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National Society of the Colonial Dames of America-North Carolina Records, 1912-1939

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-044

Content Description

This collection includes bound annual programs published by the North Carolina Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America. Each program recorded information relating to the organization's constitution and by laws, Board of Managers, officers, minutes, Board meeting, annual reports from various departments, excerpts of papers, and other miscellaneous happenings from that year. Materials are in good condition and dated 1912-1939.

Dates

  • 1912 - 1939

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

0.18 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is a national organization that was founded in 1891. Its members actively seek to inspire patriotism through historic preservation, education, and patriotic service. NSCDA focuses its organizational efforts on sparking interest in our nation’s founding and development, and colonial history. This collection contains bound annual reports published by the North Carolina chapter of NSCDA dated 1912-1939.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.

Related Materials

Associations- Colonial Dames. (Vertical File)

Adair, James. Adair’s History of the American Indians, edited under the auspices of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, in Tennessee. Johnson City: The Watauga Press, 1930.

Browning, Charles Henry. Some Colonial Dames of royal descent; pedigrees showing the lineal descent from kings of some members of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and of the Order of the Crown. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969.

Colonial Dames of America, Chapter I. Baltimore. Ancestral records and portraits; a compilation from the archives of Chapter I, the Colonial Dames of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969.

Lamar, Clarinda Pendleton. A history of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, from 1891-1933. Atlanta: Walter W. Brown Publishing Company, c1934.

Marshall, Mary Louise. Seventeenth century colonial ancestors of members of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, 1915-1975. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, c1991.

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina. Index of North Carolina ancestors of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of North Carolina. SI: Lineage Committee, 1973.

North Carolina Society, Colonial Dames XVII Century: a history: fifty years of dedicated service, 1950-2000. Red Spring, 2000.

Tabb, Jeanne J. Ancestor lineages of members, Texas Society, National society of Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century: honoring Elizabeth Rummans and Jordan Fogarty. Baltimore: Clearfield Company, 1991.

The ancestor roster a cameo of the ancestors of the members of the Colonial Dames of America, Seventeenth Century, 1915-2005. North Manchester: Heckman Bindery, c2004.

Wood, Jean Dalziel. A history of the North Carolina Society of the Colonial Dames of America: From March 1894 to March 1935. c1935.

Bibliography

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) was founded by Maria Denning “May” Van Rensselaer in April 1890. NSCDA remains the oldest active colonial lineage society for women in the United States, celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2020. This group was originally founded to commemorate the history of the American colonies and the men and women who founded them.

The North Carolina Chapter of NSCDA (NSCDA-NC) was founded in 1894 and has since worked diligently to support its three-part mission of historic preservation, education, and patriotic service. This chapter owns four historic properties, to include The Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, The Fourth House (the oldest surviving building in the state), Haywood Hall, and the Joel Lane Museum House. To promote education, the chapter offers six scholarships, with one created in 1927 that continues to support students pursuing higher education annually. NSCDA-NC also carries out patriotic service through service to the military, offering citizenship programs, and leading projects such as the “Wilson-Edgecombe Committee’s Veteran’s Day project”.

Bibliography

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. “History’s Keepers: The Legacy of the NSCDA.” The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. http://nscda.org/historys-keepers-the-legacy-of-the-nscda/ (Accessed March 2019).

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America-North Carolina. “About Us: Entrusted with history’s future.” The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. https://www.ncdames.org/about-us (Accessed March 2019).

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. https://cda1890.org/ (Accessed August 2020).

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll, August 2020.
Title
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America-North Carolina Records, 1912-1939
Status
Completed
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2020-08-26
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA