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Daughters of the American Revolution, Various Chapters, 1917-1956

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-004

Content Description

This collection contains programs, yearbooks, and By Laws relating to the following chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution organization: Liberty Hall Chapter, Battle of Charlotte Chapter, Mecklenburg Chapter, Captain James Jack Society, Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter, John McKnitt Alexander Chapter, and Alexanderiana Chapter. Yearbooks and programs contain information relating to the active officers, chapter committees, regents, roster, and upcoming programs. Materials are arranged in chronological order, dated 1917-1956, and in good condition.

Dates

  • 1917 - 1956

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.

Biographical / Historical

DAR places emphasis on contributing to educational programs through scholarships and chapter donations to schools. To demonstrate patriotism, DAR members volunteer for over 200,000 hours in Veterans Administration hospitals, sponsor programs and care packages for active military, and issue patriotic awards to people who exhibit good citizenship and community service. DAR requires each member to trace their lineage back to a Revolutionary War soldier or patriot. This is done through intense genealogical research that proves blood relation to their ancestor.

The North Carolina Chapter of DAR has 8 districts. As of 2019, Charlotte is classified as District 3, along with Albemarle, Concord, Huntersville, Mint Hill, Monroe, and Rockingham. The first North Carolina chapter was organized in September 1898 in Mecklenburg County, as is known as “The Mother Chapter” today.

Charlotte has 6 chapters: Battle of Charlotte Chapter, Halifax Convention Chapter, Liberty Hall Chapter, Mecklenburg Chapter, Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter, and Piedmont Patriots Chapter. This collection has multiple programs and yearbooks for most of these chapters, with information on membership, meeting minutes, and other information relating to the particular chapter’s agenda.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

0.17 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a national society of women dedicated to historical preservation, promoting of education, and encouraging patriotic behavior. Founded in 1890, DAR actively participates in diverse service projects that focus on preserving cultural heritage, such as maintaining historical sites and memorializing historical figures and events through erection of monuments. This collection contains 22 paperback programs and yearbooks printed by various chapters of the Daughters of American Revolution. Materials are in good condition and dated 1917-1956.

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- Daughters of the American Revolution (NCR Vertical File)

Associations- National Association of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NCR Vertical File)

Barrington, Lewis. Historic Restorations of the Daughters of the American Revolution. New York: RR Smith, 1941.

Chapter Histories of the North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution. A Partial Lost, and a Brief Compilation of a Number of Chapter Histories with Tabulations and Outstanding Achievements. Durham, NC: Seeman Press.

Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR Patriot Index. Baltimore, MD: 2003.

Daughters of the American Revolution. Lineage Book. Harrisburg Pub. Co.

The North Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Inc. The First One Hundred Years, 1898-1998. Charlotte, NC: NCSDAR, c1998.

Bibliography

“History.” Daughters of the American Revolution. http://www.ncdar.org/ncdar/html/history.html (Accessed March 2019)

“What We Do.” Daughters of the American Revolution. https://www.dar.org/national-society/what-we-do (Accessed March 2019)

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll, January 2021.

Title
Daughters of the American Revolution, Various Chapters, 1917-1956
Status
Completed
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2021-01-07
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