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United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Kansas Auxiliary scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Call Number: RH MS Q286


During the Spanish-American War, a group of women organized to assist those who were serving in the military and in 1904 the Auxiliary to the United Spanish War Veterans became a national organization. The first Auxiliary in Kansas was established in 1913. The purpose of an Auxiliary was to assist the families of the United Spanish War Veterans, help with patriotic services and duties, and to support the veterans. This scrapbook, compiled by Nadine P. Robertson, chronicles the events of the United Spanish War Veterans and Auxiliary Kansas department convention, May 10-21, 1946 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas. Photographs, forms, meeting notes, correspondence, and programs are included as part of the scrapbook.


  • Creation: May 19-21, 1946


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History of the United Spanish War Veterans

In 1904 the United Spanish War Veterans joined together several smaller groups of veterans who fought in three wars: the Spanish-American War (1898-1899); the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902); and the Chinese Relief Expedition, also known as the Boxer Rebellion (1900-1901).

The first group of United Spanish War Veterans in Kansas met in 1905 and formed a department (state organization) by 1907.

The purpose of the fraternal organization was to unite those who had fought in the wars, to honor the memory of those who had died, to help the members and their families and to perpetuate the memory of the wars fought.

The United Spanish War Veterans ceased to exist in 1992 when its last member died.


1 oversize box (16 x 20 cm)

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RH MS Q286

Guide to the United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Kansas Auxiliary Collection
United Spanish War Veterans, Department of Kansas Auxiliary scrapbook
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United Spanish War Veterans. Department of Kansas. Auxiliary Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS Q286, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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