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Joel Searfoss Camp No. 273 of the Sons of Union Veterans was formed on July 19, 1890 in Bangor, Pennsylvania. It is currently active as of 2012.
This collection consists of records of Joel Searfoss Camp No. 273, including administrative, financial, and membership records, and records from the Ladies' Aid Society auxiliary. The administrative records include seven volumes of secretary's quarterly reports 1935-1952; two volumes of treasurer's quarterly reports, 1932-1938; and a minute book, 1948. Financial records in this collection include check stubs, receipts, a banking book, and cancelled checks. Membership records include membership applications, sick benefits, and a death book (1919-1970s). There is also some correspondence, and ephemera and pamphlets including printed rules of the SUV, 1913-1996.
Records from the Ladies' Aid Society/Auxiliary to the Joel Searfoss Camp include minute books (circa 1903-1931), auxiliary secretary's quarterly reports, and a death benefits ledger. There are also numerous financial records from the Ladies' Aid Society/Auxiliary, including a cash book, ledger, and check stubs.
Gift of Eric Schmincke, circa 2001.
- Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Michael Gubicza through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
- This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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