Guide to the American Legion Maynard-Price Post of Pullman #52 Records 1920-1978
Cage 514

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
American Legion Maynard-Price Post of Pullman #52
Title
American Legion Maynard-Price Post of Pullman #52 Records
ID
Cage 514
Date [inclusive]
1920-1978
Extent
8700.0 items.
General Physical Description note
4 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
4 ft. Summary Papers pertaining to the National and/or state organization; records of the local post on activities, new building projects, minutes, correspondence, finances, members, bulletins, and by-laws.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 514, American Legion Maynard-Price Post of Pullman #52 Records . Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Maynard-Price Post #52 of the American Legion was first established in 1919. Charter members of the group included: Cleo Miller, Roy H. Butler, Harry A. Stuppler, W. J. Broehl, Frank Fulkerth, Clem A. Yelle, George Gannon, and Frank W. Zink. The Maynard-Price Post of Pullman was part of the larger Whitman County Organization #1 which was formed during the same time period. Many other area towns also had posts, including: Colfax, Colton, LaCrosse, Rosalia, Tekoa and Garfield. The Pullman Post was named for two local men killed in action during World War I, Boyd Maynard and Ivan Price.

The main goals of the Pullman American Legion included gaining government and public support for veterans and community betterment. One of the specific projects of the post was the construction of the Legion Hall/Medical Center building at Blaine and Grand streets in Pullman in the early 1950's. The building was later sold in 1969. The Legion also sponsored many children's programs and Summer Legion Baseball.

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Scope and Contents note

The records labeled as American Legion 1950-1954, are those which although collected by the Pullman Post pertain to the national or state organization rather than to the Maynard-Price Post specifically. The files contain many bulletins and informational materials on various Legion-sponsored programs and committees.

The Maynard-Price Post #52, 1920-1969, 1978 section contains post record on activities, new building project, committees, correspondence, finances, and membership.

The Whitman County Organization #1, 1920-1923 group contains the earliest records on the Legion. It is comprised of bulletins, by-laws, correspondence, minutes and the Report of the Finance Officer.

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Arrangement note

The records of the Pullman American Legion have been divided into four groups: American Legion, 1950-1954; Maynard-Price Post, 1920-1969, 1978; Whitman County Organization #1, 1920-1923; and Membership Cards, 1922-1950.

All records in the first three sections are filed alphabetically by subject. The papers contained within the folders have been left in their original order wherever possible.

The fourth group, Membership Cards, 1922-1950 were separated out for processing convenience. This group is made up of six file drawers of 3" X 5" cards, which remain in their original sequence. Also contained in Box #3 is a large photograph of Legion members from 1921.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1985

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Maynard-Price Post #52 of the American Legion were donated to the Washington State University Libraries by Vern Welter (MS 81-44) in October of 1981.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Legion. Maynard-Price Post of Pullman No. 52. --Archives

Subject(s)

  • City and Town Life
  • World War, 1914-1918--Societies, etc.--Records and correspondence

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: American Legion 1950-1966 

Box Folder

Activities 1950-1951   7.0 items.

1 1

Baseball, Junior Legion 1951-1953   20.0 items.

1 2

Boy Scouts 1951-1953   15.0 items.

1 3

Boys State 1951-1953   15.0 items.

1 4

Child Welfare: 

Box Folder

 1950-1954   25.0 items.

1 5

 1951-1954   100.0 items.

1 6
Box Folder

Christmas Gift 1951   10.0 items.

1 7

Civil Defense 1951   5.0 items.

1 8

Community Forum Newsletter 1952-1953   30.0 items.

1 9

Crusade for Freedom 1951-1952   10.0 items.

1 10

Economic 1952-1953   6.0 items.

1 11

Education 1951-1952   2.0 items.

1 12

Employment and Housing 1950-1954   15.0 items.

1 13

General File: 

Box Folder

 1950-1951 1954   7.0 items.

1 14

 1950-1951 1966   120.0 items.

