DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – COLORADO CHAPTER RECORDS
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
Daughters of the American Revolution - Colorado Chapter Records span the years 1904-2001. The collection consists of correspondence, budget reports, membership applications, scrapbooks, yearbooks, awards, newspaper clippings, publications, invitations, post cards, conference programs, photographs, meeting minutes, and reports. In addition the collection includes audio and videotapes.
This series contains detailed historical evidence of the group's activities and involvement in the community. Papers consist of correspondence, note cards for presentations, newspaper clippings, programs, invitations, pamphlets, fact sheets, invoices, telegrams, meeting minutes, reports, membership applications, files on donations and gifts, publications and documents about D.A.R. history. The Colorado Chapter received awards for Outstanding Accomplishments in Honor Roll, Conservation of Natural Resources, Participation, Volunteer Service and Proclamation. The series includes state and national D.A.R. conference programs and newspaper clippings.
Colorado Chapter scrapbooks and yearbooks spanning the last century comprise this series. Scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs, invitations and memorabilia.
This series consists of metal chair plaques from Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
This series contains the Flag Day Ceremonies channel 7 videotape, and an audio-tape of the talk by Anita Westwood at the 85th Anniversary Tea held on January 27, 1989. Also included are reel-to-reel tapes for Citizen...USA, a series of radio programs in 1964.
Oversize scrapbooks comprise the series. Scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, programs, invitations and memorabilia from numerous Chapter activities and conferences.
This series contains photographs of the Daughters of the American Revolution silver dishes as well as photographs of events sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colorado Chapter.
The collection is open for research.
Literary rights and copyrights have been assigned to the Denver Public Library.
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October 11, 1890 is the official date for the founding of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. The Colorado Chapter formed in October 1904 at the home of Mrs. J. W. Graham. The first regent, Mrs. James B. Grant, proposed that "Colorado" be the name of the chapter. Thirty-five D.A.R. chapters operate throughout the state of Colorado. The D.A.R. is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer service organization comprised solely of women who represent all ages and walks of life. An applicant for membership must be no less than 18 years of age. She must prove lineal blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. According to the Handbook of the National Society of the DAR, the Society strives to achieve these three objectives:
- 1. Historical - To perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence by the acquisition and protection of historical spots and the erection of monuments; by the historical research in the relation to the American revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of documents and relics and of the records of the individual services of revolutionary soldiers and patriots and by the promotion of celebrations of all patriotic anniversaries.
- 2. Educational - To carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge" thus developing an enlightened public opinion and affording all such advantages that develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens.
- 3. Patriotic - To cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
3 OVFolios, 1 OVBox
1 PhotoBox (.25 lf)
Other Finding Aids
The D.A.R. Colorado Chapter collection was donated by: Mrs. Roy D. Lee on August 10, 1978; and Mrs. E. Lee Wilkinson on March 17, 1981; Anita Westwood on February 11, 1991 and Anne B. Skinner on July 10, 2000 and October 7, 2003. The collection remains open for additional material.
Number of Boxes: 13
Oversize: 3 OVFolios, 1 OVBox
1 PhotoBox (.25 lf)
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- DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – COLORADO CHAPTER RECORDS
- REVISED 2007
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