The Resource Virginia War History Commission Prince Edward County Committee Records

Virginia War History Commission Prince Edward County Committee Records

Label
Virginia War History Commission Prince Edward County Committee Records, 1919-1920
Title
Virginia War History Commission Prince Edward County Committee Records
Inclusive dates
1919-1920
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The series contains records collected by the Prince Edward County Branch of the Virginia War History Commission. To assist Local Branches with their task, the Commission provided them with a detailed ten topic outline describing the types of records to be collected: Topic 1, Virginians of Distinguished Service (military and civilian); Topic 2, Pre-War Conditions and Activities (education, religion, patriotism, and economic and social conditions; Topic 3, Virginia Churches in War Time (lists of members in service, religious attitudes and church activities); Topic 4, Virginia Schools and Colleges in the War; Topic 5 (Draft Law and Virginia Organizations (draft laws); Topic 6, Economic and Social Conditions (finance, agriculture, industry, commerce, transportation, communication and labor and social conditions); Topic 7, The Red Cross in Virginia; Topic 8, War Work and Relief Organizations (activities of welfare organizations such as Y.M.C.A, Y.W.C.A., Knights of Columbus, Jewish Welfare, and Salvation Army); Topic 9, War Letters, Diaries and Incidents; and Topic 10, Post War Conditions and Activities. The complete outline is available in Virginia War History Commission, Publication No. 3, Virginia in the War: Topical Outline for a City or County War History (August 1920)
  • The Prince Edward County Committee Records series is housed in 2 boxes and 1 oversize box and contains Prince Edward County's copies of its' Individual Service Records (questionnaires), lists of soldiers who served in the military, church and Red Cross information, and a report on post-war business conditions. The most significant item is a copy of the book, With "Old Eph" in the Army by Walker H. Jordan, published in 1919. Jordan, an African-American, describes his military experiences including his time in France
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Records were compiled by Colonel David Walker Paulette and Dr. Alfred J. Morrison, chairman of the Prince Edward County branch of the War History Commission.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Virginia War History Commission Prince Edward County Committee Records
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00958.xml
Note
  • Part of Record Group 66 (Virginia War History Commission)
  • Series XIX. Prince Edward County Committee Records, 1919-1920
Arrangement
Arranged by topical outline.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
1.08
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Mrs. Frances H. Paulette
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001503331
Terms governing use
There are no use restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (3 boxes)

Library Locations

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