Table of Contents
Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
box 1: Service Star Legion Papers (1917-1975)
Folders 1-8 contain materials concerning the Salt Lake County Chapter, folders 9-12 contain materials concerning the Utah Division, and folders 13-19 contain materials conerning National SSL.
folder 1-5: Salt Lake County Chapter Annual Rosters and Handbook (1930-1973)
folder 6: Convention Programs (1945-1949)
folder 7: Memorial House (1942)
This folder contains correspondence seeking subscriptions for people to dedicate a chair in "Memorial House" as a memorial to family members lost in war. There is a pamphlet giving a history of "Memorial House." There is also a cover of the Service Star, showing "Memorial House and giving a brief history.
folder 8: Memory Grove Park (1937-1975)
This foler contains histories of Memory Grove Park, a program for Memorial Day at the park, a dedication program for "The Meditation Chapel" in the park, and a program for "Sunday in the Grove" of the Salt Lake County Bicentennial Horizon Committee.
folder 9: Utah Division Constitutuion and Bylaws (1948)
folder 10: Utah Division Articles of Incorporation (1948)
This folder contains correspondence and minutes regarding the establishment of the Articles.
folder 11: Utah Division Conventions (1947-1954)
folder 12: Utah Division Convention Programs (1930-1968)
This folder contains programs from the early Utah-Wyoming Division.
folder 13: National SSL Constitution, Bylaws, and Ritual
folder 14: Incorporation (1957)
This folder contains the H. R. 1963 Bill to incorporate the National SSL.
folder 15: Convention Programs (1941-1956)
This folder does not contain a complete run of the National SSL convention programs.
folder 16: Organization Histories
folder 17: The Service Star (1942-1956)
This folder does not contain a complete run of The Service Star.
folder 18: Cora Baker Autobiography, "Granny's Story"
folder 19: Clara C. Miller National President Endorsements (1952)
folder 20: Programs and Invitations (1950-1955)
This folder contains the Ohio Division of SSL's Thirty-Fifth Annual State Convention Program, Memorial Day programs, the Pennsylvania State Service Star Legion's invitation to the Thirty-Second Annual Convention, the American Legion's Artistice Day Program for Arlington National Cemetery, Bingham Latter-day Saints (LDS) Sunday School Mother's Day Program, Grand Army of the Republic's Memorial Day service Arlington National Cemetery Program, and Women's Patriotic Conference on National Defense Inc.'s invitation to the Twenty-Ninth Conference.
folder 21: Salt Lake Tribune and Free Men Speak Newspaper Clippings (1917-1957)
folder 22-26: Utah and National SSL Newspaper Clippings (1937-1968)
box 2: Scrapbooks (1923-1975)
box 3: War Mothers of America (1918-1921)
folder 1: First National Convention (1918)
folder 2: Minutes of Meetings (1918)
folder 3: Report (1918)
folder 4: "History of the War Mothers of Utah"
folder 5: Women of American Patriots, Report (1918)
folder 6: Women of the American Patriots of the World War, Ogden Chapter History
volume 7: Utah County War Mothers Minute Book (1918-1921)
box 4: Histories (1920-1963)
folder 1: "Story of the SSL, Past, Present, and Future"
folder 2: Unpublished Histories
folder 3: Published Histories
folder 4: Notes
volume 5: Annie Wells Cannon, History of National SSL and Condensed History of Salt Lake County Chapter
volume 6: An Eye View of SSL (1963)
volume 7: History of the Nephi Chapter of the SSL (1925-1940)
volume 8: History of SSL, Nephi Chpater (1940-1953)
volume 9-10: History, Salt Lake County Chapter, SSL, Utah (1920-1955)
box 5: Membership Records (1932-1952)
box 6: Membership File (1922-1935)
box 7: Membership Records, Applications for Membership (1949-1967)
box 8: Minutes (1920-1942)
box 9: Executive Board Minutes (1926-1928)
box 10: Minutes (1939-1956)
box 11: Minutes (1956-1976)
box 12: Chapter and Committee Reports (1920-1961)
box 13: Correspondence (1919-1965)
box 14: Memorial House and Memory Park (1925-1975)
folder 1: Story of Memorial House
folder 2: Memorial House Chairs (1942)
folder 3: Memorial House Lease (1953)
folder 4: Memorial House Committee Minutes (1974-1975)
folder 5: Memory Park Committee (1925-1950)
folder 6: Memory Park Brochures and Pamphlets
folder 7: Memory Park Histories
folder 8: Memory Park Materials
folder 9: Meditation Chapel
box 15: Memory Park (1925-1962)
volume 1: Community Improvement Program, SSL, Salt Lake County Chapter, Inc.
