Eli M. Oboler Library
United Spanish War Veterans - Table of Contents
Scope and Content
The United Spanish War Veterans Collection consists of one box that contains four archival folders.
The first folder features veterans from the Spanish-American War, but lists veterans from the Pocatello area who served in any war from the Civil War to World War II. The folder contains typewritten and handwritten lists, as well as maps of Sections 1-14 of the Mountainview Cemetery in Pocatello which indicates burial sites of veterans.
The second folder is a ledger book of the Santa Ana Camp #3 of the United Spanish War Veterans. It documents the financial records of the group, listing receivables such as dues, fees and donations in addition to expenditures such as postage, office supplies, badges, buttons, flowers, rentals, donations to other organizations or individuals.
The third folder is also a ledger. This book contains the minutes of meetings that the veterans group held from 1939-1949. These meetings were chiefly held at Memorial Hall in Pocatello.
The fourth folder, also a ledger book, is a combination financial record and minute book of the veteran's organization. It covers a time span from 1948 to 1967. The latter part of the book contains newspaper clippings which are mostly obituary notices of members.
The United Spanish War Veterans - Santa Ana Camp #3 - was one of the thirteen units in Idaho. Its organization followed closely the military order with appointed or elected officers, such as Commanders, Chaplains, Quartermasters and Adjuncts. The organization provided support and services to widows of veterans in addition to providing patriotic programs and displays. The last entry date was November 4, 1967; it was written by Oscar B. Parratt, who was one of the five surviving members of the group as of that date.