Guide to the Mexican Border Veterans, Inc., and Auxiliary Scrapbooks

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0119
Creators:
Hubbard, Howard
Mexican Border Veterans, Inc.
Dates:
1916 - 1982
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
1.3 Cubic feet
2 boxes
Repository:
The collection consists of five scrapbooks of materials relating to the Mexican Border Veterans, Inc. and Auxiliary's activities.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The scrapbooks contain Mexican Border Veterans annual reports; convention minutes; samples of the Mexican Border Veterans newsletter, The Bugler; photographs of various officers and members of the association and their spouses; brochures of the association's conventions; brief historical sketches of the association; some biographical sketches of the founders of the association; newspaper clippings from unidentified newspapers; limited correspondence among national, state or regional Mexican Border Veterans officials and other miscellaneous correspondence.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mexican Border Veterans, Inc. (MBV) was a civilian association founded by Clairice A. G. Closson of Independence, Missouri in 1929. Closson was one of the participants in the Mexican border initiative of mid 1916. The association consisted of men who patrolled the Mexican-American border between May 9, 1916 and April 1917. Their presence on the border came about as a response to President Woodrow Wilson's call on the National Guard and the Army in mid 1916 to guard the border which had been repeatedly invaded by Francisco (Pancho) Villa, a Mexican revolutionary leader who carried out his incursions against residents of southern Texas. The MBV was formed by ex-Mexican-American border veterans to seek recognition and veteran benefits to which they were entitled as U.S. government ex-servicemen of a foreign war.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Robert Harding, archivist, 1986.
Author
Robert Harding, archivist,
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Museum in 1986, through Howard Hubbard and Fabian E. Johnson.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Mexican Border Veterans, Inc. and Auxiliary Scrapbooks, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Related Materials
Materials in the National Museum of American History
The Division of Home and Community Life holds related materials. See accessions 1984.0781 and 1985.0781.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Community Life (now the Division of Home and Community Life) to the Archives Center in 1986.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Annual reports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsletters -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minutes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bugler, The (newsletter) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexican-American Border Region Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico -- Boundaries -- United States -- 1910-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Veterans -- 1910-1920 -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Military pensions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- History -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1930-1950 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Army -- History -- Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Closson, Clairice A.G. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Villa, Pancho Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives