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VI. Board of Directors.
The governor of the state, the chancellor of the State University, the head of the department of American history in the State University, and the president of the Nebraska State Press Association shall be ex-officio members of the Society. Together with the elective officers of the Society they shall constitute the board of directors. The board of directors is made the governing body of the society, with power to manage, administer, and control the disposition of its moneys, property, effects and affairs, subject to this constitution and by-laws annexed. They may adopt such rules as they see fit, not contrary to this constitution and by-laws, for the administration of the Society's affairs. Regular meetings of the board of directors shall be held on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in January and quarterly thereafter during the year. At such meetings they shall receive reports from the secretary and other officers, act on applications for membership, and transact such other business as shall seem for the Society's best interests. Special meetings of the board may be called by the secretary upon five days' notice to each member, specifying the object of such special meeting. Five shall constitute a quorum of the board. The order of business at a meeting of the board of directors shall be the same as that of the Society's meeting. The board shall report through the secretary to the Society at its meetings.
VII. Seal. The Society shall have a corporate seal, of such design as it may adopt.
VIII. Meetings. The regular meetings of the Society shall be the annual meetings which shall be held in the city of Lincoln on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in January.
Special meetings may be called under the direction of the president, for the transaction of such business as may be specified in the notice thereof, and no other business can be finally disposed of at such meetings. Notice of all meetings of the Society shall be sent by mail by the secretary to all active members at least ten days before the date of such meeting.
Ten active members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
IX. Amendments. This constitution may be amended at any annual meeting by a two-thirds vote of those present; Provided, That the proposed amendment shall have been submitted in writing and entered on the minutes at a previous meeting at least three months beforehand. The by-laws which may be made by the Society may be amended or suspended at any regular meeting, or special meeting for that purpose, by a two-thirds vote; Provided, That the regular order of business may be varied at any meeting by a majority vote.
1. The treasurer shall give bond in the sum of two thousand dollars with sureties to be approved by the board of directors, and the same shall be filed with the secretary. He shall receive for his services the sum of twenty-five dollars per annum, payable on the first of January for the year preceding.
2. The secretary shall act as librarian of the Society. He shall use his best efforts to promote the growth of the library and museum and preserve a complete record of the articles received by the Society. Only members of this Society shall be entitled to draw books from the library; no manuscripts or articles from the museum shall be withdrawn from the custody of the secretary; he shall preserve all correspondence received in proper files, and keep copies of all letters written by him.
He shall receive for his services the sum of five hundred dollars per annum, payable in quarterly instalments on the first day of April, July, October, and January for the quarter preceding.
Provided, That in case the legislative appropriation shall, in the judgment of the board of directors, warrant, they may authorize the secretary to employ an assistant to act as librarian and to do the general work of the Society under his supervision, at such salary as they may determine, not to exceed $1,400; and in that event the salary shall be $100.
3. The president-elect shall appoint at each annual meeting the following standing committees, composed of three members each:
A committee on publication, of which the secretary shall be ex-officio chairman, to select and prepare all matters for publication, and to supervise the printing thereof.
A committee on library and museum, to assist the secretary's collections, and with him have general superintendence thereof.
A committee on obituaries, whose duty it shall be to prepare memoirs of deceased members, and to collect materials for the same.
A committee on program, of which the secretary shall be ex-officio chairman, to arrange for suitable literary and other exercises at the various meetings of the Society.
4. The regular meetings of the Society shall be held in the city of Lincoln, at such hour and place as shall be designated by the secretary. 5. The order of business at meetings shall be:
(1) Roll call, or other proceedings to ascertain the names and number of the members present.
(2) Reading of minutes.
(3) Reports of officers.
(4) Reports of standing committees.
(9) Miscellaneous business.
6. Robert's Rules of Order shall be authority on parliamentary procedure at the meetings of the Society.
NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS. Transactions and Reports of the Nebraska State Historical Society.
Vol. I, 1885. 8vo. clo., 233 pp., $1.25; paper in 4 pts., $0.75.
