Military Order of the World Wars documents
Collection number: ahc.MSS879f
Scope and Content
This collection contains issues of the Military Order of the World Wars' national bulletins that detail the status of American military men serving overseas, as well as the Atlanta chapter's membership rosters and a memorial service program for fallen members. Of particular note is a speech given by Military Order of the World Wars member, William R. Brewster (1921-2012), on behalf of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) on Army Day in 1945.
- 1945-1965, undated
- Brewster, William (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
The Military Order of the World War was founded by General John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948) in 1919 as a fraternity of American military officers who had served in World War I. The Atlanta branch of the Military Order of the World War was formed in 1936 and became the largest in the country by 1945. Upon American entrance into World War II, the Military Order of the World War pluralized its name, becoming the Military Order of the World Wars. Membership to the Order is open to all commissioned officers who served in any branch of the military. The Military Order of the World Wars remains an officer's society, recently welcoming officers who served in the Global War on Terror as well as in peacetime service.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Military Order of the World Wars documents
- Allison Maier
- May 2019
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.