Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #854 [RG2042.AM]

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RG2042.AM:  Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #854 (Fremont, Nebraska)

Records:  1921-1935
Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska
Size:  1.5 cu.ft.; 2 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.  In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of records of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Larson Petersen post no. 854 at Fremont, Nebraska.  The records date from 1921 to 1935 and include minutes of meetings, correspondence, financial information and various items from the State and National VFW organizations.

INVENTORY

Box 1
Folder

  1. Minutes, October 14, 1921-December 11, 1925
  2. Minutes, January 4, 1926-December 13, 1929
  3. Minutes, January 10, 1930-December 28, 1934
  4. Minutes (incomplete), 1935
  5. Rosters and miscellaneous membership, 1921-1935
  6. Post Inspection Reports, 1932-1934
  7. Headquarters - Department of Nebraska Memos and General Orders, 1924-1935
  8. VFW - U.S., Constitution and By-Laws and printed matter
  9. VFW - National Headquarters Memos and general orders, 1922-1933

Box 2
Folder

  1. National Headquarters – Memos & G.O., 1934
  2. National Headquarters – Memos & G.O., 1935
  3. “Foreign Service,” correspondence, etc., 1922
  4. Post Correspondence, 1921
  5. Post Correspondence, 1922
  6. Post Correspondence, 1923
  7. Post Correspondence, 1924
  8. Post Correspondence, 1925
  9. Post Correspondence, 1926
  10. Post Correspondence, 1927, Jan.-June
  11. Post Correspondence, 1927, July-Dec.
  12. Post Correspondence, 1928
  13. Post Correspondence, 1929
  14. Post Correspondence, 1930
  15. Post Correspondence, 1931
  16. Post Correspondence, 1932, Jan.-June
  17. Post Correspondence, 1932, July-Dec.
  18. Post Correspondence, 1933, Jan.-June
  19. Post Correspondence, 1933, July-Dec.
  20. Post Correspondence, 1934, Jan.-June
  21. Post Correspondence, 1934, July-Dec.
  22. Post Correspondence, 1935, Jan.-June
  23. Post Correspondence, 1935, July-Dec.
  24. Bank Statements, 1926-1929
  25. Bank Statements, 1930-1933
  26. Receipts/Invoices, 1922-1929
  27. Receipts/Invoices, 1930-1935
  28. “Powder River,” 1924
  29. Majestic Pictures, “Spirit of Lafayette,” 1925
  30. Majestic Exposition Shoes, 1927
  31. Silent Broadcasting, 1929-1931
  32. Silent Broadcasting, 1929-1931
  33. Bernardi Exposition Shows, 1932
  34. Miscellaneous printed matter
  35. Auxiliary roster of attendance, Dept. Encampment, June 2-4, 1929

 

Subject headings:

Veterans -- Nebraska
Veterans of Foreign Wars. Larson Petersen Post No. 854, Fremont, Nebraska
Veterans of Foreign Wars. Nebraska Department

 

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