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Hennepin County War Records Committee Collection M/A 2005.10.01-.03

Creator:Hennepin County War Records Committee.
Title: Hennepin County War Records Committee Collection
Dates:1919-1933
Quantity: 3.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

History

Collection consists of research done by Victory Memorial Drive War Committee to compile a Gold Star Roster of Hennepin County servicemen who died as a result of service in World War I. The Committee was also referred to as the Hennepin County War Records Committee. The roster was also known as the Gold Star Roll of Hennepin County. The Committee was located at 318 Court House, Minneapolis, Minnesota. George E. Leach was the Chairman. Cecil W. Shirk was the Secretary. Gratia Countryman was also on the War Records Committee.

Collection includes correspondence and reports detailing the attempts of the Committee to compile a comprehensive list of servicemen connected to Hennepin County who died as a result of service in World War I. Efforts by the committee to ensure that the Gold Star Roster was comprehensive included at least one notice in the local newspaper, a canvass of every house in Minneapolis organized by the Women's Community Council, and a survey all school districts in Hennepin County. Collection also includes correspondence and reports relating to Committee's attempt to locate Service Records of Gold Star Roster candidates and determine eligibility of each candidate for membership on Gold Star Roster.

Members of the Gold Star Roster had a bronze marker placed on the Victory Memorial Drive. The dedication of Victory Memorial Drive was a major event in Minneapolis and Hennepin County's history.


Description of the Collection

Three boxes. Collection includes correspondence relating to soldier nominations and other War Records Committee correpondence. There is also correspondence about soldiers who died after the war. Included are materials from the dedication of the parkway: regrets from invitees and pamphlets of the Gold Star roster.

Reports included consist of War Records Committee reports, reports from high schools and teachers.


Related Material

See also Victory Memorial Driveway Committee M/A 2000.75.01 with its references to other materials available in SCMC.


Subject Headings

Subjects

War memorials--Minnesota--Hennepin County.
World War, 1914-1918--Monuments--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
World War, 1914-1918--Registers of dead--Minnesota--Hennepin County.
World War, 1914-1918--War work--Minnesota--Hennepin County.

Places

Glenwood-Camden Parkway (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Victory Memorial Driveway (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Victory Memorial Parkway (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Table of Contents


Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 10
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 11
Correspondence relating to soldiers nominated for Gold Star Roster 1921 -- Box 1, Folder 12
Records of the United States Employment Service, Minnesota Branch 1918 -- Box 2, Folder 1
Requests for service records for Hennepin County soldiers 1922 -- Box 2, Folder 2
War Records Committee Correspondence 1921-1933 -- Box 2, Folder 3
War Records Committee Reports 1920-1921 -- Box 2, Folder 4
Booklet: Gold Stars of Minneapolis and Hennepin County 1921 -- Box 2, Folder 5
Correspondence 1919-1920 -- Box 2, Folder 6
Correspondence regarding prospective Gold Star roster names 1921-1922 -- Box 2, Folder 7
Correspondence regarding corrections and additions to Gold Star roster names 1921 -- Box 2, Folder 8
Correspondence regarding requests for war department service records 1922 -- Box 2, Folder 9
Minnesota form for application for Solder's Bonus -- Box 2, Folder 10
War Records Committee Reports -- Box 2, Folder 11
Gold Star Reports from High Schools -- Box 2, Folder 12
Gold Star Reports from Teachers -- Box 2, Folder 13
List of Hennepin County servicemen who died after discharge 1922 -- Box 2, Folder 14
List of Hennepin County servicemen who died after discharge 1922 -- Box 2, Folder 15
Names nominated for Gold Star Roster but rejected -- Box 2, Folder 16
Names nominated for Gold Star Roster but rejected -- Box 2, Folder 17
Victory Memorial Drive Dedication -- Regrets from invitees -- Box 3, Folder 1
Pamphlets -- Gold Star Roster -- Box 3, Folder 2
Pamphlet -- United States of America War Office Authorized Abbreviations 1919 -- Box 3, Folder 3
Master List Used for Compiling Names for Bronze Markers -- Box 3, Folder 4
List of Gold Stars in Local Cemeteries -- Box 3, Folder 5
List of Gold Star Mothers -- Box 3, Folder 6
Invitation to Gold Star Mothers -- Box 3, Folder 7
Newspaper clipping of Gold Star List from Minneapolis Journal May 29, 1921 -- Box 3, Folder 8
Mailing List of next of kin of service men on Gold Star Roster -- Box 3, Folder 9
Press Releases -- Box 3, Folder 10


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