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Grand Army of the Republic J. B. Matthews Post Number 6 Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-22

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of seven hand-written ledgers from J. B. Matthews Post Number 6, Grand Army of the Republic in Forest Grove, Oregon. The ledgers include membership lists, financial information and minutes of meeting. Also one copy of Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Encampment of the Department of Oregon Grand Army of the Republic held at Forest Grove, Oregon, June 25-28, 1901. The encampment was held at Pacific University.

Dates

  • 1882-1932

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Historical Note

The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was established in Illinois in 1866, shortly after the close of the Civil War, as a veterans' organization dedicated to three principles - fraternity, charity and loyalty. Numerous states quickly created their own GAR organizations; the Department of Oregon was established September 28, 1882. Regular meetings were held in local communities, as were annual statewide and national meetings, called encampments. Pacific University at Forest Grove, Oregon hosted the 20th annual encampment of the Department of Oregon, June 25-28, 1901.

The GAR served not only a social function but advocated for the rights of veterans; assisted needy veterans, widows and children; raised funds to install numerous monuments and memorials; worked to preserve historic sites, documents and relics; and established May 30 as Decoration Day (now Memorial Day) to honor the Civil War dead.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Summary

Collection consists of hand-written ledgers from J. B. Matthews Post Number 6, Grand Army of the Republic in Forest Grove, Oregon and one copy of Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Encampment held at Pacific University in 1901.

Accruals

No accurals are expected.
Title
Guide to the Grand Army of the Republic J. B. Matthews Post Number 6 Records
Status
Completed
Author
Linda Morton-Keithley
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

Contact:
2043 College Way
Forest Grove OR 97116 United States