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Minutes; membership roster

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS E139

Overview

The G.A.R. in Kansas was organized shortly after the Civil War. This collection consists of thirteen manuscript volumes. Twelve of these volumes are minutes of the organizations meetings. The thirteenth volume is a membership roster.

Dates

  • 1893-1930; 1896-1916

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Administrative history of The Grand Army of the Republic

The G.A.R. in Kansas was organized shortly after the Civil War and Kansas was represented at the Grand Encampment, the annual national meeting, in 1866. The exact date on which the Ladies of the G.A.R. was founded is not known, although women's organizations were apparently introduced early in the organization's history. Washington Post No. 12, the men's organization in Lawrence, Kansas, was founded in 1881. The records do not indicate when the Lawrence Circle No. 75 was organized although charter members are identified.

Extent

13 Volumes (sizes vary)

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of thirteen manuscript volumes. Twelve of these volumes are minutes of the organizations meetings. The thirteenth volume is a membership roster. The minutes are detailed and include financial records read into the minutes. The membership roster lists the names of Circle applicants, the dates of application, election and initiation into the organization. In many instances there is additional data, e.g. death dates, or other data indicating a change in membership.

Physical Location

RH MS E139

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Lawrence, G.A.R. Circle No. 75, 1978

Title
Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic Collection
Subtitle
Minutes; membership roster
Author
smc 10 Oct. 1978 mg 2004
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid writtenin<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/2081911276
Preferred citation
Grand Army of the Republic Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS E139, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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