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Title American Legion
Collection Paper Artifacts Collection
Object ID 009.2.003
Parent ObjectID 009.2
Object Name File, Document
Description 4 subseries, 12 items

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.

Folder 1 - Ephemera
Folder 2 - Clippings & Articles
Folder 3 - Pamplets & Flyers
Folder 4 - Miscellaneous Materials
Collection Location Paper Artifacts Collection:Drawer 5
Level of description Series
Catalog date 2017-08-24
Subjects Awards/Honors
People Archer, Dan
Dillon, Ernie
Galka, Alice
Gillum, Melba
Halton, Jack
Halton, Lorraine
Huish, George
Hunter, Michael
Lorenz, Henry
Murray, Floyd
O'Donnell, Patrick
Schults, Don
Tanet, Edward
Waichulis, Nina
Cataloged by Amanda A.
Search Terms American Legion
American Legion Post #168
World War I