Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


JOB DESCRIPTION FOR
NATIONAL HISTORIAN

Purpose

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

Activities

The activities of the National Historian should include the responsibilities listed below.

(1) Collect, organize, catalog and ensure the preservation of historical records and holding s of the National Organization which pertain to the Civil War, Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

(2) Identify and inventory the historical records and holdings in the possession of Nationa l Organization officers.

(3) Obtain annually a listing or index of Grand Army of the Republic and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War historical property, records and holdings in the possession of the federal government.

(4) Ascertain annually the condition of Grand Army of the Republic and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War historical property, records and holdings in the possession of the federal government.

(5) Serve as chairman of the National History Committee.

(6) Provide research assistance and/or access to the Order's historical holdings to Brother s of the Order and, upon approval by the Commander-in-Chief, to individuals and organizations outside of the Order.

(7) Encourage Department, Camp-at-Large and Camp Historians to identify, inventory or catalog (where possible) to help locate and ensure the preservation of all state and local collections of Civil War memorabilia, and Grand Army of the Republic and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War historical records and holdings.

(8) Encourage Department, Camps-at-Large and Camps to recognize and commemorate Civil War anniversary dates through a variety of means including, Department, Camp-at-Large and Camp meetings and ceremonies, notices in internal newsletters, notices in newspapers, etc.

(9) Assure ready access to electronic mail for the transaction of the Order's businesss.

(10) Perform all other duties delegated to the office by Order's Constitution and Regulations, Ritual and Ceremonials, National Encampment and Commander-in-Chief.

(11) Prepare and submit periodic status reports to the Commander-in-Chief on the activities of the National Historian.

(12) Prepare and submit an annual written report to the Commander-in-Chief and National Encampment on the activities of the National Historian.

August 1998


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