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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



 



PJE                     03-03-1993

Revised TMM      08-06-2018