Sons of Confederate Veterans Collection, 1896-1964

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Title:
Sons of Confederate Veterans Collection
Collection No.:
SC 0132
Date:
1896-1964
Extent:
1 box, .4 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Sons of Confederate Veterans Collection, 1896-1964, consists of documents pertaining to the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization at the local, state, and national levels.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Sons of Confederate Veterans Collection, 1896-1964, SC 0132, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Administrative History

The SCV is a national fraternal organization established in 1895 for veterans of the Confederate forces and their sons and grandsons, with chapters around the nation.

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Scope and Content

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Collection, 1896-1964, consists of documents pertaining to the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization at the local, state, and national levels. The papers include letters from the national and state headquarters, many documents from the Harrisonburg SCV, applications for membership in the Harrisonburg SCV, and documents from other camps in Virginia located outside of Rockingham County.

Series 1: National Headquarters Documents, 1912-1964, contains papers which were sent from the main offices of the SCV in Richmond, Virginia. These papers consist of convention notices, dues requests and general orders for all chapters, nationwide.

Series 2: State Headquarters Documents, 1898-1940, is comprised of papers originating in the Virginia Division Headquarters of the SCV in Charlottesville, Va. Once again, the papers are for the most part notices for state conventions and reunions, dues notices and general orders on the state level.

Series 3: D. H. Lee Martz Camp 10, Harrisonburg, 1922-1938, is comprised of documents pertaining to the local camp of the SCV. The series includes membership rosters, dues records, minutes of meetings, letters and various papers all having to do with the maintenance of an active camp of the SCV. Also of interest are a few examples of Apple Blossom Festival stationery.

Series 4: Applications, 1896-1927, contains applications in various forms for membership in Camp 10 and other camps. Included in some of these applications are records of Southern veterans with their rank, company, number of years served, and reason for discharge from the Confederate army.

Series 5: Camps outside Rockingham County, 1899-1923, is comprised mostly of annual reports of camps in Virginia for 1923. Included as well are a few miscellaneous papers from some of the camps. Of particular note is a printed pamphlet "Charter, By-laws, Rules of Order and List of Officers and Members of RE Lee Camp, No. 1...1884."

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series:

Series 1: National Headquarters Documents, 1912-1964

Series 2: State Headquarters Documents, 1898-1940

Series 3: D. H. Lee Martz Camp 10, Harrisonburg, 1922-1938

Series 4: Applications, 1896-1927

Series 5: Camps outside Rockingham County, 1899-1923

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

EditedConverted to schema conforming EAD by dtd2schema.vh.xsl. July 20082013-11-21

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

This collection is on deposit from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society.

Other Formats Available

This collection is also available on Microfilm #1487 and may be used instead of the originals. The microfilm is available in Special Collections.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 3040.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Subject

  • Sons of Confederate Veterans (Organization) -- Records and correspondence
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans (Organization). D. H. Lee Martz Camp (Harrisonburg, Va.) -- Records and correspondence
  • Confederate States of America -- History -- Societies, etc.
  • Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography
  • Confederate States of America -- History, Military -- Sources
  • Martz family -- Sources
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Biography
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Societies, etc. -- Confederate
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: National Headquarters Documents, 1912-1964

Title/Description Instances
Miscellaneous Documents, 1912-1964 box 1 folder 1

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Series 2: State Headquarters Documents, 1898-1940

Title/Description Instances
Miscellaneous Documents, 1898-1940, undated box 1 folder 2

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Series 3: D.H. Lee Martz Camp 10, Harrisonburg, 1922-1938

Title/Description Instances
Membership Rosters and Dues Records, 1923-1938 box 1 folder 3
Minutes, By-laws, 1922-1938 box 1 folder 4
Letters, Business Papers, 1923-1938, undated box 1 folder 5

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Series 4: Applications for Membership in SCV Camps, 1896-1927

Title/Description Instances
Applications, 1896-1927 box 1 folder 6
Applications, undated box 1 folder 7

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Series 5: Camps outside Rockingham County, 1899-1923

Title/Description Instances
Documents of Camps #1-14, 204, 1899-1923 box 1 folder 8

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