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American Legion Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: SC-MS-070

Scope and Contents

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 10 of Wilmington was charted September 13, 1919 by fifteen World War I veterans in accordance with US 41 Stat. 284. This collection contains three scrapbooks and several folders of ephemera pertaining to veterans and active military personnel from southeast North Carolina between 1942-1963. Items included in the scrapbooks are enlistment notices, obituaries, memorial lists, achievements attained, prisoner of war lists (POWs) and other patriotic articles and poems. The scrapbooks also contain information about the American Legion and the Women's Auxillary of Post 10. These scrapbooks were created by Viola M. Jones. The folders contain many newspaper articles containing notifications of those soldiers wounded, deceased, convalescing, returning, promoted and relocated. There is also a pamphlet regarding the 25th anniversary of Greenfield, excerpts from letters and speeches of Navy men and women in a booklet entitled, Lest We Forget . . . and various typed, written and carbon copy status lists of veterans.

Dates

  • 1942-1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Extent

0.6 Linear Feet (Contains 2 document boxes)

Language

English

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by John J. Burney in 1973.

Processing Information

Originally processed by Lana Donaldson Taylor in 1990. In 2015, this collection was rehoused with current archival standard materials by Christine Hockaday and Maya Rodgers.
Title
American Legion Scrapbooks
Status
Partially Processed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
1990 February 12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository

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