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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

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 28, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. 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.

Use Restrictions

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff. Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

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Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, New York Commandery records, MS 3201, New-York Historical Society.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies of most of the documents in the collection were made by the Commandery and were included with the donation in 2021. These are expected to be made available in time through N-YHS's Digital Library. Only two items were included by the Commandery as digital-only documents: a list of members (original remains with the Order) and a compiled history of the New York Commandery.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States, New York Commandery, 2021

Processing Information

The collection was well inventoried and orderly when presented to New-York Historical. N-YHS archivist Larry Weimer made minor adjustments to the arrangement to facilitate storage and access, and fashioned the items into categories for presentation in this finding aid in July 2021. Framed items were removed from frames for conservation purposes.