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Veterans of Foreign Wars: Goldstein-Goodman Post #6909 - MS 161
The records of the Goldstein-Goodman Post #6909, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Toledo, Ohio include minutes, record books, scrapbooks, and printed material documenting this veterans' community service organization.
The records donated to the Center for Archival Collections in 1981 with additional material in April 1995 with the cooperation of Jack Bustow, Lew Malkin, and Sidney Levinson. There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection and duplication is permitted for purposes of preservation and scholarly research. The register was prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in April 2004.
The Goldstein-Goodman Post #6909, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Toledo, Ohio, was established on May 2, 1946 as a service organization made up of Jewish veterans. The Post was named for Morris Goldstein, killed during the Battle of Leyte Gulf on November 12, 1944, and Barnett H. Goodman who was killed on a bombing mission over Germany on July 29, 1943. With a stated dedication to community service, the Post initiated regular projects in aid of St. Anthony's Villa, Miami Children's Home, and the Sunshine Children's Home, support for the aged, the handicapped, and retarded children, and grave decoration for veterans on Memorial Day. Most activities were during the decades of the 1960s and 1970s, with participation dwindling as Post membership declined.
The record of the Goldstein-Goodman Post #6909, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Toledo, Ohio documents the activities of a community service veterans' organization in Toledo, Ohio from its founding in 1946 through the early 1980s, as membership and participation declined.
The most complete record series is a run of minutes from the establishment of the Post on May 2, 1946 through the 1970s. These minutes document discussion of post operations, social activities, community activities, and financial matters.
The scrapbooks, dating from 1957 through 1981, illustrate many of the service projects undertaken by the Post, especially involvement with St. Anthony's Villa, Miami Children's Home, and the Sunshine Children's Home, support for the aged, the handicapped, and retarded children, school projects with Lagrange School, and grave decoration for veterans on Memorial Day Some scrapbooks were submitted in statewide competition, placing as high as second two different years.
1946-1958, 1960-1965, 1967-1978, Nov 1979
General minutes of meetings including discussion of post operations, social activities, community activities, and financial matters
MINUTES - COUNCIL OF ADMINISTRATION
June 23-26, 1960
Minutes of Department of Ohio meeting including discussion of situation related to Post 6909 tax exemption status associated with operation of bingo game
Membership information cards for renewal or dues paid, giving information on member name and address
ROLL CALL SHEETS OF OFFICERS
Sheets marking presence of post officers and committee chairs at various meetings
1961, 1969, 1976
Individual correspondence files related to Articles of Incorporation, honors proposed for Joe Gallon, and the move of the Post meeting location
CORRESPONDENCE - THANK YOU NOTES
Notes acknowledging gifts and contributions made by Post 6909 to institutions and individuals, such as Medical College of Ohio, St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church, the Veterans' Administration Outpatient Clinic, and Little Sisters of the Poor. Also includes related clippings.
VETERANS GRAVE INFORMATION
Information on veterans buried in Eagle Point and Beth Shalom cemeteries, for flag decoration on Memorial Day.
QUARTERLY AUDIT REPORTS
Form reports from Post to Department Quartermaster with financial receipts, expenditures and balances
POST INSPECTION REPORTS
Form reports from Post to VFW Adjutant General stating compliance with offices, records, and post operations
REPORT OF ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Forms reporting annual election of officers. Includes sheet listing VFW District I officers and committee representatives for 1980
Anniversary histories produced in commemoration of the 15th and 20th anniversary of Post 6909, illustrating post activities and providing information on officers, awards, and scholarships.
Tax court docket and Lucas County return of taxable property
Agreement for leasing facility to operate bingo games, and photocopy of Charitable Bingo License, Ohio State Attorney General ruling on bingo case, and IRS form 990 listing charitable contribution made by the post during fiscal year 1978-79 from bingo funds
POST QUARTERMASTER ACCOUNT BOOK
Account record with entries for dues, donations and expenses, and income from fundraising events such as banquet tickets, poppy sales, investments, and bingo
1957-1967, 1979-1981 (wrapped)
Scrapbooks with clippings, photographs, and correspondence documenting Post activities. Some scrapbooks submitted in statewide competition, placing as high as second two different years
Certificates of recognition from State and National VFW for achievement in programs and membership.
Program from 40th anniversary banquet, includes sketch of early history of the Post
1961, 1965, n.d.
National VFW publications with constitution and by-laws, manual of procedure; also pamphlet on flag etiquette
PHOTOPRINTS - ST. ANTHONY'S VILLA
Photographs showing Post sponsored activities for children at St. Anthony's Villa in Toledo, Ohio
PHOTOPRINTS - CEMETERY DECORATION
Photographs showing Post members with flags for grave decoration, at both Eagle Point and Beth Shalom cemeteries in Toledo, Ohio
PHOTOPRINTS - FLAG DEDICATION
Dedication ceremony, probably in early 1980s, possibly at Etz Chayim
- Minutes, May 1946-May 1952
- Minutes, June-December 1952
- Minutes, 1953
- Minutes, 1954
- Minutes, 1955
- Minutes, 1956
- Minutes, 1957
- Minutes, 1958
- Minutes, January 1959
- Minutes, 1960
- Minutes, 1961
- Minutes, 1962
- Minutes, 1963
- Minutes, 1964
- Minutes, 1965
- Minutes, 1967
- Minutes, 1968
- Minutes, 1969
- Minutes, 1970
- Minutes, 1971
- Minutes, 1972
- Minutes, 1973
- Minutes, 1974
- Minutes, 1975
- Minutes, 1976
- Minutes, 1977
- Minutes, 1978, Nov 1979
- Minutes - Council of Admin. Mtg., 1960
- Membership cards, 1979-1980
- Roll call sheets of officers, 1957-1970 (scattered)
- Correspondence - Articles of Incorporation, 1961
- Correspondence - Joe Gallon, 1969
- Correspondence - Move of post location, 1976
- Correspondence - Thank you notes, 1979-1980
- Veterans grave information, n.d.
- Quarterly audit reports, 1962-1980
- Post inspection reports, 1969, 1976-1978
- Report of election of officers, 1969-1980
- 15th anniversary history, 1961
- 20th anniversary history, 1966
- Tax court docket, 1962
- Lucas County property tax return, 1970
- Bingo Hall Lease and Charitable Bingo License, 1977
- Ohio State Attorney General case ruling re: bingo, 1978
- IRS form 990 listing charitable contributions, 1978-1979
- Certificates, 1974-1980
- Banquet program, 1986
- Constitution, by-law, manual of procedure booklets, 1961, 1965
- Photographs - St. Anthony's Villa activities, 1967-1980, n.d.
- Photographs - Cemetery flag decoration, 1979, n.d.
- Photographs - Flag dedication, n.d.
- Post Quartermaster's Account Record, 1946-1960
- Scrapbook, 1957
- Scrapbook, 1957-1958
- Scrapbook, 1958-1959
- Scrapbook, 1959-1960
- Scrapbook, 1961-1962
- Scrapbook, 1962-1963
- Scrapbook, 1963-1964
- Scrapbook, 1964-1965
- Scrapbook, 1965-1966
- Scrapbook, 1966-1967
- Scrapbook, 1979-1980
- Scrapbook, 1980-1981
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