Military Order of the World Wars records
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Military Order of the World Wars records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Military Order of the World Wars.
Title: Military Order of the World Wars records
Dates: 1932-1991
Extent: 2.0 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Identification: MS 1499

Biographical/Historical Note

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."

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Korean War, 1950-1953.
Military Order of the World Wars.
Minutes (administrative records)
Programs (documents)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The collection came to Georgia Historical Society as a deposit in 1958; it was later gifted by Bernard Adler in 1993.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Military Order of the World Wars records, MS 1499, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Container List




11Folder 1: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons, 1988-1991
2Folder 2: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons, 1986-1988
3Folder 3: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons
4Folder 4: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons, 1970-1978
5Folder 5: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons, 1955-1962
6Folder 6: Minutes of Staff and Luncheons, 1950-1954
7-18Folders 7-18: Correspondence, 1932-1948



219-25Folders 19-25: Correspondence, 1950-1957
25aFolder 25a: Correspondence, 1950-1957
26Folder 26: History, preamble and copy of charter of the Order
27Folder 27: Chapter handbook, 1952
28Folder 28: Rosters, 1939-1991
29Folder 29: Charter and committee members
30Folder 30: Membership proposals
31Folder 31: Newsletters, 1989-1991
32Folder 32: Newsletters, 1970-1988



333Folder 33: Chapter activities
3434Folder 34: New Chapter Officers' reports
3535Folder 35: National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 1955
36Folder 36: National Convention, Savannah, Georgia, 1961
37Folder 37: National Convention, Savannah, Georgia, 1981
38Folder 38: Region V Convention
39Folder 39: Programs of various meetings, 1945-1974
40-48Folders 40-48: Armed Forces Day programs, 1946, 1951-1958



449Folder 49: National Headquarters bulletins and memos, 1943-1956
50Folder 50: Commander's tips
51Folder 51: Patriotic education
52Folder 52: Newspaper clippings, 1985-1988
53Folder 53: Newspaper clippings, 1972-1984
54Folder 54: Newspaper clippings, 1934-1957
55Folder 55: Memorials
56Folder 56: Deceased file
57Folder 57: Miscellaneous papers
58Folder 58: Flag pole, Memorial Hospital, 1956