Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States membership card of Oscar Meyer
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States membership card of Oscar Meyer for the 1937 calendar year. The card consists of white card stock with perforated edges. Card has printed dark blue and red ink on front and back sides; there is blue handwritten inscriptions on front. The Post Quartermaster, L.C. Whitechy, signed the card on lower right quadrant. Meyer was assigned member number 77 and paid his membership dues on September 9, 1936 for Post No. 101 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The card was printed by Allied Printing Union Label, Trades Council, in Kansas City. Card possibly carried in wallet; shows signs of use wear and left edge is folded under.
This collection was reassembled based on History Colorado Curatorial Department research of legacy collections. It was decided to combine the ephemera/subject files about Oscar and Olivia Meyer, as well as the books, with the existing manuscript collection (originally only the autograph book.) We suspect these materials came to the collection together after Oscar's death in 1937.
Printed and handwritten inscriptions, left side, front: NOT VALID UNLESS SIGNED BY MEMBER / [signature] Oscar W Meyer
Printed, top, front: VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS / OF THE UNITED STATES / MEMBERSHIP / CARD
Printed and handwritten inscriptions, front: MEMBER'S NO. / [handwritten inscription] 77 / [handwritten inscription] 9-9, 193[handwritten inscription]6 / THIS IS TO CERTIFY / THAT COMRADE [handwritten inscription] Oscar W. Meyer / WHOSE DUES ARE PAID TO DECEMBER 31, 1937, IS A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF / [handwritten inscription] V.F.W. POST NO. [handwritten inscription] 101 / LOCATED AT [handwritten inscription] Colo Springs / CITY / Colo / STATE / No. 2105 / [handwritten inscription] L. C. Whitechy / POST QUARTERMASTER / The National By-Laws provide that dues must be paid annually in advance by the calendar year.
Printed Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States emblem, upper right quadrant, front: VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS / OF THE UNITED STATES
Printed, back: VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS / OF THE UNITED STATES / OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP CARD / The Comrade to whom this card is issued, whose dues are / paid to December 31, 1937, as evidence by the signature of the / Post Quartermaster, is in good standing and entitled to all the / privileges of membership in this ORDER. / R.B. Handy, Jr. / R. B. Handy, Jr., Adjutant General
Printed, lower left quadrant, back: ALLIED PRINTING / TRADES COUNCIL / UNION / LABEL / KANSAS CITY / 61
Printed Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States emblem, center, back: VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS / OF THE UNITED STATES