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Isaac W. Taylor Post No. 2443 records, 1933-1999

 Series
This collection contains the contents of two scrapbooks related to the VFW Isaac W. Taylor Post #2443. The first scrapbook was compiled around 1932 or 1933, recording the events of the year 1932, the first year of the post’s existence. It includes officer lists, voting processes and results, details of post-sponsored events, obituaries, correspondence, and photographs of officers. Also included in the scrapbook were loose pages added at a later date, including a history written around 1945, with an addition about then-commander Clifton Merriman. A letter from Merriman to an unknown recipient, Merriman’s obituary from 1989, a list of commanders from 1932-1985, minutes from three meetings in 1952, a news clipping about a post program, several photographs, and a certificate presented to 1980s commander Ulysses H. Gore are also present.
The second scrapbook was put together by the post’s women’s auxiliary and includes that group’s history from 1932-1946. The contents are similar to that of the post’s scrapbook: officer lists, details of events, listings of member deaths, correspondence, and news clippings. There are several photos as well as a list of presidents from 1932-1986.

Dates

  • 1933-1999
  • Majority of material found within 1933

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for use.

Extent

3 Files

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Cambridge Public Library
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