Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War records
MSDUV_92

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865. Illinois Deptartment.
Title
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War records
ID
MSDUV_92
Date [inclusive]
1911-1980
Extent
11.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
These papers cover the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, primarily in respect to the Illinois Department. They also include documents pertaining to the Maywood Home for Soldiers' Widows.

Preferred Citation

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUV) was representative of the late nineteenth-century organizations founded to honor veterans of the war and speak on their behalf. The first such organization on the national level was probably the Grand Army of the Republic, which Benjamin F. Stephenson founded in 1866 in Decatur, Illinois. By the 1880s, the families and descendents of union war veterans formed their own organizations. They created the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War in 1881 and organized several women's auxiliaries, including the Women's Relief Corps and the Ladies Aid Society, both founded in 1883.

In 1885, the women's auxiliaries met in Massillon, Ohio to form their own autonomous organization, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, devoted to preserving the memory of the union cause and aiding union veterans and their survivors. In the opinion of one of its local officers, the DUV needed to participate actively in public affairs in order to "spread widely the teaching of patriotism that in peace or war there shall be no stain on the flag our fathers saved." The DUV had a three-tiered structure: a national organization, "departments" at the state level, and "tents" at the local level. The Illinois Department was founded in 1895, with Julia Croft Philips and Alice L. Ingram Hansen as the first two presidents.

In 1912, members of the Illinois Department founded the Logan Home, later known as the Maywood Home for Soldiers' Widows, with Della Hinshaw as the first president. Through the 1970s, the home provided a space "for the maintenance, nursing and care of aged and infirm widows, of Union Veterans of the Civil War, descendants thereof, and widows of veterans of all other wars fought in the defense of the United States of America." The Maywood Home appears to have shut down by the 1980s.

The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War continues in existence today. The organization has 20 departments and over 40 tents and purports to be "the only Civil War lineal descent women's organization genealogically based on lineal descent."

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Scope and Contents

This collection deals mostly with the Maywood Home for widows and the Illinois Department of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The documents touching on the Maywood Home include reports of the trustees, the home's by-laws and regulations, its financial records, and correspondence. The documents relating to the Illinois department include minutes of meetings, general orders, account books, officers' reports, and the annual convention proceedings. This collection also has a few documents concerning other state chapters and the national organization, as well as allied groups, such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Grand Army of the Republic, and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Finally, this collection has hundreds of cemetery records for veterans of the U. S. military.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives June 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865. Illinois Deptartment. -- Archives
  • Maywood Home for Widows of Veterans (Ill.). -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Cemeteries -- Illinois.
  • Chicago Community Organizations.
  • Midwest Women's History.
  • Registers of births, etc. -- Illinois.
  • Veterans -- Illinois.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Maywood Home Records 

Scope and Content:

This series has the records of the Maywood Home for Widows of Veterans, which was founded in 1912. The records include bank account books, officers' reports and correspondence.

Box Folder

Maywood Home statements of purpose and non-profit status, 1948-1966 

1 1

Maywood Home documents relating to deeds and property titles, 1912-1953 

1 2

[RESTRICTED] Maywood Home correspondence and reports of Board of Directors, 1945-1974 

1 3

Maywood Home correspondence to board officers, 1920-1979 

1 4

Maywood Home officers' reports and amendments to articles of association, 1915-1976 

1 5

Maywood Home general correspondence, 1920-1979 

1 6

Maywood Home by-laws and committee lists, 1926-1968 

1 7

Maywood Home bank account booklets at Northern Trust Company, 1932-1968 

1 8

Maywood Home bank account booklets at First National Bank of Chicago, 1933-1963 

1 9

Maywood Home bank account booklets at Maywood State Bank, 1925-1926 

1 10

Audit reports for the Illinois department of the Daughters of Veterans of the Civil War, 1951-1959 

1 11

Maywood Home audit reports, 1930-1942 

1 12

Maywood Home correspondence regarding property titles and bond investments, 1927-1979 

1 13

Maywood Home policy book, 1974 

1 14

Blank admission form and note to employees, 1963-1977 

1 15

Maywood Home appointment books, 1971-1974 

2 16

Maywood Home superintendent reports, 1952-1971 

2 17

Newspaper articles on Maywood Hom, 1915; 1965-1972 

2 18

Bequests to Maywood Home, 1915; 1966-1975 

2 19

Daily record books for Mayfield Home, 1947-1959 

2 20

Maywood Home Correspondence with U.S. Treasury Department, 1942-1970 

2 21

Blank forms and ledger, undated 

2 22

Maywood Home correspondence with welfare agencies, 1928; 1968-1973 

2 23

Veterans' Administration Documents and correspondence with Maywood Home, 1938; 1975-1978 

2 24

Maywood Home welfare documents and correspondence, 1941-1945 

2 25

Nursing Home Association News, 1971 

2 26

Maywood Home documents and correspondence with public health agencies, 1951-1976 

2 27

Maywood Home officers list, 1965-1968 

2 28

Maywood Home correspondence with Chicago Area Association of Commerce and Industry,, 1963-1974 

2 29

Maywood Home correspondence with Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, 1953-1971 

2 30

Maywood Home correspondence with Cook County Department of Public Aid, 1962-1975 

2 31

Maywood Home treasury reports, 1958-1962 

2 32

Maywood Home correspondence with Hospital Planning Council for Metropolitan Chicago, 1968-1969 

3 33

Maywood Home correspondence relating to charitable activities, 1920-1973 

3 34

Maywood Home Elm Lawn Cemetery Company documents, 1912-c.1940 

3 35

Maywood Home and Illinois Association of Homes for the Aged, 1961-1975 

3 36

Maywood Home correspondence with Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1961-1975 

3 37

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Series II: Records of the Illinois Department of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 

Scope and Content:

This series has the records of the Illinois Department, which was founded in 1895. The records include minutes of meetings, general orders, financial reports, and proceedings of the department's annual conventions. This series also has a small number of documents relating to other departments of the DUV and to allied organizations.

