American Legion Caduceus Post No. 818 Records, 1919-1932

 
American Legion Caduceus Post No. 818 Records

Historical Note

The American Legion Caduceus Post originated in 1919 as the Medical Department Post of New York. Meetings were held at various clubs in New York, including the Academy of Medicine. In 1920, the Medical Department Post of New York and the Harry D. Gill Post amalgamated and the nominative "Caduceus Post" was adopted. By 1921 the Post had a membership of over four hundred former medical officers of the Army and Navy. The purpose of the association was to assemble members of the Medical, Sanitary, Dental, and Veterinary Corps around issues of interest to military, veteran and civil society. Advocacy for state and federal legislation in favor of veterans was a primary objective, along with improvement in public education toward greater support of military and veteran's affairs. Formation of a Ladies Auxiliary of the Post began in 1922.

Collection Description

Scope and Content

Included are: minutes, treasurer's reports and other accounts; reports and resolutions of the Executive Committee and various appointed committees; tickets, programs and meeting announcements; other printed documents produced by the Post.

Arrangement of Collection

Bound in three volumes and chronologically arranged: date of organization to January 11, 1923; January 1, 1923 to December 20, 1929; and January 10, 1930 to October 29, 1932.

Administrative Info

Collection processed and described by Rebecca Pou

Available to members with permission of two officers. Requests for permission to quote from or publish any materials should be directed to the curatorial staff of the Coller Rare Book Reading Room in writing.

Preferred Citation

American Legion Caduceus Post No. 818 Records. The Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room, New York Academy of Medicine Library.

Provenance

On deposit by the American Legion Caduceus Post No. 818.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The New York Academy of Medicine Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

American Legion. Caduceus Post No. 818 (New York, N.Y.)Search ArchiveGrid
Medicine -- New York (State) -- New York -- Societies, etc.Search ArchiveGrid
Veterans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Societies, etc.Search ArchiveGrid