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Lois Borland Collection: Series 5: American Legion Records 1921-1962

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Lois Borland Collection: Series 5

Collection Information

Collection 1, Series 5 2 records storage boxes, 2 document cases, 1 flat box (3.5 lin. ft.) Finding Aid Prepared By Jennifer A. Vazquez July 2006

Lois Borland (1877-1967) came to the Colorado State Normal School, Gunnison, Colorado in 1914 as the school’s first English professor. She retired in 1942 from Western State College of Colorado after a long career that included many interests. In addition to literature, she developed an interest in local history and was probably the first person in the area to appreciate the value of saving and preserving historical documents. She also was involved in dramatic productions at the college.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains records from 1921 to 1962 pertaining to the American Legion Post number 54, Gunnison, Colorado. It includes minutes, an official membership listing, newsletters, correspondence, financial records, and other material relevant to the post during this time.

Provenance Note

Borland was probably not a member of the American Legion. It is assumed that she acquired these records from the American Legion.

Contents

Box 1

FileTitle
1 CORRESPONDENCE March 1936-December 1937
2 CORRESPONDENCE- IN (1 of 2) July 1923-November 1953
3 CORRESPONDENCE- IN (2 of 2) November 1953- March 1954
4 CORRESPONDENCE- OUT April 1937- January 1954
5 EARLY HISTORY Loose notes and lists of members and prominent events of early years
6 HISTORY OF POST Typed notes and summary of the history of the post
7 MEMBERSHIP RECORDS Official lists of membership
8 MISCELLANOUS Various official and non-official record pertaining to the post
9 NATIONAL DEFENSE QUESTIONAIRES Documents pertaining to members
10 OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS Copy of constitution, dated April 11, 1948 Handwritten notes of by-laws. List of resolutions, dated February 22, 1955. Typed record of by-laws
11 RECORDS Various letters and documents serving as records of post business
12 RECORDS Records Book
13 REPORTS Quarterly reports
14 NEWSLETTERS
15 NEWSLETTERS
16 NEWSLETTERS

 

Box 2

FileTitle
1 MINUTES February 25, 1925- March 25, 1931
2 MINUTES April 22, 1931- October 19, 1935
3 MINUTES December 5, 1935-July 2, 1940
4 MINUTES July 25, 1940- July 7, 1943
5 MINUTES July 22, 1943- November 6, 1947
6 MINUTES October 17, 1951-November 15, 1952
7 MINUTES Handwritten listing of minutes
LOOSE ITEMS Notebook of minutes for September 5, 1934- February 2, 1944
Notebook of minutes for May 20, -1953- January 17, 1962

 

Box 3

FileTitle
1 MINUTES Notebook of minutes for November 15, 1921-May 13, 1926
2 SCRAPBOOK (1) October 19, 1919
3 SCRAPBOOK (2) November 15, 1941
4 SCRAPBOOK (3) May 5, 1949

 

Box 4

Financial Records, Handbooks, Pamphlets, and other Miscellaneous
The American Legion “Community Servant,” a 15 minute script. Official brochure of constitution and by-laws, 1948

Box 5

Financial Records, Membership Ledger

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