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American Legion collection

 Collection — Folder: S1505
Identifier: S1505

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a partial copy of American Legion meeting minutes. In the single page item, the Legion secretary, Helen K. Parsley, recorded the successful competition record of the artist, George H. Honig, whose “Nancy Hanks” doll won fifth place at the American Legion National Convention in 1933.


  • circa 1933


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

“American Legion, organization of U.S. veterans of World Wars I and II and of the Korean and Vietnam wars, chartered in 1919.

The legion aided in World War II by assisting in war bond drives, blood bank contributions, and civilian defense programs; by upholding government foreign policy; and by supporting army and navy strategy. Similar services were provided during the Korean and Vietnam wars. Exerting considerable political influence, the legion lobbied for veterans’ legislation such as the G.I. Bill of Rights, for the construction of government veterans’ hospitals, and for pensions and other benefits for veterans and their families.

The peacetime program in general is directed to upholding the U.S. Constitution. To this end, the legion sponsors annual youth-training programs to teach the principles of American self-government and awards medals to encourage scholarship and leadership among elementary and high school students.

Affiliated with the organization is the American Legion Auxiliary for women of veterans’ families. National headquarters of the American Legion is in Indianapolis, Ind.”


“American Legion.” Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/02 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/28 by Brittany Kropf.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.