Held at: Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library [Contact Us]4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19124
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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There is little information available on Camp 200. It is known that the Camp met at the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library in Frankford, Pennsylvania at one point.
Additional unprocessed records from Camp 200 may not yet be available to researchers.
In the Archives room, unprocessed shelves, are records pertaining to the General Hancock Fund (to restore the tomb of the Civil War General), 1975-1977: scrapbook, correspondence, fundraising records, and restoration work meeting records. There is also a dues book (circa 1944-1950), bills paid (1958-1960), and letters sent to the Sons of Veterans Club (1940s).
In the Museum attic, there is a letter-box, a box in the southeast corner, and a box on the desk in the southwest corner. The letter-box contains correspondence and reports of Kenneth T. Wheeler, 1976-1977. The box in the southeast corner contains a cash book (1927-1934), minutes (1927-1933), printed by-laws, reciept books (1930s), and additional financial records (returned checks, bank statements, etc. from the 1930s). The box on the desk in the southwest corner contains Camp 200 correspondence, quarterly reports (1978), and a dues book.
The records of Camp 200 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War cover the years 1912 to 1978 and consist of eight bound volumes and 2 loose items. The records are organized into two series, Administrative Records and Financial Records. It is not known how the G.A.R. Civil War Museum and Library acquired the records or if additional records survived or existed. The Administrative Records series consist of four bound minute books dating from 1934 to 1978. The minute book dating June 29, 1971 to July 23, 1963 contains an alphabetical directory of members and their addresses. The Financial Records series has two bound ledger books dating from 1912 to 1950, a 1928dues book, a roll book of officers from 1926 to 1952, and two loose items that contain duplicate copies of Camp Secretary’s Quarterly Reports dating from 1935-1943. The roll book of officers has certificates of merit from the camp tipped into its pages.
The records were rough sorted and placed in archival boxes by board members and volunteers of the GAR Civil War Museum & Library in 2008. In 2009-2010 they received preliminary processing by Archival Consultant Jack McCarthy and Intern Megan Atkinson, working on a project funded by grants from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and National Endowment for the Humanities. This finding aid is the result of that project. The grant funds allowed for only minimal processing and very little re-housing of the records; as noted above, the records require more thorough processing.
The finding aid created by McCarthy and Atkinson was converted to the EAD format in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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- Finding aid prepared by Jack McCarthy and Megan Atkinson, 2009-2010. EAD conversion was completed through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories.
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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