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American Legion Jefferson Post No. 15 Papers, 1926-1961, 1926

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94m02Inventory of the American Legion Jefferson Post No. 15 Papers, 1926-1961Archives StaffSpecial CollectionsSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Kentucky Historical Society1994Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, April 2000.ENGInventory of the American Legion Jefferson Post No. 15 Papers, 1926-1961Collection number: 94M02Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Processed by: StaffDate Completed: 1994Encoded by: Apex Data Services Copyright 1999 Kentucky Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.American Legion Jefferson Post No. 15 Papers, 1926-196194M02American Legion Jefferson Post No. 151 box,.5 c.f.Kentucky Historical SocietyFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.Permission for commercial use must be requested from the Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections.[Identification of item], American Legion Jefferson Post No. 15. Papers, 1926-1961, 94M02,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.The American Legion was created in 1919 by "The Paris Caucus" and headquartered in Indianapolis. This caucus consisted of veterans of the American Expeditionary Force (A.E.F.) of World War I with the hopes that such an organization would be able to promote partriotism and the nation's welfare as a whole; encourage military manners in civilian life; help disabled veterans receive care; and continue the friendships made during the war. The first meeting of the Jefferson Post No. 15 was held in 1919 at the Jefferson County Armory. The new post selected Sam H. McMeekin as the first commander.The collection contains materials relating to the Jefferson Post No. 15 of the American Legion in Louisville, Kentucky. The items include listings of all Jefferson County members, a book detailing the American Legion's actions in Paris in the early twentienth century, and a notebook containing the minutes from the Drill Corps of the Jefferson Post No. 15. The notebook includes minutes, constitutions and by-laws of the organization, and music sheets, as well as meeting notices, funeral announcements, and membership rosters. There is also a collection of Jefferson Post Drum Corps Contest registration forms for a Minneapolis convention in 1961. A copy of a LOS ANGELES TIMES newspaper from 1934 with an article about the Legion promoting the use of fingerprinting to curb crime is also present.County: JeffersonArrangement: ChronologicalAmerican Legion--History--KentuckyAmerican Legion--History--SourcesAmerican Legion. Post 15 (Jefferson County, Ky.) -- ArchivesLouisville (Ky.) -- HistoryJefferson County (Ky.) -- HistoryContainer List11Jefferson Post No. 15 Drum and Bugle Corps materials12Jefferson Post No. 15 Drum and Bugle Corps certificates of eligibility (some birth and military service information)13Newspapers14Booklets and member information (on index cards)14ItemMinutes of the Drill Corps of Jefferson Post No. 1514Transcriptions / Images

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