, 1953, 1963-1966, 1968, 1971
  28. Horizon Club misc.

Series 9 - Awards and Recognitions

  1. Ceremonials, 1957
  2. Ceremonials Past
  3. Blue Bird/Sparks Ceremonials
  4. Horizon Club Ceremonials
  5. Trail Seeker, Wood Gatherer and Torch Bearer information
  6. Local/Contest/Service Honors, 1929-1933
  7. Symbolism and description of official Camp Fire Recognition Awards, 1982-1983
  8. Grand Council Fires, 1949, 1951-1958
  9. Grand Council Fires, 1960
  10. Grand Council Fires, 1961
  11. Grand Council Fires, 1962
  12. Grand Council Fires, 1964-1966
  13. Grand Council Fires, 1967
  14. Grand Council Fires, 1968
  15. Grand Council Fires, 1969
  16. Grand Council Fires, 1970
  17. Grand Council Fires, 1971
  18. Grand Council Fires, 1972
  19. Grand Council Fires, 1973
  20. Grand Council Fires, 1974-1978
  21. Grand Council Fires, 1979
  22. Grand Council Fires, 1980s
  23. Grand Council Fires, 1991-1992
  24. Council Fire songs
  25. Adult recognition and tenure information
  26. Awards, 1960s
  27. Awards, 1970s
  28. Awards, 1980s
  29. Awards, 1990s
  30. Awards, alumni lists
  31. Awards to Camp Fire
  32. Resolution of Appreciation, 1961 (see oversize)
  33. Wohelo Medallion application and essay, Shawn Tracy
  34. Wohelo Medallion application and essay, Lisa Jordal
  35. Wohelo Medallion application and essay, Jaci Wilke
  36. Guardian of the Fire award, 1917, Cornelia Frazier (see oversize)
  37. Guardian of the Fire award, 1923, Bee Jackson (see box 42)
  38. Guardian of the Fire award, 1924, Josephine Hornung (see oversize)
    Guardian of the Fire award, 1951, Mrs. L.W. O'Brien (see oversize)
  39. Group leader certificates, Mrs. Alexander Bauer, 1954; Mrs. J.E. Cole, 1957 (see box 42)

Series 10 - Charters

  1. Litaga (College View, Neb.) charter, 1924 (see box 42)
  2. Okihi (Haigler, Neb.) charter, 1941 (see box 42)
  3. Loyal Blue Bird group charter, 1954 (see box 42)
  4. O Wee Con Da charter, 1957 (see box 42)
  5. Tahkia charter, 1961 (see box 42)
  6. Happy Blue Birds charter, 1961 (see box 42)
  7. Watoiga charter, 1961 (see box 42)
  8. I Yo Pta charter, 1961 (see box 42)
  9. Ki Wa Ci charter, 1961 (see box 42)
  10. Camp Fire Chartered Council, 1977 (see oversize)
  11. Charter addendum, 1977 (see oversize)
  12. Camp Fire, Inc. Chartered Council, 1987 (see oversize)
  13. Charter addendum, 1981 (see oversize)
  14. Skookum (Lincoln, Neb.) charter, undated (see box 42)
    Minnehaha (Friend, Neb.) charter, 1930 (see box 42)

Series 11 - Scrapbooks
Box 30
Volume

  1. Scrapbook, fragments of Camp Harriet Harding, 1927
  2. Scrapbook, Camp Kiwanis, 1932 (owned by Helen Emig, Lincoln Council Executive)
  3. Scrapbook, Camp Kiwanis "Down on the Blue," 1933
  4. Scrapbook, Camp Kiwanis, 1935
  5. Scrapbook, Camp Kiwanis, 1936
  6. Scrapbook, Camp Kiwanis, 1936
  7. Scrapbook, Camp Kiwanis, 1937
  8. Scrapbook, Camp Kiwanis, 1939
  9. Scrapbook, Camp Kiwanis, 1945
  10. Scrapbook, Hawaii Day Camp, 1960 (owned by Lee Ann Muggy)
  11. Memory book, 1914-1917 (owned by Eleanore Peisiger)
  12. Scrapbook, Winooski Camp Fire (Fairbury, Neb.), 1914-1916
  13. Scrapbook, 1925-1927
  14. Scrapbook, 1930

Box 31
Volume

  1. Scrapbook, 1949-1951 (owned by Gretchen Paul)
  2. Scrapbook, 1950 (owned by Mary J. Ernst)
  3. Scrapbook, 1954-1955 (owned by Sharon Kay Hall)
  4. Scrapbook, 1955-1956 (owned by Valeaira Lou Cleman)
  5. Scrapbook, 1956 (owned by Valeaira Lou Cleman)
  6. Scrapbook, 1956 (owned by Marilee Haberman)
  7. Scrapbook, Shu Ta Ka, 1956-1957 (owned by Helen Clemans)
  8. Scrapbook, 1959 (owned by Jean L. Tilman)
  9. Scrapbook, 1936-1945 (see oversize)
  10. Scrapbook, 1946 (see oversize)
  11. Scrapbook, 1947-1948 (see oversize)
  12. Scrapbook, 1948-1955 (see oversize)
  13. Scrapbook, Lincoln Council of Camp Fire Girls, 1953-1954 (see oversize)
  14. Scrapbook, Lincoln Council of Camp Fire Girls, 1960-1963 (see oversize)
  15. Scrapbook, Lincoln Council of Camp Fire Girls, 1968-1970 (see oversize)
  16. Scrapbook, Lincoln Council of Camp Fire Girls, 1971-1973 (see oversize)
  17. Scrapbook, undated (includes national promotional material)
  18. Scrapbook fragments (see oversize)