Proceedings of the Society from January, 1879, to January, 1883;
Vol. II, 1887. 8vo. clo., 383 pp., $1.25; paper in 4 pts., $0.75.
Relation of History to the Study and Practice of Law; Sketches of Territorial History; Wild-Cat Banks; Politics; Pioneer Journalism; How the Kansas-Nebraska Boundary Line was Established; Slavery in Nebraska; John Brown in Richardson County; A Visit to Nebraska in 1662; Forty Years Among the Indians in Nebraska; Military History of Nebraska; The Powder River Expedition, 1865; Histories of Cass, Dodge, Washington, and Sarpy
Counties; Early History of Fremont, Nebraska; Discovery of
Vol. III, 1892. 8vo. clo., 342 pp., very rare, $3.00.
American State Legislatures; Salem Witchcraft; History of Education in Omaha; The Beginning of the City of Lincoln and of Lancaster County; Early Times and Pioneers; Ft. Pierre Expedition, and the Military Camp on the Big Sioux River, 1885; Reminiscences of a Teacher Among the Nebraska Indians, 1843-55; Sioux Indian War of 1890-91; Brief History of Higher Education in Nebraska and an Account of the University of Nebraska; Pawnee Indian War of 1859; Reminiscences of Early Days in Nebraska; Official Proceedings of the Society.
Vol. IV, 1892. 8vo. clo., 336 pp., $3.00.
Contributions by J. Sterling Morton; Old Ft. Atkinson, 1818; Map of Ft. Atkinson; Indian Troubles and the Battle of Wounded Knee; History of the Fontenelle Family of St. Louis; First Postmaster of Omaha; Arbor Day; Supreme Judges of Nebraska; Omaha Public Library; County Names; Personal Sketch and Extracts from the Diary of Rev. Moses Merrill, Missionary to the Otoe Indians, 1832-40; Pioneers of Dixon County; History of Butler County; Fifty-six pages of Biographies; Constitution and By-laws of the Society.
Vol. V, 1893. 8vo. clo., 295 pp., very rare, $5.00.
Records and their Conservation; Lincoln Public Library; The Arikara Conquest of 1823; Admission of Nebraska as a State; Nebraska Silver Anniversary, Lincoln, 1892; Meeting of Native Nebraskans; Old Settlers' Meeting and Organization; Early Life in Nebraska; Political and Constitutional Development of Nebraska; Settlement of Kearney County; Official Proceedings and Roster of the Society.
Proceedings and Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society.
Life of Governor Burt; Early Nebraska Currency; Municipal
Second series, vol. II, 1898. Svo. clo, 307 pp., $1.25.
The Poncas; Sketch of Bellevue, Nebraska; Travelers in Nebraska in 1866; Underground Railroad in Nebraska; Social and Economic Progress in Nebraska; First Territorial Legislature and Sketches of its Members; Nebraska Women in 1855; Death of Sitting Bull; Official Proceedings of the Society; Papers and Proceedings of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences.
Second series, vol. III:-The Provisional Government of Nebraska Territory and the Journals of William Walker. Special Publica
tion of the Society, by Wm. E. Connelley.
8vo. clo., 423 pp., $3.00.
The Wyandottes; The Walker Family; The Provisional Govern. ment of Nebraska Territory. Documents relating to the Provi
sional Government and Original Constitution; A Sketch of Abelard Guthrie, First Delegate to Congress; The Journals of William Walker; Eleven Rare and Valuable Portraits.
Second series, vol. IV:-Forty Years of Nebraska, by Thomas Weston Tipton, U. S. Senator for Nebraska from 1867-75. Special Publication of the Society, 1902.
8vo. clo., 570 pp., $2.00.
Biographical Sketches and Official Records of Territory and State
Second series, vol. V, 1902. Svo. clo., 381 pp., $1.50.
