American Legion Pitt County Post #39 Papers, 1919-1945

Manuscript Collection #120

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: American Legion Pitt County Post #39 Papers
    Creator: American Legion
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1919-1945) including correspondence, financial statements, minutes, letters, business reports
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 112 items , including correspondence, financial statements, minutes, membership records, and miscellaneous.
  • Description

    The collection contains primarily minutes of Post meetings which consist of attendance records, membership drives, and membership records. Of interest is a letter from the Department Adjutant to Post Adjutants, Commanders, and Department Officers expressing a desire to actively recruit Negro members.

    A business report (August 26, 1943) discusses a bill before Congress that would socialize medical services throughout the country by increasing the social security tax paid on wages. The Post felt the bill would be detrimental to the welfare of the country at the time. Also, the National Youth Administration is mentioned; it is suggested that their equipment be turned over to the Pitt County schools.

    Miscellaneous items include financial records, lists of Pitt County men wounded and killed in World War I and II, and reports of the Pitt County Venereal Disease clinic (1944).

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    May 19, 1970, ca. 100 items; Papers (1919-1945), including correspondence, minutes, and membership records. Gift of Mr. Frank M. Wooten, Jr., Greenville, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Frank M. Wooten, Jr

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    American Legion Pitt County Post #39 Papers (#120), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by K. Gunnet, October 1970

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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