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MCC Omaha, Governance, 1973-2017

 Series — Box: 1-2

Scope and Contents

The Governance series contains UFMCC Mid Central conference by-laws, a letter and questionnaire evaluating the inclusion of women in MCC churches, the charter to found a Omaha branch of MCC, a filled out and a blank membership application, church service questionnaire filled out by a church member, monthly report for January of an unknown year, board meeting minutes from 1974, various correspondence relating to church business, copies of the 1983 proposed floorplan, a listing document by NP Dodge Real Estate, appraisal of the property at 819 and 823 South 22nd St. in Omaha, a street map of the lot, and a handwritten letter from 1986 offering to purchase the church lots, copies of handouts containing agendas, minutes, notes, and reports prepared for quarterly congregational meetings, a master plan created by the Metropolitan Community Church Building Committee and Avant Architects Inc., and four reports that summarize end of year accomplishments and goals for the ministry.

Related to Governance are three folders on Garold Storm and Fredrick Zydek. They consist of programs and sermons from the early 1960s when Storm was a Methodist pastor in Pleasant Dale, NE, and handwritten and typewritten letters to and from Fredrick Zydek. Of note are correspondence related to the foundation of MCC Omaha and Zydek’s travels between church groups in Seattle, Omaha, and Lincoln, correspondence and documents related to Zydek’s 1973 start with MCC and his 1975 resignation. Included are the list of formal charges against Zydek from MCC Omaha and Zydek’s response to these charges, and confirmation of the baptism of Zydek in 1959 at Lincoln Air Force Base. There are two handwritten letters expressing frustration at the church use of a basement. Letter from Zydek to Rev. Wallace Lancaster asking to be removed from any mailing lists.


  • 1973-2017


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The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 84-712 through 84-712.09), and other relevant regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Nebraska Omaha assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 2.5 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States