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RG 078, Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library
The Fund was established by the General Assembly of 1919 to recognize the sacrifices and heroism displayed by Connecticut's sons and daughters during "The Great War" (World War I). $2,400,000 had been allocated to recognize the contributions of returning veterans. Debate was spirited as to how the funds should be deployed to do the most good. The payment of individual bonuses was considered. After lengthy debate, the General Assembly decided that the money would be set aside in trust, with the interest, after investment of the funds, to be used for the benefit of needy veterans and their families.
Legislation was passed that designated The American Legion as the administrative agency which was to have responsibility over the activities of the Soldiers' Sailors' and Marines' Fund.
In 1937, the funds were placed in the custody of the State Investment Committee. As World War II came to a close, a $15,000,000 ceiling was established for the Fund, with the additional money to be funded from a tax on cigarettes. Funding from this source continued until 1966, at which time it was eliminated. Over the years the ceiling of the Trust Fund has been increased to current levels. Growth has resulted from reinvestment of unused funds and from growth in equity.
Source: State of Connecticut, Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund, History of the Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund, http://www.ct.gov/ssmf/cwp/view.asp?a=2302&q=300732 (accessed on December 5, 2008).
See also the Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund Description.
This record group consists solely of quarterly reports.
The quarterly reports are arranged chronologically.
Restrictions on Access
This record group is RESTRICTED because the quarterly reports contain personal confidential information. See the Alternate Form Available section.
These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.
Restrictions on Use
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Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines Fund (Conn.)
Military dependants -- Services for -- Connecticut
Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines Fund (Conn.) -- Records and correspondence
Veterans -- Services for -- Connecticut
Summary reports available to researchers are located in the Government Information and Reference Services vertical file located on 5B. The title of the file is "Soldiers', Sailors' and Marines' Fund."
All quarterly reports will be added to Accession 2009-011.