Grand Army of the Republic Negatives
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16 glass-plate negatives and acetate negative reproductions showing Grand Army of the Republic national encampments in Minneapolis and Philadelphia in either 1896 or 1906.
- 1896 or 1906
Digital access copies and the physical collection are available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.
Founded in 1866, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization for Civil War veterans of the Union forces. From 1896 to 1949, the organization held an annual National Encampment. These events drew GAR members from across the country and included parades, meetings, and other festivities.
Minnesota hosted national encampments in 1884 (Minneapolis), 1896 (St. Paul), 1906 (Minneapolis), and 1933 (St. Paul). Philadelphia hosted national encampments in 1868, 1876, and 1899.
0.96 Linear Feet (2 boxes shared with M/A 0376)
Language of Materials
This donor of this collection is unknown.
This collection was processed by Ted Hathaway in November 2021.
- Grand Army of the Republic
- Photographs. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Veterans -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Grand Army of the Republic Photographs
- Jenna Jacobs
- November 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.