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Catalog Number 1000.01.05.04
Collection The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States(MOLLUS) Records
Object Name Records
Title Group I: Commandery-in-chief, Series 5: Correspondence, Subseries 04: Individuals and organizations
Scope & Content The MOLLUS collection dates from 1857 to 2012. The majority of the collection consists of record books, meeting records, scrapbooks, correspondence, financial records, registers, published addresses, membership records, photograph books, photographs of members, and songbooks. The collection documents the administration and membership of MOLLUS since its creation, focusing primarily on the Commandery-in-Chief and the Pennsylvania Commandery, but also covering other states, as well as the sister organization Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States (DOLLUS).

The group "I. Commandery-in-chief" dates from 1865 to 2012 and is divided into ten series: "I.1. Constitutions and bylaws," "I.2. Annual meetings," "I.3. Quadrennial congresses," "I.4. Anniversary meetings," "I.5. Correspondence," "I.6. Financial records," "I.7. Membership," "I.8. Publications," "I.9. Scrapbooks," and "I.10. Miscellaneous."

The series "I.5. Correspondence" dates from 1866 to 2000 and is divided into four subseries: "I.5.1. Officers," "I.5.2. General correspondence," "I.5.3. State commanderies," and "I.5.4. Individuals and organizations."

The subseries "I.5.4. Individuals and organizations" dates from 1885 to 1998 and contains correspondence books, correspondence with other museums and Civil War societies, and correspondence with Winfield Scott Hancock, Major J. J. Abercrombie, Henry M. Rogers, Douglas McArthur, James Knox Trigg, and Pamela R. Bennett. This subseries is arranged chronologically.

Dates of Creation 1885-1998
Year Range from 1885
Year Range to 1998
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Legal Status On loan from The Military Order of The Loyal Legion of The United States (MOLLUS).
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Containers Winfield Scott Hancock
Form letter book
DOLLUS correspondence book
Major J.J. Abercrombie
Henry M. Rogers
Douglas McArthur
Police Historical Society Museum
Association for the Preservation of the Civil War Sites (APCWS)
Hoxie Harrison Smith Foundation
Other Civil War societies A-Z
United States Army Military History Institute
Civil War Library and Museum
James Knox Trigg
Pamela R. Bennett