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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
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New York, NY 10024
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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

Scope and Contents

The collection includes about 1,750 applications for companionship (i.e., membership applications) from 1895-1963, with the applicant's service record (or of his ancestor in the case of a hereditary companionship); 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 companions, including its Commanders from the early twentieth century; a history of the national organization self-published in 1997; and other items.


The collection is organized in three series:

Series I. Applications for Companionship [Membership Applications], 1895-1963

Series II. Organizational Records, 1894-1997 (bulk 1895-1922)

Series III. Photographs and Graphic Material, 1917-2012 (bulk undated)