Box Folder

Rosters for Indiana and Illinois departments, 1970-1971 

3 38

Minutes of meetings, 1921-1925 

3 39

Minutes of meetings, 1935-1942 

3 40

Minutes of meetings, 1943-1952 

3 41

Minutes of meetings, 1946-1962 

4 42

Reports of the Treasurer and President, 1948; 1968-1978 

4 43

Audits of DUV Illinois Department, 1930-1957 

4 44

Audits of DUV Illinois Department, 1960-1963 

4 45

Correspondence on admission to DUV membership, 1975-1977 

4 46

DUV Historical Reporter, 1976-1977 

4 47

By-laws for the DUV Illinois Department, 1961 

4 48

Flag and flag pamphlet, undated 

4 49

Documents relating to DUV Indiana Department, 1978-1979 

4 50

Tent Records from National Convention, 1951-1979 

4 51

Account book regarding DUV members, 1952-1955 

4 52

Ritual books, 1949-1962 

4 53

History of DUV Illinois Department, c. 1912 

4 54

Veterans of Foreign Wars documents, 1978-1979 

4 55

Grand Army of the Republic documents and correspondence, 1938-1976 

4 56

Simpson family stock certificates, 1911-1936 

5 57

Programs and rosters, 1977-1979 

5 58

General orders for DUV Illinois Department, 1951-1952 

5 59

General Orders for DUV Illinois Department, 1961-1962 

5 60

General Orders for DUV Illinois Department, 1962-1963 

5 61

General orders for DUV Illinois Department, 1976-1977 

5 62

General orders for DUV national and Illinois departments, 1977-1978 

5 63

General orders for various state DUV departments, 1978-1979 

5 64

General orders for various state DUV departments, 1979-1980 

5 65

Account book, 1938-1941 

5 66

Account book, 1942-1947 

5 67

Account book, 1941; 1949 

5 68

Account book, 1956-1962 

5 69

Membership dues, 1940-1962 

5 70

DUV Illinois Department 21st Annual Convention Proceedings, 1915 

5 71

DUV Illinois Department 22nd Annual Convention Proceedings, 1916 

5 72

DUV Illinois Department 24th Annual Convention Journal, 1918 

5 73

DUV Illinois Department 25th Annual Convention Journal, 1919 

5 74

DUV Illinois Department 26th Annual Convention Proceedings, 1920 

5 75

DUV Illinois Department 27th Annual Convention Proceedings, 1921 

5 76

DUV Illinois Department 28th and 29th Annual Convention Proceedings, 1922-1923 

6 77

DUV Illinois Department 30th and 31st Annual Convention Proceedings, 1924-1925 

6 78

DUV Illinois Department 32nd and 33rd Annual Convention Proceedings, 1926-1927 

6 79

DUV Illinois Department 34th and 35th Annual Convention Proceedings, 1928-1929 

6 80

DUV Illinois Department 36th and 37th Annual Convention Proceedings, 1930-1931 

6 81

DUV Illinois Department 38th and 39th Annual Convention Proceedings, 1932-1933 

6 82

DUV Illinois Department 40th and 48th Annual Convention Proceedings, 1934; 1942 

6 83

DUV Illinois Department 49th and 50th Annual Convention Proceedings, 1943-1944 

6 84

Journal of official Reports for year 1944-1945 and Proceedings for 52nd Annual Convention of 1946, 1944-1946 

6 85

DUV Illinois Department 53rd and 54th Annual Convention Proceedings, 1947-1948 

6 86

DUV Illinois Department 56th Annual Convention Proceedings, 1950 

6 87

DUV Illinois Department 57th Annual Convention Journal, 1951 

7 88

DUV Illinois Department 58th Annual Convention Journal, 1952 

7 89

DUV Illinois Department 59th and 60th Annual Convention Journals, 1953-1954 

7 90

DUV Illinois Department 61st Annual Convention Journal, 1955 

7 91

DUV Illinois Department reports to the 62nd annual convention with music and lyrics to the song "Loyalty", 1956 

7 92

DUV 69th National Annual Convention Journal, 1959 

7 93

DUV 70th and 71st National Annual Convention Journals, 1960-1961 

7 94

DUV 72nd and 73rd National Annual Convention Journals, 1962-1963 

7 95

DUV 74th and 75th National Annual Convention Journals, 1964-1965 

7 96

DUV 76th and 77th National Annual Convention Journals, 1966-1967 

7 97

DUV 78th and 80th National Annual Convention Journals, 1968; 1970 

7 98

DUV 82nd National Annual Convention Journal, 1971 

7 99

DUV 85th National Annual Convention Journal, 1975 

7 100

Photograph, undated 

7 101

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Series III: Cemetery Indentification Cards 

Scope and Content:

This series has the records showing the placement of burial plots for veterans of the US armed forces who resided in Illinois. The series also has an assortment of business reply cards that the DUV sent out for various occasions.

Box Folder

Cemetery identification cards, undated 

8 102

Cemetery identification cards, undated 

9 103

Cemetery identification cards, undated 

10 104

Business reply cards, 1957-1960 

10 105
Oversize

Original Charter for Tent #20, 1911 

Folder 106

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