.112 MARYLAND MANUAL.
WAR RECORDS DIVISION.
Harold R. Manakee, Director
612 Park Avenue, Baltimore 1 Telephone: Mulberry 1911.
The War Records Division was established in 1945. The Division
was established under delegation of authority from the Board of
Public Works for the purpose of collecting and assembling data and
records in regard to Maryland's participation in World War II. The
Division is securing information regarding the service record of each
Maryland resident who was a member of the Armed Forces during the
War. In addition the Division is collecting data concerning the par-
ticipation of Maryland Industry as well as information about the
activities of civic and patriotic groups during the war. The Division
is further authorized to publish such material as is necessary to give
a complete and accurate history of Maryland's participation in and
contribution to World War II (Acts 1946, Ch. 728)..
Appropriations... . ... $27,000 $22,000
MARYLAND VETERANS COMMISSION.
Chairman: Joseph A. Cantrell.
Godfrey Child, James A. Haley, Frank Powers, Charles M. Sinclair
Richard C. Manning, State Service Officer
8 South Street, Baltimore 2 Telephone; Plaza 2000.
The Maryland Veterans Commission is composed of five members
appointed by the Governor, all of whom must be Veterans. The Com-
mission appoints the State Service Officer, who serves as administra-
tive director of the agency. The State Commanders of the American
Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Vet-
erans, and the Spanish-American War Veterans serve as an advisory
committee to the Commission..
The Commission administers a fund, appropriated annually, to pro-
vide the necessities of life to distressed veterans, widows of veterans
and their infant children, to provide medical care for those who are
ill, and funeral expenses for deceased veterans. The agency also
assists veterans and their dependents in securing federal aid to which
they may be entitled. The Commission is further responsible for the
maintenance of a permanent registry of graves of all persons who
served in the military or naval forces of the country in time of war
and are buried in Maryland. The Commission, in addition to its main
office, has Information Centers located in the following cities:
Baltimore: 308 Veterans Administration Building
Chestertown: Court House
Crisfield; Liberty Trust Building
Frederick: Winchester Hall
Hagerstown: 126 North Potomac Street
Hyattsville: State Armory.
Appropriations. $127,299* $127,185*
*Includes Veterans Relief Funds of $75,000..