Preliminary Inventory of the Military Order of the World Wars Records

Prepared by Linda Bernard
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Phone: (650) 723-3563
Fax: (650) 725-3445
Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
© 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Preliminary Inventory of the Military Order of the World Wars Records

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Linda Bernard
Date Completed:
Revised 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Military Order of the World Wars records,
Date (inclusive): 1876-2010
Collection number: 65029
Creator: Military Order of the World Wars
Collection Size: 300 manuscript boxes, 15 oversize boxes, 6 card file box (122.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Biographical data on members, chapter histories, minutes, convention proceedings, memoirs, printed matter, photographs, memorabilia, relating to American military activities, especially in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnamese War; and to veterans' activities.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Military Order of the World Wars records, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Accruals

Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/  to find the full extent of the collection.

Historical Note

Patriotic American organization of former military officers.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical data on members, chapter histories, minutes, convention proceedings, memoirs, printed matter, photographs, memorabilia, relating to American military activities, especially in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnamese War; and to veterans' activities.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Korean War, 1950-1953.
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--History, Military.
United States. Army.
United States. Navy.
United States. Air Force.
United States. Marine Corps.
Veterans--United States.


Container List

Box 1

Biographies

 

General - Biographical sketches, clippings, memoirs

 

General

 

A-M

Box 2

N-Z

Box 3

Allin, Benjamin Casey, III, Colonel

Box 4

Bushey, Arthur Clifton, Jr., Commander

 

Dodge, Morton Moore, Colonel

 

Geiger, Vincent A.

Box 5

Navarre, Christopher P., Chief Warrant Officer

 

Port, Horace, Brigadier General

 

Ramsey, Edwin Price, Lieutenant Colonel

 

Sinks, George T., Major

Box 6

Who's Who forms (arranged by chapter name and therein alphabetically by Companion name).

Scope and Content Note

Includes some chapter bulletins, histories, and rosters
 

Unspecified

 

Anchorage

 

Andrews AFB

 

Apache Trail

 

Atlanta

Box 7

Augusta

 

Austin

 

Baltimore-Devereux Memorial

 

Baton Rouge, LA-Gen. Troy H. Middleton

Box 8

Berkeley (defunct)

 

Bethesda

 

Boise Valley (defunct)

Box 9

Bradenton/Sarasota

 

Burlington (defunct)

Box 10

Cajon Valley-San Diego (merged with General J. Paul Holland)

 

Canal Zone (defunct)

 

Cape Cod

 

Cdr Simpson-Ltc Loring

Box 11

Central Alabama (defunct)

 

Central Arkansas

 

Central Florida

 

Central New Jersey (defunct)

 

Central Pennsylvania

 

Central Texas Area (merged with Hill Country Texas)

 

Charlotte

Box 12-13

Chicago

 

Cincinnati

 

Clearwater

 

Cleveland

Box 15

Col John M. Birkner

 

Col Pendleton Woods/Oklahoma City

 

Colorado Springs

 

Columbia

 

Columbus, GA

 

Conejo Valley

 

Coral Gables (merged with Miami)

 

Corpus Christi

Box 16-18

Dallas

Box 19

Daytona Beach

Box 20

Denver

 

Detroit

Box 21

East Texas

 

El Paso

 

Emerald Empire (defunct)

 

Fairfield Bay (defunct)

 

Flagler-Palm Coast (defunct)

 

Florida Gold Coast (defunct)

Box 22

Fort Benning (defunct)

 

Fort Buchanan (changed name to Puerto Rico)

 

Fort Hood

 

Fort Huachuca

 

Fort Snelling

 

Fort Walton Beach

 

Fort Worth

 

Frankfort

 

Fresno (merged with Monterey Bay)

Box 23

G/A Omar N. Bradley

 

General Critz

 

General George G. Meade

 

General Hoyt S. Vandenberg

 

General J. Paul Holland

 

General Joshua Chamberlain

Box 24

General Leigh Wade-D.C.

 

General M. B. Ridgway-Pittsburgh

 

General Westmoreland/Charleston

 

Granite State

 

Great Salt Lake

Box 25

Greater Boston

 

Greater Kansas City

 

Green Mountain

Box 26

Gulf Coast (changed name to Capt Maltby-Pensacola, then merged with Fort Walton Beach)

 

Gunpowder (defunct)

 

Hampton Roads

 

Hann-Buswell Memorial

 

Hartford (defunct)

 

Harvey Latham

Box 27

Headquarters

 

Hill Country Texas

Box 28

Honolulu (changed name to Gaylord Dillingham Memorial)

Box 29

Houston

 

Huntsville

 

Illowa

 

Indiana

 

Indianapolis

 

Jackson

 

Jacksonville

 

Joseph H. Pendleton

Box 30

Key West (defunct)

 

Knoxville

Box 31

Lafayette (defunct)

 

Laguna Hills (defunct)

 

Las Vegas

 

Leisure World

Box 32

Long Beach (merged with G/A Omar N. Bradley)

Box 33

Los Angeles (defunct)

 

Louisville

 

Lt Richard F. Williams Memorial (merged with Santa Fe)

 

Ltg John M. Wright, Jr.

