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Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Histories 1919-1961


RG 173:003, American Legion LaFlamme-Kusek Post No. 15

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2009 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Miner, Gilbert H
Title: American Legion LaFlamme-Kusek Post No. 15 histories
Dates: 1925-1961
Quantity: .5 cubic feet
Abstract: Contains information on Post meetings and activities compiled by Post historian Gilbert H. Miner.
Identification: RG173_003
Accession: 1993-030
Language: The records are in eng.

Historical Note

The Griswold Post No. 15, American Legion held its organizational meeting in August 1919 and received its charter from the National Headquarters on September 6, 1919. At a special meeting held on March 15, 1920, the name of the post was changed to Orville LaFlamme Post No. 15 to honor LaFlamme who was killed in France in July 1919 during the fighting at Chateau Thierry. In October 1945 it was voted to again change the Post’s name to the LaFlamme-Kusek Post No. 15 in honor of Stanley Michael Kusek, the first man from Griswold to be killed in World War II.

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Scope and Content

Contains information on Post meetings and activities compiled by Post historian Gilbert H. Miner.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

American Legion. LaFlamme-Kusek Post No. 15 (Jewett City, Conn.)

Subjects:

Soldiers -- Connecticut -- Jewett City -- Registers
Veterans -- Connecticut -- Jewett City -- Registers
World War, 1914-1918 -- Connecticut -- Sharon -- Registers

Places:

Griswold (Conn.)
Jewett City (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The history compiled in 1925 was presented to the Connecticut State Library through Daniel L. Phillips, Esq. on June 30, 1926. A photostat copy of the 1930 history was made on February 6, 1934 from the original copy loaned to the State Library by the author, Gilbert H. Miner. The histories from 1933 to 1961 were sent to the State Library by Gilbert H. Miner.

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Container List

Series 1. Histories, 1919-1961
Box Folder
History of the Orville LaFlamme Post No. 15, Jewett City, Conn. / by Gilbert H. Miner, Historian and Adjutant, 1925, 1 volume, typescript 1
Covers 1919 to 1926.
Contains "service records of as many men from the Town of Griswold, New London County, Connecticut as it was possible to get.
History of Orville LaFlamme Post No. 15, American Legion, Jewett City, Town of Griswold, Connecticut / by Gilbert H. Miner, Historian, 1930 December, 1 volume, negative photostat
Contents: Part 1, History Orville LaFlamme Post; Part 2, Service Records of World War Veterans with index; Part 3, Cemetery records including Colonial Wars, Indian Reservation Wars, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War, by cemetery.
Spine states: 1914-1933.
"This photostat copy...was completed at the Connecticut State Library February 6, 1934, from the original copy loaned for this purpose to the State Library by the author, Gilbert H. Miner.
Untitled histories 1
1933-1942, typescript 1
1942-1950, typescript 2
1951-1958, typescript 3
History of LaFlamme-Kusek Post No. 15, American Legion, Jewett City, Conn. July 1, 1958 to June 30, 1959, 1959, typescript 4
History of LaFlamme-Kusek Post No. 15, American Legion, Department of Connecticut, Jewett City, Conn., June 1, 1959 to June 1, 1960, 1960, typescript 5
History of LaFlamme-Kusek Post No. 15, American Legion, Department of Connecticut, Jewett City, Conn., June 1, 1960 to May 31-1961, 1961, typescript 6