volume 2-5: Memory Park Committee Minutes (1925-1941)
volume 6-7: Memorial House Committee Finances (1932-1942)
volume 8: History of War Mothers, SSL, Memory Park, and Memorial House (1961-1962)
volume 9: Dedication of Beason Memorial
volume 10: Meeting of SSL, Salt Lake County Chapter, Inc. at Memorial House (1948)
box 16: Newspaper Clippings (1918-1970)
box 17: National and State Conventions (1920-1969)
box 18: Publications (1933-1981)
box 19: Yearbooks, Ceremonials, and Publications (1930-1982)
box 20: Miscellaneous (1919-1981)
folder 1: Articles and Bylaws
folder 2: Constitution
folder 3: Forms
folder 4: Rituals
folder 5: Annual Patriotic Programs (1956-1972)
folder 6: Programs (1924-1981)
folder 7: Patriotic Essay Contest (1955)
folder 8: Resolutions
folder 9: American Legion Controversy (1919-1921)
folder 10: Veteran's Hospital Volunteers Programs
folder 11: Veteran's Hospital Volunteers Correspondence
folder 12: Veteran's Hospital Volunteers Leadership Training Course
folder 13: Beteran's Hospital Volunteers Materials
folder 14: Notes
box 21: Financial Records (1919-1985)
folder 1: Records (1919-1920)
folder 2: Treasurer's Reports (1927-1945)
folder 3-5: Audit Reports (1947-1965)
folder 6-11: Taxes (1980-1985)
folder 12: Safety Deposit Box
folder 13: Ledger (1927-1947)
folder 14-15: Accounts (1957-1963)
folder 16: Per Capita Tax Refunds
folder 17: Bank Statements (1950)
folder 18: Financial Records Materials
volume 19-20: Ledger (1928-1942)
volume 21: World War II (WWII) Memorial Fund Account Bank Book (1948)
box 22: Chapter Account Checks, Statements, Receipts (1960-1965)
box 23: House Account Checks, Statements, Receipts (1961-1965)
box 24: Scrapbook (1905-1933)
box 25: Scrapbooks (1918-1970)
box 26: Scrapbooks (1955-1963)
box 27: Scrapbooks (1967-1981)
box 28: Scrapbooks (1967-1981)
box 29: WWI Dead, Salt Lake City (1917-1953)
box 30: WWI Dead, Salt Lake County
box 31: WWI Dead, Utah
box 32: WWI Wounded, Utah
box 33: WWII Dead, Utah (1942)
folder 1-6: Utah Army Personnel Killed in WWII
folder 7: Utah Navy Personnel Killed in WWII
folder 8: Utah Navy and Marine Corps Personnel Killed in WWII
folder 9: Utah Military Personnel Missing, Presumed Dead in WWII
folder 10: Utah Military Personnel in WWII
folder 11-12: Salt Lake County Chapter Honor Roll (1942)
folder 13: Utah Military Personnel Killed in Korean War
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
The Service Star Legion was organized in Baltimore, Maryland on 10 October 1919, and was incorporated under Maryland law in 1930. At first it was an amalgamation of eleven patriotic societies which had grown up during WWI. In Utah the original group, the Salt Lake County Chapter, became known as the War Mothers. The War Mothers was organized in July 1918 and became affiliated with the SSL in January 1920. The purpose of the group was to bring comfort and aid to service men and their families, and to support the country's government. Throughout the years, the national and Utah groups carried on civic projects, such as assisting veterans' hospitals. Since 1926, the Salt Lake County Chapter has improved and supported Memory Grove Park and Memorial House, by planting trees and dedicating Memorial House to the memory of Utah's war dead.
Content Description +/-
The Service Star Legion records (1905-1985) contain materials concerning the Salt Lake County Chapter, the Utah Division, and the National group of the SSL. The collection contains SSL annual rosters, bylaws, civic service records, constitutions, convention materials, correspondence, essays, financial records, handbooks, histories, invitations, meeting minute records, newsletters, newspaper clippings, programs, publication copies, several scrapbooks, and similar materials concerning Memory Grove Park and Memorial House in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Salt Lake County Chapter annual rosters span the years 1930-1975, but the run is incomplete. There is a 1951 handbook which describes the organization and its purpose, as well as convention programs. There are papers concerning Memory Grove Park and Memorial House histories, projects, and programs. Utah Division papers include their Articles of Incorporation, bylaws, constitution, minutes, and other materials relating to the Utah-Wyoming Division of the early 1930s. The National portions of the SSL papers contain their constitution, convention programs and minutes, copies of The Service Star magazine, histories, and magazine and newspaper articles and clippings. There is also an autobiography of Cora Baker, a national character member, titled "Granny's Story," and the national president endorsements of Clara Miller, a member of the Salt Lake County Chapter.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Restrictions on Use:
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Service Star Legion records must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.
Initial Citation: Service Star Legion records, Ms 222, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following Citations:Ms 222.
Administrative Information +/-
Boxes 1-2 (1.5 linear feet) were donated by Clara Miller in April 1978.
Boxes 3-33 (15 linear feet) were donated by Isabelle Shaw in May 1987.
Processed by Marlene Lewis, and unknown in 1980 and 1987.
Service Star Legion.Salt Lake County Chapter
Collection materials are in English.
16.5 linear feet
Language of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid encoded in English in Latin script.
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid prepared by Marlene Lewis
EAD Creation Date: