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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Military Order of the World Wars (Austin Chapter) Records, 1941-1945, 1960-1986



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Military Order of the World Wars (Austin Chapter)
Title: Military Order of the World Wars (Austin Chapter) Records
Dates: 1941-1945, 1960-1986
Abstract: The Military Order of the World Wars is a nonpartisan organization, established in 1919 as a means for officers of all military branches and services to come together to promote patriotic behavior, national security, good citizenship, and service to the United States. The records contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, biographies, photographs, a videotape, oral histories on cassette tapes, rosters, resolutions, press releases, and printed material, pertaining to the activities of the Austin chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars, especially the development of the Austin Vietnam War Memorial in Waterloo Park.
Accession No.: 84-240; 85-003; 85-045; 85-258; 86-039; 87-116
Extent: ca. 6 ft.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

The Military Order of the World Wars is a nonpartisan organization, established in 1919 as a means for officers of all military branches and services to come together to promote patriotic behavior, national security, good citizenship, and service to the United States. The Austin chapter of the association received a charter in July 1972. The branch adopted the national preamble to the Constitution of the Order, which includes such tenets as cherishing the memories of World Wars, promoting patriotic education and love of country and flag, and fostering good relations among all branches of the armed forces.

Source: The Military Order of the World Wars Austin Chapter. "About MOWW." http://www.main.org/mowwaustin/About.htm (accessed August 17, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Military Order of the World Wars (Austin Chapter) Records, 1960-1986, contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, biographies, photographs, a videotape, oral histories on cassette tapes, rosters, resolutions, press releases, and printed material, pertaining to the activities of the Austin chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars, especially the development of the Austin Vietnam War Memorial in Waterloo Park. Additionally, the records relate to the Beirut Memorial, conventions and other organization activities, and to U. S. Forces in Australia in 1941 and 1942. The collection contains a videotape of Colonel Mark Muller and Lt. Colonel Bobb Glenn regarding World War II events in the Southwest Pacific in December 1941 as well as oral history cassette tapes, including Colonel Lawson W. Magruder, Jr.’s account of the Korean War Experience of 1950-1951. Furthermore, the records contain a biographical data sheet of Colonel Robert O. Viterna as well as his oral history giving an anecdote on a grenade launcher.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Clarke, Bruce C. (Bruce Cooper), 1901-1988
Magruder, Lawson W.
Muller, Mark
Clarke, Bruce C. (Bruce Cooper), 1901-1988
Clarke, Bruce C. (Bruce Cooper), 1901-1988
Subjects (Organizations)
Military Order of the World Wars. Austin Chapter--Archives.
Subjects
Korean War, 1950-1953
Oral histories--Texas
United States--Military relations
Veterans--Texas
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War Memorial (Austin, Tex.)
World War, 1939-1945
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Ephemera Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Military Order of the World Wars (Austin Chapter) Records, 1941-1945, 1960-1986, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lawrence A. Landis, May 1986. Subsequent revisions were made by Alison Beck, May 1987.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3U240 Records, 1960-1986
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3U241 Records, 1941-1942, 1976-1985
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3S99 Photo album, 1983-1984
Photographs
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3S140 Oversize documents:
Reprint of Austin American-Statesman article
Vietnam War Memorial advertisement
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3S164 Photo album, 1981-1982
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2.116/OD1286 Blueprints of Vietnam Memorial in Waterloo Park, 1980
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3Y102-3Y103 Photographs:
Various chapter activities
Memorial Day services
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3Y202 Videotape of Col. Mark Muller and Lt. Col. Bobb Glenn regarding World War II events in the Southwest Pacific in December 1941, undated
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2X22 Oral histories:
"Korean War Experience 1950-51: Lawson W. Magruder, Jr., Colonel, United States Army, Retired, " undated
"Robert O. Viterna, Col. USA rdt., Anecdote on grenade launcher," undated
Recollections of Col. A. J. Jones, 1943-1945
Lt. Col. Richard W. Sinz
H. L. Com. TDR, April 28, 1986

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