This collection documents B. E. (Bill) Gwartney's service as a member of several American Legion Posts in Southern California,
including correspondence and notes from his tenure as chairman of the Americanism Committee for the L.A. City Council Post
in the early 1960s. Dating primarily from the 1960s, the collection consists of correspondence, notes, resolutions, unpublished
reports, newsletters, memos, programs, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook about the Southern California School of Anti-Communism
in 1961, produced with the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade. There is one oversize folder of posters from World War II. The
collection consists of four series: American Legion Activities, Reports and Catalogs, Newsletters, Personal, Newsclippings, and Oversize.
B. E. (Bill) Gwartney was active in several American Legion posts in Southern California in the 1950s and 1960s. He chaired
the Americanism Committee of the Los Angeles City Council Post in the early 1960s, and aided the effort to arrange the Southern
California School of Anti-Communism in 1960-1961. He later served in the American Legion, San Diego Post. Mr. Gwartney was
a real estate agent and was also active in the La Mesa Writers Club and the Congress of California Seniors.
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