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DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - COLORADO STATE SOCIETY RECORDS

 Collection
Identifier: WH91

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The D.A.R. Colorado State Society records span the years 1890-1996. Material includes scrapbooks, newsletters, yearbooks, an officer journal, student loan fund booklet, newspaper clippings, conference programs, directories and the Colorado State Society History Book.

SERIES 1 ORGANIZATION 1909-1996 BOX 1-2

Papers consist of newsletters, student loan fund brochure, conference programs, directories, officer journal and Colorado State Society yearbooks.

SERIES 2 OVERSIZE 1890-1987 OVBOX 1 OVFOLIO 1-25

This series contains the Colorado State Society scrapbooks spanning the last century. The scrapbooks contain photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, conference programs, invitations, memorabilia and information relating to the activities of Colorado Chapters and the National Society

Dates

  • 1890-1996

ACCESS:

The collection is open for research.

OWNERSHIP:

Literary and copyrights have been assigned to the Denver Public Library

PUBLICATION RIGHTS:

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

HISTORICAL NOTE

October 11, 1890 is the official date for the founding of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. William F. Slocum, Organizing Regent, founded the Colorado State Society on May 13, 1895. 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 the Handbook of the National Society of the D.A.R., 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 relations 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.

Extent

2 boxes (.75 linear feet)

7 oversize boxes

30 oversize folios

Language of Materials

English

PROVENANCE:

Ann F. Andersen donated the D.A.R. Colorado State Society collection throughout 1995-1996, 1999 and 2003. The collection remains open for additional material.

SELECTION OF RELATED MATERIAL

The Western History/Genealogy Department has additional manuscript collections on Colorado D.A.R. and C.A.R. chapters. Holdings include:

D.A.R. Colorado Chapter records (WH1391)

D.A.R. Denver Chapter records (WH934)

D.A.R. Mount Rosa Chapter records(WH884)

C.A.R. Elizabeth Fletcher Lennon Society records (WH1511)

SIZE:

Number of Boxes: 2 boxes (.75 linear ft.)

Oversize: 1 box, 26 folios

LOCATION:

WH91

PROCESSED BY:

Anne Skinner

Ellen Zazzarino

Jennifer Rezabek

March 2001

REVISED AND ENCODED BY:

Merrie Jo Schroeder

February 2005

PROJECT MANAGER:

Ellen Zazzarino

Title
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - COLORADO STATE SOCIETY RECORDS
Date
2005
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

Contact:
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States