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Otis E. Brown Veterans Post No. 2 collection

 Collection — Folder: S2342
Identifier: S2342

Scope and Contents

This collection includes nine items, including certificates, fliers, charters, forms and letters, from 1919-1930, regarding the 1919 chartering of the Otis E. Brown Post No. 2, by the National Council of World War Veterans.


  • 1919-1930

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

Otis E. Brown Post No. 2 was chartered by the National Council of World War Veterans in 1919. The post was comprised of Indianapolis veterans and named for Indiana’s first 7th District soldier to fall in battle, Sergeant Otis E. Brown of the 150th Field Artillery.

Otis Brown was born October 6, 1895, son of William and Annie Brown. Otis entered the service on August 8, 1917. He was killed in action on July 15, 1918, in St. Hilaire, France, and was buried at the American Cemetery, Belleau Aisne, France (Grave 25, Sec. W, Plot 1).


Indiana Historical Commission. Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women Who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War, 1914-1918. (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1921), 279. Accessed April 6, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from H.B. Dykes.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/04/07 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/07 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/04/22 by Brittany Kropf, 2016/06/22 by Lauren Patton.
Otis E. Brown Veterans Post No. 2 collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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