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American Legion Post 864 Records (Rockford)

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Collection Overview

Title: American Legion Post 864 Records (Rockford), 1937-1986

ID: RHC/RC/194

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1989

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection partially documents the history of the American Legion Daniel Post 864 of Rockford, Illinois from 1937 to 1986.  The post meeting minutes and financial reports provide extensive information of the group's functions and activities from 1937-1986.  The post newsletter, 864 News, details its activities from 1960-1986.  Additional information to document special events sponsored by the post is foldered separately and includes Armistice Day (Veterans Day) banquets (1938-1985), Memorial Day services and parades (1942-1983), travelogue programs (1960-1987), and various local scholarship awards (1971-1986).  Of special interest are the documents detailing the Daniel Post of Ex-Servicemen's application to merge with the American Legion in 1943, and the subsequent incorporation of the Daniel Post Building Corporation in 1944.

Researchers should note a gap in the meeting minutes which occurs between 1976 and 1985.  The run of minutes for the years 1956 to 1976 often have financial reports included as attachments.  Financial information on membership (dues) and the annual travelogue lecture series is included as part of the regular financial reports.  Other membership information can be found in the chronological correspondence.  Annual reports submitted by different post commanders at irregular intervals are also included in the chronological correspondence.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Robert Borden

Acquisition Method: Robert Borden, longtime member and former historian of the American Legion Daniel Post 864 of Rockford, Illinois, donated the post's records to the Regional History Center in 1989.


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Box 1
Folder 1: Histories, 1965, 1980-1981
Folder 2: News releases, 1937-1985, 2004
Folder 3: American Legion post application, 1937-1944
Folder 4: Post home property deeds, 1882, 1884, 1918
Folder 5: Post home dedication, 1945
Folder 6: Post and regional constitutions, 1938, 1944, 1955
Folder 7-10: Chronological correspondence, 1937-1985
Folder 10a: Correspondence, 2001-2007
Folder 11: Correspondence with missionaries, 1966-1984
Folder 12: Correspondence, Auxiliary, 2003-2004
Folder 13-14: Minutes, 1937-1946
Box 2
Folder 1-5: Minutes, 1947-1985
Folder 6-7: Meeting attendance sign-in sheets, 1949-1986
Box 3
Folder 1: Membership rosters, 1943-1984
Folder 2: Officers and lifetime members, 1937-1986
Folder 2a: Membership Cards, Robert Borden; National American Legion Press Association Card, 2003, 2004; 1968
Folder 2b: Obituaries and Memorial Service Programs, 2003-2006
Folder 3-5: Financial reports, 1939-1984
Folder 6: Donations to post, 1945-1958
Folder 7: Tax documents, 1947-1983
Folder 8: Post home insurance policy, 1984-1985
Folder 9: The 864 News, 1960-1986
Folder 10: Post award certificates, 1953-1981
Folder 11: Initiation ceremony, no date
Folder 12: Songs, prayers, jokes for meetings, 1938-1983, no date
Folder 13: Armistice Day (Veterans Day) banquet programs, 1938-1985, 1998, 2005
Folder 13a: Memorial Day, 1942, 1978, 1983
Box 4
Folder 1: Banquet tickets, meeting invitation cards, 1946-1985
Folder 2: Post sponsored ROTC and local scholarship awards, 1971-1986
Folder 3: Premier Boy's State, 1961-1984
Folder 4: High school oratorical and essay contest, 1958-1982
Folder 5: Travelogue correspondence, promotional material, 1960-1996
Folder 6: Travelogue programs, 1960-1987
Folder 7: Veteran's affairs and legislation, 1945-1986
Folder 8: Daniel Post Building Corporation: Articles of incorporation, 1944, 1960
Folder 9: Daniel Post Building Corporation: Chronological correspondence, 1945-1962
Folder 10: Daniel Post Building Corporation: Minutes, 1944-1981
Folder 11: Daniel Post Building Corporation: Financial reports, 1945-1955
Folder 12: Daniel Post Building Corporation: Lists of certificate holders, 1944-1964
Folder 13: Daniel Post Building Corporation: Certificates, 1946-1958
Folder 14: Daniel Post Building Corporation: Mortgage burning celebration, 1958
Folder 15
Envelope 1: Photographs: Post home, North Seventh Street, Rockford, 1880, no date
Envelope 2: Photographs: Meetings at Post home(2, 21) (2 prints  2 negatives on wood blocks), 1961, no date
Envelope 3: Photographs: Banquet scenes (0, 16), no date
Envelope 4: Photographs: Cemetery ceremony(0, 8), no date
Envelope 5: Photographs:Picnic/meeting at Post home (0, 7), no date
Envelope 6: Photographs: Picnic in a park (2, 1), 1962, no date
Envelope 7: Photographs: Parade scenes (3, 7), 1967, 2005, no date
Envelope 8: Photographs: Poppy Day sales (1, 4), 1965, no date
Envelope 9: Photographs: E. Harold Ericsson family (1, 0), no date
Envelope 10: Photographs: Shoe store window display (1, 0), no date
Envelope 11: Photographs: Al Keller, Junior portrait (2, 0), 1959, no date
Box 5
Folder 1: American Legion: Second Division materials, 1960-1983
Folder 2: American Legion: Twelfth District materials, 1956-1983
Folder 3: American Legion: Twelfth District membership reports, 1982-1985
Folder 4: American Legion: Winnebago-Boone County Council, 1951-1983
Folder 5: American Legion: Illinois constitution and directory, 1951-1982
Folder 6: American Legion: National constitution, 1937, 1944, 1951, 1966
Folder 7: American Legion: Post handbook, 1954
Folder 8: American Legion: Manual for post service officers, 1944, 1982
Folder 9: American Legion: Manual of ceremonies, 1921, 1951
Folder 10: American Legion: Instructional booklets (various topics), 1960-1985
Folder 11: American Legion: Memorabilia, 3 decals, 1 pin
Folder 12: American Legion: Walter R. Craig Post No. Rockford, Illinois, 1980-1984
Folder 13: American Legion: Walter Graham Post Number 332, Rockton, Illinois, 1981-1983
Folder 14: American Legion: United States troops stationed in various nations, October 1975
Folder 15: American Legion: Winnebago County Veterans Association, no date
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Folder 8: Post Award Certificates (3), 1954, 1960-1961

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