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Collection American Legion Electric Post 228
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 944
Object Name Archive
Title Records and photographs, 1927-1940.
Year Range from 1927
Year Range to 1940
Event Veterans Activities
Description Scattered records and photographs of the American Legion Electric Post No. 228, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin chapter of a voluntary fraternal association of veterans dedicated to veterans' causes, community service, and promoting patriotism. The collection contains of a brief post history (1927-1939) that describes its chartering and lists early officers and highlights from its first twelve years of existence. The oversized folder has three certificates showcase awards provided for by the post. Two of them, best high school football player and safest public grade school, were for the state of Wisconsin while the third was awarded nationally to the department that best served veterans. The photograph box contains a photograph album (1929-1940) that holds pictures of post members marching in Memorial Day parades and at American Legion conventions, playing golf, and holding a community picnic. The oversized folder has two panoramic group shots and a large picture of post members marching at the 1939 American Legion national convention. Loose photos include largely unidentified group shots of post members and officers, two pictures of boys from the local Sons of the American Legion in their uniforms, and some elderly people playing bingo, presumably at an American Legion hall.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers : (1 folder and 1 oversized folder)
Photographs : 0.4 linear ft. (9 folders, 1 flat box, and 1 oversized folder)
Paper prints : (1 folder)
Subjects Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- Societies, etc.
Patriotic societies -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee.
Bands (Music)
Parades -- Wisconsin.
American Legion. Electric Post No. 228 (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Sons of the American Legion.
Photograph albums.