Milwaukee Press Club Records, 1885-2018

Summary Information

Title: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Brown Deer Memorial Post 8099 Records
Inclusive Dates: 1966-1998

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars. Brown Deer Memorial Post 8099
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 136

  • 1.2 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
  • 5 safety film negatives

Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

This collection consists of the records of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Brown Deer Memorial Post 8099. Included are business and activity records, photographs, news clippings, correspondence, and memorabilia documenting the members' commitment to serve within their community. The post's activities included bell-ringing for the Salvation Army, sponsoring scholarships at Brown Deer Middle and High Schools, volunteering at the local veterans medical center, selling VFW Poppies, and marching in Brown Deer's 4th of July Parade. Over the years, they also donated MIA/POW and American flags to the community. The "White Hat Papers" included in the collection were sent into the "All-State Post Commanders" competition, which is the highest recognition that a post commander can receive. The post closed in 1998 due to membership decline and member inactivity. Most of the information in this collection is from 1987 to 1998.

Language: English

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