Grand Army of the Republic Records (DeKalb), 1881-1941
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Brief Description: A descriptive book of members (1887-1918), journal of financial accounts (1892-1923), and a cash statement book (1900-1914) partially document the history of the Merritt Simonds Post of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Records from the Malta G.A.R. the Soldiers Memorial Association, and the Women’s Relief Corps complete the collection.  The historical information in Box 1 details the organization of the national G.A.R. and affiliated groups such as the Daughters and Sons of Veterans.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/126
Volume: 0.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1965.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Grand Army of the Republic (Malta, Ill.)
Grand Army of the Republic.
Grand Arrmy of the Republic. Merritt Simonds Post (DeKalb, Ill.)
Societies-- DeKalb
Soldiers Memorial Association
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Women's Relief Corps, DeKalb
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Several individuals,  Waite W. Embree,  Several individuals, including Waite W. Embree, donated the Grand Army of the Republic Records to the Northern Illinois University Archives between 1965 and 1978.  J. Joseph Bauxar, University Archivist, transferred the collection to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center in June 1978.
Related Materials: Researchers interested in veteran’s organizations should consult the DeKalb Daughters of Veterans Records (RC 127).  Further information on the Civil War is available in the Griffith correspondence (RC 89) and in records contained in the Vertical File Manuscripts Collection, particularly the Merritt Simonds material (4.14).