Series 12 - Rosters
Box 32
Folder

  1. Council members rosters, 1943-1949
  2. Zones 1-6 school rosters, 1951-1956
  3. Zones 1-6 school rosters, 1956-1958
  4. Zones 1-6 school rosters, 1958-1959, undated
  5. Board of Directors/Committee rosters, 1950-1959
  6. Board of Directors/Committee rosters, 1960-1969
  7. Board of Directors/Committee rosters, 1970-1979
  8. Board of Directors/Committee rosters, 1980-1987, 1989
  9. Board of Directors/Committee rosters, 1991-1992
  10. Board of Directors/Committee rosters, undated
  11. Board of Directors/Committee alumni lists
  12. Districts I, II and III combined Committee/school rosters
  13. District I Committee rosters, 1959-1970, 1972-1980; school roster, 1958
  14. District I school rosters, 1959-1970
  15. District I school rosters, 1970-1981, undated
  16. District II Committee rosters, 1958-1979
  17. District II school rosters, 1958-1970
  18. District II school rosters, 1971-1981, undated
  19. District III Committee rosters, 1962-1975
  20. District III school rosters, 1962-1975
  21. District IX rosters, 1973-1975; Leader-Assistant rosters, 1973-1979
  22. District X rosters, 1969-1973; Leader-Assistant rosters, 1965-1979
  23. Junior Hi rosters, 1958-1971
  24. Discovery Club rosters, 1971-1981, undated
  25. Horizon Club rosters, 1959, 1972, 1975-1981, undated
  26. Leader rosters, 1940s, 1950-1952, 1983-1988, 1992-1993, undated
  27. Camp staff rosters, 1961-1971, 1981-1982

Series 13 - Contact Cards
Box 33 Past Leader Contact Cards, 1951-1958

Box 34 Past Leader Contact Cards
Section

  1. District I
  2. District II
  3. District III (Aalfs-Gutgsell)

Box 35 Past Leader Contact Cards
Section

  1. District III (Hadfield-Young)
  2. District IX
  3. District X
  4. Leaders, sponsors and assistants contact cards (Aalfs-Dworak)

Box 36 Past Leader Contact Cards
Section

  1. Leaders, sponsors and assistants contact cards (Eager-Mitchell)

Box 37 Past Leader Contact Cards
Section

  1. Leaders, sponsors and assistants contact cards (Miller-Zulauf)
  2. Past leaders (Anderson-Wagner)

Box 38 Misc. Contact Cards (Haase-Peterson)

Box 39 Misc. Contact Cards (Petsch-Zummach; old member cards, Ager-Whipple)

Box 40 Member reference cards, 1980s
Section

  1. Abell-Zmarzly (Lincoln)
  2. Able-Warland (Auburn)

Series 14 - Local newsletters
Box 41
Folder

  1. Fall Newsletter, 1953
  2. Camp Fire Connection, 1981
  3. Camp Fire Connection, 1982-1984
  4. Camp Fire Connection, 1985
  5. Camp Fire Connection, 1986-1987
  6. Camp Fire Connection, 1988-1989
  7. Camp Fire Connection, 1990-1994
  8. Family Flame, 1984-1985
  9. Alumni Newsletter, 1984-1985, undated
  10. Camp Fire Update, 1988-1993
  11. Camp Fire Kids, 1985-1986
  12. Pioneer Press, 1986-1987
  13. Lincoln Council of Camp Fire News, 1980

Series 15 - Newspaper Clippings

  1. Clippings, 1917
  2. Clippings, 1920s
  3. Clippings, 1930s
  4. Clippings, 1940s
  5. Clippings, 1950s
  6. Clippings, 1960s
  7. Clippings, 1970s
  8. Clippings, 1970s
  9. Clippings, 1980s
  10. Clippings, 1980s
  11. Clippings, 1990s

Series 16 - National Publications

  1. Camp Fire catalogs
  2. Camp Fire comic books, no. 4, 83, 88
  3. Camp Fire calendars, 1952-1953, 1988-1989
  4. National promotional pamphlets, brochures, etc.
  5. "Dollars from Doughnut Drives," undated

Box 42 (larger items removed from other boxes)
Folder

  1. Camp Fire Lincoln Council Promotional Materials
  2. Proclamation - Clean Up Lincoln Weekend
    Proclamation - Bicycle-Pedestrian Safety Week
  3. Birthday proclamations, 1978-1979
  4. Golden Jubilee programs, 1960
  5. Guardian of the Flame award, 1923, Bee Jackson
  6. Group Leader Certificate, 1954, Mrs. Alexander Bauer
    Group Leader Certificate, 1957, Mrs. J.E. Cole
  7. Charter, Okihi (Haigler, Neb.), 1941
  8. Charter, Loyal Blue Bird Group, 1954
  9. Charter, O Wee Con Da, 1957
  10. Charter, Tahkia, 1961
  11. Charter, Happy Blue Birds, 1961
  12. Charter, Watogia, 1961
  13. Charter, I Yo Pta, 1961
  14. Charter, Ki Wa Ci, 1961
  15. Charter, Skookum (Lincoln, Neb.), undated
    Charter, Minnehaha (Friend, Neb.), 1930
  16. "How to Catch the Big Ones," promotional assistance kit

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Camp Fire (Lincoln, Neb.)
Camp Fire Girls
Camp Kiwanis (Lincoln, Neb.)
Camps -- Nebraska
Girls -- Societies and clubs

 

KH/tmm   01-23-2015
Encoded TMM   03-23-2015

 

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