Georgia Historical Society
Military Order of the World Wars.
|Title: ||Military Order of the World Wars records|
2.0 cubic feet
|Identification: ||MS 1499|
Founded in 1919, shortly after the signing of the Armistice of World War I, The Military Order of the World Wars is a national patriotic organization of military officers, warrant officers, flight officers of all United States uniformed services, including active, reserve, retired, former, and National Guard Units. Membership in the Order is open to anyone who has ever served in such capacity including their direct descendents as heritage members.
The organization's motto is: "To promote and further patriotic education our Nation."
This collection contains partial records spanning the years 1932-1991 of the Military Order of World Wars, Savannah chapter. The collection contains a history of the Order and a copy of the preamble and charter, minutes of meetings, correspondence, scattered membership rosters, newsletters, chapter reports, programs from Armed Forces Day celebrations, information on the National Conventions of 1955, 1961 and 1981, newspaper clippings, memorial files, national bulletins and material on the Order's activities.
Items are arranged chronologically within subjects.
The collection came to Georgia Historical Society as a deposit in 1958; it was later gifted by Bernard Adler in 1993.
[item identification], Military Order of the World Wars records, MS 1499, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
|1||1||Folder 1: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons, 1988-1991|
|2||Folder 2: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons, 1986-1988|
|3||Folder 3: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons|
|4||Folder 4: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons, 1970-1978|
|5||Folder 5: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons, 1955-1962|
|6||Folder 6: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons, 1950-1954|
|7-18||Folders 7-18: Correspondence, 1932-1948|
|2||19-25||Folders 19-25: Correspondence, 1950-1957|
|25a||Folder 25a: Correspondence, 1950-1957|
|26||Folder 26: History, preamble and copy of charter of the Order|
|27||Folder 27: Chapter handbook, 1952|
|28||Folder 28: Rosters, 1939-1991|
|29||Folder 29: Charter and committee members|
|30||Folder 30: Membership proposals|
|31||Folder 31: Newsletters, 1989-1991|
|32||Folder 32: Newsletters, 1970-1988|
|3||33||Folder 33: Chapter activities|
|3434||Folder 34: New Chapter Officers' reports|
|3535||Folder 35: National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 1955|
|36||Folder 36: National Convention, Savannah, Georgia, 1961|
|37||Folder 37: National Convention, Savannah, Georgia, 1981|
|38||Folder 38: Region V Convention|
|39||Folder 39: Programs of various meetings, 1945-1974|
|40-48||Folders 40-48: Armed Forces Day programs, 1946, 1951-1958|
|4||49||Folder 49: National Headquarters bulletins and memos, 1943-1956|
|50||Folder 50: Commander's tips|
|51||Folder 51: Patriotic education|
|52||Folder 52: Newspaper clippings, 1985-1988|
|53||Folder 53: Newspaper clippings, 1972-1984|
|54||Folder 54: Newspaper clippings, 1934-1957|
|56||Folder 56: Deceased file|
|57||Folder 57: Miscellaneous papers|
|58||Folder 58: Flag pole, Memorial Hospital, 1956|