Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department / Camp Job Descriptions

Historian

Purpose
The purpose of the office of Historian is to collect and preserve all historical and biographical material pertaining to the Civil War, to members of the Grand Army of the Republic, and to members of the Order.

Activities

Camp Historian . The activities of the Camp Historian should include maintaining and cataloging all historical, biographical and/or photographic material given to or developed by the Camp regarding the Civil War, Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW). Such material would include but not be limited to the following: newspaper articles, Post/Camp membership records, Post/Camp meeting minutes, old Post/Camp financial records, photographs, and donated memorabilia.

Department Historian. The activities of the Department Historian would be the same as those for the Camp Historian but carried out on a Department level.


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Position description last updated August 1999