Box 34

Major Cyrill H. Pfohl (defunct)

 

Memphis

 

Mendenhall Memorial (defunct)

 

Mesilla Valley

 

Mg Franklin E. Miles

Box 35

Miami

 

Mid-Michigan

 

Middle Georgia

 

Middle Tennessee (defunct)

 

Milwaukee

 

Mississippi Coast

Box 36

Monroe

 

Monterey Bay

 

Narragansett Bay

 

New Bedford (merged with Narragansett Bay)

 

New Haven

Box 37

New London

 

New Orleans

Box 38-43

New York (defunct)

 

Norfolk (defunct)

 

North Suncoast (defunct)

 

Northern New Jersey

 

Northern Virginia

Box 45

Oakland (defunct)

 

Orange County (defunct)

 

Oro Valley (changed name to Catalina Mountains)

Box 46

Palo Alto-Stanford (merged with San Francisco)

 

Paris, France (defunct)

Box 47

Pasadena

 

Pecos Valley

Box 48

Peninsula (defunct)

Box 48-50

Philadelphia

Box 51

Phoenix

 

Piney Woods (defunct)

 

Pinson Memorial

Box 52

Ponce, Puerto Rico (changed name to Puerto Rico)

 

Portland

Box 53

Prince George's County

 

Puerto Rico

 

Quad-Cities (changed name to Illowa)

 

Reno-Carson City (defunct)

 

Richmond

 

Roanoke

 

Sacramento (defunct)

 

Saddleback Valley

Box 54

San Antonio

 

San Clemente

Box 55-57

San Diego

Box 58

San Fernando Valley

 

San Francisco

 

San Juan, Puerto Rico (changed name to Puerto Rico)

 

Santa Barbara

Box 59

Santa Cruz Valley

 

Santa Fe

 

Savannah

Box 60

Seattle (defunct)

Box 61

South Bay (defunct)

 

Southern Maryland

 

Southwest Florida

 

Space Coast-Indian River

 

Spokane (merged with The Puget Sound)

 

Springfield, MA (defunct)

 

Springfield, MO (defunct)

 

St Augustine

 

St Louis

 

St Paul (defunct)

 

St Petersburg (merged with Clearwater)

 

Sun Cities

 

Sun City Center

Box 63

Tallahassee

 

Tampa (defunct)

 

The Puget Sound

 

Topeka

 

Tucson (mreged with Catalina Mountains)

Box 64-66

Vadm George C. Dyer-Annapolis

Box 67

Ventura County

 

Victoria Crossroads (Cadre)

 

Virginia Beach

 

Virginia Piedmont

 

Western North Carolina (Cadre) (defunct)

 

Whidbey Island (defunct)

 

White Sands (defunct)

 

Wichita

 

Wilmington, DE

 

Wilmington, NC (changed name to Col Bill Sheets)

 

Worcester

Box 68

Bulletins

 

Departments

 

Arizona

 

California

Box 69

California

Box 70

Florida

 

Maryland

 

Oklahoma

 

Texas

 

Washington

 

Headquarters

Box 71

Regions

 

I-VI

Box 72

VII-XV

Box 73

Circulars of Historian General, 1957-1958

 

Committee file

 

Education, 1983-1985

 

History and Archives, n.d.

 

Correspondence, 1932-1967

 

Founding documents.

Scope and Content Note

Includes material of the first national convention in Detroit, Michigan, in 1920
Box 74

Histories

 

General

 

"A History of the Founding and First Years of the Military Order of the World Wars."

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
 

"History of the Military Order of the World Wars: 1919-1945."

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
 

"History of the Military Order of the World Wars: 1946-1969."

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box 75

The History of the Military Order of the World Wars: Its First Fifty Years, by George C. Dyer.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed copy
 

The Military Order of the World Wars, A Living History: Decade of the 1970s, by Karl B. Justus.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed copy
 

The Military Order of the World Wars, A Living History: Decade of the 1980s, by Karl B. Justus.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box 76

Chapters (by original name of chapter).

Scope and Content Note

Includes some bulletins
 

General.

Scope and Content Note

Includes instructions for chapter histories
 

Annapolis

Box 77

Atlanta - Bradenton

Box 78

Bradenton - Central Florida

Box 79

Central New Jersey - Columbia

Box 80

Dallas

Box 81

Daytona - Easton

Box 82

El Paso

Box 83

Fort Walton Beach - Gunpowder

Box 84

Hann-Buswell Memorial - Inland Empire

Box 85

Jacksonville

Box 86-98

La Jolla

Box 99

Lee County - Long Beach

Box 100

Long Beach

Box 101

Long Beach - Louisville

Box 102

Maine - Memphis

Box 103

Miami - New Bedford

Box 104

New Haven - Norfolk

Box 105

North Virginia - Palo Alto

Box 106

Peninsula

Box 107

Peninsula - Philadelphia

Box 108

Philadelphia

Box 109

Phoenix

Box 110-112

Pittsburgh

Box 113

Portland - Roanoke

 

Sacramento - San Antonio

Box 115-116

San Antonio

Box 117

San Antonio - Santa Cruz Valley

Box 118

Sarasota - Seattle

Box 119

Seattle - Southwest Florida

Box 120

St Louis - Worcester

Box 121-124

Departments

 

California.

