Veterans of Foreign Wars Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

675 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection contains correspondence between Raleigh Easter and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post #2123 with various other individuals and organizations 1951-1992. Also found within the collection are certificates presented to Raleigh Easter as well as news articles pertaining to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post #2123. Various other items such as scrapbook pages containing correspondence as well as military guidebooks are also contained within the collection.
(1 box) Last Updated 09/16 

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: The Veterans of Foreign Wars organization was founded in 1899 and has since been active in the rehabilitation and aide of U.S. veterans and their families who are disabled or in need of assistance. Another goal of the organization is to promote Americanism through strengthened patriotism and constructive service in local communities. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2123 is the active organization in Winchester, Virginia. VFM Post #2123 was chartered April 16, 1931 and remains a committed force in the community.   

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection. 

CITE AS: 675 THL, Veterans of Foreign Wars Collection, Stewart Bell, Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA. 

ORGANIZATION: 

BOX 1 

Correspondence—includes information regarding Raleigh Easter and the VFM #2123 (July 20, 1951-February 6, 1992); unnumbered leaves, typescript/manuscript 

Easter, Raleigh—Certificates (June 3, 1958-April 11, 1989); unnumbered items, printed and typescript 

News Articles—unnumbered leaves, newsprint and printed 

Post Inspection Report, VFM #2123, (February 9, 1958); 1 leaf, manuscript on printed form 

Release Form—Dare Devil, Human Fly Johnnie J. Woods (March 12, 1952); 1 leaf, manuscript on printed form 

Scrapbook Pages—9 items 

U.S. Military Reference Guidebooks (c. 1941-1943); 2 items, unnumbered pages, printed