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Clarence C. Becker, 1896-1978


RG4066.AM:  Clarence C. Becker, 1896-1978

Papers:  1924-1973
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Credit manager; World War I veteran
Size:  2 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

A native of DeWitt, Nebraska, Clarence C. Becker served with the 355th Infantry, 89th Division during World War I and saw action at St. Mihiel, France. Becker had a variety of jobs throughout his life. Prior to and after military service, he did advertising work for Lincoln newspapers. He began his electric utility career with Iowa-Nebraska Light and Power before World War I. Clarence Becker was the first clerk of the Lincoln Municipal Court, serving in that position from 1925-1928. He also served as an adult probation officer and jury commissioner before being named as Lincoln district credit manager for the Consumers Public Power District in 1941. Becker held this position until he retired in 1961. Upon retirement, Becker continued his active involvement with various Lincoln organizations such as the American Legion, the local Society of the 355th Infantry Association, Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, and the Kiwanis Club. Clarence C. Becker died at age 83 on January 9, 1978. He was survived by his wife, Harriet, and his two sons, Richard and Robert.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of two boxes of manuscript material arranged in three series: 1) American Legion, 1924-1971; 2) 355th Infantry Association, 1931-1973; and 3) Redeemer Lutheran Church (Lincoln, Neb.), 1936-1972. The material in this collection relates to these three organizations in which Clarence Becker participated as a member and officer.

The American Legion materials of Series 1 pertain to Lincoln Post #3. Included are constitutions and by-laws, membership lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, financial reports, membership drive statistics, programs, and policy statements. All of this material is arranged by year. Series 2 consists of materials relating to the 355th Infantry Association. Included are newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, correspondence, souvenirs, and minutes. Much of the material relates to the Association's annual convention. The files are arranged by year. Redeemer Lutheran Church of Lincoln files comprise Series 3. The files, arranged chronologically, contain minutes, financial reports, newsletters, architectural plans, annual reports, membership directories, anniversary materials, and clippings.

Note:  American Legion newspapers were removed from the collection for microfilming. Photographs were transferred to the Photograph Department.

DESCRIPTION

Series 1 - American Legion, 1924-1971

Box 1
Folder
  1. Constitution and By-Laws
  2. 1924
  3. 1925
  4. 1926
  5. 1927, Jan.-Apr.
  6. 1927, May-July
  7. 1927, Aug.-Dec.
  8. 1928
  9. 1930
  10. 1943
  11. 1948
  12. 1952
  13. 1953
  14. 1954
  15. 1955
  16. 1957
  17. 1960
  18. 1962
  19. 1963
  20. 1965
  21. 1967
  22. 1968
  23. 1969
  24. 1970
  25. 1971
  26. Miscellaneous Clippings

Series 2 - 355th Infantry Association, 1931-1973

Box 1 (cont.)
Folder
  1. 1931-1935
  2. 1936-1937
  3. 1938-1940
  4. 1941
  5. 1942-1943
  6. 1944-1945
  7. 1946-1947
  8. 1948-1949
  9. 1950-1952
  10. 1953
  11. 1954
  12. 1955
  13. 1956
  14. 1957
  15. 1958
  16. 1959
  17. 1960
  18. 1961
  19. 1962
  20. 1962
  21. 1963
  22. 1963
  23. 1964
  24. 1965
  25. 1965
  26. 1966
  27. 1967
  28. 1967
Box 2
Folder
  1. 1968
  2. 1969
  3. 1970
  4. 1970
  5. 1970
  6. 1971
  7. 1972
  8. 1973

Series 3 - Redeemer Lutheran Church (Lincoln, Neb.), 1936-1972

Box 2 (cont.)
Folder
  1. 1936-1937, 1940-1943
  2. 1944
  3. 1945
  4. 1946
  5. 1947
  6. 1948-1949
  7. 1950-1951
  8. 1952
  9. 1953-1956
  10. 1957-1958
  11. 1960-1962
  12. 1963-1964
  13. 1965-1966
  14. 1966
  15. 1967
  16. 1967
  17. 1968
  18. 1968
  19. 1968
  20. 1969
  21. 1970-1972
  22. Lutheran Family Services, 1963-1965

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

American Legion. Nebraska. Lincoln Post No. 3
Becker, Clarence C., 1896-1978
Churches -- Lincoln (Neb.)
Lancaster County (Neb.) -- History
Lincoln (Neb.) -- History
Lutheran Church in Nebraska
Redeemer Lutheran Church (Lincoln, Neb.)
Society of the 355th Infantry. 89th Division
United States. Army. 89th Division
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 355th
Veterans -- Nebraska
Veterans' organizations
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States -- 89th Division

 

AIP/pmc   10-13-1987
02-02-2010   Revised TMM

 

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