Papers of the Order of the Gold Star
The Order of the Gold Star was formed in 1921 by Mrs. Andrew Platner. This collection includes the history of the organization and its formation, as well as a scrapbook. The scrapbook contains various newspaper clippings about the organization and its president, minutes for meetings and a roster of the members.
- Order of the Gold Star (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
The Order of the Gold Star was first established in 1921. Mrs. Platner, the president, called together the Gold Star mothers, wives, sisters and daughters, for the purpose of discussing the need of an organization within the American Legion Auxiliary of Kansas to preserve the history of the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice in World War I. The American Legion gave the Gold Star women a separate eligibility clause, and was limited to members whose men and women relatives were in the United States military or naval services between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918. It also extended to those whose relatives died in the line of duty, or after honorable discharge prior to November 11, 1920.
.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
RH MS 1300
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Mrs. Millie (James W.) Gillispie, 2002.
- Guide to the Order of the Gold Star Collection
- Papers of the Order of the Gold Star
- Finding aid prepared by imf, 2013; revised by eear, 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Order of the Gold Star Collection, RH MS 1300, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries.
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States