AMERICAN LEGION - BAXTER L. SCHAUB AUXILIARY SCRAPBOOK

Manuscript MS-148

1933-1948


 

SOURCE: LaGrange Memorial Library, August 8, 1996

SIZE: 2 volumes

SHELVING UNITS: 2 volumes

PROCESSING: GEC, February 1999

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The LaGrange unit of the American Legion was organized on November 21, 1919, and was named for Baxter L. Schaub, a Troup County serviceman who died during World War I. In 1931, the Baxter L. Schaub post formed a women's auxiliary. At the time of its organization, the Baxter L. Schaub Auxiliary had the largest charter membership of any American Legion Auxiliary in Georgia. The Auxiliary played an active role in LaGrange. Members sponsored regular fundraisers, e.g. the "poppy sale", to provide for the needs of disabled veterans and their families. They fostered "Americanism" in the local community, an important goal of the American Legion, by forming a junior auxiliary for young girls and observing patriotic holidays such as Flag Day and Armistice Day (Veteran's Day). The Baxter L. Schaub Auxiliary received several citations from the Georgia American Legion Auxiliary for its accomplishments.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Baxter L. Schaub Auxiliary Collection consists of two scrapbooks that cover a period from 1933 to 1948. They contain newspaper clippings related to Auxiliary meetings and activities, patriotism, and local veterans and servicemen. Both scrapbooks include programs from meetings, newsletters, citations, and other related documents. There are also photographs in the collection, most of which relate to the junior auxiliary.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Scrapbook 1 (1933-39)

Scrapbook 1 contains newspaper clippings related to the meetings and activities of the Baxter L. Schaub Auxiliary, patriotism, and local veterans. There are newspaper clippings, photographs, and other documents related to the creation and activities of the junior auxiliary. The scrapbook includes a list of ex-servicemen buried in Troup County and a list of Troup County servicemen who died during World War I. There is an incomplete list of members of the Baxter L. Schaub Auxiliary, 1933-34. There are also several photographs of Washington, D.C., taken during an Auxiliary visit in 1935.

Scrapbook 2 (1943-48)

Scrapbook 2 contains newspaper clippings related to the meetings and activities of the Baxter L. Schaub Auxiliary and patriotism. Most of the newspaper clippings in this scrapbook relate to local servicemen serving in Europe and the Pacific during World War II. There are also newspaper clippings related to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Warm Springs, Georgia. The scrapbook includes a program of a memorial service held for President Roosevelt in LaGrange. There are also several photographs.

 

PHOTO INVENTORY

Scrapbook 1

The individuals in photographs 1-15 were charter members of the Baxter L. Schaub Junior Auxiliary.

MS 148 ph 1; Barbara Bain; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 2; Alberta Brooks; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 3; Lois Anne Brooks; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 4; Clara Frances Corley; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 5; Dorothy Duke; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 6; Margaret Dukes; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 7; Nancy Holleran; May 1935; 1 b&w 2x3; Nancy Holleran as a color bearer for the Massing of the
Colors at the Cathedral (LaGrange ?); American Legion; Auxiliary

MS 148 ph 8; Frances Joseph; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 9; Rosa Lee Joseph; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 10; Marjorie Peach; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 11; Mildred Peach; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 12; Emily Smotherman; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 13; Alice Whatley; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 14; Helen Young; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 15; Ruby Lehmann; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x3; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 16; Junior Auxiliary Summer Camp at Young's Mill; July 1933; 1 b&w 3x5; group photo of Junior Auxiliary
at summer camp (list of names of those who attended next to photograph); American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 17; Junior Auxiliary Standing in Front of Courthouse(?); c. 1934; 1 b&w 8x10; group photo of Junior Auxiliary standing in front of courthouse(?) (list
of members next to photograph); American Legion; auxiliary MS 148 ph 18; Baxter L. Schaub; c. 1915; 1 b&w 8x10; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 19; Ida Leila Schaub - First President of Baxter L. Schaub Auxiliary; c. 1933; 1 b&w 6x8; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 20; Mrs. Loyd Bradfield - Second President of Baxter L. Schaub Auxiliary; c. 1933; 1 b&w 2x4; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 21; Mrs. R. M. Young, Sr., 1933 and 1934 (President?); c. 1933; 1 b&w 5x7; portrait; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 22; Mrs. R. M. Young, Sr.; c. 1933; 1 b&w 3x4; Mrs. Young standing in front of a fence; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 23; Auxiliary Wreath - Tomb of Unknown Soldier - Washington, D.C.; 1935; 1 b&w 3x4; Auxiliary wreath laid at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C.; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 24; Amphitheater - Arlington National Cemetery - Washington, D.C.; 1935; 1 b&w 3x4; Amphitheater - Arlington National Cemetery - Washington, D.C.; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 25; The Capitol at Night; 1935; 1 b&w 3x4; photo of the Capitol building taken at night; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 26; Mt. Vernon; 1935; 1 b&w 3x4; photo of Mt. Vernon; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 27; Arlington Cemetery; 1935; 1 b&w 3x4; tourists walking through Arlington Cemetery; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 28; Arlington Memorial Day; 1935; 1 b&w 3x4; soldiers standing at Arlington Cemetery; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 29; Services at Arlington Memorial Day; 1935; 1 b&w 3x4; photo of crowd attending the Memorial Day service at Arlington Cemetery; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 30; Junior Drum and Bugle Corps - LaGrange City Pool; 1935; 1 b&w 8x10; group photo of Junior Drum and Bugle Corps at LaGrange City Pool; American Legion; auxiliary


Scrapbook 2

MS 148 ph 31; unidentified woman standing in front of a car; c. 1944; 1 b&w 3x5; unidentified woman standing in front of a car; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 32; unidentified woman in military uniform; c. 1944; 1 b&w 3x5; unidentified woman military uniform; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 33; American Legion Birthday; March 1948; 1 b&w 8x10; American Legion officers cutting birthday cake; American Legion; auxiliary

MS 148 ph 34 and 35; (l. to r.) Annette Freeman, Ann Sanders, Ralph Crawford, and Peggy Cofield looking across the Square In Macon, Georgia; June 1949; 2 b&w 8x10;  Annette Freeman, Ann Sanders, and Peggy Cofield standing in front of Ralph Crawford who is in his car; American Legion; auxiliary

 

RELATED ITEMS

American Legion - Drum and Bugle Corps Scrapbook, MS 110

Silver Cup Trophy the LaGrange Junior Drum and Bugle Corps won at state American Legion competition in Augusta, Georgia, June 1940

 

TRACINGS

Troup County Servicemen

World War II

Societies - Patriotic