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Guide to the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, New York Commandery Records
1894-2012 (bulk 1894-1960s)
 MS 3201

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 28, 2021
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States. New York Commandery
Title: Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, New York Commandery records
Dates [inclusive]: 1894-2012 (bulk 1894-1960s)
Abstract: The collection includes membership applications from 1895-1963; foundational documents from the Military Order's inception in 1894-1895; meeting minutes and related documents for the organization's early decades through 1922; photographs of about 100 members (known as companions), including its Commanders from the early twentieth century; a history of the national organization self-published in 1997; and other items.
Quantity: 4.5 Linear feet in 4 record cartons, 1 document box, and 1 oversize folder
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3201