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Date Original

1919 August 11-1929 December 09

Description

Bound minutes kept by Richard L. Kitchens American Legion Post #41 of Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas. Book includes lists of members, bylaws, and general meeting information. Minutes from October 1st and October 14th [on separate pages, both numbered page 8] mention the Elaine Massacre.

Biographical/Historical Note

The American Legion veteran's organization focuses on service to veterans, service members, and communities. The United State Congress formally chartered the American Legion on September 16, 1919, though meetings convened prior to this date. The Richard L. Kitchens American Legion Post 41 formed with a temporary charter on August 11, 1919, in Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas, with the permanent charter issued the following year. This post is named for a private in the 312th Field Signal Battalion of the 87th Division. Kitchens was from Helena, Arkansas, and developed influenza while on a troop ship en-route to France. He died on September 18, 1918, and is buried in the American Cemetery in Pons, France.

The Richard L. Kitchens American Legion Post 41 remains one of the oldest Legion Posts in active service in the United States.

Physical Description

Minutes, 17.25" x 14.25"

Keywords

Elaine Race Riot, Elaine, Ark., 1919

Contributor

Helena Museum of Phillips County

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Elaine, Phillips County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

ASA T2019.0010; Helena Museum of Phillips County FOP.2018.786

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Phillips County American Legion minutes book, ASA T2019.0010; Helena Museum of Phillips County accession number FOP.2018.786.

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Helena Museum of Phillips County

Recommended Citation

Phillips County American Legion minutes book, 1919, Helena Museum of Phillips County, Phillips County, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Digital or print reproductions of this item can be purchased through the Arkansas State Archives, but any publication permissions should be requested through the Helena Museum of Phillips County.

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History | United States History

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Phillips County American Legion minutes book, 1919

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