1 15

 1952-1953   75.0 items.

1 16
Box Folder

Hoover Report 1951-1952   8.0 items.

1 17

Hometown USA 1953   15.0 items.

1 18

Legislative: 

Box Folder

 1950-1953   15.0 items.

1 19

Bulletins: 

Box Folder

 1951   17 items.

1 20

 1952-1953   22 items.

1 21
Box Folder

Membership 1951-1954   100.0 items.

1 22

Post Meetings undated   15.0 items.

1 23

Press Memorandum 1952   2.0 items.

1 24

Publications 1952   50.0 items.

1 25

Publicity 1951-1953   60.0 items.

1 26

Resolutions 1952-1953   7.0 items.

1 27

Subversive Committee 1951-1952   40.0 items.

1 28

Tide of Toys 1950-1951   4.0 items.

1 29

Uniforms undated   10.0 items.

1 30

Universal Military Training 1952   12.0 items.

1 31

Veterans: 

Box Folder

 undated   100.0 items.

1 32

 1950-1953   20.0 items.

1 33

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Series 2: Maynard Price Post 1920-1969 1978 

Activities: 

Box Folder

 1950-1951   100.0 items.

2 34

 1950-1951 1966   100.0 items.

2 35
Box Folder

Americanism 1950-1952   610.0 items.

2 36

Biographical Data--R.S. Nelson 1942   17.0 items.

2 37

Boy Scouts 1929-1942 1950   17.0 items.

2 38

Building: 

Box Folder

 1950-1952   10.0 items.

2 39

 1937-1938 1969   15.0 items.

2 40

 1950-1951   23.0 items.

2 41

Lease Agreements 1951-1953   75.0 items.

2 42

Citations: 

Box Folder

 1972 1977-1978   3.0 items.

2 43

 1934-1941   10.0 items.

2 44
Box Folder

Collected Publications 1931-1965   8.0 items.

2 45

Committees 1920-1951   25.0 items.

2 46

Community Service Reports 1951-1952   2.0 items.

2 47

Convention 1951-1953   25.0 items.

2 48

Correspondence, General: 

Box Folder

 1938 1950-1953   100.0 items.

2 49

 1952 

2 50
Box Folder

Education of Orphans of War Veterans 1951-1952   6.0 items.

2 51

Financial: 

Box Folder

 1962-1965   30.0 items.

2 52

 1946-1952   8.0 items.

2 53
Box Folder

General File 1950-1951   30.0 items.

2 54

Historical Items 1952-1956   25.0 items.

2 55

Membership: 

Box Folder

 1949-1953   25.0 items.

2 56

 1952-1953   25.0 items.

2 57

Past Commanders: 

Box Folder

 1919-1920 1950-1952   15.0 items.

2 58

 1950-1954   20.0 items.

2 59
Box Folder

Photographs undated   2.0 items.

2 60

Service Division 1950-1955   25.0 items.

2 61

Spice Addresses 1951   9.0 items.

2 62

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Series 3: Whitman County Organization Number 1 1920-1923 

Bulletins: 

Box Folder

 Previous to 1923   12.0 items.

2 63

 1923   8.0 items.

2 64
Box Folder

By-Laws 1920   4.0 items.

2 65

Correspondence: 

Box Folder

 1920   17.0 items.

2 66

 1921   9.0 items.

2 67

 1922   15.0 items.

2 68

 1923   25.0 items.

2 69

Minutes: 

Box Folder

 1920   3.0 items.

2 70

 1920-1922   50.0 items.

2 71

 1921   7.0 items.

2 72

 1922   5.0 items.

2 73

 1923   5.0 items.

2 74
Box Folder

Report of the Finance Officer 1922-1924   8.0 items.

2 75

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Series 4: Membership Cards & a Photograph 

Box

Photograph 1921   1.0 item.

3

 1922-1936 1937-1946 1947-1948 

3

 1946-1947 1949-1950 undated 

4

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