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Manuscript Group 486
RECORDS OF THE
SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR,
PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT,
1890-1990
9 cubic feet



The first camp of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War was created in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 29, 1878. Before this, the camp was known as Anna M. Ross Post No. 94 of the Grand Army of the Republic. After a committee was appointed to create a new constitution governing an organization called the Order of Sons of Veterans, Post No. 94 formally became Anna M. Ross Camp No. 1 of the Order of Sons of Veterans. Other camps in Philadelphia and throughout the state were organized. The order soon spread to New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, and a national organization was formed in 1881. The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, formally adopting that name in 1925, functions to preserve national integrity, maintain allegiance and fidelity to the United States government, and honor the memory of Union veterans. Its object is to aid the Grand Army of the Republic in caring for helpless and disabled veterans and children of those veterans, to ensure proper observance of Memorial Day, and to promote a sense of patriotism among all citizens. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War now consists of twenty-six departments and includes over 6,300 members.

The records are divided into administrative and financial records, camp records, Grand Army of the Republic records, National Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War records, Scotland School records, and also include materials on auxiliary and other veterans organizations, out-of-state departments, and miscellaneous records.



A. PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT

  • Administrative Records
  • Financial Records
    A1. PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT

  • Camp No. 2 Records, 1964, 1965. (1 folder) {#486m.39}
  • Camp No. 10 Records, 1938-1952. (1 volume) {#486m.40}
  • Camp No. 14 Records, 1966-1975. (1 folder) {#486m.41}
  • Camp No. 17 Records, 1950, 1951, undated. (1 folder) {#486m.42}
  • Camp No. 20 Records, 1901-1955. (7 volumes, 1 folder) {#486m.43}
  • Camp No. 33 Records, 1950. (1 folder) {#486m.44}
  • Camp No. 87 Records, 1927. (1 volume) {#486m.45}
  • Camp No. 122 Records, 1909-1946. (2 volumes) {#486m.46}
  • Camp No. 130 Records, 1941-1943. (2 volumes) {#486m.47}
  • Camp No. 139 Records, 1910-1958. (2 volumes) {#486m.48}
  • Camp No. 141 Records, 1961-1964. (2 folders) {#486m.49}
  • Camp No. 149 Records, 1971. (1 volume) {#486m.50}
  • Camp No. 150 Records, 1917-1931. (1 volume) {#486m.51}
  • Camp No. 165 Records, 1896-1957, undated. (7 volumes, 1 folder) {#486m.52}
  • Camp No. 177 Records, 1912-1960. (3 volumes, 2 folders) {#486m.53}
  • Camp No. 198 Records, 1958. (1 volume) {#486m.54}
  • Camp No. 200 Records, 1912-1976. (23 volumes, 1 folder) {#486m.55}
  • Camp No. 244 Records, 1916-1924. (1 volume) {#486m.56}
  • Camp No. 300 Records, 1922-1945. (1 volume, 2 folders) {#486m.57}
  • Camp No. 500 Records, 1906-1928. (2 volumes, 5 folders) {#486m.58}
  • Camp No. 300 & 500 Records, 1958. (1 folder) {#486m.59}
  • Davis Star Camp & W.J. Blakeley File, 1971-1975. (1 folder) {#486m.60}
  • Camp Correspondence and Miscellaneous Camp Records, 1919-1958. {#486m.61}

    A2. GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (G.A.R.)

  • Camp Charters, 1879-1885. (4 folders) {#486m.62}
  • "Campfire" Programs, 1964-1981, undated. (1 folder) {#486m.63}
  • Department Encampment Proceedings, 1887-1938. (27 volumes) {#486m.64}
  • Department Encampment Programs, 1924-1986. (66 volumes) {#486m.65}
  • Grand Ball Flyer, 1938. (1 folder) {#486m.66}
  • Highway Information, 1946. (1 folder) {#486m.67}
  • Ladies of the G.A.R. Proceedings, 1955-1957. (2 volumes) {#486m.68}
  • National Encampment Proceedings, 1887-1956. (16 volumes) {#486m.69}
  • Personal War Sketches of Post #9, 1890. (1 volume) {#486m.70}
  • Roll of the Department of Pennsylvania, 1938. (1 volume) {#486m.71}
  • Roll of the National Encampment, 1886-1956. (2 volumes) {#486m.72}
  • Roll of Members of Obligated Comrades of the G.A.R., 1902. (1 volume) {#486m.73}
  • Roster of Post #81, 1896. (1 volume) {#486m.74}
  • Rules and Regulations, 1922-1937. (2 volumes) {#486m.75}
  • Special Order, 1913. (1 folder) {#486m.76}

