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American Legion, Darrell Dunkle Post 1 Records

 Collection
Identifier: 87-03
Collection includes correspondence, financial records, membership rolls, and publications generated at the national, state (Department of Nevada), and local levels from the men's organization, the women's auxiliary, and "La societe des 40 hommes et 8 chevaux" (the "40 & 8", veterans of WWI horse units)

Dates

  • 1919-1960

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

62 Cubic Feet (62 boxes)

Abstract

Collection includes correspondence, financial records, membership rolls, and publications generated at the national, state (Department of Nevada), and local levels from the men's organization, the women's auxiliary, and "La societe des 40 hommes et 8 chevaux" (the "40 & 8", veterans of WWI horse units)

Administrative History

Local branch of national organization of servicemen and women. Organized in about 1919, the Reno post is named for Darrell Dunkle, first Reno man killed in World War I. In addition to promoting patriotism the unit sponsors community activities such as Boy Scouts and Little League, and provides scholarships to college students.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Chester L. Perkins and Eugene Thomas in 1974.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been transferred to the Special Collections Department photo archive as collection number UNRS-P2007-11
Title
A Guide to the American Legion, Darrell Dunkle Post 1 Records
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
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