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The Department of New York boasts an American Legion Historian Association.

The association provides information, tools and encouragement to Legion Post historians to record their posts’ histories and produce annual history books.

For information on joining, contact Department Historian Frank Carletta, 315-337-6273,

Association President
James Randle

Vice President
Barbara Beebe

John R. Kasmer Jr.


Letter to Historians on submitting history books for 2021 convention

History Book Contest Entry Form  (PDF)

History Book Letter  (PDF)

History Book Outline Guide  (PDF)

Organization and early history of Department of New York.  (Doc)

Past Department Commanders  (Doc)

Past Department Conventions   (Doc)