Note

See also Oversize material/Scrapbooks
Box 124-125

Florida

Box 125

Georgia

Box 125-127

Regions

Box 128

List of life members, 1950

 

Memoranda

 

Headquarters, 1988-1989

 

Resolutions Committee, 1989

 

Minutes of meetings

 

Departments

Box 129

Executive Committee and General Staff

 

1959-1966

Box 130

1970-1978

Box 131

1979-1984

 

Miscellaneous

Box 132-135

Personal files of Colonel Benjamin C. Allin, III

Box 136

Proceedings of national and regional conventions.

Note

See also Histories/Chapters
 

1920-1946

Box 137

1947-1954

Box 138

1955-1959

Box 139

1960-1963

Box 140

1965-1967

Box 141

1967-1969

Box 142

1970-1971

Box 143

1971-1974

Box 144

1975-1979

Box 145

1980-1983

 

1983-1985

Box 147

1985-1987

Box 148

1987-1990

 

Miscellaneous

Box 149

Publications (many missing issues)

 

Armed Forces Day Review, 1950-1989

Box 150

National Bulletin, 1934-1962

Box 150-152

Officer Review, 1974-1999 and 2002-2010

Box 153

Reference requests

 

Reports of Historian General, 1967-1969

 

Rosters

 

Chapter officers, 1990

 

National officers, 1961-1965

 

Subject file

 

Brown Cup

 

Forrestal, James V.

 

High School Prep

 

MacArthur, Douglas A., General

 

Medal of Honor recipients in MOWW

 

Military training camps - United States

 

ROTC

 

United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces

 

World War, 1914-1918 - Maps

 

Youth Leadership Conference

Box 154

Writings. Mostly reminiscences of Companions

 

A-C

Box 155

D

Box 156

D-H

Box 157

K-P

Box 158

P-W

Box 159

Oversize material

 

Certificates, diplomas, etc.

 

Photocopy of United Nations declaration, 1942 January 1

 

Printed matter - Fifty Years of Military Life: 1940-1990

Box 160

Scrapbooks - Department of California histories

 

1954-1958

Box 161

1958-1959

Box 162

1960-1962

Box 163

1962-1963

Box 164

1964-1965

 

Memorabilia - Framed letter by Herbert Hoover commending the M.O.W.W. on Army Day, April 5, 1930

Box 165

Photographs

 

Album of photographs depicting General George Armstrong Custer and his family, other officers and their wives, and Sioux chief Sitting Bull, as well as material relating to Major James M. Burns' career and personal life, and to his account of the battle of Little Big Horn, 1876-1896

Box 166

Photograph of Brigadier General Douglas MacArthur in France during World War I

 

Album of photographs of military operations in the Philippines and New Guinea, 1944, including some depicting General Douglas MacArthur

 

Miscellaneous photographs

Box 167-169

Miscellany material

Box 169

Alphabetical files

 

A

Box 170

A-C

Box 171

C-E

Box 172

E-F

Box 173-176

G

Box 176

H

Box 177

I-M

Box 178

M-P

Box 179

P-R

Box 180

S-Z

Box 181

Card file

Box 182

Alphabetical files

 

B-C

Box 183-186

C

Box 187

D-E

Box 188

E-M

Box 189-193

N

Box 194

O

Box 195

P

Box 196-198

R

Box 198

Miscellany

Box 199-202

Histories of chapters

 

Cajon Valley (defunct).

Note

See also Scrapbooks, Box 212
Box 203-209

General J. Paul Holland

Box 209-211

Joseph H. Pendleton

Box 211

San Diego

Box 212

Scrapbooks (oversize)

 

Cajon Valley chapter

Box 213

Rancho Bernardo Military Balls, San Diego

Box 214-220

Miscellany

Box 221-227

Personal files of Lieutenant Colonel Peter Burrows, 1965-1981

Box 228

Personal files of Major Silas W. Bass, 1995-2002.

Scope and Content Note

Includes material on the Key West chapter
 

Histories of chapters

Box 229-230

Annapolis.

Scope and Content Note

Includes prints, slides, film strips, phonotape cassettes, and material regarding MOWW's National Bicentennial Ad Hoc Committee for the "American Freedom Train"
Box 231

Key West

Box 232

San Diego.

Scope and Content Note

Catalog of items transferred to San Diego State University
 

Audio-visual material

Box 233-234

National files of MOWW's headquarters, 1962-2000.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Department of Washington files
Box 235-236

Publications - Officer Review, 2000-2010

Box 236

Histories - General

 

Annual Review, by Silas W. Bass, Jr., and William A. West, vol. 1, 1999-2000.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
 

Annual Review, by William A. West, vol. 2, 2000-2001.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
 

Annual Review, by William A. West, vol. 3, 2001-2002.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box: 237-252

Unsorted

Box: 253-273

Membership application forms

Box: 274-321

Incremental Materials