Scope and arrangement
Records of the Victory Hall Association consist of dossier files and index cards containing basic information on over 8,000 men and women from New York City who died in military or civilian service during World War I. Dossier files, which are arranged alphabetically, consist of an index card listing the name of the deceased, rank, military or naval unit, name and address of a relative, a portrait photograph, the Victory Hall Association's correspondence with the family, and in some files, a typed military record prepared by the Association. Correspondence consists primarily of the Association's standard request for a photograph and biographical information about the deceased and the family's reply. Dossier photographs are copy prints prepared from those loaned by the relatives.|||Card indexes contain over 8,000 index cards similar to those in the Dossier files arranged in two series, Branch of Service and Location. Branch of Service card file is divided into eleven subseries: Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Customs Intelligence Service, War Workers, Nurses, Allied Forces, French Military, Italian Military, and Miscellaneous. In each subseries the cards are arranged alphabetically by the name of the deceased. Location card file is divided into six subseries, the five boroughs of New York and an "out of town" file of families residing outside the Greater New York area. Index cards are arranged alphabetically within each of the subseries.