40 and 8, Voiture 919 records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a dismantled scrapbook, 1945-1946, and two scrapbooks, 1952-1953 and 1968-1970. The 1945-1946 scrapbook includes records of activities, minutes, membership and photographs. The 1952-1953 scrapbook, compiled by Mr. John Harney, Chef de Gare of Voiture 919, contains includes clippings, photographs, a flag, and memorabilia. The 1968-1970 scrapbook contains publications, clippings, and photographs about Voiture 919 activities.
- 40 and 8, Voiture 919 (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
40 and 8 is an organization of United States Armed Forces veterans. It is officially known as La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, or the Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses. It was founded by American Legion members who were veterans of World War I.
40 and 8 refers to emblems stenciled on box cars used to transport troops in France. The emblem 40/8 indicated that the car could carry 20 men and 8 horses. Local chapters of the organization are called Voitures, meaning box cars.
Althought the 40 and 8 is generally considered a less serious version of the American Legion, Voiture 919 was responsible for charitable activities in Duluth, Minnesota.
Language of Materials
The collection contains a dismantled scrapbook, 1945-1946, and two scrapbooks, 1952-1953 and 1968-1970.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526.
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Civic improvement Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fund raising Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Minutes Subject Source: Local sources
- Newspaper clippings Subject Source: Local sources
- Photographs Subject Source: Local sources
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Local sources
- Guide to the 40 and 8, Voiture 919 records
- Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001