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Salem Light Infantry Veteran Association Records

Salem Light Infantry Veteran Association Records

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SALEM LIGHT INFANTRY VETERAN ASSOCIATION RECORDS, 1855-1917

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Salem Light Infantry, Veterans' Association
Title:Salem Light Infantry Veteran Association Records
Dates:1855/1917
Quantity:1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract:The Salem Light Infantry Veteran Association Records include record books, by-laws, correspondence, meeting programs and invitations, account books, treasurer reports, and belt buckles. This collection has been arranged into one series.
Identification:MM 13

Series List

SERIES I. Records of the Salem Light Infantry Veteran Association
A. Administrative Records
B. Members Records
C. Financial Records
D. Artifacts

Scope and Content Note

The Salem Light Infantry Veteran Association Records include record books, by-laws, correspondence, meeting programs and invitations, account books, treasurer reports, and belt buckles. This collection has been arranged into one series.


Series I. Records of the Salem Light Infantry Veteran Association is arranged into four subseries. Subseries A. Administrative Records includes records books, insurance policies, general orders, by-laws, and Company H history pamphlets associated with the Salem Light Infantry Veteran Association. The record books include detailed meeting minutes and clippings of company events. Subseries B. Members Records includes correspondence from leaders of the organization such as George M. Whipple, meeting programs and invitations to association events, marches, and annual meetings, and clippings of news reports of veteran events and member obituaries. Subseries C. Financial Records includes account books, receipts and treasurer reports. Subseries D. Artifacts includes two belt buckles with the Salem Light Infantry initials on the front.


Historical Sketch

The Salem Light Infantry Veteran Association was organized in Salem, Massachusetts on October 4, 1862. The objective of the association was to support and provide relief for the members of the Salem Light Infantry and their families, and to perpetuate a full record of the history of the company. When the organization was founded, all past and present members of the Salem Light Infantry were eligible for membership. There was a board of officers, elected by the members, and by-laws that outlined the rules of the organization. Veterans participated in marches and parades, attended meetings, assemblies, and special events, all in an effort to continue the history and traditions of the Salem Light Infantry.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Whipple, George Mathews, 1842-1893
Massachusetts--Militia--Regiment, 8th--Company H
Massachusetts--Militia--Salem Light Infantry
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Salem (Mass.)
Accounts books
Ephemera
Letters

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Salem Light Infantry Veteran Records, MM 13, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was found in the collection. Some material was the gift of William O. Brookings on April 25, 1952.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, February 2012.


Related Material

Whipple, George M. History of the Salem Light Infantry, 1805-1890. Salem: Salem Press, 1890.


Salem Light Infantry Records, 1805-1894, MM 12


For additional Salem Light Infantry Veteran Association material, including circulars and official programs, please visit Philcat, our online catalog.


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