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Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Vermont Commandery Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-090
The Military Order of the Loyal Legion Papers contains correspondence, printed material, drafts of speeches, records and record books, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia. The correspondence in cartons one and two is arranged chronologically, the topical material in carton three is arranged alphabetically and the reports are arranged chronologically. Much of the material relates to social and historical events sponsored by the Order of other similar groups. The most important event noted was the Lake Champlain Tercentennary Celebration in 1909. Materials from other chapters in the United States are included in the papers.

Dates

  • 1860-1951

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Abstract

Collection includes correspondence, drafts of speeches, records and record books, printed material, newspaper clippings, photos, and memorabilia largely relating to social events and historical celebrations sponsored by the commandery or other similar groups, including the Lake Champlain Tercentennial Celebration of 1909. Includes materials from other chapters of the order.

Historical Note

The Military Order of the Loyal Legion was established as a veteran fraternal organization dedicated to military and patriotic concerns in 1865. The Vermont Commandery was disbanded in 1955.

Location

Library Research Annex

Acquisition Note

The Military Order of the Loyal Legion Papers were a gift from the Order, circa 1965.
Title
Guide to the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Vermont Commandery Papers
Status
completed
Author
Connell Gallagher
Date
1970 November 13
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)