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

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.

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/194
Volume: 2.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/1989.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the collection.
Subject Index
American Legion
Daniel Post of Ex-Servicemen
Rockford (Ill.)
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: Robert Borden  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.