Territorial Journalism; Reminiscences of Territorial Days; Biographies of Judge Elmer S. Dundy, Thos. W. Tipton, Algernon Sydney Paddock, and others; The Nebraska Constitution; An Episode of the Wyoming Cattle War; Recollections of Omaha in 1855-61; Death of Logan Fontenelle; Farmers' Alliance in Nebraska; Indian Massacre, 1866; Pawnee War of 1859; Plains War in 1865; Underground Railroad in Nebraska; Along the Overland Trail; Early Freighting and Staging Operations; Proceedings of the Society and List of Members.
Nebraska Constitutional Conventions. A special Publication of the Nebraska State Historical Society, being vol. XI of its publications. Second series, vol. VI, 1906. 8vo. clo., 582 pp., $1.50.
Official Report and the Debates and Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1871.
Second series, vol. VII, 1907. 8vo. clo., 628 pp., $1.50.
Official Report and the debates and proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1871.
(There are two more volumes of the Debates and Proceedings of the Constitutional Conventions of Nebraska now in course of preparation.
Proceedings and Collections of the Nebraska State Historical Society, second series, vol. X, 1907. 8vo. clo., 422 pp., $1.50.
Mormon Settlements in the Missouri Valley; Railroad Migration into Northern Nebraska; Nebraska Politics and Nebraska Railroads; Reminiscences of Territorial Days; Campaign Against Crazy Horse; Early Days in Decatur, Nebraska; History of the Lincoln Salt Basin; Judicial Grafts; Visit of General Thayer to the Pawnee Village in 1855; Early Days on the Little Blue; Biographical Sketches of Pioneers; Railroad Taxation in Nebraska; Work of Union Pacific Railroad; Early Dreams of Coal in Nebraska; Unveiling of Monument to Gen. John M. Thayer; Official Proceedings, 1901 to 1908; Reports of Secretary, Treasurer, Librarian, and Archeologist for 1997; Museum Catalogue; List of newspapers received by the Society; Legislative Acts Affecting the Society; Appropriations, 1883-1907; Constitution of the Society; Publications of the Society.
Abbott, Dr. Luther J., 217.
Abbott, Lysle I., 258.
Abbott, Ned C., 294.
Abbott, Othman A., 172.
Acts of legislature affecting the
Adair, William, 304.
Adams county, 110.
Adams, J. W., 285.
Adams, P. Edgar, 230, 237.
Adams trip, 354.
Agency, Crow Creek, 80.
Agriculture, State Board of, 165.
Aldrich, Chester H., 276.
Alexis of Russia, Grand Duke, 273.
Allen, John E., 121, 125.
Allen, Thomas S., 285.
Amendments to constitution pro-
posed January 14, 1907, 287.
American Horse, 73.
Ames, John H., 83, 238.
Ancient Bluff ruins, 17.
Anderbery, Charles P., 258.
Anderson, Squire, 141.
Anderson, Wilham, 138.
Andrew county (Mo.), 138.
Andrews, E. Benjamin, 251, 252,
Annin, William E., 216, 218, 304.
Twenty-fourth, 1901, 215.
Twenty-sixth, 1903, 226.
Aughey, Prof. Samuel, 331.
Aukes, Dr. Ehme E, 229.
Avery, R. O., 260.
Aylsworth, Kittie Austin, 288.
Aylsworth, Leon E., 237.
Aylsworth, William P., 230, 262, 269.
Babcock, L. J., 363.
Bain, Robert A., 98.
Baird, T. C., 335.
Baker, E., 135.
Baker, Mrs. E. C., 275, 294.
Baker, Dr. George G., 144.
Baker, Samuel, 358.
Baldwin, Willis A., 230.
Ball, Franklin, 218, 304, 380.
Barbour, Erwin H, 258, 355.
Barkley, Mrs. J. E., 364.
Barnes, John B., 259.
Barnes, Mrs. Mary J., 363.
Barr, Wesley, 197.
Barrett, Jay Amos, 102, 217, 220,
228, 230, 231, 232, 233, 235, 239,