    A3. NATIONAL SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR

  • 100th Anniversary Book Rosters, 1979. (1 volume) {#486m.77}
  • The Banner, 1953-1985. (48 volumes) {#486m.78}
  • "Campfire" Programs, 1972-1976, undated. (10 volumes) {#486m.79}
  • Commandery-in-Chief Password Cards, 1942-1951. (1 folder) {#486m.80}
  • Grand Banquet Program, 1975, 1976. (1 folder) {#486m.81}
  • National Encampment Proceedings, 1907-1979. (41 volumes) {#486m.82}
  • National Encampment Proceedings of the Commandery-in-Chief, 1920-1955. (25 volumes) {#486m.83}
  • National Encampment Papers, 1965-1976. (4 volumes) {#486m.84}
  • National Secretary-Treasurer Statistical Report, 1965. (1 volume) {#486m.85}
  • Oath Plaques, undated. (3 folders) {#486m.86}
  • Officers' Reports and Encampment Rolls, 1937-1950. (10 volumes) {#486m.87}
  • Reasons, Duties, Privileges Membership Book, 1924. (1 volume) {#486m.88}
  • Ritual Books, 1899-1939. (10 volumes) {#486m.89}
  • Rosters of the Commandery-in-Chief, 1923-1957. (23 volumes) {#486m.90}

    A4. SCOTLAND SCHOOL

  • Anniversary Book, 1970. (1 volume) {#486m.91}
  • Commencement Program, 1974. (1 folder) {#486m.92}
  • Correspondence, 1955-1975. (1 folder) {#486m.93}
  • Ink Blotters, undated. (1 folder) {#486m.94}
  • Yearbooks, 1965-1971. (5 volumes) {#486m.95}

    B. AUXILIARY AND OTHER VETERANS' ORGANIZATIONS

  • Auxiliary Testimonial Dinner Program, 1972-1975. (1 folder) {#486m.96}
  • D.A.R. Memorial Service Program, 1970. (1 folder) {#486m.97}
  • Daughters of Union Veterans Testimonial Dinner Programs, 1971-1975. (1 folder) {#486m.98}
  • Encampment Proceedings of Auxiliary Groups, 1957. (1 volume) {#486m.99}
  • Ladies' Auxiliary Anniversary Program, 1968. (1 folder) {#486m.100}

    C. OUT-OF-STATE DEPARTMENTS

  • Connecticut Department, 1928-1979. (1 volume, 1 folder) {#486m.101}
  • Illinois Department, 1928. (1 volume) {#486m.102}
  • Iowa Department, 1922. (1 volume) {#486m.103}
  • Maine Department, 1928. (1 volume) {#486m.104}
  • New Jersey Department, 1969. (1 volume) {#486m.105}
  • New York Department, 1923-1928. (2 volumes) {#486m.106}
  • Ohio Department, 1927-1976, undated. (2 volumes, 2 folders) {#486m.107}

  • D. MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

  • American Citizenship Booklet, 1917. (1 volume) {#486m.108}
  • Civil War Centennial Paper, undated. (1 folder) {#486m.109}
  • Civil War Information Sheet, 1946. (1 folder) {#486m.110}
  • Civil War Map Guide, undated. (1 folder) {#486m.111}
  • Civil War Reenactment Program, undated. (1 volume) {#486m.112}
  • Facts About the Civil War Booklet, 1959. (1 folder) {#486m.113}
  • "The Flag" Information Pamphlet, 1923, 1924. (2 volumes) {#486m.114}
  • History of Johnstown Booklet, 1939. (1 volume) {#486m.115}
  • Photographs, undated. (1 folder) {#486m.116}
  • Poster, undated. (1 folder) {#486m.117}



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