Minutes; membership roster
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.
- 1893-1930; 1896-1916
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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.
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.
RH MS E139
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit, Lawrence, G.A.R. Circle No. 75, 1978
- Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic Collection
- Minutes; membership roster
- smc 10 Oct. 1978 mg 2004
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Grand Army of the Republic Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS E139, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas