Washington American Legion records, 1919-1920

Overview of the Collection

American Legion. Department of Washington
Washington American Legion records
1919-1920 (inclusive)
Use copies: 4 microfilm reels : positive
Masters: 4 microfilm reels : negative
Collection Number
2261 (Accession No. 2261-001)
Records of United States veterans organization concerned with the social and political interests of veterans
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

The collection consists entirely of analog media (microfilm reels) and must be viewed onsite during hours of opening. The microfilm cannot be loaned.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

United States veterans organization, 1919- . The American Legion has male and female members drawn from the veterans of the two world wars and the wars in Korea and Vietnam. The legion was founded in Paris in 1919. It is organized into local posts. It is basically concerned with the social and political interests of veterans.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Microfilm of trial transcripts, correspondence, reports, writings, legal documents, ephemera.

Washington State v. Britt Smith et al. ("Centralia Tragedy" a.k.a."Centralia Massacre" court case), 1920. Papers of Charles D. Cunningham, attorney for the prosecution.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries. Some materials are Public Records—not subject to copyright. Copying, quotation, publication and other uses are unrestricted if records are open for public release. Charles D. Cunningham's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Copied from originals loaned by American Legion, 5/1/1974.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Centralia Massacre, Centralia, Wash., 1919--Sources
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Corporate Names

  • American Legion. Department of Washington--Archives
  • Industrial Workers of the World

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Cunningham, C. D. (Charles D.), 1882-1963--Trials, litigation, etc (creator)
    • Smith, Britt--Trials, litigation, etc (creator)