A Guide to the American War Mothers, Richmond Chapter, records, 1931-1957 American War Mothers, Richmond Chapter, records, 1931-1957 30149

A Guide to the American War Mothers, Richmond Chapter, records, 1931-1957

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 30149


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
30149
Title
American War Mothers, Richmond Chapter, records, 1931-1957
Extent
1 cu. ft. and 2 boxes
Creator
American War Mothers, Richmond Chapter
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

American War Mothers Richmond Chapter records, 1931-1957. Accession 30149. Organization records collection. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. W. Milton Engard, Sr., 1308 Bainbridge Street, Richmond, Virginia, per Lynn E. Wright, 5409 Glyndon Lane, Richmond, Virginia.


Historical Information

The American War Mothers was organized in 1917 and incorporated by Act of Congress on 4 February 1925 for Mothers of sons and daughters who served during World War I or II, the Korean War, or any subsequent war involving the U.S., and were honorably discharged. The Richmond Chapter was charted 6 May 1931.

Scope and Content

Records, 1931-1957, of the American War Mothers, Richmond Chapter, consisting of membership applications, 1931-1957, to the society which contain the name, address, date and place of marriage of the mother and her husband, and information about her son or daughter in the service, such as the name, place of birth, address, name of spouse, date and place of marriage, branch and company, and date and cause of death. Also includes minutes, 1944-1953, of monthly meetings, an inventory of property, 1956-1957, correspondence, 1953-1955, and miscellaneous applications, cards, conference programs, receipts, reports, regulations or rituals, all 1943-1956, a charter for the chapter, 6 May 1931, and flags, one being a flag of the chapter.

Collection contains one application from Raleigh, North Carolina, dated 28 September 1928.

Contents List

Box 1
Folder 1
Applications for membership, 1931-1939, includes one application dated 28 September 1928 from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Box 1
Folder 2
Applications for membership, 1942-1948.
Box 1
Folder 3
Applications for membership, 1950-1957.
Box 1
Folder 4
Minutes of monthly meetings, 1944.
Box 1
Folder 5
Minutes of monthly meetings, 1945-1946.
Box 1
Folder 6
Minutes of monthly meetings, 1948-1953.
Box 1
Folder 7
Minutes of monthly meetings, 1951-1952.
Box 1
Folder 8
Correspondence, 1953-1955.
Box 1
Folder 9
Inventory of property, 1956-1957.
Box 1
Folder 10
Micellaneous applications, cards, programs, receipts, reports, newsletters, and rituals, 1943-1956.
Box 2 (oversize)
Folder 1
Charter of Richmond chapter, 6 May 1931.
Box 2 (oversize)
Folder 2
Flags.