These are the records of two community organizations, the Captain James C. West Post No. 171 of the Kentucky Department of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Captain James C. West Women's Relief Corps No. 48 auxiliary to the Kentucky Department GAR.
Materials of the Captain James West Post consist of minute books that supply details concerning monthly meetings, a ledger of organizational accounts and dues, and various loose minutes and reports. Materials of the Women's Relief Corps consist of minute journals, rules and regulations manuals, a national roster, various reports, and fragmentary correspondence of S. F. Steward and Mary Dodge.