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Department of Indiana, United Spanish War Veterans, Winfield T. Durbin Camp, No. 78 record book

 Collection — Folder: S1758
Identifier: S1758

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the record book of the Winfield T. Durbin Camp, No. 78, local chapter of the United Spanish War Veterans in Anderson, Indiana. Ranging from 1924 to 1966, the entries include the members name, address, birth date, occupation, entry date and discharge date of military service, nearest relative, and their signature. Also included is the "date mustered into camp" and additional remarks about the members that consist primarily of dates of death.


  • 1924-1966

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.

Historical Note

The United Spanish War Veterans was a organization established in 1904 for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, and the Chinese Expedition. The group's main objective was to "unite in fraternal bonds, through national, state and local organizations, those men who served in the military or naval establishments of the United States of America in the war with Spain and in the campaigns incidental to and growing out of that war." The organization was called a department at the state level and a camp at the local level. The Winfield T. Durbin Camp, No. 78 was the local chapter of Anderson, Indiana.


"Brief History of Organization of Spanish-American War Veterans." The Princeton Daily Democrat (IN), August 225, 1920.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically by the date the veteran joined Winfield T. Durbin Camp, No. 78.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Anderson Public Library on 2018/06/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/08/06 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/08/06 by Laura Eliason.
Department of Indiana, United Spanish War Veterans, Winfield T. Durbin Camp, No. 78 record book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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